Pittsburgh, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/22/2016 -- In the current issue of Robotics and Automation News, Seegrid's VGVs are reported as a safer material handling alternative to fork trucks. Seegrid's vision guided vehicles (VGVs) prove a great tribute to National Safety Month being celebrated National Safety Council and thousands of organizations across the country are working to raise awareness of what it takes to stay safe for life. Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the roads and in our homes, and communities.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than 1 million workers suffer back injuries each year, and account for one of every five workplace injuries or illnesses. A quarter of all compensation indemnity claims involve back injuries, costing industry billions of dollars on top of the pain and suffering borne by employees. Seegrid driverless vehicles, or vision guided vehicles (VGVs), have a robust visual guidance system enhanced with safety sensors for consistently safe operation. They "learn" multiple routes up to 15 miles of information. By inputting pre-planned drop stops, selection stations, and return points, driverless vehicles complete routes without human guidance.
When safety yields cost reductions and fewer workflow disruptions, a win/win occurs. No runners are needed and a reduction in traditional forklift usage and labor costs are achieved. With improved inventory handling, waiting times for parts or order picking are reduced along with inventory deficits.
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Seegrid (http://www.seegrid.com) 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, reliability, and safety, the Seegrid flexible automation solution is offered in a line of pallet trucks and tow tractors. Seegrid's vision guided vehicles were recently featured in the Wall Street Journal.
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An award-winning organization, Seegrid is experiencing significant growth both in employees and customers. 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 North American Fork Truck Free approach. VGVs improve workplace safety, reduce equipment and product damage, and deliver a rapid return on investment, dramatically reducing production downtime.
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