Pittsburgh, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/30/2014 -- Palletized goods are transported throughout manufacturing plants and distribution facilities day and night every day of the week. Amanda Merrell, Seegrid Marketing Director, explored how to reduce pallet and product damage with automated guided vehicles (AGVs) in a recent blog posted on the company’s website.
Pallets are dropped, lifted, and pushed across the floor—they get some serious beating. Pallet damage often results in product damage and unsaleable merchandise. “When automated guided vehicles are used to transport palletized loads of goods, a reduction in pallet, product, and infrastructure damage occurs. Removing the operator from the forklift or pallet truck automatically eliminates the decision making process from all aspects of transportation. When an automated guided vehicle is used to transport product versus a fork truck operator, palletized product is moved reliably, safely, and in a consistent manner,” explained Merrell.
The use of automation, such as automated guided vehicles eliminates:
- Pallet dropping
- Product damage
- Industrial equipment damage
- Pushing pallets across a facility floor
- Improper pallet loading and unloading
- Unstable and unsafe transportation of loads
To read the entire blog, go to: http://blog.seegrid.com/Blog/bid/366943/How-to-Reduce-Pallet-and-Product-Damage-with-AGVs.
Merrell joined the Seegrid team in 2010 after graduating from Utah State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Communications with an emphasis in public relations. Merrell oversees marketing and public relations initiatives, bringing a fresh and unique spin on marketing material handling equipment. Merrell is also responsible for interface and coordination of efforts with editors, journalists, conferences, tradeshows, and the firm’s external public relations firm.
Seegrid Corporation (http://www.seegrid.com) provides simple, affordable, flexible vision-guided automated guided vehicles (AGVs) to the material handling industry. Seegrid robotic industrial trucks, flexible AGVs, are revolutionizing the movement of materials in manufacturing and distribution environments. Seegrid automated pallet trucks and tow tractors optimize workflow processes by increasing productivity and reducing costs, creating economic and operational advantages. Robotic industrial trucks deliver a rapid return on investment, improve facility safety, and reduce equipment and product damage. Recently named Manufacturer of the Year, Seegrid was also awarded the Gold Medal Award at the WBT Innovation Marketplace 2013 competitive event. Seegrid was just listed as one of Food Logistics Top 100 software and technology providers. Seegrid will be exhibiting at MODEX 2014 at booth #7317 in Atlanta, GA. Follow Seegrid Corporation on Twitter at @Seegrid.
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