Bart Verlinden

Customers and their products are changing rapidly, the manufacturing industry is adapting. To remain competitive, production systems must be increasingly agile and smart, with the operator taking on an increasingly important role. This calls for solutions that can reduce the physical and cognitive strain on operators, which is why Sirris set up a testing ground on operator support. The project is now coming to an end, a good opportunity to present the results!

Jan Kempeneers

Metalworking company Malmar wanted to find out whether one of its products could be automatically post-processed. This was done to improve working conditions and increase the quality of the pieces. Tests clarified the feasibility.

Gunthram Cornelis

“Due to the corona crisis, we had been postponing our strategic projects. With the help of POM West-Flanders and Sirris, we are now innovating again. Now that the feasibility of our idea is definitively proven, we want to build a proof of concept as soon as possible.” This is Stefaan Dewulf, CEO of Ethilog, about his experience with the Crisis Code Cracker, Sirris’ three-part action plan aimed at helping technology companies emerge stronger from the crisis.

Federico Brinchilin
Jan Kempeneers

Decreasing the programming complexity of robots is essential in robot adoption, especially for high-mix low-volume production. While teach by demonstration has been the benchmark for many years, OLRP keeps gaining popularity thanks to its versatility and user-friendliness, and recent evolutions, such as a wider commercial offering and the availability of brand-independent solutions.

Manie Conradie

Recently, the Sirris experts from the Smart Assembly & Production Application Lab helped a company by developing a demonstrator to show that an idea for a new product was technically feasible and practicable.

 

Pieter Beyl

Adding sensors, intelligence, connectivity and cloud applications to your product: easier said than done if you are less familiar with all those digital technologies. To avoid the pitfalls that lead to extra costs, delays and wrong technology choices, it is best to gain the necessary insights from the start to steer your development in the right direction. Join our group coaching session 'How to build your smart product'!

Peter Paulissen

Launched in 2016, the Interreg Smart Tooling project in which Sirris was also involved, was recently finalised. The innovations which were developed to significantly increase the efficiency and safety of maintenance, inspection and industrial cleaning in the process industry were shown and demonstrated at the closing event in November 2020.

Bart Verlinden

More and more SMEs are considering the use of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) to assist their employees logistically. However, the use of an AMR in this way has a huge effect on an organisation. Our new demo from the Industry 4.0 'Operator Support' Living Lab shows how to go about it.

Jan Kempeneers
Peter Paulissen

Customers want products with an impeccable finish. Many steel or plastic products have irregularities caused during the production process which have to be eliminated by sanding, deburring or both. These operations are carried out manually, which has a lot of disadvantages. Automation is a possible solution, which Sirris (with the support of VLAIO) will now investigate in the COBOFIN project.

Filiep Vincent

The ColRobFood project is aimed at flexible automation to strengthen the competitiveness of food companies. This is done through the development and validation of a number of proof-of-concept demonstrators, events and practical guidelines for the accelerated introduction of cobots in the food industry. The project ends at the end of November. An overview of what has been achieved in two years’ time.