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Video: Cost Reduction Proposal by CT Effects

The key to reducing production costs is found in CT effects. You may be able to further reduce costs if you look closely at the CT effects.
So what exactly are CT effects?

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Notice of Production Discontinuation

We have made the difficult decision to discontinue these ROBO Cylinder controller models (RCP2, RCS, ECON, and P-Driver). We will accept orders of these controllers received on or before May 20, 2014.

Please be assured that we plan to continue maintaining and repairing your controllers for 10 years after the date of discontinuation. However, this period may change due to the availability of parts.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by the discontinuation of the aforementioned controllers.

We offer a wide range of successor models to help you to continue meeting your controller requirements and needs.

Please download these notes on how to replace the discontinuing controllers with the newer models.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Reduce Manufacturing Costs by CT Effects

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The key to reducing production costs is found in CT effects. You may be able to further reduce costs if you look closely at the CT effects.
So what exactly are CT effects?

Read the case study at
on how production efficiency was significantly improved.

Court Dismisses Appeal Filed by Yamaha Motor in Patent Lawsuit Against IAI

Following the dismissal by the Osaka District Court (court of first instance), the Intellectual Property High Court today also rendered a judgment that thoroughly rejected the claims made by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (2500 Shingai, Iwata City, Shizuoka Prefecture) against IAI Corporation (577-1 Obane, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka City) in the patent infringement lawsuit filed by Yamaha Motor.

On June 3, 2009, Yamaha Motor filed a lawsuit against IAI with the Osaka District Court, claiming that some products of industrial-robot control systems and some products of linear motor single-axis robots manufactured and sold by IAI infringed upon the patents owned by Yamaha Motor (specifically, Patent No. 3542615 (Patent 1) for the former and Patent No. 4105586 (Patent 2) for the latter). The Osaka District Court found no merit to any of the claims made by Yamaha Motor and therefore, dismissed the case on June 23, 2011.

Specifically, the Osaka District Court found that the robot control systems in question did not infringe upon Patent 1 of Yamaha Motor, while Patent 2 of Yamaha Motor was invalid with respect to the subject linear motor single-axis robots. Yamaha Motor objected to this judgment and appealed to the Intellectual Property High Court.

The Intellectual Property High Court upheld the judgment of the Osaka District Court and rejected the claims made by Yamaha Motor, thus resulting in the dismissal of the appeal. The judgment rendered by the Osaka District Court and the Intellectual Property High Court is justly appropriate and consistent with the good reasoning in the world of engineering. At IAI, the handling of intellectual properties has always been a matter of high priority. We will continue to conduct sound business by strictly complying with all the laws pertaining to intellectual properties.

September 27, 2012

IAI Corporation

Quick PDF Part Search Added

The Robo Cylinder product series are now available as individual product PDFs. You can do a quick search for any specific Robo Cylinder product by typing in a model number, type or feature in the search box.

Here is a brief overview on how to use the quick part search.

1. Go to and click on “Part Search” at the top.
Part Search Menu

2. When you arrive at the Part Search page, scroll down past the Robo Cylinder overview pdfs to find the quick search table.
Quick Search Table

3. Type in a model number, product type, or feature and the table will instantly narrow down the results. Click on the model number to view the product pdf.
Filtered Results

That’s it. This will help you find product info quickly without having to download large pdfs and then look for a specific product. More product pdfs will be added soon. If all goes well, you’ll be able to quick search our entire line.

This will work on many mobile devices as well (iphone, ipad, android os, etc.), which comes in handy when you’re not near a computer.

Give it a try. If you like it, how about giving us a “like” at the top of the Part Search page?
Try it, you’ll like it.
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Green Automation Video

Learn about the significant cost savings you can achieve with IAI ROBO Cylinders!

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ROBO Cylinder vs. Pneumatics The Total Cost Solution

Green Automation Energy Efficient Factory Automation with ROBO Cylinder

June 2007 Issue 13


Greetings Friends

by Antonio Jimenez
I know it’s been a while since you’ve received a newsletter and I apologize. I have been immersed in making sure all of IAI’s new product offerings have supporting materials ready for launch. If you haven’t seen our latest ROBO Cylinder Catalog yet, then let me fill you in.

IAI has launched new high performance lines of ROBO Cylinders with a full range of new design features for improved performance and reduced maintenance and energy costs compared to traditional air cylinders.

One of them, named the RCA series, are compact 24-V servo cylinders similar in shape to air cylinders. It comes in Rod or Slider types and utilizes the ACON position controller and ASEL program controllers.

The Rod types are available with optional mounting brackets similar to those normally used with air cylinders, such as the foot, trunnion and clevis so you can easily convert your existing air cylinders to ROBO Cylinders.

ROBO Cylinder RCA Electric Linear Actuator

The ACON is a single axis controller available in different types. The ASEL controller is available in 1 or 2 axis types with six operating modes.

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.

Please call one of our offices nearest you for questions or support.
Torrance,CA Office: (800) 736-1712
Itasca, IL Office: (800) 944-0333
Atlanta, GA Office: (888) 354-9470