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Case Study: Sonopod® Automotive Ultrasonic Welding

Exterior Trim Mouldings

Following interest in the recent Case Study on Robopod® Reconfigurable Robot Welding, Robopod® has published a further case study, this time describing how its Sonopod reconfigurable ultrasonic welding system was used for fixing exterior automotive trim.

The objective was to to permanently fuse two parts of prominent external trim, creating a process which would be repeatable, efficient and accurate.

Sonopod® was configured to weld the parts as well as to check clips, verify colours and incorporate pneumatic nippers to remove moulding sprue for a visually neat finish that is also strong and reliable.

Benefits & Savings

The project has delivered a series of savings for the client, delivering improvements in:

  • Labour – double handling
  • Capital – machines
  • Valuable floor space
  • WIP

Sonopod® Ultrasonic Welding

Sonopod® ultrasonic welding systems are pre-packaged for quick-to-market, economical, multi-point welding that can be quickly configured to suit the client’s requirements and integrated quickly to the shop floor.

Sonopod® machines have been used for staking, spot welding, energy directors and hedge-hog weld preparations. They can also incorporate further checks and additional functions such as Poke yoke checks, clip fitting, de-gating, dot marking, labelling and more.


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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Telephone: +44 (0)121 459 2347

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