Seegrid Introduces Automated Guided Vehicles Software System for Fleet Optimization

Seegrid Corporation, global leader of robotic vision-guided automated guided vehicles (AGVs), announced the introduction of Seegrid Supervisor, an AGV software system for fleet optimization.

Seegrid Supervisor communicates with a network appliance via wireless network and is configured through a local web browser to connect, monitor, and control vision-guided AGVs within a facility.

Seegrid Supervisor is designed to provide visibility, improve efficiency, and optimize material flow using three components: Fleet Status, Intersection Manager, and Switchboard. The AGV software technology provides real-time visibility, control, and automation of the AGV fleet.

The architecture of Seegrid Supervisor allows for integration with external control devices like PLCs (programmable logic controllers) or existing software systems such as Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). The software system is a dynamic tool for vehicle notifications, creating rules and command configurations, and tracking and dispatching AGVs for material transport.

"Seegrid Supervisor offers unprecedented visibility into the operation of Seegrid AGVs and enables customers to quickly create more powerful and integrated applications with their fleet than ever before. We've taken our philosophy of simplicity, affordability, and flexibility to empower our customers to take control of their operations in new ways, which will multiply the value of their Seegrid AGVs," explained Jeff Christensen, Director of Product Development.

"Facilitating an effective use of vision-guided AGVs, Seegrid Supervisor enables facilities to customize activity, increasing throughput by maximizing efficiency of material transport on the manufacturing and distribution center floor," said Christensen. "We are thrilled that we can offer this AGV software solution as a product to customers."

About Seegrid
Seegrid Corporation, 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 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.

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.

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