Seegrid Introduces New Palion Series 8 Autonomous Tow Tractor

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Seegrid Palion Tow Truck

The new Seegrid Palion Tow Truck Series 8 features enhanced navigation and path planning intelligence. | Image credit: Seegrid

Seegrid Corporation announces the availability of the Seegrid Palion Tow Tractor Series 8 with enhanced Smart Path technology. The new tow tractor is completely autonomous and capable of towing loads up to 4,500 kg (10,000 lbs) safely and reliably in dynamic, high-traffic facilities.

Seegrid continues to innovate with their vision guided Palion AMRs using artificial intelligence to see, understand, and learn about your facilities’ operating environment. The robotic fleet has been performing and reporting on tasks safely and productively for more than 5 million autonomous miles for leading brands in manufacturing, e-commerce, and logistics sectors.

The release of the new Palion Tow Tractor builds on Seegrid’s track record of delivering proven mobile automation technology that boosts both productivity and safety, and is the latest in Seegrid’s expanding product portfolio and capabilities. This year, Seegrid upgraded its Palion Pallet Truck, and premiered its first autonomous lift truck, Palion Lift AMR. The news follows the recent formation of the company’s research and development group, Blue Labs, an in-house innovation acceleration team fully dedicated to identifying new technologies to further Seegrid’s strong technical advantage.

“We are proud to continue delivering on Seegrid’s decades-long commitment to innovation and safety as the market leader in robust mobile automation,” said Jim Rock, Seegrid’s Chief Executive Officer. “Seegrid has an unstoppable focus on providing the most advanced, reliable, and holistic AMR solutions to help our customers safely increase productivity and remain competitive.”

The new Palion Tow Tractor Series 8 features enhanced understanding of its path and surroundings, an extended field of view, and a shorter clearance height while still managing a variety of cart train and payload tugging applications with a 10,000-pound maximum load capacity.

“Seegrid’s intelligent automation solutions serve the largest global manufacturing, warehousing, logistics, and e-commerce companies,” said Rock. “As supply chain pressures persist, our customers look to us to provide safe, smart, and effective solutions for their facilities—that are busy, high-traffic, and ever-changing. It’s our mission to help them realize these automation goals with robust mobile automation solutions.”

Seegrid’s Smart Path algorithm leverages the company’s advanced computer vision technology and sensor fusion models, providing Palion AMRs with the unmatched ability to understand and learn, as well as perform and report on tasks safely and productively. Seegrid has been a technology innovator since its founding in 2003 by world-renowned roboticist Hans Moravec, the company’s chief scientist. Seegrid’s unique algorithms, which combine computer vision technology, sensor fusion, and data exhaust capture, have been continuously refined for more than a decade, bolstered by more than $150 million in investment. Seegrid’s technology is protected by more than 100 patents, intellectual property, and proprietary know-how–with more than 350 employees dedicated to keeping Seegrid in its market leading position.

Editors Note: This story first appeared on The Mobile Robot Guide.

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