Complete solutions for flexible production automation

IAI Industrial Robots and ATB Automation

IAI Corporation was founded in Japan in 1976 and has become the global leader in electromechanical actuators and robots. IAI is a leader in pick-and-place and assembly systems in the automotive and electronics industry. IAI has been a partner and supplier of ATB Automation since 2010. ATB Automation is the exclusive dealer and responsible for the customers in the Benelux.

IAI Industrial Automation of today

IAI is an innovative and leading manufacturer of compact industrial robots and lineair actuators. The products are used in various industries where advanced automation of production is essential. With its own establishments in several Asian countries, Germany and USA and certified distributors IAI is represented worldwide.

  • Founded in 1976 in Japan
  • Established worldwide (o.a. USA and Germany)
  • > 800 employees

Important production markets are:

  • Automotive
  • Electronics, LCD, semiconductor
  • Household electrical devices
  • Medical devices
IAI Japan

RoboCylinders – widest range lineair actuators

Fully built-in actuator:

  • Ball-bearing circulation spindle
  • conduction
  • servo- or steppermotor
  • absolute encoder
  • cabling for IAI controller

Several structures:

  • powered carriage
  • powered drive rod
  • powered table, especiallu for vertical applications
  • special version with wide housing and robust guides for large peak moments 
IAI RCP6 RoboCylinder
IAI Gripper en rotation table

RoboCylinders - grippers and rotary tables

Besides the lineair actuators the RoboCylinders program also consists of grippers and rotary tables specially for assembly and pick-and-place systems.

The grippers are available with 2 or 3 fingers.

The rotary tables and grippers are also equipped with a servo or stepper motor with encoder. 

CON Controllers – flexible but still easy

Through a teaching pendant or PC software the RoboCylinders can easily be programmed. Several functions are available such as absolute and relative positioning, push function, digital output winthin a zone.

Control via digital I/O or via a fieldbus  such as:

  • EtherCAT
  • EtherNet/IP
  • Profinet & Profibus-DP
  • CC-Link
IAI Controller EtherCAT
IAI IK3 cartesisian robots

Ready-made cartesian robots

The RoboCylinders are robust actuators for cartesian systems. 
In addition IAI offers complete X-Y, X-Z and X-Y-Z solutions:

  • adapters for mounting the actuators
  • cabling for cablechains
  • multiply-axis controllers
  • one stepfile fort he complete solution

With a range of 500 x 500 x 150 mm the systems are also available as a  Table Top: plug-and-play postioning tables with integrated control directly on 230Vac. 

EC EleCylinders: the best alternative to pneumatics

The EC Elecylinders are basically constructed as follows:

  • Ball screw with slide or rod
  • Stepper motor with incremental or optionally with absolute encoder
  • Decentralized control for 2 positions Connection
  • 24Vdc Power supply with digital inputs and outputs
  • Serial port or optionally with Bluetooth for setting up and monitoring

Advantages EC EleCylinders in relation to air cylinders:

  • simplicity
  • high performance
  • easy to maintain
  • profitable

Read more about the advantages over pneumatic cylinders here

IAI EC EleCylinder
IAI Scara cleanroom

Scara robots

Besides cartesian robots IAI offers scara robots with servo motors and low-cost versions with stepper motor.

  • arm lengths from 150 to 800 mm
  • dus tand waterproof (IP65)
  • cleanroom (ISO class 4)
  • optional with gripper

De IAI scara robots worden geleverd met SEL controllers.

Multiple-axis motion controllers

The cartesian and scara robots come with free programmable multiply-axis SEL controllers that allow interpolation.

For the scara robots they are provided with a coordination transformation so that they can easily be programmed in 3D.

The RSEL controllers operate stand-alone. In addition they can communicate with an overhead control via digital I/O or via a fieldbus such as:

  • EtherCAT
  • EtherNet/IP
  • Profinet & Profibus-DP
  • CC-Link
RSEL Controller Cartesian Robots


Linear servo actuators

Linear units with carriage

XYZ cartesian systems

Scara robots

Indexing tables



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