Adept Technology Receives $1.1 Million Order From Major China Civil Explosive Technology and Equipment Turn Key Service

Adept Technology Receives $1.1 Million Order From Major China Civil Explosive
Technology and Equipment Turn Key Service Provider

Shenzhen King Explorer Science & Technology Co., Ltd. to Build Fully Automated
Packaging Lines for Emulsion Explosives Using High Speed Adept Quattro
Parallel Robots

PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adept Technology, Inc.
(Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile
solutions and services, today announced that Shenzhen King Explorer Science &
Technology Co., Ltd., the largest China Civil Explosive Turn Key Service
Provider, plans to upgrade more than 100 customer emulsion explosive lines
they have built worldwide with fully automated packaging lines by using
multiple Adept Quattro s650 parallel robots in the next three years. Each line
requires either two or four Quattro s650 parallel robots depending on its
throughput. The $1.1M order is expected to be fulfilled over the course of the
2013 calendar year.

"By utilizing Adept Quattro robots and vision-guided conveyor tracking the
company's automated packaging lines will improve traceability of explosive
material by using sensors at each step in the process," said Rob Cain,
president and CEO of Adept Technology. "With this type of system the Adept
Quattro robots can track the number of units in each package virtually
guaranteeing traceability and removing the potential for human operator
error."

"Adept's industrial automation experience in high speed packaging was a key
factor in our decision in choosing Adept as our partner for this project,"
said Gang Ming, CEO of Shenzhen King Explorer Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
"We believe with the speed and strength of the Adept Quattro robots we will be
able to increase our customers' productivity and greatly limit human exposure
to potentially dangerous tasks."

The Adept Quattro s650 chosen for the project is the only robot on the market
that is able to achieve in excess of 150 parts per minute to meet production
demands. The Quattro uses a four-arm "parallel" design that is specifically
engineered for high-speed manufacturing, packaging and assembly applications.
The robot's four-arm design, advanced control algorithms, and large work
envelope make it the ideal overhead-mount robot for smooth motion,
high-throughput applications.

About Shenzhen King Explorer Science & Technology Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen King Explorer Science & Technology Co., Ltd. is the largest China
civil explosive turn-key service provider that is based in Shenzhen, China. In
the past four years, it constructed more than 100 civil explosive plants
(powder explosive, emulsion explosive, etc) worldwide. King Explorer recently
acquired a US based company "Zukovich, Morhard & Wade, LLC (ZMW)", a leading
supplier of emulsion explosives technology who has operated in more than 580
explosives and detonator plants in 95 countries worldwide. More information on
the company's products can be found at http://www.kingexplorer.com and
http://www.exploenergy.com.

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 Medical, Electronics,
Food and Semiconductor; as well as to traditional industrial markets including
Machine Tool Automation and Automotive Components. More information is
available at www.adept.com.

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