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Robopod® in INNOVATE 2017 Show Review Video

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Robopod® was featured highly in the video review of the INNOVATE 2017 show. 

Video footage of the Robopod® appears straight after the introduction (12 seconds in) and shows the Robopod® machine at work on the busy exhibition stand.


Robopod® is a unique reconfigurable system for automation and robotic applications. The standardised platform makes it highly flexible and adaptable to a host of applications for the client and many have gone on to purchase a suite of ‘pods’ as manufacturing furthers the process of automation, making the production environment safer and more efficient.

The Robopod® range has now expanded to include specific models and now encompasses:

  • Robopod® – Reconfigurable automation for every sector of manufacturing. Only limited by imagination.
  • Sonopod® – Ready to use ultrasonic welding – just add tooling. Accessible automation keeping costs down.
  • Lasapod® – Affordable automated laser technology, reconfigurable for any application.
  • Presspod® – Portable & reconfigurable press solutions for manufacturing
  • Tendapod® – Reconfigurable CMM Tending, Machine Tending & Gauge Tending
  • Benchpod® – Portable & reconfigurable assembly bench – an intelligent approach to manual assembly
  • Podconnect® – Automated Intelligent Vehicle (AIV) – connecting logistics and manufacturing in IOT

AIV Launch

Podconnect® by Robopod®

AIV automation podconnectThe new Podconnect® concept was highlighted at INNOVATE 2017 and this was the highlight of the show for Robopod®.

Podconnect® is an Autonomous Intelligent Vehicle which has enormous potential to improve efficiency by connecting logistics, servicing machines, providing vital real time information for managers.

Podconnect® has the potential to link and unite the Robopod® vision, by linking seamlessly to other Robopod® units as well as integrating easily with companies’ other equipment.

AIV has emerged as one of the biggest trends in robotics and mechatronics.  Podconnect® offers a highly advanced solution which is simple and effective, requiring no special mapping, tracking or other external equipment; making it a straightforward installation with early benefits for the client.


The INNOVATE 2017 Show took place at the NEC on 8-9th November and featured over 160 exhibitors from the cutting edge of UK innovation.

Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, said (on the video review of the show):

“Birmingham is a great place to hold an innovation conference; quite simply because this is where it’s happening now on the ground.”

Dr Ruth McKernan, Chief Executive of Innovate UK, added:

“Every year we have a different theme. This year it’s discovering the future of industry and because we’re moving into the 4th industrial revolution, we really wanted to take more of a debating approach this year, there’s some very big questions that need to be asked.”

On the theme of ‘discovering the future of industry’, the conference programme saw over 70 sessions across 5 stages with 240 speakers and plenty of opportunity for delegates from industry to learn and debate all aspects of innovation.


Robopod® is the innovative reconfigurable system with a standardised platform for robotic applications, offering unrivalled performance. Endlessly adaptable to the client’s requirements, the potential uses for Robopod® are ‘only limited by imagination’; making a Robopod® a versatile investment with potential for rapid payback.

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