Adept Technology expands robotics distribution to Australasia

DECEMBER 18, 2007--Adept Technology (Livermore, CA, USA) has signed ControlVision as its new regional distributor for Australasia.

DECEMBER 18, 2007--Adept Technology (Livermore, CA, USA; www.adept.com), a provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, has signed ControlVision (www.controlvision.com.au) as its new regional distributor for Australasia (Australia and New Zealand). The distribution agreement allows Adept to bring advanced assembly robots to the region and expands its reach into the Australiasia market.

Adept produces a complete range of robot mechanisms for packaging and manufacturing assembly including parallel arm, SCARA, linear module, and 6-axis designs. The company recently launched the fastest 2-kg payload robot in the world, the Adept Quattro, and already holds the record for the fastest SCARA design. As a controls innovator, Adept supplies its controller product to leading OEM machine builders for inclusion in their own equipment. Adept's OEM customers include the Swiss packaging giant SIG, now owned by New Zealander Graham Hart's Rank Group.

ControlVision will target the light robotics market for high-speed, high-accuracy mechanisms. Markets include dairy, food & beverage, pharmaceutical & medical, electronics, automotive, and health-care products. ControlVision will establish robot laboratories in Melbourne and Auckland early next year and will have the resources of Adept's Singapore facility for specialist application evaluations and customer training.

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