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Collaborative Robotics Trends - New autonomous mobile robot for material handling

Seegrid Introduces Palion Pallet Truck Series 8

February 9, 2021  |  Pittsburgh, PA

Seegrid, a Pittsburgh-based developer of vision-guided autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for material handling applications, today introduced its Palion Pallet Truck Series 8. It is part of Seegrid’s new Palion line of AMRs.

The new pallet truck includes lane staging capabilities – autonomously identifying, building, and depleting lanes for pick-up and drop-off of palletized goods. Seegrid said the Palion Pallet Truck Series 8 can be used for staging/sortation, putaway, end-of-line, trash removal, replenishment, long haul, and other materials handling applications. It claims the ROI for the system is 6-24 months.

The Palion Pallet Truck Series 8 features an 8,000 lb. payload capacity and travels at speeds up to 4 MPH. The AMR uses stereo cameras, algorithms, and machine learning to build 3D maps of its environment. There are indicator lights on top of the to indicate the direction of travel during turns. Seegrid’s Palion line of AMRs also sounds horn and travel tones to indicate motion. See the spec sheet below for more information about its capabilities.

“Now more than ever, our customers need flexible and reliable end-to-end automation solutions to safely move materials in their dynamic environments,” said Jeff Christensen, Seegrid’s Vice President of Product.

In September 2020, Seegrid closed an oversubscribed $52 million growth equity financing round. It said the funding will be used to hire more employees, accelerate product development, and consider strategic acquisitions. Less than one month later, Seegrid acquired LiDAR provider Box Robotics, which it said will help it develop situational awareness technology for its vision-guided vehicles.

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