Available from RARUK Automation, the Smartshift toolholder attaches to the wrist of the robot, enabling it to quickly and easily switch from one tool to another. The tool changer reduces set-up times and provides greater versatility, increasing scope for production to be rationalised and floorspace freed up for other tasks.

This system is easy to set-up manually but is best used in tandem with the URCaps shortcut platform for UR-approved accessories and peripherals.Having taught the robot the tool gripper centre point by simply moving it into the tool gripper, the user simply programs the selected tool to perform the required operation.The process takes a matter of minutes.