Machines on the plant floor will soon actively identify problems, determine course of action, execute, and measure results – all without human interaction. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), is already beginning to reshape manufacturing. Though many manufacturers are just starting to explore the implications of IIoT, the Internet of Things (IoT) has been generating buzz for years and already represents a booming market opportunity.
Companies like Seegrid, makers of vision guided vehicles (VGV) are invested in the Industrial Internet of Things. In the future, VGVs will use big data to not only identify problems, but to execute a solution, and measure the results – all without human interaction.
Ahead of many other machines on the factory floor, VGVs themselves are sensors that accurately and consistently capture performance data. Employing vision technology, VGVs gather thousands of important data points per second, and provide insights into distance traveled, total errors, obstruction hours, follow hours, motion hours, powered hours, and rescue hours.
Widespread adoption of IIoT will take time, but innovative manufacturers are already investing in data analytics, and they’re seeing improvements in improved productivity, downtime, and even new revenue streams. Manufacturing is at a crossroads, and the companies that understand and embrace the power of big data will be the ones to thrive in the future of manufacturing.
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Seegrid (www.seegrid.com) 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, reliability, and safety, the Seegrid flexible automation solution is offered in a line of pallet trucks and tow tractors. Seegrid’s vision guided vehicles were recently featured in the Wall Street Journal.
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An award-winning organization, Seegrid is experiencing significant growth both in employees and customers. 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 North American Fork Truck Free approach. VGVs improve workplace safety, reduce equipment and product damage, and deliver a rapid return on investment, dramatically reducing production downtime.
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Company Name: Seegrid Corporation
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