Adept Technology selected by photonics manufacturer to provider fiber assembly solution

June 20, 2001
June 20, 2001--Adept Technology, Inc., a manufacturer of flexible automation for the telecommunications, fiber optic and semiconductor industries, announced it has signed a $700,000 contract to provide a fully automated fiber-pigtailing workcell to a large photonics manufacturer.

Adept Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTK), a manufacturer of flexible automation for the telecommunications, fiber optic and semiconductor industries, announced it has signed a $700,000 contract to provide a fully automated fiber-pigtailing workcell to a large photonics manufacturer. The customer chose Adept's factory automation solution to increase both yield and throughput in its facilities. This initial order is expected to lead to additional orders over the next 12 to 18 months.

This fully automated fiber optic pigtailing solution includes Adept SmartModules with a 4 axis material 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 through Adept Windows in 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.

About Adept:

Adept Technology designs, manufactures and markets factory automation components and systems for the fiber optic, telecommunications, semiconductor, automotive, food and durable goods industries. For more information, visit www.adept.com.

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