MAY 30--Adept Technology Inc. (San Jose, CA: www.adept.com), a manufacturer of automation products for the telecommunications, fiberoptic, and semiconductor industries, has instituted a discount program of up to 80% to colleges and universities on the costs of robotic hardware, controllers, and software. The marked-down products consist of the Adept C40 controller with AIM application software, AdeptWindows software, and a three-axis AdeptModules mechanism. Four system configurations are available with this program. All university configurations are backed by the company's 18-month warranty, 24-hour support, regional service, comprehensive training, and applications engineering support.
"We feel it is extremely worthwhile to subsidize advanced research and curriculum within the university community," says Joe Campbell, vice president of marketing for Adept Technology. "Students will gain valuable hands-on experience with industry leading technology, which benefits the entire automation industry."
AdeptModules are heavy-duty linear motion modules designed for assembly, material handling, small part palletizing, packaging, and dispensing applications. Each self-contained unit has linear bearings, precision ground ballscrew, and an AC servomotor mounted in a rugged extruded aluminum housing. Adept C-40 controllers support the company's advanced options and software, including AIM, vision, motion, and force. AdeptWindows software transforms a standard PC into the user interface for the Adept controller. The company's patented AIM software provides a graphical programming tool to simplify and standardize the development of a robot, vision, or flexible feeder application.