Conceptual Innovations, an engineering, consulting, and custom manufacturing firm powered by Caster Concepts, announced the Omni-Directional Heavy Duty Drive System which is able to move up to 40,000 lb. and maneuver in narrow aisleways.


This technology, based on the company’s patent-pending, omni-directional drive, showcases the latest innovation in material handling for industrial manufacturers. The battery-powered, wirelessly controlled platform allows manufacturers to bypass the use of expensive cranes and forklifts that only certain operators are trained to maneuver.


The platform can move even the most delicate parts, such as an airplane fuselage, and position them precisely. The omni-directional platform, originally designed to transport the hull of a military vehicle, has been used by automobile manufacturers, spacecraft engineers, and the marine industry. Engineers designed the platform so that it’s affordable and easy to transport, fitting snugly on a flat-bed truck for convenient shipment across the country.

  • Four drive system pods that rotate 210-deg. independently.
  • Drive system pods that move in all degrees within a horizontal plane.
  • Extra-heavy-duty dual-wheel casters designed for heavy load capacity.
  • A wireless controller featuring a three-axis joystick and a slow/fast and e-stop selection.