Conceptual Innovations (Albion, MI) has developed a wheeled material transporter capable of moving 40,000 pounds and maneuvering in narrow aisleways. Based on the company’s patent-pending omnidirectional drive system, the battery-powered, wirelessly controlled platform is a cost-effective alternative to expensive cranes and forklifts that require trained operators.
The platform moves and precisely positions even the most delicate parts, such as an airplane fuselage. Designed to transport the hull of a military vehicle, the platform is used by automobile manufacturers, spacecraft engineers, and the marine industry.
Four drive system pods that rotate 210 degrees independently.
Drive system pods that move in all degrees within a horizontal plane.
Extra-heavy-duty dual-wheel casters designed for heavy loads.
Wireless controller with three-axis joystick and slow/fast and e-stop selection.
Amid Challenges, Majority of Metalformers Predict Little Change in Economic Activity
U.S and Canadian incoming orders expected to remain steady, according to the latest barometer reading from the Precision Metalforming Association.
U.S. Manufacturing Grows in September –– PMI Dips 0.6% to 55.4
The Institute for Supply Management reports that among the six biggest industries, food, beverage & tobacco remains the best-performing sector, with fabricated metal and chemical products growing strongly.