Cognibotics AB and Smartshift Robotics are excited to announce that we have entered a new partnership with the aim to enable high speed tool changes in Cognibotics robot installations and help our customers to take advantage of the full potential of both products.

Smartshift offers a universal tool changer system for robots that provides a fast shift from one tool to another almost instantly and with a minimum of lost time.  Ensuring that you at all times, without effort, have the best tool for the task on the robot raises the overall cell efficiency. Redundancy with an extra set of your most important tools also prevents unnecessary downtime.

Cognibotics offers a fast, low weight industrial robots with long reach specialized for material handling applications in which it is often preferable to be able to perform multiple tasks and handle multiple type of items. This creates a relevance of being able to quickly change tool at the end of the robot arm.
See a live example of a deployment of an HKM robot together with a Smartshift tool changer here.

The new partnership will combine the long reach and high speed of the HKM robot with the fast tool changer to enable the robot to efficiently manage multiple tasks in a production or handling process automatically. This increases the number of tasks our customers can support using a one single robot and allows it to pick, handle and process a variety of objects with various geometries, weights, structures and materials.

The partnership will focus on ensuring customers a smooth and efficient combined use of the Smartshift tool changer and Cognibotics HKM robots.  A combination that allows more efficient and agile deployments of HKM robots and increase cost efficiency, flexibility and productivity of a single robot cell. The ability to perform multiple tasks and handle a variety of objects enables customers to take full advantage of the market leading reach and speed of the HKM robot.


Mr. Lars Julius Skulstad, Global BDM at Smartshift Robotics says:

Smartshift is honored to be a part of this new established partnership with Cognibotics. The combination of this high speed Industrial robot and Smartshift high speed tool change system will now open new possibilities yet to be solved in the general automation sector, especially in the
E-commerse and logistics markets where today there is a lack of fully automated solution providers, this partnership will be able to support and solve future application needs
. Our aim and goal at Smartshift is and has been to provide automation solutions to the broad industry and by partnering with Cognibotics we now see Smartshift being strengthened as a tool manufacturer and supplier.”

Mr. Fredrik Malmgren, CEO at Cognibotics. says:

“We, at Cognibotics, are proud to engage in a close relationship with Smartshift Robotics.  We believe that is a perfect fit for our existing and new customers that need to build complex multi-task robot cells that focus on speed and productivity. Our joint solutions will open new doors for automation companies and machine builders and enable them to take full advantage of their robot installations”.

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