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Adept Technology Reaches Milestone With First USDA-Accepted Parallel Robot

Adept Technology, Inc.

Adept Quattro s650HS Food Processing RobotAdept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, today announced it has shipped the first of its USDA-accepted robots. The Adept Quattro s650HS is the industry's only USDA-accepted parallel robot available for meat and poultry processing. The robot systems are currently bound for multiple primary food handling applications requiring high speed hygienic handling. 

"This shipment is significant as the world's fastest robot meeting the strictest cleanliness and hygienic standards gives food processors and packagers a powerful competitive advantage," said Rush LaSelle, director of global sales and marketing for Adept Technology, Inc. "The robot's speed, precision and USDA acceptance make it the perfect choice for food handling applications." 

The Quattro robot is specifically designed for high-speed manufacturing, packaging, material handling, and assembly applications. The design of the Quattro differs from conventional parallel robots in that it features a four-arm kinematic. This unique design enables higher speeds, faster accelerations, and exceptional performance across the entire work envelope. Powerful compact controls and embedded amplifiers make installation easy while reducing workspace requirements. The Quattro is now also available with a new fixed platform option for more flexibility with higher payload products. The flexibility of the Quattro robot's design combined with the USDA acceptance makes it the ideal robot choice for high speed primary food handling. 

About Adept Technology, Inc.
Adept is a global, leading provider of intelligent robotics systems and services that enable customers to achieve precision, speed, quality and productivity in their assembly, handling, packaging, testing and other automated processes. With a comprehensive portfolio of high-performance motion controllers, application development software, vision-guidance technology and high-reliability robot mechanisms, Adept provides specialized, cost-effective robotics systems and services to high-growth markets including Packaged Goods, Life Sciences, Disk Drive/Electronics and Semiconductor/Solar, as well as to traditional industrial markets including machine tool automation and automotive components.

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