Motoman describes its new range of high-speed MH-series robots as having an extremely fl exible design, allowing them to be used in a variety of applications. These include coating, dispensing, material cutting, handling and welding. The long reach of the MH50 model (and the extended reach of the MH50-35 and MH50-20 versions) make these robots ideal for processing large parts. In many cell layouts, the extended reach models can eliminate the need for an external track, decreasing system cost and simplifying programming. Internally-routed cables and hoses maximize system reliability, minimize interference and facilitate programming. Wide work envelopes with small interference zones allow MH-series robots to be placed in close proximity to workpieces and equipment, reducing fl oorspace requirements. The robots have brakes on all axes and can be fl oor-, wall- or ceiling-mounted for layout fl exibility. The MH50, MH50-35 and MH50-20 robots use Motoman’s next-generation DX100 controller that offers multiple robot control technology capable of handling up to eight robots (72 axes), I/O devices and communication protocols. The DX100 uses a Windows CE programming pendant with color touch screen. The energy-saving DX100 controller features faster processing speeds for smoother interpolation, advanced robot arm motion, built-in collision avoidance, quicker I/O response and accelerated Ethernet communication.