Michael Hasco, Seegrid’s Chief Growth Officer explained, “Seegrid chose LogiMAT as the venue to launch our GT45 tow tractor so that we could reach a large audience immediately and demonstrate to visitors the ease and flexibility of our vision-guided towing solution. Manufacturing and distribution facilities that currently use tow tractors can experience immediate benefits of Seegrid flexible AGV (automated guided vehicle.) Our vision-guidance technology is what makes our product the most flexible automated solution in the market, as well as simple and affordable to meet the needs of changing businesses.”
The unmanned GT45 tow tractor automates the movement of flatbed cars, trains, or carts using Seegrid’s patented vision-guided technology. Attach the load to the GT45, type in the route on the keypad, and the flexible AGV—robotic industrial truck—travels without wire, laser, tape, or magnet. The vision-guided technology allows the GT45 tow tractor to use the existing infrastructure to map its guidance.
From parts-to-line, to end of-line product delivery or inventory pallet moves, the GT45 will reduce cost per move for manufacturers and distributors. The GT45 improves safety, reduces operating costs, and increases workforce productivity and efficiency while giving operations personnel complete vehicle and route control.
The Vision-Guided Tow Tractor addresses the issue of affordability as it reduces labor, operating, and maintenance costs and provides a rapid return on investment. The GT45 has a low total cost of ownership and eliminates dependence on seasonal staffing and temporary employees.
Guided by Seegrid flexible AGVs utilize vision-guided technology for navigation, with no changes to the infrastructure. The innovative technology allows vehicles to be trained and deployed in a warehouse, distribution center, or manufacturing facility quickly and efficiently, eliminating non-value-added repetitive tasks. 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. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Seegrid (www.seegrid.com), is capturing a significant market in Europe in 2014 and beyond.
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