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How Automated Guided Vehicles can Increase Productivity

With retailer events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, holiday shopping has taken a large shift to the online space. According to Adobe Analytics, in 2019, online shoppers in the U.S. are expected to spend $143.7 billion in November and December, with $29 billion being spent during the 5-day period of Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday.

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Eliminating Product Damage with AGV Technologies

Moving heavy materials throughout your supply chain all day, every day–accounting for labor shortages, peak season, and the potential of damaged goods–is no easy task. Even with the most skilled human labor, accidents can happen while picking and shipping goods. Despite efforts to reduce losses due to damaged, it’s a common occurrence the impacts the bottom line.

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The Link Between AGVs and Labor Cost Reductions

For most companies, improving their bottom line is critical to success. When looking at the bigger picture, labor costs, operating costs, efficiency, and workflow processes are all aspects that play into a company’s overall progress. When disruptions to these areas happen, ripple effects can be felt across a facility.

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Improving Safety in Manufacturing Through Seegrid Vision

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.

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The Benefit of AGV Safety Standards

Seegrid’s vision-powered automated guided vehicles (AGVs) safely and reliably operate in manufacturing and distribution facilities every day. These vehicles can reduce costs, boost efficiency, and improve safety within your operation. Keeping safety a priority, Seegrid’s vision-powered AGVs work alongside team members when delivering products to the vehicle's trained destination.

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Improve Forklift Battery Best Practices in 9 Easy Steps

Prior to Seegrid, Weiss worked for Brooks Automation as the chief technology officer. Weiss came to Brooks after the strategic merger of Brooks with PRI Automation. At PRI, he served as chief technology officer and vice president of strategy/technology, overseeing growth from $20M to $450M in annual revenues between 1994 and 2002. Before these roles at PRI and Brooks, he was president and founder of ProgramMation Inc., as well as co-founder and chief engineer of United States Robots.

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Improve Efficiency with Vision Guided AGVs

When companies look to improve efficiency, automation and industry 4.0 initiatives have become the roadmap to success. Implementing technology like Seegrid’s vision-powered automated guided vehicles (AGVs) can improve efficiency by transporting products throughout a facility in a predictable, timely fashion. 

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