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Adept Announces Development of New Line of PLC Programmable Robots



Adept Announces Development of New Line of PLC Programmable Robots

New ePLC Robots Programmed by Customer's Existing PLCs Allow Users to Quickly,
Easily and Inexpensively Program Robots

PLEASANTON, Calif., April 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adept Technology, Inc.
(Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile
solutions, today announced the development of its ePLC line of PLC
programmable robots. The new ePLC robots will include new versions of the
company's Cobra, Quattro, and Viper robots.

The robots will interface directly with customer's existing PLC controllers
including controllers manufactured by Allen Bradley and Siemens. Deploying
robots using the customer's existing PLC controllers allows operators to
quickly, easily and inexpensively deploy the robots without the need to learn
a new programming language. Adept robots and information on the new ePLC
robots will be featured at the Hannover Messe Fair in Hannover, Germany April
8-12 in hall 17, stand F41.

"In order to remain competitive, manufacturers are looking to replace hard
automation or overseas hand production. Robot-driven flexible work cells help
to achieve lean manufacturing objectives however adoption has been hampered by
the need to learn a new programming language," explains Rob Cain, president
and CEO of Adept Technology. "By using Adept ePLC robots and in-house PLC
programming skills, customers are able to quickly develop and deploy solutions
that solves their problems today and future-proofs their manufacturing lines
going forward."

"Using the Adept solution has made our job much simpler," said Richard Bahr,
president and CEO of MGS Machine Corporation a leading robot system
integrator. "We are able to program the robot in ladder logic then create
libraries of code that are easily re-deployable. This makes our next project
even easier to do. We have developed our code to a point where the robot can
be added to any one of our machines and be functioning in a matter of hours."

The company plans to initially introduce its Cobra ePLC robot line with the
Cobra ePLC600 and Cobra ePLC800 models followed by ePLC Quattro, and Viper
models. Adept's Cobra SCARA robots are ideal applications that require fast
and precise automation and the Adept Python linear modules are robust modules
for gantry or cantilever configurations. The Adept Quattro robot is the only
parallel robot (or "delta robot") in the world that features a patented
four-arm design, advanced control algorithms, and large work envelope. The
company's Viper™ line are high-performance articulated robots designed
specifically for assembly applications.

About Adept Technology, Inc.

Adept is a global, leading provider of intelligent robots and autonomous
mobile solutions 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, Electronics, and Logistics;
as well as to traditional industrial markets including automotive components.
More information is available at www.adept.com.

All trade names are either trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective holders.

CONTACT: Press and Industry Analysts:
         Glenn Hewson
         Adept Technology, Inc.
         5960 Inglewood Drive
         Pleasanton, CA 94588 USA
         Tel: 858 699 3909
         Fax: 925 960 0452
         Email: glenn.hewson@adept.com
         www.adept.com
        
         Financial Analysts:
         Michael Schradle, Chief Financial Officer
         Adept Technology, Inc.
         5960 Inglewood Drive
         Pleasanton, CA 94588 USA
         Tel: 925 245 3400
         Fax: 925 245 3510
         Email: investor.relations@adept.com
         www.adept.com

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