What we do
We assist global manufactures in adopting robotic applications that are fast and flexible to automate their manufacturing processes in the most efficient way in terms of solution and cost.
Our mission is to empower manufacturers with innovative and smart robotic systems to help them yield greater flexibility and capacity in the way they produce.
Our vison is to help manufacturers to unfold their full production potential and become the universal standard for robotic tool changing.
The story of BUIND/SMARTSHIFT
In a basement in Norway for 30 years ago Kjell Buind started the engineering factory BUIND. Kjell was very glad of producing special devices and components on CNC machines. He was drawn to creating flexible automated solutions so he could reduce repetitive work for manufacturers.
He invested in CNC machines, and the interest increased for his automated solutions from all sides. He, so to speak, elicited the industry with his inventive way of looking at the production process.
The machinery and production grew rapidly, and he became an integrator for Universal Robots in Norway. “With Universal Robots we got an easily programmable, light weighted robot that could work around humans completely secured. But what bothers me, was that the robots have always had a problem changing tools”. So Kjell went to his CNC machines and started making different prototypes that could help the problem, but it wasn’t that easy. “It was really a touch task because I wanted to make it easier and simpler to change tools independent of which robots and tools you are using”.
After many predesigns, prototypes and tests he managed to make a revolutionary tool changer system, that is easy to connect, light weight and universal compatible with all robots and tools. It was really a difficult task because I want to make a smart and functional design… and now it has received worldwide patent.
Universal Robots saw the potential in having a better utilization of their robots with the tool changer system, and in 2018 the products became certified and is now a part of the UR+ program.
The brand SMARTSHIFT robotics was born and in June 2019 the international sales organization SMARTSHIFT robotic ApS was established.
SMARTSHIFT robotics is born global and is placed in the robotic cluster in Odense Denmark (framework that accelerates growth amongst robotic companies) and are expanding with sales partners around the world each day.