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A-MATE® FreeLift

frontal view of the mobile robot product family A-MATE from K.Hartwall

AutoMate your load carrier movements

A-MATE® FreeLift

A-MATE® FreeLift is an intelligent mobile robot designed to transport logistic units such as pallets and containers in production and logistics environments such as warehouses and sorting centers.


As a Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) it is completely autonomous and does not need an on-board operator or driver.

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Slim design and omnidrive of A-MATE save time and money

Benefits of A-MATE® FreeLift

The key advantages of our AGV include its very slim design as well as the omnidirectional drive system, making it highly manoevrable and efficient even in tight spaces.


The powerful electric free lift (no scissors under the forks) allows floor-to-floor load handling as well as handling from racks and conveyors – with a maximum load of 1,000 kg and up to one metre in height. With a scanner coverage of 360° it also ensures maximum Health & Safety.

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A-MATE FreeLift pallet AGV for autonomous transport of load carriers

With our A-MATE® FreeLift you achieve

  • increased productivity by having 24/7 usage
  • reduced handling costs
  • increased Health & Safety in your operations
  • more flexibility
  • better process quality
  • operational transparency
  • compensation of skilled labour shortage


  • Centralized fleet management
  • Interactive display
  • Compatible with standard MHE
  • Long lasting and fast-charging Li-Ion battery
  • Powerful electric free lift
  • VDA 5050 interface

Speed & Accuracy

  • Omnidirectional driving system (driving in all directions)
  • Contour-based LiDAR navigation
  • Maximum speed of 1.5 m/s
  • 2D pallet detection
  • 3D obstacle detection


  • Emergency stop buttons
  • 360° safety coverage
  • Visual signals
  • Obstacle avoidance

A-MATE FreeLift lifting a pallet onto a shelf in up to 1.1 meter height

Enjoy the Free Lift

  • Powered by electricity, not hydraulics
  • Lifting is enabled to 1.1 meter for up to 1000 kg
  • A-MATE® FreeLift can also load and unload units from conveyor belts
  • Li-ion batteries enable long operating hours with minimal charging times

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A-MATE FreeLift supports efficient pallet handling even in tight spaces with omnidrive

Fast operations

  • Identification of load carrier combined with omnidrive enables fast positioning and picking up the carrier
  • Fast and simultaneous correction of loading angle with omnidrive

AGV automated pallet handling with A-MATE from K.Hartwall

High space efficiency

  • The omnidrive feature enables free movement of the AGV in all directions.
  • Slim design enables moving and turning in tight spaces
  • Minimal operational space and aisle widths required

AGV safety with reliable scanners

360° safety

  • Continuous safety scanning, speed adjustment and obstacle avoidance
  • Emergency brake
  • Visual signals

front view of A-MATE mobile robot product family

Safe and easy to use in all environments

Free Navigation (SLAM)

  • No fixed infrastructure for navigation needed
  • Contour-based LiDAR navigation
  • A-MATE® FreeLift orients itself based on both the predefined lay-out of the space and measurement data provided by laser safety scanners
  • Centralized fleet management
  • 2D pallet detection, 3D obstacle detection, obstacle avoidance
  • VDA 5050 interface

Our new middleware A-GATE as multi-konnective gateway for integrative AGV solutions

New multi-connective gateway


Our new middleware for your integrative AGV solution

  • Interaction with different software from universal fleet managers to sensors for station monitoring
  • Simple and intuitive creation as well as execution of transport tasks
  • Centralized maintenance management for your A-MATE® fleet

The A-MATE FreeLift can transport multiple types of load carriers


Lean Dollies & Adaptor Pallet

Roll cages

Foldable cages

Successful AGV Projects

Our AGVs A-MATE FreeLift implemented at customer sites

AGV AMR A-MATE application in the automotive industry at Schaeffler

A-MATE® FreeLift at Schaeffler


Our video showcases the successful process integration of our AGV A-MATE® FreeLift at Schaeffler. It ensures reliable load carrier movements even in narrow paths, fulfills the safety requirements and helps digitalize the supply chain.

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Danfoss in Denmark uses four A-MATE FreeLift AGVs for the internal material transport

A-MATE® FreeLift at Danfoss Drives


We implemented four A-MATE® FreeLift in Denmark. They ensure the automated transport of pallets from a buffer area to assembly cells and interact safely with other AGVs, human workers and manually driven forklifts.

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Drive concept Omnidrive
Type Lifting fork
Driving speed 1.5 m/s or 5.4 km/h
Max. lifting height / max. shelf height 1100 mm /1000 mm
Load capacity 1000 kg
Height 1915 mm
Width 800 mm
Length 1654 mm
Fork dimensions DIN ISO 2331 70/180/1200 mm
Fork carriage width 615 mm
Turning circle 2200 mm
Ground clearance 12 mm
Unit tare weight 850 kg
Lifts and transports all load carriers such as roll cages, pallets, foldable cages, large load carriers, dollies
Successful AGV-projects from start to finish from K.Hartwall Automation

Benefit from our support and know-how

Successful AGV projects from start to finish

We offer you a competent and reliable support through all AGV project phases that include following stages:

  1. Offer phase to tailor our AGV solution to your requirements
  2. Project preparation & AGV delivery
  3. AGV implementation at your site
  4. Trial run & acceptance including site acceptance
  5. After Sales Service with technical support & maintenance

In addition, we offer your staff various user and maintenance training options.

Talk to the expert

Daniel Knopp Sales Manager Automation at K.Hartwall

Daniel Knopp

Sales Director AGV/AMR

+49 173 2176597

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