More than 34,000 serious injuries occur each year from forklifts.1
At Seegrid, we have taken the initiative to decrease that number. When we develop our products, safety in the workplace is a top priority. By emphasizing the importance of safety, we’ve maintained our record of zero personnel safety incidents involving our vehicles. Through the development of our vision-powered automated guided vehicles (AGVs), we have revolutionized the way materials are handled in manufacturing and warehousing facilities.
Seegrid AGVs—also known as Vision Guided Vehicles (VGVs)— can solve your safety challenges by removing the manual decision-making process. They don’t have bad days. They don’t cut corners, and they don’t get distracted. They are designed to intelligently understand their surroundings, interpreting changes to their environment as they move along their routes. By combining our vision technology with robust safety sensors, our vehicles can more accurately determine their distance from nearby obstacles. When an obstacle triggers their safety sensors, it’s essentially “impeding their vision”, signaling the AGV to come to a safe stop. Learn more about how our proprietary vision technology works.
With our AGVs, there will be no traveling at unsafe speeds or ignoring safety protocols that often lead to accidents on the manufacturing floor. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. employers spent nearly $62 billion dollars2 in 2013 as a result of workplace injuries. Through the use of vision technology, companies can prevent injuries and decrease costs. Our AGVs will follow the rules of the road––safely traveling through a facility without incident. With nearly 2 million miles of real-world autonomous operation, Seegrid provides a safe, predictable way to improve efficiency in manufacturing and warehouse facilities.
1Paulausky, Chuck. “Death by Forklift Is Really the PITs.” Occupational Health & Safety, Sept. 2013, ohsonline.com/Articles/2013/09/01/Death-by-Forklift-is-Really-the-PITs.aspx.
2Smith, Sandy. “U.S. Companies Pay $62 Billion Per Year for Workplace Injuries.” EHS Today, 15 Jan. 2016, www.ehstoday.com/companies-injuries.