Seegrid is Driving Safety
Seegrid self-driving automated guided vehicles (AGVs) autonomously move billions of pounds of materials each month, and have safely driven millions of autonomous miles in real production facilities without a single personnel safety incident.
PRODUCTION MILES BY SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES
ZERO Safety Incidents
Seegrid vision guided vehicles (VGVs) excel at routine and repetitive tasks—assign tedious and risk-prone jobs with confidence.
Cameras and machine learning enable vehicles to “see” their surroundings—this proprietary, 360° vision is critical in dynamic environments.
When in autonomous mode, Seegrid vision guided vehicles always follow the rules, working seamlessly and tirelessly alongside human coworkers.
Seegrid AGVs Exceed Safety Standards and Productivity Goals
As supply chain pressures and demands continue to climb, industrial vehicles are key to efficiently moving materials. However, manually-driven powered industrial trucks are prone to accidents and injuries, as they rely on human input which can be compromised in many ways. To increase safety while also achieving productivity goals, material handling automation is essential for manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics facilities.
With technology in control of the Seegrid automated guided vehicle (AGV) at all times, the vehicle will reliably follow the intended route, maintain the right speed limits, avoid collisions, behave predictably and consistently, and never behave erratically. Because there is no greater concern than the safety, health, and lives of workers, self-driving vehicles are designed with fail-safe features. With these safety systems, Seegrid vision guided vehicles (VGVs) go above and beyond ANSI B56.5 safety standards, working seamlessly — and safely — alongside their human coworkers.
Independent UL approved safety systems, including scanning laser obstacle detection sensors and e-stops, are included on the vehicles to ensure safe operation around machinery and personnel. Seegrid’s approach is to not only meet, but to also exceed regulatory requirements by building an envelope of constantly scanning safety sensors to ensure the vehicle will stop before contacting any obstructions, including people.
Your technicians can learn about Seegrid VGV safety and more with our two-day training program. By the time they leave Seegrid training facilities, your team will be ready to train training routes in-house in a matter of minutes.
Seegrid VGVs also provide the flexibility to safely and productively scale to demands without sacrificing downtime. There no longer has to be a tradeoff between safety and productivity. Achieve both goals and confidently continue to optimize for an even stronger tomorrow. Read more about how automation helps facilities improve safety while boosting productivity simultaneously—24/7.
Laser Guided Vehicles
Vision Guided Vehicles
- Detailed, expansive field of view
- Robust in dynamic environments
- With tens of thousands of reference points, VGVs navigate
seamlessly in high-traffic, dynamic environments
Proven, Reliable Navigation
Seegrid Vision, our proprietary, proven, and unique navigation technology, is fundamental to Seegrid’s ability to reliably navigate in the most dynamic industrial environments. Our technology is a continuation of breakthrough robotics, pioneered by world-renowned roboticist Dr. Hans Moravec, who is our chief scientist. Using stereo cameras, sophisticated algorithms, and machine learning,
our patented technology enables VGVs to see and process more information about the environment than laser-based navigation systems. By collecting more comprehensive information, and then prioritizing and filtering data, Seegrid VGVs uniquely and dependably deliver autonomous material flow in dynamic, real-world operations.
Equipped with two safety systems, Seegrid AGVs go beyond safety requirements to ensure the utmost safety of your personnel. The redundant safety systems cause the AGV to reduce speed or come to an immediate, complete stop when a person or object is detected. Seegrid AGVs that move in reverse have additional safety sensors behind the vehicle.
Emergency Stop Buttons
E-stop buttons ensure the safety of your facility at all times. When pressed, the motor brake is immediately applied, bringing the vehicle to a stop.
Indicator lights atop the AGV indicate direction of travel during turns, so your personnel always know which way the AGV is going.
Horn Honks and Motion Alarms
Seegrid vehicles notify teams how they are working with distinct alerts. An auto horn indicates motion is starting, a travel tone indicates a vehicle is in motion, and a horn signifies travel in reverse.
Let the Robots do the Hazardous Work
Facilities are safer when our vision guided AGVs take over the monotonous, extremely physical, and dangerous work. Seegrid AGVs don’t have bad days, cut corners, or get distracted. By automating the hazard-prone repetitive jobs, human workers become more engaged and satisfied — and can focus on more value-added work. VGVs always follow the rules of the road, creating a safe and collaborative environment.
Automated Tow Tractor
Automated Pallet Truck
We are passionate about delivering safe, flexible, and effective automation solutions that work.
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