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Adept Technology Reduces the Cost and Complexity of Automating Packaging

Adept Technology, Inc.

OctoMation Robotic Workforce Simplifies the Packaging of Fresh Produce and Processed Foods

PLEASANTON, Calif.,  -- Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile solutions and services, today announced that they will be presenting methods by which the food packaging industry can reduce the cost and complexity of deploying and owning automation at this year's OctoMation customers are able to deploy advanced, high-speed packaging applications with conveyor tracking and vision guidance.PACK EXPO 2011 show. Adept will demonstrate how their OctoMation Robotic Workforce makes owning and operating robotic packaging automation simple for food packaging companies. The OctoMation Robotic Workforce will be on display in the Adept Technology Booth 5411 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from September 26—28, 2011.
 
"We are looking forward to continuing our successful campaign of enabling producers to cost effectively automate their primary packaging applications through the implementation of OctoMation," said Rush LaSelle, director of global sales and marketing for Adept Technology, Inc. "Given the tremendous financial pressures being placed on food manufacturers from rising feed prices to escalating transportation costs, Adept is pleased to offers cost relief through the easy deployment of productivity-enhancing technologies."

Adept's OctoMation Robotic Workforce is a line of pre-engineered machine platforms used for loading and packing jobs in the food industry. Given its ability to handle non-rigid, non-uniform (or irregularly shaped or sized) objects, OctoMation has been quickly embraced by the food processing industry and is well-positioned to serve other growing markets. Until now, managing these processes was only possible with human hand-eye coordination. OctoMation customers are able to deploy advanced, high-speed packaging applications with conveyor tracking and vision guidance. With operating costs of less than $5 an hour, OctoMation has set a new standard among packaging solutions for total cost of ownership.

PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011 is the largest and most comprehensive packaging and processing trade show experience in North America. This year's show will be at the Las Vegas (Nevada) Convention Center Sept. 26—28, 2011. The show is produced by 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.

Learn more about PMMI and the PACK EXPO trade shows at PMMI.org and Packexpo.com. Twittercue: For more total systems solutions, it's PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011.

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 on the company's revolutionary line of robotic handling solution is available at octomation.adept.com.

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