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Case Study: Robopod® Reconfigurable Robot Welding

Interior Trim Mouldings

Robopod® has published a new case study, illustrating the use of their reconfigurable robotic system for ultrasonic welding of interior trim for an automotive client.

Robopod® offers a unique plug-and-play solution which is very versatile as it can be fitted with different end of arm tooling for a range of processes.

In this case study, the Robopod® was configured with twin weld heads for two styles of weld, fitted on the 6 axis robot arm. Quick and easy programming means that the solution is rapidly available for use.

The machine was set up to weld a structural carrier to the back of an interior trim moulding providing a strong fixing with a repeatable process and no visible marking – all completed in under 2 seconds and avoiding the need for glue, screws or other fixings. The process included ‘poke-yoke’ component check when loading for greater production line efficiency.

Robopod® Ultrasonic Welding

Robopod® ultrasonic welding can be used for a variety of purposes, including Plastic joining, Staking, Cutting, Inserting, Spot welding or Metal welding. Ultrasonic welding can be used with most thermoplastics and even some other materials, avoiding the need for glue, screws, fasteners or heated tools.

Robopod® offers over 15 years of inhouse experience in welding, which feeds into the high standard of our welding systems including:

  • Strong joins
  • No making through to the A surface
  • Closed loop process monitoring



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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