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SCON-CA Linear Servo Actuator Position Controller
- Offboard tuning to increase the actuator's load capacity -
- Supports major field networks -
- Vibration control function that shortens cycle time -
- Force control function for accurate push-motion -








1. Increasing the actuator's load capacity with offboard tuning (Standard function)

Offboard tuning is a function to increase the acceleration/ deceleration when the load mass is small, or decrease the acceleration/ deceleration when the load mass is large, so that the actuator is set to operate optimally for the given load mass.


2. Supports major field networks (Optional function)

Direct connection is now possible not only to DeviceNet, CC-Link (*1) and PROFIBUS-DP, but also to MECHATROLINK, CompoNet, EtherCAT and EtherNet/IP. The actuator can also be operated by specifying coordinate values directly via a field network.
(*1) CC-Link was changed from remote I/O to remote device.


3. Vibration control function (Standard function)

A vibration control function has been added that suppresses vibration of the work part installed on the slider when the actuator's slider moves. This function shortens the time the actuator waits for vibration to settle, and consequently shortens the cycle time.

Here is an example of the vibration control function in action.


4. Force control function (Actuator: Optional function) (Controller: Standard function)

The RCS2-RA13R comes with a force control function that allows for accurate push-motion operation by feeding back the push force using the dedicated load cell fitted on the actuator.


5. Set maintenance schedule based on total number of movements and distance traveled (Standard function)

The total number of actuator movement and the total distance traveled are calculated and recorded in the controller, and when the predetermined count or distance is exceeded, a signal is output to an external device. You can use this function to check when the actuator needs re-greasing or periodic inspection.


6. A record of any alarms generated are kept with the calendar function (Standard function)

A clock function has been added to facilitate the analysis of the alarms because the time and date of each alarm that has occurred is now shown on the alarm history screen. (The time and date data is retained for 10 days.)




List of the SCON-CA Controllers

Model SCON-CA
External view
I/O type Standard specification Network connection specification (optional)
I/O type specification PIO connection
specification (*1)
DeviceNet CC-Link PROFIBUS-DP CompoNet MECHATROLINK EtherCAT EtherNet/IP
I/O type code NP/PN DV CC PR CN ML EC EP
Applicable encoder type Incremental Absolute Incremental / Absolute

(*1) If the controller is operated in the pulse-train mode, only an incremental encoder can be used.








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