Pittsburgh, PA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/31/2014 -- Seegrid Corporation, maker of automated guided vehicles (AGVs), was featured in “The Friday 4” newsletter presented by Modern Materials Handling. The video demonstrated a strong commitment to safety for all employees.
The video showed how Seegrid AGVs operate;
- 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.
To view the video, go to: http://bit.ly/1qwAHFY.
Modern Materials Handling reaches the largest and most highly qualified audience of executives, distribution center professionals and engineers involved in buying/specifying materials handling equipment and services.
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.
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.
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. Follow on Twitter @Seegrid.