Adept Technology Introduces New 6-Axis Articulated Robots

PLEASANTON, Calif., Oct. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Adept Technology,
Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent robots,
autonomous mobile robot solutions and services, has introduced two new
additions to its Viper family of 6-axis articulated robots — the Viper
700 and Viper 900. These are the first in a series of new 6-axis robots
from Adept that will include additional reach and payload capabilities.
The Viper 700 and Viper 900 models offer the versatility of a large
working area with the convenience of a streamlined, compact
architecture, making them ideal for assembly, material handling and
machine tending applications. Adept is debuting the new Viper models
this week at the Motek trade show in Stuttgart, Germany.

“With the introduction of Viper 700 and Viper 900, Adept continues to
grow its strong portfolio of industrial robots for small parts
handling, and provide customers with the latest innovations in robotics
performance and ease of use,” said Yan Banducci, Adept senior product
line manager for Industrial Robots. “Offering a large workspace, a slim
design with simple cabling, compact controls and more, the new Vipers
are tailor-made for demanding industrial assembly environments. These
new robots offer tremendous value, and come standard with features such
as an IP67 rating, integrated solenoid valves, and powerful off-line
programming and emulation software.”

The Viper 700 and Viper 900 offer fast, precise arm movements with a
maximum reach of 723 mm and 912 mm, respectively. They accommodate
payloads up to 7 kg. Other key features include:

— A slim robotic arm design that minimizes the space required for work
— An IP67 rating standard on both models, and corrosion-resistant materials
for easy wash down.
— Powerful controls embedded into an amplifier approximately half the size
of competitive robot amplifiers, saving floor space and reducing
installation cost and complexity.
— A hollow wrist that streamlines cabling to the end-of arm-tooling,
minimizing risks associated with brushing cables against other objects in
the workspace.

To enable rapid deployment, Viper 700 and Viper 900 robots are equipped
with Adept ACE software, a unique tool offering a friendly
point-and-click application development environment to allow offline
programming, 3D process emulation, and optional vision guidance and
conveyor tracking integration. Other system options include Adept’s
industry-leading SmartVision MX vision processing platform and
high-resolution cameras for machine vision and guidance, and
Intelligent Force Sensing for precision assembly applications.

The Motek trade show in Stuttgart runs October 5-8, 2015. The Adept
booth is #7410 in hall 7. Along with the new Viper models, Adept is
showing its recently launched eCobra 800 robot, part of a new
generation of 4-axis robots featuring advanced SCARA robotics and a
unique controller-less architecture.

About Adept Technology, Inc.

Adept is a global, leading provider of intelligent robots, autonomous
mobile robot 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
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Adept Technology, Inc.


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Adept Technology, Inc.