What is Smooth Robotics?
Smooth Robotics has developed a new type of sensor-based robot welding tool which can be easily converted to new tasks quickly and without programming. Ideal for especially smaller metal companies that want to automate part of the production.
The welding solution can be used with any type of welding machine and several different robot brands. It works because the welders put the sensor part on the welding device mounted on a robot arm. With a joystick, the robotic arm is controlled along the path to be welded while the sensor measures the distance to the metal. An advanced software program then program the precise welding path the robot is working for and the welding robot is ready for the task. The robot can be delivered as a mobile solution to move around in production.
This easy-to-use welding tool fits perfectly with the needs of especially smaller order-producing metal companies that make small series and need rapid and flexible conversion. Smooth Robotics’ solution is profitable for production of up to 10 units – making it very attractive for even smaller companies to automate and increase volume without increasing operating costs accordingly. The welding robot is also a benefit to the working environment, where many welders experience problems with poor working environment – including ‘Vibration White Fingers’.
Jens Cortsen – PhD And Civil Engineer
Reasons for being selected to the hub
- Smooth Robotics has developed a new type of sensor-based robot welding tool which can be easily converted to new tasks quickly and without programming
- The welding solution is extremely flexible as it can be used with any type of welding machine and several different robot brands.
- Benefits the working environment and prevents ‘vibration white fingers’.
- The StartUp Hub programme with its help and sparring is believed to bring Smooth Robotics a substantial step closer to a product and a strategy that is ready for the global market.
Quote from Smooth Robotics
“When we step out of the Startup Hub, it is our ambition that we’ll have our product on the market – well received by customers and industry, and we have generated a profit on sales. In addition, we have entered into strategic alliances with partners for deliveries or financing. The European metal industry alone is estimated to be 100 billion dollars, so the growth potential of Smooth Robotics is obviously high.”