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Adept Technology, Inc.

3011 Triad Dr., Livermore, CA, 94551, USA

  • 800-292-3378

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John Boutsikaris
Phone: 925-245-3400
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Adept Technology, Inc.

controls & controllers, robotics

Distributed Motion Controller increases robot cycle speeds.

November 12, 2012

Able to increase Adept robot cycle speeds by up to 5%, lead-free SmartController EX features Gigabit Ethernet, Adept eV+ software, and integral memory that supplements 2 GB SD memory card slot. Software, built around RTOS, is seamlessly backward compatible with V+ code and integrates with Adept's vision-guidance technology for optimal robotic performance. Backward compatible with CX controller, product comes with optional T20 Pendant that provides hand-held UI in ergonomic package. Read More

machinery & machining tools, packaging equipment, robotics

Robotic Packaging Automation Cell packs clamshells into cases.

August 14, 2012

Offering standardized, fully integrated solution that adapts to each customer's production line, ClamPAC(TM) minimizes food processor's integration complexity and deployment time. SoftPIC grippers, made of soft silicone that conforms to shape of clamshell, provide direct vacuum path to product, helping system achieve gentle handling at high speeds. Before delivery, customer-specific modifications are made based on size and design of clamshells, case sizes, and speed of line. Read More


Parallel Robot provides extended reach.

December 6, 2010

With work envelope of 1,600 mm, max speed of 10 m/s, and max payload of 4 kg, Adept Quattro s800H is specifically designed for high-speed applications in packaging, manufacturing, assembly, and material handling. Overhead-mount unit features advanced control algorithms, embedded amplifiers, and patented 4-arm design that helps minimize power consumption. Conveyor tracking with integrated vision guidance ensures accurate part location. Read More

food processing & preparation, packaging equipment, robotics

Robotic Platform enhances food packaging processes.

October 4, 2010

Packaging Automation Cell (PAC) is designed to accommodate high-speed primary packaging applications requiring flexible and sanitary processing, specifically addressing hygienic requirements of meat and poultry packaging. Built with rigid, stainless steel frame, cell integrates Quattro s650HS USDA-accepted parallel linked robot, motion and vision controllers, touchscreen interface, and predefined programming recipes for conveyor tracking and vision guidance. Read More

laboratory and research supplies & equipment, robotics

High-Speed Robot is USDA-accepted for primary food handling.

October 1, 2009

Available for meat and poultry processing, Quattro(TM) s650HS parallel robot gives food packagers optimal speed for raw-food handling without compromising cleanliness or hygienic standards. It features 4-arm kinematic - promoting speed, acceleration, and performance across entire work envelope - and is available with fixed platform option that adds flexibility for higher-payload products. Compact controls and embedded amplifiers facilitate installation and reduce workspace requirements. Read More

robotics, software

Software enables rapid deployment of packaging applications.

November 20, 2008

Featuring integrated robotic vision and conveyor tracking within single compact controls platform, ACE PackXpert(TM) System enables manufacturers to respond quickly to part changes without lengthy reprogramming. It includes intuitive graphic interface and 3D workspace display for visualizing system operation including physical and conceptual objects. Software allows users to coordinate efforts of entire line of robots by working across multiple controllers. Read More


Inverted SCARA Robot targets packaged goods market.

May 30, 2008

Impervious to dust, dirt, and liquid, Cobra(TM) s800 Inverted IP65 SCARA Robot brings high-speed handling to case and carton loading applications. System is suited for mechanical assembly, material handling, packaging, machine tending, and screwdriving operations. Robot supports options such as conveyor tracking, vision guided motion, auxiliary servo axes, and general machine control. Read More

laboratory and research supplies & equipment, robotics

Cartesian Robots handle ESD-sensitive products.

October 17, 2007

Providing high speed and precision motion, Adept Python(TM) Cleanroom Class 1 Linear Robot Modules are suitable for assembly and handling in disk drive, solar, semiconductor, and medical industries. Modules run on SmartController(TM) CX controls and software platform, providing integrated vision and embedded networking. Read More


SCARA and 6-Axis Robots meet UL1740 safety standards.

August 24, 2007

UL-Listed Cobra(TM) 4-axis SCARA series and Viper(TM) 6-axis articulated robot series utilize Adept's SmartController(TM) CX controls and software platform, providing integrated vision and embedded networking. Both series are targeted at Medical, Pharmaceutical, Food, Consumer Goods, Cosmetics, and Lab Automation industries that require safety and regulatory compliance provided by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. They also meet ANSI/RIA 15.06-1999 Safety standards and CE marking directives. Read More

controls & controllers, robotics

Controller is designed for 6-axis robots.

