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ROBO Cylinder RCS Series Electric Actuators

The ROBO CylinderŽ RCS series electric actuators feature AC servo motors integrated with the ballscrew, eliminating the need for a coupling. The electric actuator model types include slider, folded-motor slider, rod, and single, double, or ball-bushing type guided rod actuators. RCS electric actuators utilize incremental or absolute optical rotary encoders. Due the use of an AC Servo motor, the RCS series electric actuator is best suited to high-speed, low-payload applications requiring constant torque. All ROBO Cylinder controllers can be operated by either a Teaching Pendant or our PC Interface Software.


The RCS Slider type electric actuators feature an integrated ballscrew / motor shaft construction which reduces overall length. A stainless steel sheet covers the ballscrew and prevents dust and foreign objects from entering the actuator housing. RCS Slider type ROBO Cylinders are available in four actuator base widths:
SA4 (40mm) SA5 (50mm) SA6 (56mm) SS (60mm) SM (60mm)
Stroke lengths range from 50 to 1000 mm.
More info on the RCS Slider Type

Folded Motor Slider

For applications with extreme space constraints, the SS and SM types are available in Folded Motor configurations as well.
More info on the Folded Motor Slider


RCS Rod type electric actuators are available in either Short or Slim Body shapes. Both are also available with single or double guides, and the Slim Body series also features side-mounted Folded Motor configurations for shorter overall lengths.

The RCS Rod type Slim Body electric actuator features cross-sectional dimensions similar to that of an air cylinder, and is available in widths of 35, 45, and 55 mm. The Slim Body electric actuators are available in both an in-line motor configuration, termed the Straight type, and an overall length reducing Folded Motor type.

The RCS Rod type Short Body electric actuators feature overall lengths similar to those of air cylinders.

More info on the RCS Rod Type

Guided Rod

Both the Slim Body and Short Body types are also available in single or double guided versions in anticipation of radial loads. Note that the position of the single guide may be specified, as may be the motor / encoder cable exit directions.
More info on the RCS Guided Rod


The RCS Flat Type electric actuators employ a linear motion guide for use with high moment loads. Available in stroke lengths from 50-300 mm. Selection of two frame sizes and three motor wattages. T-slots on the base enable various mounting configurations.
More info on the RCS Flat Type

CE versions also available.

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Intelligent Actuator Distributor - Western PA, Eastern OH, and West Virginia

Founded in Japan in 1976, with American headquarters established in 1989, IAI designs, manufactures, and markets a complete line of motion control systems. As the established world leader in linear actuators and low cost, high performance SCARA robots, IAI provides over half of all linear actuators sold in Japan and are a leading source of advanced plug & play automation throughout North America and the world.

With the introduction of a full range of ROBO Cylinders, IAI is also leading the transition away from pneumatics to cost-effective, low-maintenance, and fully-programmable electric cylinders.

Instead of building a robotics system from scratch, design engineers can purchase fully-functional units from IAI and begin production sooner.