Pittsburgh, PA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 04/01/2014 -- The Yale MO50T Tow Tractor Guided By Seegrid requires no additional infrastructure for navigation such as wires, laser targets, or magnetic tape according to the current issue of Logistics Business Magazine. The operator trains the vehicle by driving desired routes while programming selected behaviors. During training, vision system captures images of environment and compiles images into 3D map for route navigation. Capable of learning and storing up to 25 miles of routes, MO50T is suited for towing flatbed cars, trains, or carts with payloads up to 10,000 pounds.
David McNeill, warehouse products manager for Yale noted, “Adding Seegrid’s vision-guided technology to our already cost-effective MO50T provides another customizable materials handling solution that will boost performance and efficiency for our customers. The technology is easy to implement in existing warehouse applications and provides the versatility for the MO50T tow tractor to function as an AGV or in manual operator mode.”
Jeff Christensen, director of product development for Seegrid, commented, “Our teams worked together closely to create a superior product, and the integration of the Guided by Seegrid navigation system and the Yale tow tractor is seamless. Our vision guidance technology provides a simple and affordable automation solution that Yale customers are going to love.”
The Yale MO50T tow tractor Guided by Seegrid is simple to train and operate, and requires no additional infrastructure for navigation such as wires, laser targets or magnetic tape. An operator trains the vehicle by driving a desired route while programming selected behaviors. During training the vision system captures images of the environment and compiles the images into a three-dimensional map for route navigation. The vehicle can learn and store up to 25 miles of routes.
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Seegrid Corporation (http://www.seegrid.com) provides simple, affordable, flexible vision-guided automated guided vehicles (AGVs) to the material handling industry. Seegrid robotic industrial trucks, flexible AGVs, are revolutionizing the movement of materials in manufacturing and distribution environments. Seegrid automated pallet trucks and tow tractors optimize workflow processes by increasing productivity and reducing costs, creating economic and operational advantages. Robotic industrial trucks deliver a rapid return on investment, improve facility safety, and reduce equipment and product damage. Recently named Manufacturer of the Year, Seegrid was also awarded the Gold Medal Award at the WBT Innovation Marketplace 2013 competitive event. Seegrid was named to the Food Logistics Top 100 software and technology providers. Seegrid is a Finalist for the 2014 Edison Award in the Applied Technology category and Industrial Productivity sub-category.
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