Linear Actuators offer alternative to air cylinders.

Press Release Summary:

Available in Slider or Standard Rod versions, ROBO Cylinder ERC2 Series includes built-in position controller that allows user to select from up to 3 operation patterns and 4 positioning methods. Actuators convert revolutions of electrical motor to linear motion force. AQ seals supply lubricating oil during operation to ensure maintenance-free period of up to 3,100 miles, while servo standby modes and automatic servo off modes help save energy.

Original Press Release:

NEW- IAI Launches New Low Maintenance And Energy Efficient ROBO Cylinder ECR2 Series Actuators As An Alternative To Air Cylinders

IAI launched its state of the art high performance line of ROBO Cylinders with a full range of new design features for improved performance, specifically to significantly reduce maintenance and energy costs compared to traditional air cylinders.

ROBO Cylinders are an excellent alternative to air cylinders for several key reasons. Firstly, all ROBO Cylinder actuators are fitted with AQ seals that supply lubricating oil during operation to ensure a long maintenance free period of up to 5000km (3,100 miles). Secondly, the ROBO Cylinders use the same mounting brackets as those used on traditional air cylinders, which makes the conversion from air cylinders to ROBO Cylinders very easy. Thirdly, ROBO Cylinders convert the revolutions of the electrical motor to linear motion force thus reducing operating costs. The newly created servo standby modes and automatic servo off modes are also energy saving systems that then ultimately combine to reduce operating costs by 70% to 90%.

The ERC2 series actuator with a built-in position controller comes in two types: Slider or Standard Rod. The system utilizes a position controller-integrated 24 Volt pulse motor cylinder thus realizing a small footprint and easy operation. The user can select from up to three operation patterns and four positioning methods. The built-in controller reduces the connection wires and control panel size which combines to reduce costs by at least 20%

Technical CAD drawings, PDF files and data sheets detailing the measurements and specifications of each ROBO cylinder actuator and its associated position and program controllers are available for download at or by requesting the new ROBO Cylinder printed Catalog.

About IAI America
IAI is a member of the RIA, SEMI, and AHTD organizations. IAI Manufacturers a full range of IX Scara Robots, Linear Actuators, ROBO Cylinders, Table Top Robots, Controllers, Cartesian Robots, Single Axis Robots, and Linear Positioners.

The ROBO cylinder brand includes a full range of controller-integrated, Slider, Rod, Arm, Flat, Dust Proof, Splash Proof and Cleanroom Type actuators with options for 24V or 200V motors with position and program controllers for 1 or 2 axis types.

IAI is ISO 9001 certified and ISO 14000 certified, and its products conform to European RoHS directives.

For more information, please contact IAI at 800 736 1712 or visit email Contact Antonio Jimenez.

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