The new RCP4 series of 24 VDC electric cylinders from IAI is designed as a replacement for pneumatic cylinders. The linear cylinders are available in two types, each in two variants: as directly driven slider or rod axis with the motor arranged as an extension of the cylinder's longitudinal axis, or as short variant with a drive deflection in which the motor and axis are positioned parallel to one another. In addition, for special environmental conditions, the company offers the slider axis in a special cleanroom series RCP4CR, suitable for cleanrooms of the ISO cleanliness class 4, as well as a special dust/splash-proof series RCP4W with protection degree of IP65. For the market launch three sizes with widths of 52, 58 and 73 mm are available for the slider axes, and two sizes with an external diameter of 52 and 61 mm for the rod axes. The maximum permissible load extends from 370 to 673 and 1094 N with corresponding horizontal payloads of 20 to 80 kg. The maximum stroke extends from 50 to 800 mm for sliders and to 500 mm for the rods. With the new corresponding high performance controller PCON-CA, the operator is provided with a range of options for automatically setting the right operating conditions as well as for service and maintenance work. The controller software is equipped with new functions such as the control of production volume and utilisation rate, total travel monitoring with service reminder, fault recording with time protocol, cycle time minimisation or noise reduction.