They were designed to reduce downtime in the supply chain by providing "subway-style" estimated time-of-arrival projections and data-collection capabilities at each station where Seegrid's vision-guided vehicles (VGVs) retrieve or deliver materials. Seegrid Supervisor is the vendor's fleet-management tool, which allows uses to remotely connect, monitor and control their VGV fleets. The Subway Platform concept was developed in coordination with Whirlpool Corp., which uses Seegrid's vision-guided pallet trucks and tow tractors in its manufacturing operations. Users can track their automated operations at a glance, without having to run reports, Seegrid said. The tool displays VGV status, so that assembly operators known when their materials will arrive.
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