Seegrid Pallet Trucks work Productivity and Efficiency as Featured in Refrigerated and Frozen Foods Magazine
Pittsburgh, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/20/2014 -- Seegrid, makers of automated guided vehicles, was featured in the current issue of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine. According to the editors of the magazine, Honeywell, Pleasant Prairie, WI, installed one of Seegrid’s automated guided vehicles (AGVs) – GP8 pallet trucks to transport raw materials such as copper coils, cables and wire spools to manufacturing and deliver the finished goods to the warehouse.
Michael Crichlow, cable and custom electronics logistics manager shared, “We are using the Seegrid GP8s to enhance the capabilities of my professional material handling staff by providing them another set of forks to complete the cross-plant moves. The AGVs will allow me to use my material handlers for the more precise placements and technical moves throughout the manufacturing floor and distribution center. This is accomplished by eliminating empty fork time, as the material handlers move from one task to the next.”
Seegrid AGVs also offer more flexibility versus traditional AGVs, which require lasers, wires, tapes, or magnets.
“I chose this technology because of the flexibility of being able to re-program the vehicles quickly, as we frequently change layouts. The ‘permanency’ of the laser reflectors, magnets, and strips just wouldn’t be practical in our constantly improving work space,” added Crichlow.
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Refrigerated & Frozen Foods is dedicated to one of the fastest growing segments of the food and beverage manufacturing market-the value-added convenience chilled and frozen foods channel. The publication reaches more than 14,000 operation, engineering, production, and logistics executives in the North American market.
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 your operation.
Guided by Seegrid® partnerships with leading global industrial truck manufacturers provide businesses with a choice when selecting a brand of robotic vision-guided AGVs. Seegrid and Guided by Seegrid products are available in North America and Europe.
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.