Carter's flip pod system for PTP Carter now offers a point-to-point boring machine with a flip-pod system. The system is designed to allow rapid setups and quick changeover from one workpiece to the next, the company says. In this machine, rows of plastic flip-pods are seated in vacuum bars which can be moved laterally along the machine bed. In the up position, the flip pods channel vacuum power from the machine bed to hold the workpiece in place. In the down position, the pods are flush with the vacuum bar.