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Adept Technology Announces Preferred Primary and Secondary Food Packaging Partnership with Harpak-ULMA

Adept Technology Announces Preferred Primary and Secondary Food Packaging
Partnership with Harpak-ULMA

PLEASANTON, Calif., Dec. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adept Technology, Inc.
(Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent robots, autonomous mobile
solutions and services, today announced a partnership agreement with
Harpak-ULMA Packaging, LLC, an innovative packaging equipment and systems
integrator, naming Harpak-ULMA a primary and secondary food packaging partner.

Selected for their advanced technical capabilities and knowledge base, Adept's
preferred food packaging partners define, configure, and deliver fully
integrated solutions using Adept robots, software, and grippers to increase
speed and efficiency on food processing lines.

"Automated primary food packaging necessitates use of equipment that meets
stringent requirements in every aspect, from gentle material handling at high
speeds to compliance with strict sanitation requirements," said Charles
Harlfinger, Harpak-ULMA CEO. "We recognize Adept's strength in providing
inventive, dependable automation products that meet these demands. We believe
Adept's capabilities fit well with our goal of delivering to our customers the
most effective, fully integrated food packaging solutions available."

"Adept welcomes Harpak-ULMA as a new primary and secondary food packaging
partner," said Merrill Apter, Adept vice president of North America sales.
"From our 'SoftPIC' silicone food grippers to our USDA-accepted parallel robot
system, Adept provides a set of food-focused tools that are ideal for
challenging, high-throughput applications and adaptable to flexible production
requirements. We thank Harpak-ULMA for their support in the USDA qualification
of the 'Quattro' robot. We look forward to working with them now as a
preferred partner to enable state-of-the-art automated packaging systems that
enhance food processors' efficiency and yields."

Adept has developed a host of hardware and software products for use in a food
packaging environment. The company's "Quattro s650HS" is the only high-speed
parallel robot to receive USDA acceptance for meat and poultry processing.
This Quattro robot is IP qualified (IP-66 protection for the robot, IP-67
protection for the platform). Additionally, Adept's "SoftPIC" grippers and
graspers enable fast, gentle handling of non-rigid, wet, and irregularly
shaped food products—tasks that were previously possible only with manual
handling.

About Harpak-ULMA Packaging, LLC

Harpak-ULMA Packaging is a leader in completely automated packaging solutions
to the food, medical device, personal care and industrial industries. For over
20 years Harpak-ULMA has worked closely with their customers to engineer
superior, intelligent primary and secondary solutions. The company is
committed to assist the customer in becoming more competitive by becoming more
efficient. Their successful installed base speaks for itself. Harpak-ULMA is
equipped to handle the most complicated automation requirements in the field
today and their access to global solutions makes Harpak-ULMA a forerunner in
packaging technologies today. Harpak-ULMA specializes in fully automated
packaging lines, tray sealing, flow wrap, skin packaging, thermoforming,
facilities packaging automation, cartoning, case packing, and so much more.
Their depth of experience in creating and developing complete systems is far
beyond any others in the industry. For more information about Harpak-ULMA,
visit http://www.harpak-ulma.com/.

About Adept Technology, Inc.

Adept is a global, leading provider of intelligent robots, 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.

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

CONTACT: Media Contact:
         Terry Hannon
         Adept Technology, Inc.
         925-245-3428
         terry.hannon@adept.com
        
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         Getz PR, LLC
         541-928-8996
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         Financial Analysts Contact:
         Seth Halio
         Adept Technology, Inc.
         925-245-3502
         seth.halio@adept.com

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