Adept Announces Development of New Line of PLC Programmable Robots

Mon Apr 8, 2013 8:30am EDT

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PLEASANTON, Calif., April 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adept Technology, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile solutions, today
announced the development of its ePLC line of PLC programmable robots. The new ePLC robots will
include new versions of the company's Cobra, Quattro, and Viper robots.

The robots will interface directly with customer's existing PLC controllers including controllers
manufactured by Allen Bradley and Siemens. Deploying robots using the customer's existing PLC
controllers allows operators to quickly, easily and inexpensively deploy the robots without the
need to learn a new programming language. Adept robots and information on the new ePLC robots will
be featured at the Hannover Messe Fair
 in Hannover, Germany April 8-12 in hall 17, stand F41.

"In order to remain competitive, manufacturers are looking to replace hard automation or overseas
hand production. Robot-driven flexible work cells help to achieve lean manufacturing objectives
however adoption has been hampered by the need to learn a new programming language," explains Rob
Cain, president and CEO of Adept Technology. "By using Adept ePLC robots and in-house PLC
programming skills, customers are able to quickly develop and deploy solutions that solves their
problems today and future-proofs their manufacturing lines going forward."

"Using the Adept solution has made our job much simpler," said Richard Bahr, president and CEO of
MGS Machine Corporation a leading robot system integrator. "We are able to program the robot in
ladder logic then create libraries of code that are easily re-deployable. This makes our next
project even easier to do. We have developed our code to a point where the robot can be added to
any one of our machines and be functioning in a matter of hours."

The company plans to initially introduce its Cobra ePLC robot line with the Cobra ePLC600 and
Cobra ePLC800 models followed by ePLC Quattro, and Viper models. Adept's Cobra SCARA robots are
ideal applications that require fast and precise automation and the Adept Python linear modules
are robust modules for gantry or cantilever configurations. The Adept Quattro robot is the only
parallel robot (or "delta robot") in the world that features a patented four-arm design, advanced
control algorithms, and large work envelope. The company's Viper line are high-performance
articulated robots designed specifically for assembly applications.

About Adept Technology, Inc.

Adept is a global, leading provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile solutions 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,
Electronics, and Logistics; as well as to traditional industrial markets including automotive
components. More information is available at

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CONTACT: Press and Industry Analysts:
         Glenn Hewson
         Adept Technology, Inc.
         5960 Inglewood Drive
         Pleasanton, CA 94588 USA
         Tel: 858 699 3909
         Fax: 925 960 0452
         Financial Analysts:
         Michael Schradle, Chief Financial Officer
         Adept Technology, Inc.
         5960 Inglewood Drive
         Pleasanton, CA 94588 USA
         Tel: 925 245 3400
         Fax: 925 245 3510

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