updated 10/26/2010 10:15:59 AM ET 2010-10-26T14:15:59

PLEASANTON, Calif., Oct. 26, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, will showcase their two newest products at the Pack Expo 2010 show next week. Adept's new mobile robot platforms will demonstrate how intelligent natural feature navigation cost-effectively automates line replenishment by interfacing with the company's new primary packaging platform, the Adept PAC.

"Adept PAC enables customers to deploy advanced high-speed primary packaging applications with conveyor-tracking and vision guidance with operating costs of less than $5 an hour, setting a new standard for total cost of ownership," said John Dulchinos, chief executive officer of Adept Technology, Inc.

The Adept PAC platform has been designed around the USDA-accepted Adept Quattro™ s650HS robot. Adept's mobile robot products address the major logistics challenges encountered within manufacturing environments, including line replenishment, flexibility in routing, scheduling and exception handling, and the costs associated with deployment.

 "Manufacturers and producers are beginning to realize the benefits of automation in applications that extend beyond those traditionally found on a production line," said Rush LaSelle, director of global sales and marketing of Adept Technology, Inc. "While Adept continues to focus on delivering greater efficiencies for clients implementing flexible automation on production lines, it is also extending the value proposition beyond traditional solutions by addressing applications such as order fulfillment, line replenishment, and intralogistics where productivity gains in moving goods through a facility stands to greatly improve a company's bottom line."

Adept Mobile Platforms

Adept Mobile Products help drive solutions to challenges faced in production, manufacturing, and logistics. Three  Adept MT400 mobile robots, powered by Adept's Motivity Core, will demonstrate for Pack Expo attendees how goods leaving a processing cell can be effectively moved through peopled spaces automatically. The Adept MT400 finds its way, performs tasks, speaks, responds, and carries out other jobs automatically and on demand. Motivity Core-based products differentiate themselves in their ability to deliver real natural feature navigation, which eliminates the barriers to the adoption associated with traditional AGV technologies including costs and complexity of installation. This enabling technology solves many problems faced by those who currently employ AGVs, and those who haven't due to their limitations.

  • Motivity Core can be used with any base stations to quickly integrate and deploy mobile robot applications
  • There are over 3,000 such units deployed and covering millions of miles using autonomous navigation
  • Adept MT400 can be quickly installed for industrial applications requiring flexible mobile automation

Adept PAC

Adept PAC is a robotic platform that is setting the standard for primary packaging applications. Adept will be showing a high-speed packaging application using a dual Adept PAC platform. The Adept PAC packaging automation cell incorporates the USDA-accepted Adept Quattro robot, and is ideal for applications requiring both flexible and sanitary processing. The packaging cell is built with a rigid stainless steel frame for wash down capabilities and integrated with best-in-class products from Adept, such as the world's fastest USDA-accepted robot, ultra-compact motion and vision controllers, touch-screen operator interface, and predefined programming recipes for advanced conveyor-tracking and vision-guidance.

  • A prefabricated platform ensures a low total cost of ownership
  • World's fastest robot delivers high-throughput applications
  • USDA-accepted robot for meat and poultry processing lowers risk of contamination

In addition to the displays in Adept Technology's booth at Pack Expo, a few of our partners will be displaying Adept equipment at the show.

Automated Motion, Booth N-3445

Automated Motion, an Adept Preferred Partner, is a leading technology company in automation and robotic systems integration. Automated Motion will be showing an Adept Quattro robot in a pick-and-place application.

FMS Packaging Systems, Inc., Booth S-2448

FMS Packaging Systems, Inc., an Adept Preferred Partner, manufactures cookie, cracker and biscuit feeding, handling, grouping, stacking and loading equipment for the global bakery industry. FMS will be showing an in-depth demonstration incorporating three Adept Cobra SCARA robots and ACE PackXpert in a vision-guided conveyor tracking simulation.

MGS Machine Corporation, Booth S-2416

MGS Machine, an Adept Preferred Partner, is a leading manufacturer of packaging machinery solutions including pick and place feeders, tray denesters, outsert equipment, pharmaceutical blister and wallet card machinery, cartoning, bowl feeders, case packing, and equipment. MGS Machine will be showing a vision guidance demonstration using an Adept Quattro robot.

Harpak-ULMA Packaging, LLC. Booth S-2436

Harpak-ULMA Packaging, LLC will be presenting their complete line of packaging equipment, including form/fill/seal equipment, tray sealers, flow wrap, shrink and vertical baggers. Harpak will be showing vision-guided conveyor tracking using the Adept Quattro robot.

Pack Expo 2010 will take place at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL from October 31 – November 3, 2010. Adept Technology (Booth N-4313) is a member of PMMI, a trade association of 560-plus member companies that manufacture packaging, processing and related converting machinery in the United States or Canada; machinery components and packaging containers and materials. PMMI's vision is to be the leading global resource for packaging, and its mission is to improve and promote members' abilities to meet the needs of their customers.

About Adept Technology, Inc.

Adept is a global, leading provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile solutions and services that enable customers to achieve precision, speed, quality and productivity in their assembly, handling, packaging, testing, and logistical processes. With a comprehensive portfolio of high-performance motion controllers, application development software, vision-guidance technology and high-reliability robot mechanisms with autonomous capabilities, Adept provides specialized, cost-effective robotics systems and services to high-growth markets including Packaging, Medical, Disk Drive/Electronics, and Solar; as well as to traditional industrial markets including machine tool automation and automotive components. More information is available at www.adept.com .

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