Manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics companies from around the world traveled to MODEX for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to connect face-to-face with automation vendors. MODEX is one of the largest industry events where attendees can experience and discover solutions that can make their workplaces safer, more productive, and resilient to meet their goals of today and tomorrow.
Here’s a recap of show highlights from MODEX 2022, wrapping up today, March 31:
Additional Highlights from MODEX 2022:
Announcement: Seegrid Begins Taking Pre-Orders for Palion™ Lift AMR
On Monday, March 28, Seegrid announced that its newest autonomous lift truck, Seegrid Palion Lift, is now available for pre-order. Material handling facilities now have the opportunity to lock in priority access to the highly anticipated lift truck AMR, which begins initial customer shipments in April 2022. Equipped with the most advanced generation of Seegrid’s proprietary autonomy technology, Palion Lift is our newest AMR model and the only lift truck in the market with industry-leading 3D perception. This AMR also made its global debut at the event with live demonstrations performed in Seegrid’s show booth.
“As supply chain pressures continue to compound, our customers need a solution with the highest levels of safety and reliability to be both productive and resilient,” said Jim Rock, Seegrid’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our outstanding team of material handling experts and roboticists developed an autonomous lift truck with intelligence that is unmatched in the market.”
Announcement: Seegrid’s Jeff Christensen Named “Pro to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive
On Thursday, March 31, Jeff Christensen, Seegrid’s Vice President of Product, was named the winner of Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s Pros to Know Award. The prestigious annual award recognizes outstanding executives whose accomplishments offer a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage the supply chain for a competitive advantage. It is the third time Christensen received the accolade from the business technology publication for supply chain executives, covering solutions and services for improving supply chain operations and efficiencies.
“Automation technology unlocks better ways to work faster, safer, and smarter,” said Christensen. “This recognition is a tribute to the entire Seegrid team as we work together to transform the global supply chain with intelligent material handling solutions.”
Live Demonstrations of Next-Level Automation in Action
Our Palion AMR fleet has driven seven million autonomous miles in customer production environments without a single safety incident. This week at MODEX, Palion Lift demonstrated end-to-end automation, showcasing lane staging, table and conveyor picking and placing, and interaction with other Seegrid IQ-powered AMRs. Booth visitors also had the opportunity to see how Seegrid’s Fleet Central enterprise software solutions orchestrate material flow by providing a connected, end-to-end experience.
The autonomous robots operated simultaneously in the Seegrid booth, performing full-facility operations from inbound to outbound applications without disruptions. Attendees were able to observe how all Seegrid Palion AMRs and Raymond Courier automated vehicles utilize our proprietary, next-generation autonomy technology, Seegrid IQ, which fuses data from cameras, LiDAR, and machine learning models with our proprietary 3D computer vision system, enabling the robots to reliably and safely transport goods across dynamic factories and warehouses.
Also in the demonstration, attendees could see our Palion Tow Tractor perform synchronized self-charging at an Auto-Charge station. All Palion AMRs have Auto-Charge capabilities, boosting productivity by automating scheduling, dispatch, and charging of entire fleets to keep operations running safely, effectively, and efficiently 24/7.
On Monday, March 28, Seegrid hosted a speaking session titled, “Predictability in an Unpredictable World: Low Risk, Flexible Automation Strategies to Create Value Today and Future-Proof Your Tomorrow.” In this session, Seegrid’s Vice President of Product Jeff Christensen explained low-risk strategies to quickly put mobile automation into action.
MODEX 2022 was an amazing opportunity to connect with representatives of some of the world’s leading companies to learn about their challenges and goals, while also being able to show them first-hand what is possible for their supply chain operations.