Resources

At Smooth Robotics, our aim is to make it as easy as possible for welders to use cobots for automated welding. Feel free to check out our resources about our SmoothTool kit, and please contact us if you can’t find what you’re looking for.

Video links

Linear welding

Weaving

Stitch welding

Offset functionality

Programming Flange

3D Viewer

Frequently Asked Questions

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Why weld with a cobot?

Due to the development of collaborative robotics, robotic welding offers significant advantages to production companies large and small. Advancements in robotic welding allow production workers who have no previous robotics programming experience to learn how to operate a cobot within minutes. With robotic welding having been around for some time, the start-up costs in adding a robot to the operation have decreased.

Cobots work alongside humans and therefore don’t need to be kept in a cage that takes up a lot of factory floor space. With cobots (such as those from Universal Robots) weighing as little as 11 kg, many production companies choose to mount their robot arm on a magnetized surface or a wheeled trolley so they can deploy it anywhere in the factory.

By adding a cobot to the team, production companies benefit from reduced manufacturing costs and a shorter payback period and can make up the shortfall in skilled welders.

At Smooth Robotics, we help you deliver your best work by putting you in control of the automated welding process in a way that enhances your business and benefits your employees.

Want to know more? Feel free to contact us for a demo.

What’s in the box?
  • Installation guide
  • Software USB key (URCap and user manual)
  • Programming flange

Contact us to get the kit.

What features does the SmoothTool software have?
  • Circular welding
  • Linear welding
  • Weaving
  • Stitch welding
  • Offset
  • 3D Viewer
Which power sources are supported by SmoothTool?

ESAB:

  • Mig 4004i Pulse WeldCloud™
  • Mig 5000i Pulse WeldCloud™
  • Mig U5000i Pulse WeldCloud™
  • Compatible with Retrofit Anybus board

Fronius:

  • Fronius TPSi series power sources.
  • Compatible with The RI FB Inside/i interface from Fronius.

In addition, SmoothTool offers two generic options for power source integration that need to be configured manually. These are I/O setup and Callback functions.

Want to know more? Feel free to contact us for a demo.

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How to become a Smooth Robotics partner?

We’re looking for international partners to sell SmoothTool to production companies so that welders all over the world can put welding robots to work without the need for complex programming. If you’d like to get involved in future projects as a potential partner, feel free to contact us.

How long does it take to learn how to use SmoothTool?

SmoothTool is an easy-to-use cobot welding package that helps your welding robot deliver the perfect result every time. Programming can take between 5 and 30 minutes depending on the complexity of your program and level of experience. Of course, the more you use SmoothTool, the faster you’ll get. Check out our video series Programming with SmoothTool to see how to get started.

What’s my ROI on SmoothTool?

SmoothTool’s intelligent no-code programming software means you can put your welding robot to work without the need for complex programming – even if you have no robotics experience. For the typical metalworking SME producing high-mix, low-volume series runs, this will slash changeover costs by up to 80% and increase order throughput. Based on this, it would take a maximum of 18 months to achieve ROI on SmoothTool.

Want to know more? Feel free to contact us for a demo.

Does the torch mount fit on the flange?

The mounting surface on the botttom of the flange is exactly the same as on the robot arm. So mounting the torch on the flange is no different from mounting it directly on the robot.