Seegrid Vision Guided Vehicles Profiled in Plant Services Magazine
Pittsburgh, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/20/2016 -- Seegrid, makers of vision guided vehicles, was featured in Plant Services magazine. Christine LaFave Grace, managing editor, discussed context-aware technology, This technology detects and records details about the environment in which an asset is operating, in a recent issue. According to Grace, industry giants like Caterpillar and Boeing are investing in heavily in their efforts to slash inefficiencies and remain as competitive as possible.
Context-aware technology can provide "understanding that the systems you've put in place, the technology you've deployed, is actually being used the way you intended it to be used," says Tim Spang, VP of Operations at Seegrid, which developed a line of automated vision-guided pallet trucks and tow tractors.
Early adopters of context-aware technologies largely have been driven by a few specific goals, says Seegrid VP of Engineering Sid Wiesner: more-flexible automation, improved regulatory compliance, and/or better worker safety.
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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. Seegrid's vision guided vehicles were recently featured in the Wall Street Journal. To read the entire article, go to: http://on.wsj.com/1XHqbaJ
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. Follow Seegrid on Twitter at @Seegrid.