Seer (仙工智能), a domestic autonomous mobile robot (AMR) pioneer, introduced two new automated guided vehicle (AGV) products at an industry exhibition in Shenzhen on March 29, extending the company’s product line.
The SFL-CBD15 unmanned forklift made its debut at the ITES 2023 Shenzhen Industry Expo. It moves at a maximum speed of 2m/s, almost double that of its predecessor.
Equipped with lidars and simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) technology, the new AGV supports 360-degree panoramic scanning and detects objects 40m away.
The wide field of view possessed by the robot guarantees better safety. Other technical features include 3D obstacle avoidance lidars and safety edge sensors. Distance sensors and hardware self-checks are two other components added to the device to improve its performance.
Seer describes this AGV as an all-rounder for the full range of pallets, racks and cages it can carry. It recognizes objects from multiple angles thanks to high-definition cameras.
The forklift moves within a mapped area of 400,000 sqm and crosses perimeters on its own when needed, allowing for an extended area of operation.
The contraption is 932mm wide, able to navigate narrow aisles in warehouses and has a payload of 1.5 tons.
Another of Seer’s new releases, also an AGV named SFL-COD16, boasts a maximum speed of 2m/s, and doesn’t slow even when fully loaded. Its payload is 1.6 tons, and won’t decline even if goods are lifted to 3m above factory floors.
The product adopts a modular design that can also be found on other Seer product series. With the control panel, sensor holder and harness all being replaceable, maintenance is relatively easy, the Shanghai-headquartered startup claims.
Like the other new forlift unveiled at the industrial fair, SFL-COD16 comes with high-definition cameras. They enable it to identify and lift goods with accuracy.
The device is able to recognize pallets of different sizes under Chinese, European or other standards. Its built-in 360-degree obstacle avoidance lidars, complete with 3D cameras, edge sensors, distance sensors, deliver higher levels of safety at work.
Seer’s products consist of AMR, AGV, robotic chassis, controller and related software.