Seegrid Introduces Vision-Guided Tow Tractor to Growing European Market as Affordable and Flexible Automation
Pittsburgh, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/03/2014 -- The unmanned GT45 tow tractor automates the movement of flatbed cars, trains, or carts using Seegrid’s patented vision-guided technology. Attach the load to the GT45, type in the route on the keypad, and the flexible AGV—robotic industrial truck—travels without wire, laser, tape, or magnet. The vision-guided technology allows the GT45 tow tractor to use the existing infrastructure to map its guidance.
From parts-to-line, to end of-line product delivery or inventory pallet moves, the GT45 will reduce cost per move for manufacturers and distributers. The GT45 improves safety, reduces operating costs, and increases workforce productivity and efficiency while giving operations personnel complete vehicle and route control.
The Vision-Guided Tow Tractor is affordability as it reduces labor, operating, and maintenance costs and provides a rapid return on investment. The GT45 has a low total cost of ownership and eliminates dependence on seasonal staffing and temporary employees.
Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Seegrid (http://www.seegrid.com), the cutting-edge robotic industry truck leader, has seen a 350% increase in sales of flexible AGVs since 2012 and an 1860% increase in lead generation. The prognosis for continued growth for Seegrid is exceptional, and whether developing robotic vision-guided solutions for manufacturing, warehousing or distribution centers, Seegrid is part of the reform for the materials handling industry for Europe.
European Seegrid products include the GT45 Tow Tractor and the Guided by Seegrid Linde P50 C Tow Tractor. Seegrid started a partnership with Linde Material Handling, Europe’s leading industrial truck manufacturer, bringing the concept of vision-guidance to the well-known Linde vehicle. Integrating Seegrid’s robotic technology onto Linde trucks provides choices to European manufacturers and material handling leaders to acquire a solution Guided by Seegrid.
Seegrid partnered with Linde Material Handling to provide Guided by Seegrid flexible AGVs to the materials handling industry in Europe. Guided by Seegrid flexible AGVs utilize vision-guided technology for navigation; no changes to the infrastructure are required. The innovative technology allows vehicles to be trained and deployed in a warehouse, distribution center, or manufacturing facility quickly and efficiently, eliminating non-value-added repetitive tasks. The vision system provides operators complete route flexibility, as the AGV routing can be re-programmed in a matter of minutes supporting the up-to-date needs of every facility.
LogiMAT the International Trade Fair for Distribution
LogiMAT is the biggest annual intralogistics exhibition in Europe being held between 25 and 27 February 2014. International exhibitors and decision-makers from industry, trade, and the service sectors will be coming together at the New Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre to find the best products and best practices. The focus will be on innovative products, solutions and systems for procurement, warehouse, production, and distribution logistics. Seegrid will be located at Hall 8, Stand #471.
Leading European logistics executives have requested one-on-one face-time meetings with Seegrid Materials Handling Experts at LogiMat 2014. This is an opportunity to discuss a solution to warehousing or manufacturing challenges. Simply complete the form to schedule a LogiMAT meeting http://info.seegrid.com/meeting_with_seegrid_materials_handling_expert_logimat. Follow Seegrid Corporation on Twitter at @Seegrid.
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