Raymond stacker utilizes Seegrid automation technology.

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Forklift manufacturer Raymond is increasing automation within the warehouse with an intelligent stacker incorporating vision-guided technology from Seegrid.

Designed to automate stacking from pick to delivery locations, the Raymond Courier 3030 is expected to help maximize workforce productivity.

“Warehouses are constantly driven to address industry challenges like rising labor costs and workflow management. It can be easy to overlook the need to optimize operations before turning to automation,” said Michael Field, CEO of The Raymond Corporation. “The Courier 3030 stacker was built with flexibility and versatility in mind to address customer challenges in the supply chain and logistics industries. Leading-edge technology like the Courier 3030 stacker helps keep customers’ operations functioning at higher efficiency and productivity levels in an on-demand world that is always on.”

With a second-level vertical reach capability of up to 72 inches and a weight capacity of 2,500 pounds, the automated stacker is appropriate for pick-up/drop-off, end-of-aisle, end-of-line and conveyor picking applications.

Able to transport different pallet sizes and types, the machine’s reverse-motion and auto-engagement functions are intended to optimize workflow, helping warehouses operate more efficiently.

“For nearly a decade, Seegrid and Raymond have strategically partnered to combine our market-leading expertise in automation with their end-to-end warehouse solutions and lift truck proficiency,” said Jeff Christensen, vice president of product at Seegrid. “Our powerful and proven vision technology enables vehicles like the Courier 3030 to autonomously solve the biggest challenges in manufacturing, distribution and e-commerce fulfilment to create real value for customers.”

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