Adept Technology Introduces New 6-Axis Articulated Robots

New Viper Robots on Display at Motek Trade Show in Stuttgart, Germany

Pleasanton, Calif., October 6, 2015 - Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent robots, autonomous mobile robot solutions and services, has introduced two new additions to its Viper family of 6-axis articulated robots -- the Viper 700 and Viper 900. These are the first in a series of new 6-axis robots from Adept that will include additional reach and payload capabilities. The Viper 700 and Viper 900 models offer the versatility of a large working area with the convenience of a streamlined, compact architecture, making them ideal for assembly, material handling and machine tending applications. Adept is debuting the new Viper models this week at the Motek trade show in Stuttgart, Germany.


"With the introduction of Viper 700 and Viper 900, Adept continues to grow its strong portfolio of industrial robots for small parts handling, and provide customers with the latest innovations in robotics performance and ease of use," said Yan Banducci, Adept senior product line manager for Industrial Robots. "Offering a large workspace, a slim design with simple cabling, compact controls and more, the new Vipers are tailor-made for demanding industrial assembly environments. These new robots offer tremendous value, and come standard with features such as an IP67 rating, integrated solenoid valves, and powerful off-line programming and emulation
software."

The Viper 700 and Viper 900 offer fast, precise arm movements with a maximum reach of 723 mm and 912 mm, respectively. They accommodate payloads up to 7 kg. Other key features include:

-A slim robotic arm design that minimizes the space required for work cells.

-An IP67 rating standard on both models, and corrosion-resistant materials for easy wash down.

-Powerful controls embedded into an amplifier approximately half the size of competitive robot amplifiers, saving floor space and reducing installation cost and complexity.

-A hollow wrist that streamlines cabling to the end-of-arm tooling,
minimizing risks associated with brushing cables against other objects in the workspace.

To enable rapid deployment, Viper 700 and Viper 900 robots are equipped with Adept ACE software, a unique tool offering a friendly point-and-click application development environment to allow offline programming, 3D process emulation, and optional vision guidance and conveyor tracking integration.

Other system options include Adept's industry-leading SmartVision MX vision processing platform and high-resolution cameras for machine vision and guidance, and Intelligent Force Sensing for precision assembly applications.

The Motek trade show in Stuttgart runs October 5-8, 2015. The Adept booth is #7410 in hall 7. Along with the new Viper models, Adept is showing its recently launched eCobra 800 robot, part of a new generation of 4-axis robots featuring advanced SCARA robotics and a unique controller-less architecture.

About Adept Technology, Inc.
Adept is a global, leading provider of intelligent robots, autonomous mobile robot 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 medical, electronics, food and semiconductor; 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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