Pittsburgh, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/01/2016 -- The Seegrid vision guided vehicle (VGV) GP8 pallet truck uses Seegrid Vision™ to map its guidance within the existing environment. No infrastructure, facility modifications, or engineering resources are required for the VGV to operate. Position the GP8's forks under the pallet(s), enter a programmed route on the keypad, and the vehicle navigates without wires, lasers, tape, or magnets.
Designed for easy operation and flexibility, the pallet truck utilizes WalkThruThenWork® deployment and Vision technology to provide operators complete vehicle control to quickly modify or add routes without engineering support. Within a warehouse, distribution center, or manufacturing facility, reduce your materials handling cost per move by eliminating waste in labor resources typically used for non value- added transport activities.
Ideal for applications such as putaway, long hauls, replenishment, staging/sortation, and cross docking, the VGV pallet truck improves worker and facility safety, reduces labor and operating costs, and reduces product, facility, and equipment damage, increasing productivity and profitability. Designed for optimizing material flow and throughput, the VGV can be deployed as a stand-alone or scalable automation solution. Integration with current software systems, such as Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) or Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), maximizes the use of VGVs in a facility, improving operational efficiency.
With safety a priority for all Seegrid products, the GP8 pallet truck meets U.S. safety related standards when used as directed by properly trained personnel. The GP8 vision guided vehicle operates in both automatic and manual mode.
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Seegrid (http://www.seegrid.com), the pioneer and leader in three-dimensional vision navigation, 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 and reliability, the Seegrid flexible automation solution is offered in a line of pallet trucks and tow tractors.
Experience the maximum benefits of VGVs with Seegrid Supervisor to manage, monitor, and control a fleet of vehicles in context of your operation. Generating economic advantages and operational efficiencies, VGVs optimize workflow processes, increase productivity and throughput, and optimize labor and operating costs. An award-winning organization, Seegrid is experiencing significant growth both in employees and clients. 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 Fork Truck Free approach. VGVs improve workplace safety, reduce equipment and product damage, and deliver a rapid return on investment. Seegrid customers include: Whirlpool, Kohler, Walgreens, Volvo, and 3M.
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