Pittsburgh, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/29/2014 -- Seegrid, makers of automated guided vehicles (AGV), provides confidence to customers that their vehicles deliver safe and reliable transport. Mitchell Weiss, Seegrid Chief Operating Officer, discussed Seegrid’s safety features in the company’s blog.
Weiss shared, “The control system on a Seegrid vision-guided AGV is imbued with all of the safety intelligence it needs. By putting safety in the driver’s seat, we can keep you out of that seat, and out of danger.”
Seegrid’s vision-guided AGVs use redundant sets of sensors and processors so that the safety critical functions can never be ignored.
A Seegrid vehicle has five pairs of eyes giving it a full 360° view. This view is used for navigating, and keeping the vehicle on course all the time. The view from the cameras is used to update the vehicle’s position multiple times a second, using a computer that is dedicated to navigating along the desired route. If that navigation computer is interrupted, or distracted for more than one second, other onboard computers that are acting as “watch dogs” will stop the vehicle immediately.
To read the entire blog, go to: http://blog.seegrid.com/Blog/bid/392342/AGV-Safety-Is-and-Will-Always-Be-in-the-Driver-s-Seat.
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 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.
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. Follow on Twitter @Seegrid.