Robotic Parts Feeding Option increases system flexibility.

Press Release Summary:

Available for all Adept robot systems, Adept FlexiBowl® utilizes circular band tracking to simplify and accelerate robotic acquisition of component parts used in assembly, handling, and kitting applications. Vision-based solution can separate and orient variety of parts made from diverse materials, and throughput is 30–60 parts/min. Designed to facilitate maintenance and cleaning, product also features serial interface connections and encoder latching.

Original Press Release:

Adept Technology Introduces Simplified Robotic Parts Feeding Solution

PLEASANTON, Calif. – Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile solutions announced the introduction of the Adept FlexiBowl®, an innovative vision-based robotic parts feeding solution available as an option on all Adept robot systems. The Adept FlexiBowl® utilizes circular band tracking to simplify and speed the robotic acquisition of component parts used in assembly, handling and kitting applications. Adept FlexiBowl® is capable of quickly separating and orienting a wide variety of parts made from diverse materials including plastic, metal, rubber and silicone. Adept will showcase the Adept FlexiBowl® solution in its booth #354 at the Automate 2013 show January 21-24 in Chicago, Illinois.

"Unlike traditional vibratory bowl feeders, which have limited flexibility due to their high level of customization, the Adept FlexiBowl® utilizes Adept vision technology to create a truly flexible standard parts feeding solution that can be deployed and redeployed quickly eliminating the time, cost and complexity associated with traditional parts feeding," said John Dulchinos, president and chief executive officer of Adept Technology. "The Adept FlexiBowl® dramatically increases the flexibility of a robotic system opening up new applications to automation and increasing the competitiveness of manufacturers around the world."

Mr. Dulchinos, will be hosting an Expert Huddle discussion on this topic at the show at 2pm at booth 208 on Monday, January 21st. The show's free Expert Huddle discussions are open to all attendees and are designed to provide attendees with the opportunity to engage in a discussion group with industry experts.

In addition to handling a wide array of parts, the Adept FlexiBowl operates reliably and quietly and is extremely easy to operate. The feeder features serial interface connections, encoder latching, and a small footprint. Benefits include quick and easy installation, throughput between 30 to 60 parts per minute and easy maintenance and cleaning.

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 Packaging, Medical, Disk Drive/Electronics, and Solar; as well as to traditional industrial markets including machine tool automation and automotive components. More information is available at

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Press and Industry Analysts:

Glenn Hewson

Adept Technology, Inc.

5960 Inglewood Drive

Pleasanton, CA 94588 USA

Tel: 858 699 3909

Fax: 925 960 0452

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

The Adept FlexiBowl® parts feeding system will be shown in Adept's booth 354 at Automate 2012, January 21 – 24 in Chicago IL FlexiBowl when combined with Adept robots and vision systems is part of a complete automated flexible manufacturing system.

Val Cureton

Cureton Communications


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