Benjamin Denayer
Peter ten Haaf

On 14 November Sirris presents a pilot of an 'AM integrated Factory' in the machine hall in Diepenbeek. This pilot set-up of a production line combines different state-of-the-art technologies: LBM (laser beam melting), 5-axis high-precision milling, laser hardening, surface functionalization by means of a femtosecond laser and operator support by means of a cobot. A unique feat for Belgium and beyond!

Rik Vanhevel
safety standard

In the manufacturing and mechanical engineering sectors there is still ambiguity regarding the safety connected with operating hybrid work cells, where operators and robots work together. Sirris is therefore organising a seminar on 26 September within the scope of Standards Cell Industrie 4.0 to discuss technical safety standards when operating work cells.

Bart Verlinden
digitization

To increase the number of market-oriented high-tech R&D projects between Belgium and Sweden a Belgian-Swedish initiative was set up, in which Sirris too is involved as a partner. On 4 October the initiative will be officially launched during the pilot event 'Digitization of the Future Industry', which will take place in Bluepoint Brussels.

Tom Jacobs
Machine 4.0 concept, vormpersen

Fraunhofer IWU will be presenting its 'Machine 4.0 concept’ at EMO Hannover 2017 in September. The concept combines an actual and a virtual machine - in this case a die-casting machine.

Véronique Dossogne

'Industrie 4.0' is not a moment in time. A good strategy considers how to use current standards to facilitate change that matters today - and support future evolution. Therefore, the standards cell 'Industrie 4.0' launches its monthly newsletter.

Bart Verlinden

On 18 October we are presenting a new demonstrator at Kortrijk consisting of an assembly line with six cells which is completely in line with Industry 4.0 while fully embracing the strategies of QRM. This is how we can make the production of low volume product families with many variations as efficient as possible. Come along and find out more!

Véronique Dossogne

Paumelles Liégeoises asked Sirris to review its production processes and how these were managed. The aim was to find a way of continuing to deliver to its customers in 48 hours while limiting its stock, which had been causing losses for the company. Thanks to a careful review of the production processes efficiency gains could be attained.

Olivier Malek

The arrival of the femotsecond laser at Sirris opens doors towards adding functionalities to materials which used to be difficult or impossible to manipulate. Tests have already confirmed this.

Olivier Malek
Peter ten Haaf

Sirris’ Precision Manufacturing department recently presented its newest addition to the industry: the femtosecond laser machine is now ready for use by companies in our machine hall in Diepenbeek. It can be used to add functionalities to surfaces.

Pascal Pollet

M-Design Production has for some time been making the best high quality sheet metal products, but delivery scheduling and production planning was often something of a challenge. Therefore the company decided to take a different approach to the production department and by extension, the entire company. The recent staged implementation of the new strategy, known as QRM, has certainly had a positive effect!