Adept Technology Introduces Industry's Fastest Packaging Robot

LIVERMORE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—February 21, 2007— Adept Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADEP), the leading provider of intelligent vision guided robotics and global robotics services, today unveiled the Adept Quattro(TM) s650 robot, the world's fastest light payload packaging and handling robot targeted at the food, consumer goods, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries along with announcing that first customer shipments of the innovative robot have been made to Fundacion Fatronik.

The Adept Quattro s650 robot utilizes a patented 4-link parallel drive and carbon fiber construction to provide packaging cycle times which are twice as fast as conventional packaging robots and up to 240 pick-and-place cycles per minute.

The Adept Quattro s650 robot is also the world's first packaging robot to integrate the controls inside the robot virtually eliminating external controls cabinets saving valuable factory floor space and simplifying installation.

Adept's industry leading SmartController platform provides fully integrated vision and conveyor tracking for up to 6 conveyors making the Quattro an ideal solution for high speed packaging applications in which products are randomly located on moving conveyor belts.

The Adept Quattro features over-the-belt mounting, a 1300 mm work envelope and 250 mm Z-stroke along with a wash down option for usage in sensitive manufacturing environments, which require frequent washing to prevent product contamination.

"The sheer performance of the Adept Quattro is incredible, however what makes the robot unique is the intelligence and simplicity that comes from its embedded fully integrated controls and vision platform," said Seema Gupta, Packaging Product Manager of Adept Technology. "The combination of Quattro's speed and the elimination of the complexity and expense of large external controls cabinets found in traditional packaging robots will bring a new level of throughput and flexibility to high speed packaging applications."

Adept demonstrated the Quattro at the ATX West 2007 show in Anaheim, California. The Adept Quattro s650 is available to order immediately.

About Adept Technology

Adept Technology, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets robotic systems, motion control and machine vision technology for global markets including automotive, consumer electronics, consumer goods, food, industrial tooling, medical devices, and pharmaceutical. Adept robots, controllers, and software are used for small parts assembly, material handling and packaging. Adept intelligent automation product lines include industrial robots, configurable linear modules, machine controllers for robot mechanisms and other flexible automation equipment, machine vision, and systems and applications software. Founded in 1983, Adept Technology is the largest U.S.-based manufacturer of industrial robots. More information is available on our website at: www.adept.com.

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