Seegrid has announced the expansion of its fleet management software, Seegrid Supervisor. With the addition of three new features–Queues, Barcode Scanner support, and Caution Tape.
Seegrid Supervisor directs self-driving vision guided vehicles (VGVs) for flawless material flow, tracking vehicles in real time and facilitating a connected, smart factory environment for companies like Whirlpool, General Motors, and Jaguar Land Rover.
Supervisor’s new Queues feature helps companies reduce wasted travel time, maximizing the productivity of their fleet of VGVs. When a VGV completes a job, Supervisor identifies the next available job and automatically dispatches the vehicle to execute its next task, reducing the amount of travel without payloads, known as deadheading.
- Barcode Scanner
Barcode scanners allows customers to direct the movement of materials transported by VGVs throughout their facilities. Team members simply scan each payload and Supervisor understands the load type, automatically dispatching the vehicle to its destination. The Barcode Scanner integration streamlines the delivering process, eliminating the need for a team member to decide where the goods and vehicle should be sent.
- Caution Tape
In busy manufacturing and distribution environments, customers often need to block off or restrict certain areas from VGV travel for a variety of reasons. Supervisor’s new Caution Tape feature prevents VGVs from traveling down certain segments of the route network. When a VGV begins its route, Supervisor tells it to ignore any blocked segments. The VGVs intelligently work around the blocked area and continue on their routes.