SmoothTool is a robotic welding kit developed by Smooth Robotics that simplifies welding tasks by providing a plug-and-play solution for welding robots. The kit is designed to work with Universal Robots, a popular brand of collaborative robots (cobots) used in manufacturing, to enhance the cobot welding experience.
One of the key features of the SmoothTool is its Programming Flange, which offers a “freedrive” mode that allows the user to move the welding torch in a freehand motion for more efficient welding. This mode enables the user to perform welding tasks quickly and accurately, resulting in flawless results every time.
In addition to its freedrive mode, the SmoothTool is optimized for weaving patterns, offset items, and stitch welding, making it a versatile tool for all kinds of welding tasks. The program structure ensures optimal performance and is compatible with both CB and e-Series Universal Robots, making it easy to integrate with existing cobot systems.
The SmoothTool’s 3D visualization feature provides a clear view of the welding path, allowing users to verify the path before welding and ensuring that the final product is of the highest quality.