IAI: Green automation
Nowadays, many of the industrial automation processes can be developed through the use of small robots. Whether simple positioning or highly complex interpolated movements are required, IAI has a high-speed electric linear actuator, electric cylinder, cartesian robot or SCARA robot solution that meets many needs.
As a pioneer of the GreenTech movement, IAI is one of the first members of the Industrial Green Automation initiative, Green Automation. Without a doubt, the electric mechatronics solution is gaining popularity at the expense of pneumatic and hydraulic technologies due to its numerous advantages. Among those benefits we find the flexibility of multipoint movement against the two positions of air and hydraulic technologies, the overall control of all movement parameters such as the target position, acceleration, speed, deceleration and force, the flexibility to modify movement orders in real time, the longest life with lower maintenance cost and, last but not least, the energy cost of the operation: air is not free!
IAI (Intelligent Actuator Inc.) is a Japanese company leader in the production of electric actuators and small industrial robots, founded in 1976. Based in the city of Shizuoka, IAI has a significant international presence and employs more than 600 highly qualified experts.
Many customers who historically have developed their own actuators through the composition of different motorization components, guides, transmissions and controllers, nowadays trust on IAI electric actuators for their high quality and extensive range of products that allows finding a mechatronic device adjusted to almost all linear, rotary, grip and robotic movement requirements.
IAI‘s vast experience, along its continuous research and development of new products, ensures an unrivaled volume of its portfolio of linear electric actuator, electric cylinder, as well as electric gripper and claw systems, cartesian robot compositions, from desktop robot and SCARA robot that certainly will work from the first moment of its connection.
IAI‘s main product lines range from RC RoboCylinder, high-precision, long life cycle, simple, eco-friendly and low-cost actuators; up to IA Intelligent Actuator, devices for higher requirements of mass, dynamics and precision; up to the cartesian industrial robot and SCARA solutions for 3D transport, pick and place, product insertion, palletizing, dispensing or assembly. All this with an extensive alternative of intelligent controllers, from a simple axis with 3 digital inputs for direct replacement of the solenoid valve control, to multi-axis assemblies with 3D interpolation capacity and multiple industrial communication buses. The programming language of IAI systems, designed for ease of use by non-programmers, is a final cap on the inherent power and ability of IAI controllers to manage complex motion operations with a very high degree of flexibility.
IAI’s competitive advantage
IAI‘s linear electric actuators and electric cylinders are mainly composed of rotary stepper motor, 24Vdc servo or 230Vac servo, a ball screw drive that generates linear motion, position encoder, a wide range of guided mechanics for those different requirements of the application, with many compatible formats with pneumatic equipment, high quality wires and a wide variety of parameterizable controllers as well as programmable for one axis or multi-axis.
- Off-the-shelf solutions”: Instead of building your cartesian robot or electric actuator system from scratch, it is possible to find a fully functional IAI solution already available and integrate it into machine or process without requiring an expensive engineering development.
- Easy integration: Thanks to its simple programming language, designed for non-programmers as well as for the most complex applications, and the preconfiguration of actuators, IAI devices are easily integrated with any system.
- Excellent technical support: IAI has in Larraioz Elektronika a large and experienced technical team that has knowledge about the product and its applications in the different industries in which it applies, such as special machinery, metal, food and beverage, chemistry, pharmacy, printing, packaging, robotics, etc.
- Cost: The purchase off-the-shelf products is more cost-effective than designing your own system. IAI products offer the best price-quality ratio on the market.