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Seegrids Robotic Industrial Truck with GT10 Tow Tractor Featured at ProMat

Seegrids Robotic Industrial Truck with GT10 Tow Tractor Featured at ProMat

 
PRLog - Nov. 26, 2012 - Manufacturing journalist Thomas R. Cutler recently contributed a feature article regarding solutions benefiting Magline clients with safety solutions. The article titled, “Beverage Delivery Trucks at the Heart of Safe Material Handling and Logistics” appears in the current issue of SCL Insights.

“Ergonomic material handling automation solutions must reduce the risk of pain and injury; they must eliminate hazardous movement, increase efficiency, increase sales, and implement the most appropriate automation and safety solutions,” noted Cutler.

Mitch Watkins, President of Watkins Distributing Sales and Service adopted the CooLift Delivery system three years ago and has been running its own in-house comparison with 6-wheel carts ever since. "We wanted to speed up delivery, and get more cases delivered with fewer resources, fewer trucks and fewer people," said Watkins.

The Magliner CooLift Delivery System helps deliver more products in less time - safely and efficiently. The system allows drivers to be more productive, work safer, and stay on the job longer. Drivers are the link between a company and customers. By increasing driver retention, CooLift helps companies build and maintain valuable customer relationships. Ultimately the value in ergonomic material handling automation solutions is to reduce the risk of pain and injury as well as eliminating hazardous movement. Magline increases efficiency, sales, and implements the most appropriate automation and safety solutions.

About Magline

Magline, Inc. (www.magliner.com) manufactures a complete line of innovative lightweight route distribution solutions under the Magliner brand. Magliner solutions are used in the beer, soft drink, food service, parcel delivery, home healthcare, and other distribution industries. Magline also offers implementation consulting and solutions for reducing service times and eliminating waste during deliveries. Magline, the manufacturer of the innovative CooLift Delivery System, allows distributors to deliver more product in less time, combining an easily maneuverable and high capacity hydraulic lifting truck with integrated plastic “half” pallets for improved safety and efficiency.

Seegrid Corp., the leading manufacturer of robotic industrial trucks, announced the expansion of its product line with the introduction of the GT10 tow tractor. Seegrid will be exhibiting at booth 1531 during ProMat2013 January 21st -24th.

Seegrid’s driverless GT10 tow tractor automates the movement of flatbed cars, trains, or carts and transports loads up to 10,000 lbs. safely and reliably.  The GT10 tow tractor navigates throughout a warehouse or manufacturing facility using vision-guided technology; no tape, wire, laser, or magnet is used during transportation.

The GT10 can be installed in hours with Seegrid’s RideThruThenWork technology. Simply attach the desired load to the robot, input the route on the keypad, and the robot transports its load quickly and efficiently.

David Noble, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, stated, “No extensive IT work or facility downtime is needed to accommodate route modifications. Operators simply ride the GT10 through the desired route while the Seegrid vision-guided system takes 360º images of the surroundings, building a stored 3D map for route navigation.  Once the route has been trained, the GT10 robotic industrial truck executes the route the same way every time. The operator has the option to train up to 15 miles of routes that can be easily changed throughout the day.”

The GT10 travels up to 2.4mph carrying a full load and meets ANSI/TISDF Standards. Seegrid’s robotic industrial trucks provide consistent and safe behavior, are simple to operate, allow for flexible route options, enable workers to focus on more value-added tasks, and offer a ROI within a year.

“The GT10 is in stock, ready to ship, and installs immediately.  Companies choosing to lease the GT10 tow tractor recognize cost savings from the minute robots start moving product throughout the facility; positive cash flow is experienced day one,” noted Noble.    

About Seegrid:


Founded in 2003, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Seegrid Corporation brings robotic vision-guided technology to the material handling industry. With more than thirty years of innovation and research by the leading robotic scientists, engineers, programmers and logistics practitioners worldwide, Seegrid’s exclusive Robotic Industrial Trucks are revolutionizing the movement of materials in manufacturing and distribution environments. Seegrid’s technology transforms industrial vehicles into unmanned, automated pallet trucks and tow tractors that operate without the need for wire, tape, laser or other costly automated guided vehicle (AGV) guidance systems. Seegrid offers solutions that optimize workflow processes by increasing productivity and reducing costs, creating economic and operational advantages. Seegrid invites readers (www.seegrid.com/whitepaper) to download the free white paper, The Truth About Robotics.


Seegrid Corporation
www.seegrid.com
Amanda Merrell
amerrell@seegrid.com
412-379-4500

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