Pittsburgh, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/04/2014 -- Seegrid will formally introduce the most innovative solutions for material handling with its award-winning technology of the flexible automated guided vehicle (AGV), also known as a robotic industrial truck, to the European Union at LogiMAT this month. After extensive review and testing, the flexible automated tow tractor is fully compliant with all the requirements for CE marking, the machinery directive, and health and safety regulations for use in industrial applications. According to Mitchell Weiss, Chief Operating Officer for Seegrid, “Compliance with the comprehensive CE requirements assures both the health and safety of European workers, as well as presents American users an additional level of confidence.”
LogiMAT is the biggest annual intralogistics exhibition in Europe being held between 25 and 27 February 2014. International exhibitors and decision-makers from industry, trade, and the service sectors will be coming together at the new exhibition centre at Stuttgart Airport to find the best products and best practices. The focus will be on innovative products, solutions and systems for procurement, warehouse, production, and distribution logistics. Seegrid will be located at Hall 8, Stand #471.
Weiss shared why Seegrid has chosen to launch the product in Europe. “European factories have high labor rates and greater requirements for worker ergonomics. As a result they use quite a lot of automation. The truck will support these automated operations by delivering goods reliably and on time, while reducing manned travel time, and risks associated with driving trucks.”
European manufacturers already possess sophistication with technology and robotics. As the European economy recovers from recession, there is a strong need for improved productivity and capacity. Seegrid has a unique and proven offering with a significant installed base in North America, and that is highly adaptable for Europe.
“The utilization of world-class robotic technology is gaining more importance among manufacturing and material handling leaders in Europe and worldwide,” said Michael Hasco. Seegrid provides the European market with innovative and flexible automation in vision-guided AGVs. Seegrid flexible AGVs optimize workflow processes by increasing productivity, reducing costs, and creating economic operational advantages. These benefits are possible while delivering a rapid return on investment (ROI), improving facility safety, decreasing employee injuries, and reducing equipment and product damage.
Guided by Seegrid flexible AGVs utilize vision-guided technology for navigation, with no changes to the infrastructure. The innovative technology allows vehicles to be trained and deployed in a warehouse, distribution center, or manufacturing facility quickly and efficiently, eliminating non-value-added repetitive tasks. The vision system provides operators complete route flexibility, as the AGV routing can be re-programmed in a matter of minutes supporting the up-to-date needs of every facility.
Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Seegrid (http://www.seegrid.com), the prognosis for continued growth for Seegrid is exceptional, and whether developing robotic vision-guided solutions for manufacturing, warehousing or distribution centers, Seegrid is part of the reform for the materials handling industry for Europe.
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