KUKA omniMove: autonomous and extremely flexible

KUKA omniMove is a transport platform for heavy loads. Move it with great ease into the right position – with ultra-precision and in the tightest of spaces. The KUKA omniMove also offers excellent mobility, easily operated by remote control.

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Simply move underneath and lift: the KUKA omniMove mobile heavy-duty platform can move XXL loads with ease. The KUKA omniMove can be controlled manually or move autonomously. Despite its enormous size and payload capacity, it navigates safely, moving virtually independently. Customers can also optionally expand it with a self-contained energy supply.

Specially developed wheels allow the mobile heavy-duty platform to move in any direction – even from a standing start. The sophisticated navigation system KUKA Navigation Solution ensures autonomous maneuvering without risk of collision and without requiring artificial floor markings. The KUKA omniMove can be freely scaled in size, width and length within a modular system – just the way you need it.

Mecanum wheel for maximum mobility

The specially developed KUKA omniMove drive technology based on the Mecanum wheel ensures that the KUKA omniMove can maneuver omnidirectionally. The wheels with individual, barrel-shaped rollers can move independently of each other. This allows the KUKA omniMove to move from a standing position start and to perform translational and rotational motions in the tightest of spaces. It can thus move swiftly and compactly in all directions.

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KUKA omnimove transports aircraft parts at Premium Aerotec in Augsburg. Image source: Premium Aerotec

Advantages of the KUKA omniMove

Powerful

Depending on the vehicle variant, the KUKA omniMove can safely and conveniently move even the heaviest components in XXL format. It has a payload capacity of up to 90 tonnes and – in the maximum version – reaches a length up to 30 meters.

Precise

The KUKA omniMove can move even the heaviest loads with an accuracy of +/- 3 mm.

Modular

Kuka designs the ideal solution. Customers can choose from ten different vehicle variants, and they will then personalize the selection with individual option packages and modules – fully in accordance with customer requirements and wishes.

The KUKA omniMove in action at your facility

The modular system offers a wide range of options for deploying the KUKA omniMove.

  • KUKA omniMove in overlength and XL size – Are the components extremely large and wide? The mobile heavy-duty platform is also available with the option to couple multiple vehicles to form a single omniMove. Transporting components that are more than 30 meters long is no problem.
  • KUKA omniMove with lifting spindles – The heavy-duty platform is optionally available with electric lifting spindles or scissor lift tables. This allows the KUKA omniMove to lift the load autonomously.
  • Power supply  – The self-contained power supply using high-performance batteries and state-of-the-art wireless technology unshackle the KUKA omniMove from restrictive connections.
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The KUKA omniMove can be configured to meet your individual production requirements. Image: KUKA

The KUKA omniMove can be expanded by additional functions:

  • Navigation options
  • Battery management
  • Load options
  • Safety options

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More information

On KUKA’s official website.