Seegrid AGVs Flexible Automation Profiled in Modern Materials Handling
Pittsburgh, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/22/2014 -- Seegrid Corporation, global leader of robotic automated guided vehicles (AGVs), was profiled in Modern Materials Handling magazine. According to Josh Bond, Modern Materials Handling Associate Editor, “As software interfaces and vehicle components improve, users of automatic guided vehicles are becoming less reliant on others to use and maintain their own fleets. The adoption of automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) in the last few decades has been characterized by the good and bad aspects of automation, but advances in recent years have allowed AGV technologies to break free of conventional wisdom about their drawbacks and potential applications.”
Jeff Christensen, director of product development for Seegrid, commented, “Customers want to be able to change their mind almost entirely from day to day. If they want to make an adjustment, they don’t want ten consultants to come out and have it result in a big bill.”
Christensen offers the example of a customer whose AGV system shared a handful of intersections with an automated cart system from a different supplier. “In the past, there were these meetings of two proprietary systems that can’t talk to one another and work on routes established five years ago. Some customers found themselves painted into a corner,” noted Christensen.
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Modern Materials Handling reaches the largest and most highly qualified audience of executives, distribution center professionals and engineers involved in buying/specifying materials handling equipment and services.
Seegrid Corporation (http://www.seegrid.com), global leader of robotic vision-guided automated guided vehicles (AGVs), designs, engineers, and manufactures AGVs for the materials handling industry to operate with simplicity, flexibility and affordability. The company’s state-of-the-art navigation technology requires no infrastructure for navigation—no wires, lasers, tapes, or magnets. Seegrid vision-guided AGVs are revolutionizing the movement of materials in manufacturing and distribution environments.
Creating economic and operational advantages, robotic pallet trucks, tow tractors, and walkie stackers optimize workflow processes by increasing productivity and reducing labor and operating costs. Seegrid AGVs improve workplace safety, reduce equipment and product damage, and deliver a rapid return on investment.
Maximize the efficiency and productivity of vision-guided AGVs by utilizing Seegrid Supervisor, a network appliance connecting, monitoring, and controlling a fleet of AGVs within an operation.
Recent acknowledgements include a 2014 Edison Award, Manufacturer of the Year award, and chosen as one of Food Logistics Top 100 software and technology providers. Seegrid was named to the list of Fast Company 50 Most Innovative Companies and Top 10 Most Innovative Robotic Companies 2013.
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