VGV Leader Seegrid Insists Robot Automation Must Meet Safety Standards on Manufacturing Plant Floor

Seegrid relies on the expertise of CTO Mitchell Weiss, a member of the ANSI B56 Standards Committee and Vice Chair of ASTM F45 Driverless Automatic Guided Industrial Vehicles, two globally recognized leaders in the development of safety standards for AGVs. Weiss’ extensive knowledge of AGV safety standards is invaluable to the Seegrid team. Seegrid suggests to partner with an AGV vendor that has a full understanding of industry-wide performance standards and recommended best practices for AGVs.

With so many AGV solutions on the market, it can be difficult to tell which AGV is right for an application and facility. Before investing in automation, ask the AGV vendor if robots meet high safety standards.  

Because AGVs must navigate plant floors already busy with humans and other forklifts, AGV companies are required to follow a strict set of safety standards. It is important to partner with an AGV vendor that not only complies with industry standards, but is actually setting the standards for the rest of the AGV industry.

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Seegrid (, the pioneer and leader in three-dimensional vision navigation, provides unique and revolutionary automation technology for materials handling.  Engineered with state-of-the-art Seegrid Vision, industrial trucks are transformed into the next generation of AGVs: vision guided vehicles (VGVs). VGVs navigate without wires, lasers, magnets, or tape, and deliver unmatched flexibility. Designed for simplicity and reliability, the Seegrid flexible automation solution is offered in a line of pallet trucks and tow tractors. 

Experience the maximum benefits of VGVs with Seegrid Supervisor to manage, monitor, and control a fleet of vehicles in context of your operation. Generating economic advantages and operational efficiencies, VGVs optimize workflow processes, increase productivity and throughput, labor optimization and operating costs. An award-winning organization, Seegrid is experiencing significant growth both in employees and clients. Multi-billion dollar organizations focused on lean manufacturing best-practices are turning to the Pittsburgh-based robotics leader. From large automotive operations to retail distribution centers, Seegrid VGVs are advancing the reality of a Fork Truck Free approach. VGVs improve workplace safety, reduce equipment and product damage, and deliver a rapid return on investment. Seegrid customers include: Whirlpool, Kohler, Walgreens, Volvo, and 3M. Follow Seegrid on Twitter at @Seegrid.

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