With IAI, custom-specific control can be selected from three operating modes: Positioning, program or pulse train controls. Our wide product range offers the ideal control system for your application, too.

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Small robots - even easier to use.

To operate your single-axis and Cartesian robots, select the best one for your application from the following control types listed below.

  • Positioner mode:
    Simple controls, which requires the assignment of position numbers in order to travel.
  • Program mode:   
    The programming device makes a superordinate device unnecessary. The programming of complex movements using SEL language is easy - even for beginners.
  • Pulse train mode:
    By using positioning modules, etc. control by pulse sequences is possible. Any position whatsoever is possible, without any regard to position data.

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High functionality and high performance

  • With XSEL controller, 128 programs, 16 multitasking programs, and the positioning of max. 20,000 points can be registered.
  • The XSEL controller can operate actuators with a maximum of 6 axes up to 2400W.
  • The single-axis controller can operate actuators up to 750W.
  • As with pneumatic cylinders, a pressure mode is possible, by means of which the "pressure-state" can be maintained.
  • Connection to fieldbus networks such as DeviceNet, CC-Link, ProfiBus, and Ethernet, etc. is also possible.
Controller For which fieldbus networks can it be used?

: as standard      : as an option
DeviceNet CC-Link ProfiBus Ethernet
via gateway unit

via gateway unit

via gateway unit
via network card

via network card

via network card

via network card

Please refer to the catalog (PDF file) of the controller concerned for details.

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Various I/O extension cards

In XSEL controllers, equipped as standard with a PIO (32 inputs/16 outputs), additional I/O extension cards, serial I/O cards, or network interface cards (DeviceNet, CC Link, Profibus, or Ethernet) can also be employed.

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The controllers are compliant with European standards (EU Directive) and are CE-certified.

Besides this, they meet the American ANSI standards (*1), as well as a range of worldwide specifications, through to compliance with Safety Category 4. They can thus easily be used abroad.

*1 In order to meet the ANSI standards, an ANSI-compatible programming device is required.

• DeviceNet is a registered trademark of ODVA.
• CC-Link is a registered trademark of the Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.
• ProfiBus is a registered trademark of Siemens AG.