Seegrid Tow Tractor

Seegrid introduces new Autonomous Tow Tractor

Enhanced Smart Path technology increases mobile robot’s human-like awareness, understanding, and decision-making capabilities

Seegrid Corporation, a provider of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for material handling, has announced the availability of the Seegrid Palion ™ Tow Tractor Series 8. This upgraded version of the company’s industry-leading automated tow tractor features enhanced Smart Path technology, increasing the robotic fleet’s ability to comprehend and make decisions while safely and reliably moving material in dynamic, high-traffic facilities. Seegrid’s artificial intelligence Advances allow Palion AMRs to see, understand, and learn using the company’s proprietary vision system. The robotic fleet performs and reports on tasks safely and productively for more than 5 million autonomous miles for leading brands in the 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 an 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.”