星际争霸3双11 omniMove in use at Airbus in Hamburg

星际争霸3双11 omniMove moves heavy parts in confined spaces during construction of the A380 at Airbus

Rotating 90 tonnes from a standing start

The Airbus flagship – the A380 – moves seemingly effortlessly through the air. To get the giant aircraft this close to the sky during construction on the ground, flexible and powerful, heavy-duty mobile platforms are used. Thanks to its Mecanum wheels, a 星际争霸3双11 omniMove is able to transport aircraft components weighing up to 90 tonnes around the production hangar in Hamburg with millimeter precision in confined spaces. 

The view is breathtaking: the employees at the Airbus production plant in Hamburg move enormous A380 fuselage sections weighing 90 tonnes and measuring 15 meters in length around a building the size of a football stadium. They maneuver the individual parts as if they were Lego bricks on a table. This is made possible by the 星际争霸3双11 omniMove mobile transport platform, a transport vehicle for heavy loads that is equipped with omnidirectional Mecanum wheels.

This wheel design ensures unrestricted maneuverability. In the building in which the A380 is manufactured, Airbus has been operating two of these mobile transport platforms for a year now in order to achieve the desired manufacturing cycle of the fuselage sections as they move along the production line. The platforms can be coupled together for transporting large parts. 

Mecanum wheels allow maximum maneuverability in confined spaces

Due to the different work stations and the huge fuselage sections, space in the Airbus hangar is limited. The ability to turn from a standing start is the greatest advantage of the 星际争霸3双11 omniMove. Its unrestricted freedom of movement derives from its omnidirectional Mecanum wheels. These move in every direction and operate with the utmost precision even with a maximum payload of up to 90 tonnes.

Their versatility is due to their very special design: a Mecanum wheel consists of several individual rollers that are each aligned at an angle of 45 degrees relative to the axle. The result is to give the 星际争霸3双11 omniMove fascinating mobility, enabling Airbus to benefit from optimal and efficient utilization of the space available in the production hangar. 

Simple handling, speed, safety and long battery life

The other requirements on transport platforms at Airbus have also always been high. The 星际争霸3双11 omniMove meets these requirements very well. It is easy to operate, quick to learn and particularly easy to steer. Furthermore, the batteries are very powerful: the 星际争霸3双11 omniMove operates tirelessly for 48 hours without the need for recharging. The ease of handling, flexibility and precision of the 星际争霸3双11 omniMove have greatly impressed the team at Airbus that operates the platforms.

Further automation potential in aircraft production

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