Pittsburgh, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/27/2014 -- Seegrid, makers of automated guided vehicles (AGVs), discussed if an automated solution will improve efficiency or solve a materials flow problem in a recent company blog.
Seegrid recommend the following steps to determine the degree of automation solution support.
1. Confirm whether the facility has the physical environment and organizational buy-in to support an automated process.
2. Analyze the total flow of materials throughout the facility and identify areas where there can be improvements. Collect all product movement data (distances, frequencies, spikes, systemic behaviors throughout the different shifts) to see where there can be improvements. It is important to use tools such as process maps and value stream mapping to accurately analyze material flow.
3. Define whether automation solution solves the organization’s inefficiencies. Evaluate AGV material handling applications including productivity gains, controlled material flow, improved safety, reduced product or facility damage, or reduced labor and operating costs.
Seegrid walk the facility whether a distribution center or large manufacturing plant; the company evaluates if the product has the capabilities of meeting needed requirements and identify areas where the bottom line can be improved.
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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 an operation.
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.
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