The RC8 controller is 60 percent smaller and 45 percent lighter than its predecessor. Its footprint is 12 x 18 inches and 3.75 inches high. The controller can communicate with more than 100 devices using ORiN open-resource interface networking system. Its communication interfaces include 100 Base-T Ethernet, mini/hand I/O, RS-232C and USB. CC-Link, DeviceNet, EtherCat, EtherNet/IP, parallel discrete I/O, Profibus and Profinet are optional. The robot is ISO and UL safety compliant. Optional accessories include a teach pendant with a 7.5-inch color touch screen, a mini pendant with a 128- x 64-pixel LCD display, up to two additional axes and conveyor tracking. Wincaps III 3D simulation software allows offline programming and remote monitoring of robot operation.