Bart Verlinden
Christophe Michiels

Production of smaller series and custom products makes manufacturing more complex and that, in turn, adds complexity to not only the production process but also to the way that operators need to work. Today, a range of digital tools are available to help operators deal with their rapidly changing and ever broader range of tasks, with each tool having its own characteristics and potential uses.

Peter ten Haaf

Industry 4.0, which stands for the far-reaching digitisation of production, is what many companies are striving for today. Including companies with a metalworking activity. Digitalisation, standardisation, automation ... require first and foremost, efficient and controlled machining processes. Via a webinar series, we refresh the basic knowledge and link it to the digital evolution. The first topic to be discussed will be tool wear.

Walter Auwers

At Thor Park in Genk, where business, science and technology are joined on one campus, a brand new building for smart manufacturing companies will be built. It is the first concrete step in the realisation of a smart manufacturing campus on the site. By the end of 2022, 8,000 m² of production halls, labs and office space will be available. Sirris is among the first applicants to settle on the new site and thus contribute to the manufacturing industry of tomorrow.

Gunthram Cornelis

In recent months, many entrepreneurs have asked us how they can make their businesses more crisis-proof. That is why Sirris has developed the Crisis Code Cracker: a 3-step action plan that helps businesses in the technology sector to future-proof their businesses.

Peter ten Haaf

Industry 4.0, which stands for the far-reaching digitisation of production, is what many companies are striving for today. Including companies with a metalworking activity. Digitalisation, standardisation, automation, ... require first and foremost, efficient and controlled machining processes. This is what we learn from the existing digital success stories. In a new webinar series, we will therefore first focus on the basics and then make the link to digitalisation.

Jakob Kesteloot

Connectivity is key for all machines and production systems in a connected factory. It means getting data in and out of devices and software systems. The Umati initiative (universal machine technology interface) supports this issue by promoting open standards. Because of its importance Sirris decided to become its first Belgian partner.

Véronique Dossogne
Filiep Vincent

Industry 4.0, or Smart Manufacturing, is a subject of considerable debate. But, what’s new on the standardisation front? What does the future hold in this specific field? Would you like to find out which standards are of particular concern to your own activity? Sirris has collected the most important information on Industry 4.0 standardisation, including a list of frequently asked questions on the subject.

Eddy Kunnen

What is profitable today will have been replaced by a better solution by tomorrow. You know better than anyone else the need for innovation to stay ahead of your competitor or partner. New technologies often lie at the root of these changes. Staying informed is therefore a must!

Bart Verlinden

To meet changing customer demands (personalised products, smaller series, short lead times, low costs), manufacturing companies must become more flexible and produce smartly. Optimising the internal production logistics is just as important as optimising the production processes. We take a look at the situation as it is today and what the future may bring.

Véronique Dossogne
Filiep Vincent

Increasingly robots and autonomous vehicles are working alongside operators. But what about the standards? What is to be expected in this field? Do you want to know which standards affect you?