Utilizing Vision-Guided Vehicles for Improving Efficiency and Productivity

Utilizing Vision-Guided Vehicles for Improving Efficiency and Productivity

The use of vision-guided vehicles (VGVs) continues to rise with many manufacturing companies gravitating towards the use of this technology to improve efficiency and productivity.
 
However, the problem that these companies often encounter is manually adjusting algorithms to adapt to changing environments or operations. But what if there were smarter VGVs that learn and adjust on their own?
 
Human interaction is always going to be needed for logical decision-making, but it can also be costly and unpredictable, especially in manufacturing and e-commerce environments. Therefore, utilizing technology that allows VGVs to detect changing manufacturing scenarios and adapt in real-time is so crucial.
 
Take for example, Seegrid’s Series 6 self-driving pallet truck for materials handling, which sees the world just like humans do — capturing and building a 360-degree map of the environment around them.

2.jpgSeegrid's Series 6 self-driving pallet truck for materials handling executes hands-free load exchange from pick up to drop off.

The truck provides fully-automated material movement, while executing hands-free load exchange from pick up to drop off. Additionally, it not only closes the automation loop by providing an end-to-end solution, but also removes the need for human assistance to complete tasks. Operating without wires, lasers, magnets or tape, the truck is allowing manufacturers and distributors to change routes in-house.
 
As a result, it allows manufacturing companies to optimize workflow processes and cut operational costs with consistent and efficient delivery of goods.
 
And to keep these vehicles running without incident, Seegrid recently partnered with Bell and Howell to provide technical service and support in North America. Bell and Howell’s service organization is among the most sophisticated in the world with more than 600 full-time field service personnel across the U.S., excelling at robotics, production workflow, automation and industrial mechatronics.
 
Check out Seegrid’s VGVs in action.

Author

Nabeel Jaitapker, M.A.
Senior Communications and Marketing Manager, Content Development and Demand Generation at Bell and Howell. Connect with Nabeel on LinkedIn.

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