Adept Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTK), a manufacturer of flexible automation for the telecommunications, fiber optic and semiconductor industries, announced the introduction of a new standard fiber assembly platform at this month's Photonics West trade show in San Jose, California.
The product is a pre-engineered configurable platform designed to reduce the time and costs required to engineer and implement photonic automation systems. The prototype includes an Adept SmartModules 4 axis materials handling robot, Adept NanoLine L3 micro positioning stage, AdeptVision AVI for parts location and machine guidance, and a configurable deck for mounting additional process automation. All control and software modules are integrated within the AdeptWindows Controller and patented AIM application software, and the single point user interface is provided from an industrial PC. The platform deck is configured with mechanical, network, air, vacuum and electrical connections to support multiple NanoLine stages and process modules, each to be served by the material handling robot.
The Adept fiber optic assembly platform will be available in a range of sizes, and can be configured with a variety of Adept precision robots, Adept NanoLine precision stages, and associated peripherals. Initial shipments are expected to begin in the spring of 2001, with volume shipments expected to commence summer 2001.
About Adept Technology:
Adept Technology designs, manufactures and markets factory automation components and systems for the fiber optic, telecommunications, semiconductor, automotive, food and durable goods industries.