Seegrid shares flexible AGVs at Materials Handling ME
The Materials Handling Middle East exhibition held in Dubai, September 10-12, 2013 will showcase the affordable vision-guided pallet trucks and tow tractors and Seegrid will be prominently located at booth MH-822.
Materials Handling Middle East is set to open 25% larger than the previous edition two years ago. The growing regional market potential is driving international interest; the event enables business leaders in the region to increase distribution networks, joint ventures, and it is the only exhibition of its kind in the Middle East that has been organized consistently over the past eleven years. The entire industry meets once every two years to share and discuss the latest upcoming projects within the region, reaching beyond the UAE; the show attracts buyers from sixty countries.
According to Anthony Horbal, chief executive officer for Seegrid, "Seegrid is growing rapidly around the world. We recognize the value of the material handling market in the Middle East and are delighted to be exhibiting at this very important event. We know driverless vehicles will allow manufacturing and warehousing facilities throughout MENA to experience the automation benefits Seegrid flexible AGVs provide."
Seegrid was founded in 2003 and is a spin-off from Carnegie Mellon University. Seegrid flexible AGVs utilize vision-guided technology for navigation. The innovative technology allows vehicles to be trained and deployed in a warehouse or manufacturing facility quickly and efficiently, eliminating non-value-added repetitive tasks. The vision system provides operators complete route flexibility; translation: AGV routing can be re-programmed in a matter of minutes supporting the up-to-date needs of every facility.
With rapidly raising labour and operating costs, Seegrid vehicles are used to decrease costs while improving operational productivity and efficiency. Robot operators use the AGVs in both automatic and manual modes. Flexible AGVs decrease employee injuries and product damage while increasing facility safety.