Conceptual Innovations, an engineering and custom manufacturing firm powered by Caster Concepts, announces the release of the HaloDrive. This omnidirectional motor-powered system delivers precision movement for the most significant, heaviest, and most complex applications across industries.

Its patented HaloDrive Pods feature powered wheels that add mobility to various heavy-duty industrial applications with a maximum weight capacity of 50 tons and dimensions up to 250 feet with extreme accuracy within .5MM in any direction.

The HaloDrive is the only self-contained motor-driven omnidirectional drive technology available today. Its modular design allows for retrofitting carts and lifts, increasing the functionality, weight capacity, and dimensions of equipment commonly used in manufacturing and maintenance, such as these:

  • Aircrafts;
  • Automobiles;
  • Boats and ships;
  • Heavy equipment;
  • Steel processing and transportation;
  • Trucks and trailers;
  • Trains and locomotives; and
  • Wind turbines.

Conceptual Innovations’ engineers developed the industry-unique HaloDrive in response to manufacturers’ requests for a material handling solution that maneuvers around tight corners and narrow spaces while carrying extreme weights. Engineers discovered their HaloDrive solved many problems beyond its intended use.


  • Lower purchase, operation, and maintenance costs than other equipment with similar load weight capacities;
  • Doesn’t require any modifications for facilities or particular flooring, rails, tracks, etc.
  • No certification or specialized training is required to operate;
  • Reduces the risk of injury or damage to products, equipment, and facilities;
  • Motor-driven: minimizes operator effort and reduces fatigue and risk of overexertion;
  • Combining multiple pods increases weight capacity and drive power and
  • All axle steering enables complex maneuvering and rotation to save valuable floor space and improve production efficiency.

The demand for the HaloDrive reaches across industries, with recent custom systems developed for Boeing and NASA. Conceptual Innovation’s Albion plant handles 85 percent of the manufacturing process in-house. Designing and building custom systems and retrofits takes six to eight weeks from conception to delivery.