Pittsburgh, PA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/14/2014 -- Seegrid Corporation, maker of automated guided vehicles (AGVs), recently released a video demonstrating a strong commitment to safety for all employees.
The video will demonstrate how Seegrid AGVs
-primary safety sensor and secondary sensor work simultaneously
-react with obstructions in the slow and stop fields
-operate safely alongside team members
-emergency stop button halts the AGV's path of motion
Every year hundreds of fatalities occur from forklifts worldwide. Federal OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) estimates that in the United States alone, there are nearly 100 worker fatalities and another 20,000 seriously injured in forklift-related incidents annually, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST.) OSHA estimates that there are 110,000 forklifts accidents each year resulting in $135 million immediate costs are incurred due to forklift accidents. Approximately every 3 days, someone in the US is killed in a forklift related accident; almost 80% of forklift accidents involved a pedestrian. 1 in 6 of all workplace fatalities in the US are forklift related.
Seegrid AGVs provide confidence to customers that their vehicles deliver safe and reliable transport.
To view the video, go to: http://info.seegrid.com/seegrid-agv-safety-system.
Seegrid Corporation (www.seegrid.com) is the global leader of robotic vision-guided automated guided vehicles (AGVs). Seegrid AGVs are revolutionizing the movement of materials handling in manufacturing and distribution environments with simplicity, flexibility, and affordability. Robotic pallet trucks, tow tractors, and walkie stackers optimize workflow processes by increasing productivity and reducing labor and operating costs, creating economic and operational advantages. Seegrid AGVs improve workplace safety, reduce equipment and product damage, and deliver a rapid return on investment. The company’s state-of-the-art navigation technology requires no infrastructure for navigation—no wires, lasers, tapes, or magnets.
Guided by Seegrid partnerships with leading global industrial truck manufacturers provide businesses with a choice when selecting a brand of robotic vision-guided AGVs. Seegrid and Guided by Seegrid products are available in North America and Europe. Follow on Twitter @Seegrid.