Pieter Jan Jordaens
Peter Paulissen

That drones can also be useful in companies has been proven by tank storage company Vopak and Think 3D - experts in 3D scanning. These companies used drones in industrial applications such as inspecting gas storage tanks and scanning industrial installations. And these aren't the only sectors where drones have great potential. In the field of renewables, such as onshore and offshore wind energy, the interest in using drones and UAVs is growing too.

Pieter Jan Jordaens

In the first half year of 2016, a climatic test program was conducted on a Siemens 15 MVA transformer in OWI-Lab’s large climatic test chamber.

Thomas Vandenhaute

Thanks to the Baby Bottle Reborn project, disposable baby feeding bottles are being sorted and recycled into new raw materials instead of ending up as residual waste. Sirris also took part in this project, which is now, due to its success, being extended to other hospitals.

Pieter Jan Jordaens

Large components for wind turbines or aircraft for example are often expensive to produce because of their uniqueness. Increasingly larger components can be achieved with additive manufacturing, to which extra functionality can also be added. Prototyping and production are therefore simpler and cheaper.

Pieter Jan Jordaens

By testing prototypes of different versions in the climate chamber, global player in the wind industry, CG Power Systems, can bring new models to market more quickly, safe in the knowledge that they will perform in extreme conditions.

Pieter Jan Jordaens

Just before summer, XANT - a Belgian company producing mid-sized wind turbines - performed low temperature tests on its XANT M-21, a 100 kW machine, to ensure safe and reliable operations in areas where temperature can drop as low as -40 °C.

Thomas Vandenhaute
Hilde Krikor

Early 2016, Sirris devoted several papers to the recycling of plastics, the circular economy and bioplastics as a sustainable alternative to plastic waste. In this context, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) recently reported that biodegradable plastics are currently no solution to marine litter. In fact, it’s our waste management on land that should be improved in the first place.

Thomas Vandenhaute

Manage the waste and surplus material flows in your own manufacturing company, because it can produce money. It’s done by reducing the size of waste heaps and reselling surplus materials, or indeed making better use of them. During our seminar on 26 October, Sirris and Agoria will be demonstrating the best ways of doing this.

Thomas Vandenhaute

Proactively acting on new environmental legislation gives your manufacturing company a competitive advantage. Get started on it together with Sirris and Agoria.

Mark Van Pee

Wind turbines can generate electricity even in the most extreme winter weather. At least if they are made resilient enough. Designers of motors and turbines can all rely on our extensive expertise to allow electricity generation even in extreme climates.