Adept Technology Receives $1.1 Million Order From Major China Civil Explosive Technology and Equipment Turn Key Service Provider

Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:00pm EST

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PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a
leading provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile solutions and services, today
announced that Shenzhen King Explorer Science & Technology Co., Ltd., the largest China Civil
Explosive Turn Key Service Provider, plans to upgrade more than 100 customer emulsion explosive
lines they have built worldwide with fully automated packaging lines by using multiple Adept
Quattro s650 parallel robots in the next three years. Each line requires either two or four
Quattro s650 parallel robots depending on its throughput. The $1.1M order is expected to be
fulfilled over the course of the 2013 calendar year.

"By utilizing Adept Quattro robots and vision-guided conveyor tracking the company's automated
packaging lines will improve traceability of explosive material by using sensors at each step in
the process," said Rob Cain, president and CEO of Adept Technology. "With this type of system the
Adept Quattro robots can track the number of units in each package virtually guaranteeing
traceability and removing the potential for human operator error."

"Adept's industrial automation experience in high speed packaging was a key factor in our decision
in choosing Adept as our partner for this project," said Gang Ming, CEO of Shenzhen King Explorer
Science & Technology Co., Ltd. "We believe with the speed and strength of the Adept Quattro robots
we will be able to increase our customers' productivity and greatly limit human exposure to
potentially dangerous tasks."

The Adept Quattro s650 chosen for the project is the only robot on the market that is able to
achieve in excess of 150 parts per minute to meet production demands. The Quattro uses a four-arm
"parallel" design that is specifically engineered for high-speed manufacturing, packaging and
assembly applications. The robot's four-arm design, advanced control algorithms, and large work
envelope make it the ideal overhead-mount robot for smooth motion, high-throughput applications.

About Shenzhen King Explorer Science & Technology Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen King Explorer Science & Technology Co., Ltd. is the largest China civil explosive
turn-key service provider that is based in Shenzhen, China. In the past four years, it constructed
more than 100 civil explosive plants (powder explosive, emulsion explosive, etc) worldwide. King
Explorer recently acquired a US based company "Zukovich, Morhard & Wade, LLC (ZMW)", a leading
supplier of emulsion explosives technology who has operated in more than 580 explosives and
detonator plants in 95 countries worldwide. More information on the company's products can be
found at

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
Medical, Electronics, Food and Semiconductor; as well as to traditional industrial markets
including Machine Tool Automation and Automotive Components. More information is available at

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fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, which includes the discussion in sections entitled Management's
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