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Intelligent Actuator


EC ELECylinderThe easy ELECylinder is designed for simplicity from start-up to maintenance. Speed / Acceleration settings can be set in just 5 minutes. No time-consuming programming is necessary.  You can also operate it with ON / OFF signals, like a solenoid valve. No time-consuming programming is necessary.

  • Start and end points can be set at any value
  • Built-in controller requires no control panel space
  • Reduces electric bills, the higher the operational frequency, the greater the savings

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IXP – Stepper Motor-based SCARA Robot

IXP SCARAThe new low cost stepper motor-based IXP SCARA robot utilizes technology from the PowerCON 150 controller for high performance at a lower cost.

  • Due to the pulse motor, the IXP costs around 1/2 a conventional model
  • All models com standard with battery-less absolute encoders
  • The robot weights approximately 30% less than conventional models


ROBO Cylinders

ROBO CylindersEconomical and easy to use, the ROBO Cylinder® is specifically designed to accomplish the simple tasks usually assigned to air cylinders, but with greater flexibility and control.  Offering custom control over position, speed, acceleration, deceleration, and torque, allowing for mid-move velocity changes, and control from a PLC, the ROBO Cylinder® is a versatile and easy-to-use alternative to pneumatic cylinders.

  • Multiple Positioning
  • ±.02mm Repeatability
  • Programmable Velocity Control, Acceleration/Deceleration & Torque Control (Push Function)
  • 50mm to 1000mm Stroke Lengths
Linear Actuators

Linear ActuatorsIAI offers a wide range of Linear Actuator solutions including clean room and high speed high payload versions.  The ballscrew-driven linear actuator is based on an extruded aluminum frame with a built-in linear motion guide system. An AC Servo motor provides closed-loop feedback to the motion controller.

  • Linear Servo Actuator
  • Rotating Nut Actuators
  • Belt Drive Series
  • High Precision Actuators
  •  Ultra high Speed Magnetic Linear Servo
Grippers & Rotary Actuators

Grippers and Rotary ActuatorsMotorized Electric Grippers Achieve High Grip Force and Long Stroke in a Compact Body.  IAI Grippers come in 2 Finger and 3 finger configurations.  The slider type with a guide promises excellent rigidity, while the lever type ensures easy gripping of the load because the levers open 180 degrees.  Features include multi-positioning and adjustable grip strength.

  • Small Electric Grippers
  • 2 and 3 Finger Grippers
  • Clean Room and Dustproof Grippers
  • Gripper and Rotary combination
  • Servo Motor Grippers
  • Long Stroke Grippers
Cartesian Robots

Cartesian RobotsThe ICS provides a complete Cartesian Robot system solution! The ICS usually consists of various combinations of the ISP or ISPD (Clean Room) high-performance actuators which feature exceptional speed, rigidity, repeatability, and payload capabilities. Additional possible combinations include those using Robo Cylinders, IF, and other series actuators.  An ICS is a complete system, including the high-performance X-SEL motion controller and all necessary brackets, cables, and cable management.

  • Complete Systems
  • Multi Axis Motion Controllers
  • Brackets and Cable Management
SCARA Robots

SCARA RobotsIX SCARA (Selective Compliant Assembly Robot Arm) robots are ideal for high speed, precision operations such as sealing, dispensing, parts insertion, assembly, and more.  Vision compatible, Ethernet-ready, cleanroom, wall & ceiling mount models available.  Variety of off-the-shelf models (cleanroom, water resistant, wall mount, & more)

  • X-SEL® controller for exceptionally easy programming, calibration and troubleshooting
  • Absolute encoders (standard)
  • Profibus, DeviceNet, CC-Link, & Ethernet Network Communication
Mini ROBO Cylinders

Mini ROBO CylindersSmall, Compact size; Shaped like an air cylinder and easy to use; many variations to suit your needs, the new Mini ROBO Cylinder have achieved compact sizes by incorporating a newly developed motor and significantly reduced overall length, width and height.  Systems that could only use air cylinders due to sizing constraints can now use Mini ROBO Cylinders to improve performance.

