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Note: The PCON-CA / CFA Field Network Controllers has been moved to the Obsolete Products Archive.
Replacement models are listed in the Notice for Discontinuation of PCON-CA / CFA - October 2021

Cleanroom Type added!


Catalog #: CE0220-3A-1215
Pages: 16
File size: 3.2MB

SA3/RA3 Type with 32mm Actuator Width Now Has a Side-mounted Motor Type:
* RCP4-SA3R – Side-mounted Motor, Slider Type
* RCP4-RA3R – Side-mounted Motor, Radial Cylinder Rod Type

For Full Specs, Download RCP4-SA3/RA3, RCP4CR-SA3 Catalog


RCP4 PCON-CA line-up

1.5 Times the Speed and Double the Payload

The Power CON 150 series boosts the performance of ROBO Cylinder® standard motorized cylinders to amazing new heights. Introducing the PCON-CA model combining a Power CON 150 controller with a RCP4 actuator supporting the new high-output driver.

  • Improved dynamic performance (the speed is up to 1.5 times and payload is up to twice IAI’s conventional models*) significantly boosts the productivity of your system. *Specific values vary depending on the model.
  • New functions designed to enhance maintainability enable preventive maintenance, so less time is needed for maintenance.
  • The takt time minimization function lets you set optimal operating conditions with greater ease.

  • RCP4 Series Variations

    Type Model Width Stroke Ball screw
    lead (mm)
    speed (mm/s)
    Maximum payload (kg) Maximum
    Horizontal Vertical
    Slider SA5 52mm 50mm ~ 800mm 20 1440 6.5 1 1G
    12 900 9 2.5
    6 450 18 6
    3 225 20 12
    SA6 58mm 50mm ~ 800mm 20 1440 10 1 1G
    12 900 15 2.5
    6 450 25 6
    3 225 25 12
    SA7 73mm 50mm ~ 800mm 24 1200 20 3 1G
    16 980 40 8
    8 490 45 16
    4 245 45 25
    Rod RA5 52mm 50mm ~ 400mm 20 800 6 1.5 1G
    12 700 25 4
    6 450 40 10
    3 225 60 20
    RA6 61mm 50mm ~ 500mm 24 800 20 3 1G
    16 700 50 8
    8 420 60 18
    4 210 80 28


    Series Model

    Shorter Takt Time Significantly Boosts
    the Productivity of Your System

    New Functions of the RCP4 Actuator

    RCP4-SA6C speed and payloadWhen the new controller (Power CON 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 (*). In addition, the maximum speed does not drop as much even when the payload increases due to increased torque with the high speed motor, meaning that dynamic performance equivalent to that of a higher-class model can be achieved at lower cost.
    (*) The specific rates of improvement vary depending on the model.

    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.
    RCP4 variations

    The rod type has a built-in guide mechanism in the actuator to carry radial loads on the rod over a long stroke of up to 500mm. The guide mechanism also reduces rattling and deflection of the rod significantly.
    Longer strokeComparison of allowable load at end of rod

    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.Easy motor replacement

    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 significantly improve installation repeatability.
    Mounting holes

    New Functions of Power CON 150 PCON-CA

    Counter functionThe 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.

    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.

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

    Takt Time Minimizing Function

    The takt time minimization function is a new feature added to the ROBO Cylinder 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.

    The first step to using the takt time minimization function is to set the model number of the actuator used and the load (mass) to be transported.
    Takt Time Minimize Function
    1. Setting the acceleration/deceleration from the speed
    Enter a desired speed in the position data table, and the maximum settable acceleration/deceleration will be set automatically according to the pre-defined load-speed combinations.

    2. Setting the acceleration/deceleration and speed from the travel
    Specify the position data number associated with desired start/end positions of movement and set a desired travel distance, and the combination of acceleration/deceleration and speed that gives the shortest travel time will be set automatically.

    You can select a controller of one of two types: the positioner type where position numbers are specified by I/Os (input/output signals) from a PLC, etc., and 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.)

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

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