Introduced at Pack Expo, the high-performance FS100 controller is designed for open software connectivity and supports PCI Express. The FS100 controller supports C, C#, INFORM III and other high level programming environments. "To meet the growing needs of our customers, it is often necessary to create custom functionality for the robot controller. The FS100 design leverages hardware standards and open software to allow easy extensibility of the controls," said Erik Nieves, technology director at Motoman Robotics. "It is now possible for users or system integrators to easily integrate off-the-shelf hardware or write value-added functions to the robot controller." Designed for packaging, assembly and material handling applications, the FS100 controller is compatible with Motoman robots with payloads up to 20 kg, including the high-speed MPP3 delta-style robot also introduced at Pack Expo.