  • Slider type
  • Rod type
  • Table top
  • Linear servo type
  • Guided and Non-guided


DD – Direct Drive Motor Rotary


RCD Mini ROBO Cylinders

Featured Products:

RCP6 ROBO Cylinder with Battery-less Absolute Encoder

IAI High Speed Actuators

IXP Series Stepper Motor-based SCARA Robots

ICSB Series Cartesian Robots

Motorized Grippers with Adjustable Gripping Force

ERC3 ROBO Cylinders with Built-in Controller

RoboCylinder Models:

 ERCS ERC Series – Low cost ballscrew actuator RCS RCS Series – AC Servo Electric Actuator
RCA RCA Series – Compact Electric Linear Actuator ERC2 ERC3 Series – Electric Actuator with built-in Controller
RCS2 RCS2 Series – Small/medium Electric Actuator 100/200V power supply RCP2 RCP2 Series – Next Generation Electric Actuator
 RCP4 Robo cylinder  RCP4 Series – Electric cylinders feature longer strokes, faster speeds and larger load capacity  RCD Ultra-compact actuator  RCD Series – Ultra-Compact Motorized Cylinder with 12mm Cross-Section and a body length as short as 60mm

Linear Actuator Models:

NS Nut Linear Actuator NS Series – Nut Linear Actuator provides long stroke and speed ISPA Integrated System  ISPA – Uses a higher-precision ball-screw and encoder, improving speed, repeatablility, and payload
 ICS Integrated Combination Systems  ICS – Integrated Combination Systems provides a complete system solutions  SS Steel Series  SS Series – Utilizing steel, the SS Series is an extremely small and lightweight unit
 IF Inegrated Flexible Belt Drive  IF Series – Integrated Flexible Belt Drive

Intelligent Actuator

IAI offers complete system solutions, instead of building a robotics system from scratch, design engineers can purchase fully-functional units from IAI and begin production sooner. Their straightforward programming language and pre-formatted products make it easy to integrate IAI products with other components.   Buying off-the-shelf Intelligent Actuator products is more cost-effective than building your own, and puts your project into production sooner. IAI products provide the best price-to-quality value on the market. Founded in Japan in 1976, with American headquarters established in 1989, IAI designs, manufactures, and markets a complete line of motion control systems. As the established world leader in linear actuators and low cost, high performance SCARA robots, they are a leading source of advanced plug & play automation throughout North America and the world.  With the introduction of a full range of ROBO Cylinders, IAI is also leading the transition away from pneumatics to cost-effective, low-maintenance, and fully-programmable electric cylinders.  

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Intelligent Actuator Introduces the RCP4

The RCP4 electric cylinders feature longer strokes, faster speeds and larger load capacity.

Equipped with the new high-performance PowerCON drive controller the RCP4 series has improved maximum speeds of up to 1.5 times over previous models.

A new body structure has improve load bearing and stability, doubling the load capacity and extending the obtainable stroke lengths to 500mm.  The new design has also greatly reduces backlash and deflection by the guide rod.

The RCP4 is available in 3 slider type sizes and 2 rod type configurations.

Ease of Maintenance

Only one set screw to complete motor replacement

RCP4 Slider-type mounting holes are interchangeable with RCP2 type.  The RCP2 can be directly replaced with the RCP4



Ultra-Compact Motorized Cylinders with 12mm Cross-section – RCD

New Ultra-Compact Motorized Cylinder with 12mm Cross-Section and a body length as short as 60mm.   Its high-speed performance with maximum acceleration/deceleration of 1 G and maximum speed of 300 mm/s is highly effective in reducing cycle time in a variety of systems.RCD and Controller

The Mini Cylinder RCD easily achieves 3-point positioning and acceleration/deceleration rate adjustments, which are difficult to achieve using air cylinders.  Push-motion operation similar to that available with air cylinders is also possible, and the force exerted during a push-motion operation is adjustable. The Mini Cylinder RCD is small enough to replace compact air cylinders used for short-stroke travel, pressing, hoisting and positioning.

  • Ultra-compact size enables it to replace compact air cylinders
  • High-speed performance with maximum acceleration/deceleration of 1 G and maximum speed of 300 mm/s
  • Capable of 3-point positioning, acceleration rate adjustment, and pressing

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