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Seegrid and Topper Industrial create partnership

Will provide vision guided vehicle and cart-based materials handling solutions


June 25, 2015
by MM&D Online Staff

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania—Seegrid Corporation, a pioneer in three-dimensional vision navigation, and Topper Industrial, a manufacturer specializing in industrial carts, industrial containers and lift systems, and other material handling equipment, have partnered to provide vision guided vehicles (VGVs) and cart-based materials handling solutions.

Chris Visnic, vice-president of sales and services for Seegrid stated, “Our partnership provides VGV and cart-based solutions that work together to increase productivity, drive efficiency, and reduce labour costs for materials handling. Additionally, our manufacturing customers recognize VGVs are a safer solution over manned travel.”

Seegrid’s tow tractors, coupled with Topper industrial cart systems, act as trains carrying multiple loads in one trip. This type of solution is extremely efficient for moving material, replacing one-load-at-a-time delivery. Cart-based solutions have evolved where they can operate in a wide range of applications, including parts delivery to a production line, kitting, or for sequenced cart orders delivering smaller loads more frequently.

Using the power of three-dimensional perception and visually mapping their environment, the VGVs’ vision-based navigation system operates without laser targets, floor transponders, or magnetic tape. The vision navigation solution offers ease of use and flexibility for trained facility staff members to change route paths quickly, without engineering support.

Ed Brown, CEO of Topper Industrial says, “Topper is very proud to be partnering up with Seegrid. With Seegrid’s advanced technology and the ease of use of their vision guided vehicles, Topper’s industrial carts will track more accurately than before. It will make fork truck free applications easier and more efficient.”