Adept Technology Delivers Robotic-Automation Products Specifically Designed
for Primary and Secondary Food Packaging Applications
Systems Help Food and Beverage Companies Meet New Government Safety and
Sanitation Mandates, Lower Labor Costs and Future-Proof Packaging Lines
PLEASANTON, Calif., Sept. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adept Technology, Inc.
(Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile
solutions and services, today announced the availability of primary and
secondary food packaging robots and peripherals that are designed specifically
to help food processing companies to meet new government safety and sanitation
mandates, lower plant operating costs, decrease waste and future-proof
Robotic automation is a proven solution for both primary and secondary
food-packaging lines, which typically require rapid, repetitive,
labor-intensive product handling. A primary or secondary packaging line that
combines Adept's robotic components, application software, and game-changing
SoftPIC gripper/grasper technology can yield significant productivity gains
while improving safety and sanitary conditions.
"Food processors are looking to robotic automation with integrated vision and
conveyor control to provide the speed and efficiency of hard automation but
with flexibility for quick changeover between products," states Glenn Hewson,
Adept Senior Vice President of Marketing. Our game-changing SoftPIC grippers
are designed specifically for primary packaging of raw protein and fruits and
vegetables, and when combined with Adept's industry-leading vision guidance
and conveyor-tracking enable a variety of products to be packaged on the same
Hewson further adds "Robotic automation can also help processors dramatically
lower distribution labor costs by packing mixed-product cases for specific
store orders on the secondary packaging line and eliminating repacking at
Adept's differentiating food packaging innovations include the Adept Quattro™
s650HS, the world's only USDA-approved robot; PackXpert™ a powerful software
solution for the rapid development of robotic packaging applications; SoftPIC™
advanced gripping/grasping technology that supports handling different
products in a variety of packaging patterns from a single production line; and
industry-leading integrated vision and conveyor tracking, for applications
where robots must package products that are presented randomly on a moving
Adept will be showing its SoftPIC grippers and graspers at Pack Expo Las
Vegas, September 23 – 26 exclusively in the JMP Engineering booth S6998.
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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CONTACT: Press and Industry Analysts:
Adept Technology, Inc.
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