Filiep Vincent

Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) have great potential for automating logistics movements on the factory floor. But how can your company decide whether such an installation would be useful, and how can it be used optimally? In the recent masterclass, the participants were able to discover the possibilities for themselves.

Jakob Kesteloot

Thyssenkrupp Materials wanted to boost the overall equipment efficiency of its metal sawing by increasing the productivity and availability of a hacksaw machine and cutting the cost of replacing its blades. This turned out to be extremely cheap and simple to implement.

Filiep Vincent
Peter Paulissen

This was already clear from our survey of manufacturing companies in 2019 and has only become even more obvious since: automation in production logistics (using AMRs and AGVs) is a hot topic for companies and will only become more so in the future. Sirris is not only keeping its finger on the pulse, it is also actively researching and testing the potential of these types of automation. And you can reap the benefits of this!

Christophe Michiels

Do you spend a lot of time creating work instructions with Word, Excel or PowerPoint? Are you not 100 percent sure whether the operators in manufacturing are using the right version? Do you find that checklists are not always filled in, or are only filled in afterwards? Digital work instruction platforms are aimed at solving these problems.

Jakob Kesteloot

Many manufacturing companies have already focused on automation and digitisation to some extent, but this has often been done in isolation and in different ways. Little communication takes place between these islands and little is known about the material, or the information, that goes from one set-up to another. Keeping a production line flexible and profitable is a serious challenge. This is also the case with Renier Natuursteen.

Pascal Pollet

In recent years, many studies have been published on the effectiveness of digital work instructions. This has yielded many valuable lessons for manufacturing companies, which we summarise for you in this article.

Filiep Vincent
Peter Paulissen

Optimising and sensibly automating production logistics with automated guided vehicles (AGVs) or autonomous mobile robots (AMRs)... how can you as a company assess how to sensibly deploy such a system and what are the steps involved in such a process? During the recent masterclass, the participants were able to discover the possibilities for themselves.

Pascal Pollet

Belgium is the fourth most productive country in the world, but our productivity growth has been sputtering. In this series we present practical tips each time to boost productivity in the office and on the shop floor.

Filiep Vincent
Peter Paulissen

After a successful test phase in the Sirris lab, it was time to release the AMRs and AGVs into a real production environment. This happened recently at project partner Altachem in Harelbeke.

Jan Kempeneers

Sirris is organising the knowledge cluster 'Cobots for flexible and efficient production' in cooperation with TNO Nederland.