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Jim Rock Seegrid CEO Talks Future of VGVs in the Age of Industrial Internet of Things


Pittsburgh, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/11/2016 -- Jim Rock, Seegrid CEO, recently authored an article discussing the future of vision guided vehicles in the age of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The article, titled "How VGVs Play in the IIoT World," was featured in IoT Now magazine.

Rock predicted that machines on the plant floor will soon actively identify problems, determine a course of action, execute, and measure those results – all without human interaction. The Industrial Internet of Things is already beginning to reshape manufacturing.

Ahead of many other machines on the factory floor, VGVs themselves are sensors that accurately and consistently capture performance data. Employing Vision technology, VGVs gather thousands of important data points per second, and provide insights into distance traveled, total errors, obstruction hours, follow hours, motion hours, powered hours, and rescue hours.

Increasingly, companies like Seegrid that are invested in IIoT continue to release dynamic metrics to improve enterprise-wide global operations. In the future, VGVs will use big data to identify problems, as well as execute a solution, and measure the results—all without human interaction.

IoT Now Magazine explores the evolving opportunities and challenges facing CSPs across this sector. The exclusive interviews pass on the key lessons learned by industry leaders in next gen Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) services.

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About Seegrid
Seegrid ( provides unique and revolutionary automation technology for materials handling. Engineered with state-of-the-art Seegrid Vision, industrial trucks are transformed into the next generation of AGVs: vision guided vehicles (VGVs). VGVs navigate without wires, lasers, magnets, or tape, and deliver unmatched flexibility. Designed for simplicity and reliability, the Seegrid flexible automation solution is offered in a line of pallet trucks and tow tractors.

Experience the maximum benefits of VGVs with Seegrid Supervisor to manage, monitor, and control a fleet of vehicles in context of your operation. Generating economic advantages and operational efficiencies, VGVs optimize workflow processes, increase productivity and throughput, labor optimization and operating costs. An award-winning organization, Seegrid is experiencing significant growth both in employees and clients. Multi-billion dollar organizations focused on lean manufacturing best-practices are turning to the Pittsburgh-based robotics leader. From large automotive operations to retail distribution centers, Seegrid VGVs are advancing the reality of a Fork Truck Free approach. VGVs improve workplace safety, reduce equipment and product damage, and deliver a rapid return on investment. Seegrid customers include: Whirlpool, Kohler, Walgreens, Volvo, Aisin, and Denso.

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