Pittsburgh, PA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 02/18/2014 -- Seegrid Corporation, manufacturer of flexible vision-guided automated guided vehicles (AGVs), also known as robotic industrial trucks, engineered the GT45 tow tractor and Guided by Seegrid® P50 C model tow tractor with unique vision-guided technology. The technology, components and equipment allow the unmanned AGVs to see its environment, map it in a virtual grid, and guide the vehicle to navigate freely and autonomously through different environments without reliance on any external infrastructure, and with no modifications required in the facility.
The company designed its products in a manner that sets its solution apart from competing products--with deployment by end users and not engineering experts. The innovative technology allows the vehicles to be trained and deployed in a warehouse, distribution center, or manufacturing facility quickly and efficiently, eliminating non-value-added repetitive tasks.
The GT45 tow tractor and Guided by Seegrid P50 C tow tractor use the RideThruThenWork™ technique, allowing the existing facility staff to operate the vehicle as a normal manual vehicle, while the automation system creates the route, which it will then be able to follow autonomously. The vision system provides operators complete route flexibility, as the AGV routing can be re-programmed in a matter of minutes supporting the up-to-date needs of every facility.
The technology is state of the art yet simple to use, as it does not require any additional infrastructure, costly expansion or redesign into a facility, or a specialized team of engineers to install, support, or operate the flexible vision-guided AGV. The vehicle offers fast and effective deployment within hours instead of days, has the ability to change routes quickly and easily, operates safely with workers and equipment, and provides the most operational flexibility for the automation of internal material flow in warehouse and manufacturing facilities.
Seegrid’s cost-effective automation solution provides minimal disruption to operations, reduces labor hours, improves operating efficiency, and promotes a safe work environment. The Seegrid and Guided by Seegrid robotic vehicles are an adaptable and flexible AGV solution that improves operating efficiency by eliminating employee downtime and human error associated with materials handling operations.
Seegrid debuts the tow tractors for Europe at LogiMAT, the biggest annual intralogistics exhibition in Europe, held between 25 and 27 February 2014. Attendees visiting Seegrid at Hall 8, Stand #471 will have an opportunity to learn more about Seegrid’s GT45 tow tractor and Guided by Seegrid P50 C tow tractor as both vehicles will be showcased with live demonstrations every hour. Additionally, Michael Hasco, Seegrid’s Chief Growth Officer, will host a presentation titled, “The Key to Risk Free Automation for Europe: Flexible Automated Guided Vehicles” on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 from 13:00-13:30 in Forum I – Hall 1. One-on-one meetings with materials handling experts will be available for consultation.
For more information, go to: http://info.seegrid.com/meeting_with_seegrid_materials_handling_expert_logimat
Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Seegrid’s (http://www.seegrid.com) prognosis for continued growth is exceptional, and whether developing robotic vision-guided solutions for manufacturing, warehousing or distribution centers, Seegrid is part of the reform for the materials handling industry for Europe. Follow Seegrid Corporation on Twitter at @Seegrid.
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