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Innovation Award Recognises AIV & Test Projects

Mechatronic Solutions’ work has been recognised with a prestigious Innovation Award by a major engineering company, one of its blue chip clients.

A major collaborative project was awarded first prize in an initiative to celebrate and reward the newest and most advanced solutions where creative thinking and engineering expertise combine to produce genuinely exciting innovative automated ideas, systems and methods.

Innovation Award

Innovation Award Winning Projects

Mechatronic Solutions worked with the client on a project involving proof of principle engineering, design and implementation, combining bespoke automation with AIV technology enabling lights out testing of control modules within a temperature controlled environment.

The project was chosen for its technology integration in two areas:

  • AIV autonomous intelligent vehicle with automatic connection 
  • Automated connection to an extreme temperature test chamber / test management system


Autonomous Intelligent Vehicles

Under the Robopod® name Mechatronic have developed the Podconnect® AIV, a unit which seamlessly integrates into the manufacturing environment, adding efficiency into processes as well as feeding back vital management information.

The project was deemed a worthy winner as the Podconnect® AIV sets up in a matter of minutes, whereas the previous manual setup could take up to 2 hours. The easy and intuitive programming and use of AIV enables simple expansion and significant cost saving.

Test Chamber

Extreme Temperatures

The bespoke aspect of the project to earn Mechatronic first prize in the Innovation Awards was an advanced test management system. The bespoke development included auto-connection for accurate and fast setup so that control module station testing could be carried out more efficiently than ever before, removing requirement for human intervention. 

The system was designed with flexibility and future proofing in mind, enabling alternate control modules to be processed seamlessly. 

Specification included the clients requirements to test at a range of extreme temperatures – ranging from plus 150 degrees to minus 50 over a 24 hour period. This required consideration of materials as well as safety and user issues, all of which was delivered to a high standard. 

Mechatronic Solutions

Established in 1988, Mechatronic Solutions (Mechatronic Production Systems Ltd) offer high tech automation solutions to a wide range of manufacturers. As well as bespoke automation machinery, the company also created the innovative Robopod®, a reconfigurable system with a standardised platform which is endlessly adaptable to the client’s requirements.

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