The automated jogging machine is a prototype that Polar expects to be in production within six months. It was the product’s first showing anywhere and has been designed based on the human actions involved in the jogging process.
Currently the whole action takes 50 seconds, but the company estimates that this will reduce to 30 seconds by the time it is in production.
With seven to eight per cent investment of revenue in R&D, Polar is among the industry’s highest spenders on development and this was reflected in its products at drupa.
Its new OptiKnife system increases the number of cuts with sharp knife and saves 20 per cent of the change time, while the P-Net system allows upgrading with Compucut, remote diagnosis and future networking of peripheral equipment.