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 a 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 direction of travel during turns. Seegrid’s Palion line of AMRs also horn and travel tones to indicate motion. See the spec sheet below for more information about its capabilities.
It also features Auto-Charge, which removes a costly and dangerous human touchpoint and boosts productivity by automating the scheduling, dispatch, and charging to keep operations running 24/7.
“Our customers span the global supply chain and are looking to accelerate productivity amidst pressures to reduce costs and improve safety,” said Seegrid CEO Jim Rock. “It’s a challenge we Seegrid are uniquely equipped to solve, and we are very proud of our demonstrated track record helping some of the largest global brands in manufacturing, warehousing, logistics, and e-commerce realize the full potential of AMR technology.”
Seegrid recently said it doubled revenue year-over-year for two years in a row. It said it has more than 1,000 AMRs running.
“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.