Bart Verlinden
Peter Paulissen

With the arrival of the KMR iiwa at our branch in Diepenbeek, Sirris has recently added a cobot 'with arms and legs', again a first for Belgium! This cobot is (temporarily) at the disposal of our experts for the purposes of discovering its potential and for interested companies to test it.

Olivier Malek
lasertextureren

Sirris made steel surfaces water-repellent by applying texture to the surface by means of its femtosecond laser. This technology opens up several possibilities for the functionalization of metal surfaces.

Peter ten Haaf

Self-lubricating machine components, ice-free turbine blades, self-cleaning mudguards, ... you can increase your competitiveness by giving extra value to your products through surface functionalities. You can do so by providing the surface with a texture, by means of coating or laser texturing. In order to further expand its offer of surface functionalization, Sirris has acquired a high-precision femtosecond laser, unprecedented in the Benelux. From now on, you can also count on us for laser texturing! Come and see for yourself on 13 June!

Peter Paulissen
cobot, automatisering

GC Europe was thinking about automating its packaging processes with a cobot. Sorting all shapes and sizes of boxes into a single package ready for dispatch was the challenge. By building a test set-up Sirris was able to examine potential solutions.

Bart Verlinden
cobot

As from today, Sirris will be able to call on the services of a brand new cobot in its Smart & Digital Factory Lab in Kortrijk. Sawyer’s arrival means that businesses can now make more and better use of the extensive expertise and unique infrastructure that Sirris offers them. Companies can now familiarise themselves with this technology, develop and test applications, and evaluate its feasibility for specific challenges.

Filiep Vincent
cobot

In order to get the most out of all the machines in its test area, Melexis wanted to find out if a cobot could support the operators to load test handlers. Sirris went to find out.

Véronique Dossogne
IIot, Industrieel Internet of Things, connectivity

It took years of work involving many key contributors and full participation from champions of the various standards to release in February 2017 the first connectivity framework for the Industrial Internet. The resulting clarity empowers system integrators and developers to evaluate IIoT protocols and communication patterns, and select the best-fit technology for their application.

Tom Jacobs

Recent research has shown that the use of several sensors is the best way to measure the amount of wear and tear during machining. The combination of different physical parameters seems to say more than a single signal.

Filiep Vincent
cobot

Can cobots transfer metal work pieces from one machine to another quickly and efficiently? VVS asked this question, Sirris looked for answers by way of an in-depth feasibility study.

Krist Mielnik

Additive technology is rapidly gaining in importance as a production technology for mechanical components. This is supported by the technological revolution that started by making it possible only to print plastic prototypes, and the current situation where fully functioning metal products are produced. In retaining and strengthening their competitive advantage, companies in the metalworking sector can benefit from research into the role that additive manufacturing could play in their production.