April 10, 2007

Adept MotionBlox-60R(TM) robot controller enables 6-axis robots to run on SmartServo(TM) controller technology, creating robot system suitable for medical, cosmetic, and consumer good applications. Compact, portable device installs and mounts in multiple configurations with no need for environmental cabinets and also features embedded networking and vision technology. Read More

laboratory and research supplies & equipment, robotics

Six-Axis Robots suit Class 1 cleanroom applications.

March 20, 2007

Running on SmartController(TM) CX controls and software platform, Adept Viper(TM) s650 and Adept Viper(TM) s850 bring precision motion and 6-axis dexterity to clean room assembly, handling, testing, and packaging applications. With integrated vision and embedded networking, robots target customers in solar, disk drive, LCD, semiconductor, and life sciences markets. Read More

test & measuring instruments, vision systems

Machine Vision System includes color capabilities.

February 21, 2007

PC-based vision guidance and inspection package, AdeptSight(TM) v2.0, aids in design and use of robotic vision guidance and inspection in manufacturing. Available as standalone or integrated solution, system has color option that provides acquisition and calibration of color images, color matching tool, and color processing necessary for part inspection. Calibration wizards support various camera positions to enable development of inspect-while-moving or vision-on-the-fly applications. Read More


Multiaxis Robot offers extended reach and high payload.

January 8, 2007

Designed for precision parts assembly and handling applications, Adept Viper(TM) s1700 features 20 kg payload capacity and working envelope with 1,717 mm reach. This 6-Axis articulated robot can be floor- or ceiling-mounted and runs on Adept SmartServo(TM) controller technology, which promotes path following capabilities as well as repeatability, precision, and reliability. Robot suits material handling, packaging, machine tending, and other automation applications. Read More


Inverted-Mount SCARA Robot performs high-speed packaging.

January 4, 2007

Designed for overhead mounting, Cobra s800 Inverted robot features servo-controls and amplifiers embedded into its base. Construction minimizes cabling and reduces space required inside control cabinet. Operated by SmartController CX(TM), which can control up to 24 additional axes of motion, robot supports sAVI and AdeptSight(TM) machine vision systems. It has 800 mm reach, 210 mm vertical axis, and 5.5 kg max payload capacity. Read More


Articulated Robots target assembly applications.

May 17, 2005

AdeptViper(TM) Robots combine 6-axis arm design with SmartControl(TM) software platform, allowing 6-axis robotics to be used in small part assembly and material handling manufacturing. Models s650 and s850 are designed for either table-mounting or ceiling-mounting and have 5 kg payload capacity. Read More


Vision Guidance System integrates with SCARA robots.

May 10, 2005

PC-based iSight combines application toolset, vision software, vision and vision-to-robot calibration wizards, camera, lens, and accessories. Vision technology is based on HexSight Locator featuring multi-model and built-in calibration support. System works seamlessly with Cobra i-series SCARA robots, facilitating development and use of vision location, guidance, and inspection applications. Read More


Robot targets material handling, packaging, and testing.

May 4, 2005

AdeptViper(TM) 6-axes articulated robots are available in 2 models, AdeptViper s650 and AdeptViper s850, and are designed for precision assembly applications. AdeptViper s650 has 653 mm reach and 12 in. cycle time of 0.49 sec. AdeptViper s850 has 854 mm reach and 0.59 sec. Both robots can be either table-mounted or ceiling-mounted and have 5 kg payload capacity. Read More

software, vision systems

Machine Vision Software suits robot guidance and inspection.

December 23, 2004

HexSight v3.3 PC-based machine vision library is available as ActiveX controls with support for .NET development environment, and DLL or static C++ libraries for integration into vision applications. Model-based Locator provides accurate location of sub-features of varying scale and rotation. Tools such as Edge Locator, Caliper, Blob Analyzer, and Geometric Finder are used once acquisition device has processed images and parts have been positioned by Locator. Read More


SCARA Robots suit entry level applications.

June 17, 2004

Cobra® i-series consists of SCARA robots with controller built into robot arm. Models i600 and i800 can run completely standalone under MicroV+ OS and programming language, without external controller, electronics, or breakout box. They can be controlled from PC programs, digital I/O, or PLC. Robots are suited for applications employing automation or manual labor such as mechanical assembly, part transfer, material handling, packaging, and palletizing. Read More

mounting & attaching products

Wafer Handling Module suits semiconductor process tools.

October 2, 2003

Apex platform combines direct-drive AWARD wafer handling robot with SmartServo distributed controls architecture based on IEEE-1394 serial bus. It handles wafer sizes up to 300 mm, configurable with any combination of open cassette, SMIF, and FOUP loadports. SmartController provides direct interface to existing process tools via ASCII and GEM/SECS command interfaces. System supports vacuum and edge-grip end-effectors, thru-beam wafer mapping, and wafer alignment. Read More

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