Profile: Adept Technology Inc (ADEP.OQ)
22 May 2015
Adept Technology, Inc. (Adept), incorporated on August 17, 2005, is a robotics-based automation supplier. The Company designs and manufactures industrial and mobile robots along with a complementary suite of control and vision systems and software which are used for assembly, packaging, handling, testing and logistics applications in both fixed repetitive and unstructured environments. It operates in two segments: Robotics and Services and Support. The Company’s offering combines its motion controls systems with application software, which it sells together with its own vision-guidance technology and/or its robot mechanisms. Its business is focused on delivering intelligent, flexible automation products, solutions, components and services for assembly, packaging, warehousing and logistics, automated transportation, material handling inspection and lab automation applications.
The Company’s Adept SmartController is an ultra-compact robot motion controller, featuring distributed architecture for scalability, embedded software for real-time operations, high-speed communication for belt encoder and camera support. The Adept SmartVision is a high-performance vision processor, optimized to run Adept ACE software and its extensions. It can be used as a standalone solution for vision guidance and inspection applications or seamlessly integrated with multiple robots, conveyors, grippers, cameras and sensors.
The Company’s Adept ACE (Automation Control Environment) is Personal Computer (PC)-based software for configuring, calibrating, and managing equipment in a workcell. The ACE PackXpert is an extension of Adept ACE, designed to rapidly deploy flexible automation solutions. PackXpert speeds the configuration of applications by setting up the number of robots, controllers, conveyors, vision tools, and the sequencing of process steps. AdeptSight is an extension of Adept ACE, designed for vision guidance and inspection applications. The Adept ePLC Connect server software provides seamless connectivity with a customer supplied Programmable Logic Controller (PLC).
The Adept Quattro robot is the parallel robot. The four-arm design, advanced control algorithms, embedded amplifier, and large work envelope make Quattro the ideal robot for high-speed assembly, processing, packaging, and other manufacturing applications. The Adept Viper robots include the Adept SmartController, equipping each with conveyor tracking and vision guidance capabilities. The Adept Cobra robots offer an industry-leading combination of speed, accuracy and repeatability. Adept Cobra s-Series robots (s350, s600, and s800) include the Adept SmartController, equipping each with conveyor tracking and vision guidance capabilities. The Adept Python linear modules are designed for scalability and flexibility. Adept Python modules incorporate unique design features, making them one of the most robust modules for single-axis, dual- axis, three-axis, or four-axis applications with rotation, gantry, and cantilever configurations.
The Company’s Adept Lynx is an autonomous indoor vehicle with a configurable payload for the transport and handling of goods. The Lynx includes Mobile Planner, the Company’s self-navigation software for use in crowded and highly dynamic environments, tight hallways and applications where a highly flexible, fully autonomous vehicle is advantageous. The Adept Lynx Courier is an intelligent mobile transporter that combines a high payload autonomous platform with an onboard controller and software for map generation and vehicle guidance. The Adept Lynx Transporter-Semi combines a Lynx autonomous indoor vehicle with a multi-wafer pod carrier to move wafer pods throughout a semiconductor fab. The Adept Lynx Handler-Semi combines a Lynx autonomous indoor vehicle with a collaborative 4-axis robot to produce a highly versatile mobile robot designed to pick, place and move semiconductor wafer pods throughout a wafer fab. The Adept Lynx Conveyor combines a Lynx autonomous indoor vehicle with a motorized conveyor platform, producing a highly versatile mobile robot designed to receive, transport and deliver materials or goods throughout warehouses, distribution centers and manufacturing environments.
The Adept AnyFeeder paired with an Adept robot and integrated vision guidance supports a high degree of product variation and brings true flexibility to part feeding. The Adept FlexiBowl is a feed solution for use with any Adept robot and vision system. The feeder is capable of carefully and quickly feeding parts that are tangled or made of different materials such as rubber or silicone or parts that are fragile, cylindrical or even oiled.
The Company competes with ABB, Epson, Fanuc, Kuka, Yaskawa, Denso, Motoman, Staubli, Amazon (Kiva), Aethon, MetraLabs Seegrid, Savant and Neobotix.
Adept Technology Inc
5960 Inglewood Drive
PLEASANTON CA 94588