Pittsburgh, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/12/2016 -- The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the use of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in manufacturing. Every day, Seegrid smart machines, vision guided vehicles, accurately and consistently capture performance data. These data include distant traveled, total errors, obstructions hours, follow hours, motion hours, powered hours, and rescue hours. Because the vehicles consistently collect these data, Seegrid is able to provide its customers with fleet data reports that allow them to identify inefficiencies and potential problems before affecting throughput productivity. For example, if vehicle #24 reports consistent obstructions, these data alerts the customer to be aware that people, equipment, or product may be blocking the vehicle's travel path.
This tool will identify problems, determine a course of action, execute, and measure these results – all without human interaction. For example, vehicle #33 is not delivering parts-to-line in order to make pitch. After calculating a solution, the vehicle is automatically dispatched to a more efficient route. The data will show that the determined course of action solved the pitch challenge, improving throughput productivity.
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. Seegrid's vision guided vehicles were recently featured in the Wall Street Journal.
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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, Kahler, Walgreens, Volvo, and 3M.
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