Pittsburgh, PA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 03/31/2014 -- Seegrid, maker of flexible vision-guided automated guided vehicles (AGVs), is profiled in the current issue of Robotics Trends. Seegrid launched the product at MODEX 2014 last week. According to the article, the GWS35 unmanned walkie stacker has the company's patented vision-guided autonomous navigation system to transport palletized loads in a variety of manufacturing and distribution environments.
The flexible walkie stacker automatically picks, drops, stacks and puts away loads up to 72 inches at a maximum load capacity of 3,500 pounds. It needs no added infrastructure redesign or engineers to install, support or operate it.
Jeff Christensen, Director of Product Development for Seegrid, noted, "With the flexible GWS35 walkie stacker, we have expanded our traditional transportation line to include a vision-guided product capable or picking or placing pallets on a conveyor, an ergonomic lifting table or in racking. This innovative product provides a simple and affordable automation solution for all manufacturing and distribution facilities looking to improve the overall safety in a plant while boosting efficiency and productivity."
The vehicle can change routes quickly and easily, operates safely with workers and equipment and provides operational flexibility for the automation of internal material flow, according to Seegrid, and this translates into reduction of labor/operating costs while creating a lean, productive and efficient operation.
Robotics Trends, a division of EH Publishing, Inc., is the world’s first integrated media firm serving the burgeoning personal, service and mobile robotics marketplace.
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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