New side-mounted motor type SA3R/RA3R available

The smallest actuators of the RCP4 series are now available as side-mounted motor types.

RCP4 Features

Shorter takt time significantly boosts the productivity of your system.

Great output improvement

When the new controller (PowerCon 150) equipped with our newly developed high-output driver (patent pending) is used, the maximum speed increases significantly by up to 1.5 times the levels achievable with IAI’s conventional models, while the payload is greater by up to twice (*).
(*) The specific rates of improvement vary depending on the model.

Many variations to choose from

From the current RCP2 series, we selected three slider types (SA5/SA6/SA7) and two rod types (RA5/RA6), which are among the most widely used actuators. We plan to add more variations in the future. Also available are cleanroom and side-mounted motor types.

Rod types with a stroke up to 500 mm

The rod type <Radial Cylinder> has a built-in guide mechanism in the actuator to carry radial loads on the rod over a long stroke of up to 500 mm. The guide mechanism also reduces vibration and de ection of the rod signi cantly.

Easy maintenance

The motor has been unitized for easy replacement. The actuator and motor unit can be separated and replaced by removing only one setscrew, so the time required for maintenance becomes significantly shorter.

Slider types have mounting holes compatible with the RCP2

Slider types have mounting holes that are compatible with RCP2 actuators, meaning that you can replace your current RCP2 actuator with a RCP4 with ease. Also, the mounting holes provided on rod types are the same as those provided on slider types, instead of T-slots found on the RCP2, and reamed holes are also provided to signi cantly improve installation repeatability.

PowerCon 150 PCON-CA Features

New functions to enhance maintainability.

Total movement counter function

The total number of times the actuator has moved is counted and recorded in the controller, and a signal is output to an external device once the pre-defined count is exceeded. This function can be used to keep track of the production volume, utilization ratio, etc.

Total travel counter function

The total distance travelled by the actuator is counted and recorded in the controller, and a signal is output to an external device once the pre-defined count is exceeded. By using this function, you know when to add grease or perform periodic maintenance.

Calendar function

The calendar function (clock function) lets you add timestamps to the history of alarms, etc. This information is useful in troubleshooting, etc.

Controller options

You can select a controller of one of three types:

  • the positioner type where position numbers are specied by I/Os (input/ output signals) from a PLC, etc.
  • the pulse-train type where the actuator is directly operated by sending pulses from a positioning unit (pulse-train controllers also support positioner operation using I/Os)
  • the field network type where dedicated fieldbus commands or industrial ethernet communication protocols are used by direct connection
Motor silencer function

Typical operating noises of pulse motors are reduced at low speed.

CON-PTA and PC-Software Features

The takt time minimization function is a new feature added to the RoboCylinder PC software (Ver. or later) and touch-panel teaching (model number CON-PTA). All you need is to connect the actuator to a controller supporting this function and enter the actuator model, load, etc., and optimal acceleration/deceleration and speed according to the load will be set automatically.

Classifikation Type Model Axis width Stroke
Coupling motor type Slider type RCP4-SA5C 52mm 50mm~800mm
RCP4-SA6C 58mm
RCP4-SA7C 73mm
Rod type RCP4-RA5C 52mm 50mm~400mm
RCP4-RA6C 61mm 50mm~500mm
Side-mounted motor type Slider type RCP4-SA5R 52mm 50mm~800mm
RCP4-SA6R 58mm
RCP4-SA7R 73mm
Rod type RCP4-RA5R 52mm 50mm~400mm
RCP4-RA6R 61mm 50mm~500mm
Cleanroom type Slider type RCP4CR-SA5C 52mm 50mm~800mm
RCP4CR-SA6C 58mm
RCP4CR-SA7C 73mm