Vision guided robots: Adept Technology gets $5 million order

Adept Technology Inc. received a $5 million order for Adept Quattro robots from a major European machine builder. More than 100 Adept Quattro s650 robots will be deployed globally over 12 months for a proprietary high-speed, vision-guided handling application. The model was selected in part for its 1.3 meter work envelope, high-speed vision-guided performance, and conveyor tracking intelligence—enabling higher yields and expanded capacity while encompassing minimal floor space, Adept says.
By Control Engineering Staff November 29, 2007

Adept Technology Inc.,

provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, received a $5 million order for Adept Quattro robots from a major European machine builder. More than 100

Adept Quattro s650 robots

will be deployed globally over 12 months for a proprietary high-speed, vision-guided handling application. The model was selected in part for its 1.3 meter work envelope, high-speed vision-guided performance, and conveyor tracking intelligence—enabling higher yields and expanded capacity while encompassing minimal floor space, Adept says.

The Adept Quattro s650 robot utilizes a patented 4-link parallel drive and carbon fiber construction to provide packaging cycle times, which are up to twice as fast as conventional packaging robots, company says. It is also the world’s first packaging robot to integrate the controls inside the robot, Adept says, virtually eliminating external controls cabinets saving valuable factory floor space and simplifying installation.

“This order for over 100 Quattro robots from a leading European manufacturer is a very significant milestone for Adept,” said John Dulchinos, president & COO of Adept Technology. “It validates the Quattro robot’s capabilities and market acceptance.”

—Edited by C.G. Masi , senior editor
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