Kelvin Tool Changer
End-effector exchange system for small collaborative robots

Henning Forbech
A new tool changer designed for collaborative robots designed by Henning Forbech from 4TECH Aps

Patent is now public!
Danish patent: DK 179744 B1
PCT patent pending: WO 2019/080977 A1

4TECH Robotics Aps is now also on LinkedIN

Next chance to meet Kelvin Tool Changer:
- MADE visit at Plus Pack, September 10th. 2019
- StartUp - Walk-In at Teknologisk Institut,
Odense, September 19th. 2019



The robot as a module in the factory of the future:

Kick Off meeting at the RoboCluster project:
"Robotten som modul i fremtidens fabrik"



Bin Picking theme day at DanRobotics:

4TECH Robotics had the chance to demonstrate the Kelvin Tool Changer live at the Bin Picking theme day at DanRobotics

The tool changer was here installed on a robot from ABB

More info on the Bin Picking theme day

Kelvin Tool Changer is testing with a new bin picker at DanRobotics A/S in Middelfart, Denmark


Four months at the assembly line:

Kelvin Tool Changer has now been used at the production for more than four months at SGM Light in Aarhus, Denmark

SGM use a UR5 robot for assembling front panels for their spotlights

The tool changer was first only intended for switching between dispensing glue and sealing, but now the robot also mount glass sheets in the frames


More info on the robot setup at SGM Light


Smart LAB:

A Kelvin Tool Changer is installed on an UR3e robot at Smart Production Lab, Aalborg University.
Smart LAB is the leading Danish research center on Industry 4.0

4TECH Robotics participates together with AAU Smart LAB and SDU in the RoboCluster project:
"Robotten som modul i fremtidens fabrik"


Kelvin Tool Changer at Smart Production Lab, Aalborg University


Spring 2019:

Ready for first test in production setup

January 2019 Kelvin Tool Changer will start the first test in a production setup.
The tool exchanger will be used to optimize dispensing different types of glue for parts in a serial production.

Glue dispencer parked in the docking station

Teknologisk Institut, Aarhus


More information on the MADE Demonstration Project


New Year 2018


At the StartUp Walk-In in Odense April 12 the name and logo was reveal for the first time

    Started on "Digital Growth Path"
- an accelerator program for startups at Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship

The new batch of startups Spring 2018

RobotUnion Jury Day at San Sebastian, Spain

All the Go Grow teams at Demo Day

The Kelvin Tool Changer project got a award from Nordic Alpha Partners

Kelvin Tool Changer in the press:

Last update: 7/9 2019 - 4TECH ApS - Bülowsgade 36 - 8000 Århus C - 40 38 21 17 -