Pittsburgh, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/03/2014 -- Seegrid, makers of automated guided vehicles, was profiled in Food Logistics magazine. The article, authored by Elliot Maras, was titled, “AGVs: No Need To Mount And Dismount Vehicles in the Warehouse.”
According to Maras, “One of the most difficult decisions that a business manager faces is investing in new technology while it is still evolving. In the food and beverage supply chain, few technologies present greater efficiencies than automatic guided vehicles (AGVs). AGVs can reportedly increase full-case picking productivity by 25 percent or more, simply by eliminating one of the most labor-intensive jobs in many distribution facilities – the order selector who gets on and off the vehicle during full-case picking.”
Seegrid technology has been finding use in food retail warehouses. The vehicles can be driven manually as well as autonomously. One operator can manage up to five vehicles at one time for picking pallets and transporting them to a drop zone.
Vision-guided navigation, which uses digital video cameras to record the vehicle’s path in the warehouse and map out the route, has emerged as one of the most economical and efficient AVG technologies in recent years. Vision-guided vehicles, pioneered by Seegrid Inc., have been heralded as an alternative to the landmark-guided AVGs that require reflectors to be mounted throughout the warehouse.
Seegrid’s vision-guided technology offers ease of installation, ease of use and less cost compared to landmark-based systems. A new map can be generated when the vehicle’s path needs to change.
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. Follow on Twitter @Seegrid.