Raymond Automates Material Handling Tasks with Vision Guided Technology for Enhanced Productivity


GREENE, N.Y. - The Raymond Corporation, in collaboration with Seegrid, announces the development of automated lift trucks that integrate vision guided technology - Guided by Seegrid(TM) - with Raymond® lift trucks to enable simple flexible automation solutions without system constraints.

Raymond automated lift trucks utilize an open architecture with a standardized interface to integrate the Guided by Seegrid technology. The result is a standard Raymond lift truck with both man-on and man-off automated functionality. The innovative technology can be integrated into a warehouse or distribution center in just a few hours. When an operator drives a Raymond lift truck that has a vision guided system through a facility, the truck learns the individual steps of the operation it will be performing, such as transporting a pallet of goods from one location to another within a warehouse. A lift truck equipped with the vision guided system does not require lasers, tape, wires or additional infrastructure, and can learn up to 15 miles of routes in unlimited configurations.

Recognizing the material handling industry's focus on increasing labor productivity, the Raymond automated lift truck allows facility managers to redeploy resources and multiply the impact of their existing labor force. The automated lift truck is able to replace manned vehicles in various warehouse, distribution, manufacturing and process industries, automating repetitive tasks.

Raymond automated lift trucks will be sold, supported and serviced by The Raymond Corporation, and its entire network of authorized Sales and Service Centers, which give customers local support and service. Raymond will be offering the automated lift truck to select customer sites this year.

For more information on lift trucks equipped with the vision guided technology or to locate a Raymond Sales and Service Center, visit www.raymondcorp.com or call 800-235-7200.

The Raymond Corporation is a global provider of unmatched material handling technology, expertise and support to increase productivity and cost-efficiency. High-performance, reliable Raymond® lift trucks range from a full line of manual and electric pallet trucks and walkie stackers to counterbalanced trucks, Reach-Fork® trucks, orderpickers and Swing-Reach® trucks. Through its CustomCare(TM) approach, Raymond and its Sales and Service Centers deliver a comprehensive package of personalized enterprise solutions - like the iWarehouse® fleet optimization system, in-depth industry knowledge and consulting, flexible financing, OSHA-compliant training, and industry-leading asset protection - to optimize warehouse operations.

For additional information about The Raymond Corporation or to locate a Raymond Sales and Service Center, visit the company website at www.raymondcorp.com or call (800) 235-7200.

The Raymond Corporation

Attn: Elizabeth Buza

South Canal Street

P.O. Box 130

Greene, NY 13778-0130

Fax: 607-656-9005

marcom@raymondcorp.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Elizabeth Buza

Marketing Communications

elizabeth.buza@raymondcorp.com

607-656-2734

Andrea Bolyard

Bader Rutter & Associates, Inc.

Public Relations

abolyard@bader-rutter.com

262-938-5453

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