Adept Technology Selected by Leading Laser Converting Technology Provider as Robotics Partner
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Adept Technology, Inc.
3011 Triad Dr.
Livermore, CA, 94551
Press release date: September 11, 2009
LasX Industries to Showcase Fully Automated Laser Cutting System Featuring the Adept Quattro(TM) Robot and Adept ACE PackXpert(TM) Software at Print 09- 2009's Largest Global Graphics Communications Show
Pleasanton, Calif. - September 11, 2009-- Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, today announced it has been selected as LasX Industries' robotics partner to provide robots and programming software for the company's LaserSharp® Spider STP-400 laser cutting system. The LaserSharp Spider STP-400 system will be showcased at the company's booth (#3471) at Print 09 2009's largest global graphics communications show September 11-16 in Chicago, IL. The system will feature the Adept Quattro(TM) robot and Adept ACE PackXpert(TM) programming software.
"Our customers demand solutions that increase their workflow flexibility, increase production and decrease scrap and cycle times," said William Dinauer, president of LasX Industries. "With the Adept Quattro robot and ACE PackXpert software we are able to offer our customers a fully automated laser cutting system that addresses all these requirements."
"Automation is a vital component in manufacturers' quest to preserve resources, improve processes and maximizing production efficiency," said John Dulchinos, CEO and president of Adept Technology, Inc. "Our automation expertise coupled with LasX's laser converting technology experience will give this industry's leading manufacturers the advantages that automation already offers to many other industries."
The LaserSharp Spider STP-400 is a fully automated conveyor laser system that is designed to offer high quality laser cutting of complex, personalized, and variable nested shapes matching digital printing speeds. The system is designed to read a printed barcode identifying the unique information for processing and stacking each finished part. The automated system uses the Adept Quattro(TM) robot to stack and sort product and uses the Adept ACE PackXpert(TM) software to program the automation components.
The Adept Quattro robot is the only parallel robot (or "delta robot") in the world that features a unique four-arm rotational platform designed for maximum speed, maximum acceleration and exceptional performance across the entire work envelope. Additionally, the powerful embedded amplifiers and compact controls in the Adept Quattro parallel robot make installation easy and enable saved workspace.
ACE PackXpert is the first software solution built on Adept's fully integrated automation control environment, Adept ACE(TM) a new generation of Adept software. Designed specifically for packaging applications, the all-in-one ACE PackXpert solution is completely flexible, enabling manufacturers to respond quickly to part changes without lengthy reprogramming, an easy-to-use intuitive graphic interface and 3D workspace display for visualizing the system operation including physical and conceptual objects.
PRINT 09 is a global graphic communications show showcasing the latest technologies in commercial and quick printing, publishing, high-volume transactional output, package printing and more. More information can be found at www.print09.com.
About LasX Industries, Inc.
LasX Industries, Inc. is a leading provider of laser converting technology, for the commercial printing, label and packaging markets. The company's LaserSharp® digital converting technology advances the die cutting process by eliminating the need to produce tooling to die cut a part. This "direct to part" processing allows for a complete digital workflow across the production floor. LaserSharp gives printers the ability to cut, kiss cut, score and perforate in a single station. The product line includes LaserSharp a fully integrated laser module for off-line sheet-fed, off-line roll to roll, and in-line web printing systems. More information is available at www.lasx.com.
About Adept Technology, Inc.
Adept is a global, leading provider of intelligent robotics systems and services that enable customers to achieve precision, speed, quality and productivity in their assembly, handling, packaging, testing and other automated processes. With a comprehensive portfolio of high-performance motion controllers, application development software, vision-guidance technology and high-reliability robot mechanisms, Adept provides specialized, cost-effective robotics systems and services to high-growth markets including Packaged Goods, Life Sciences, Disk Drive/Electronics and Semiconductor/Solar; 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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