The Raymond Corp., in collaboration with Seegrid Corp., has introduced the Raymond Courier 3020 tow tractor automated lift truck. The new truck is designed to automate horizontal towing in a number of operations, including the transfer of parts to production lines, and finished goods to warehouse facilities.
Towing up to 10,000 pounds, the Courier 3020 uses Raymond’s patented rPort technology, which allows for an open architecture with a standardized interface. The result is a standard Raymond lift truck with both man-on and man-off automated functionality for handling peak loading needs.
The Courier automated lift trucks are equipped with Seegrid’s Vision technology for automated guidance, and its ergonomic design and arch shape help to enhance operator performance.
Time in automated mode (man-off) versus manual mode (man-on) is measured and reported through the iWAREHOUSE fleet management system and can be compared to entirely manual vehicles to ensure optimal usage of each type of vehicle. iWAREHOUSE, in conjunction with Seegrid’s Supervisor software, allows for tracking and reporting of mixed-technology fleets, optimizing uptime by reporting unit status of the combined fleet. Seegrid’s Supervisor software provides a business rule framework for integrating automation into existing operational systems.