EcoNation started working with Ghent University engineers on the concept of enhancing the daylight coming in from outside, using it as interior lighting for buildings. It wasn't long before the high-tech LightCatcher dome, using an automated, rotating mirror system with sensors to efficiently bring daylight into buildings, saw the light of day. The company turned to Sirris to optimise the robustness and the autonomy of the smart dome's mechatronical system.

On November 21st, Flanders Make is organising its second symposium. During the event, the trends that determine the future of manufacturing industry will be examined in more detail. The researchers will illustrate the results of their investigation and show specific cases.

There is no longer any doubt about the rise of internet-of-things applications and smart connected products. But how can companies use this evolution to create value? Sirris and Agoria set up an initiative to help out. A first interactive event will take place on 16 November.

On 25 October Sirris and Flanders Make organise their Mechatronics4.0 Masterclass IV on vision technology. The aim of this masterclass is to inform you about the merits of vision technology and provide you insights about how to integrate these systems in your products or production in an effective way.

DiBO was looking for energy savings and ecological improvements for a line of industrial high-pressure cleaners. Together with Sirris the company developed a new, more ecological hybrid high-pressure cleaner.

Are you an electronics wizard? And fascinated by smart products and innovation? Then you're cut out to strengthen our Mechatronics team in Heverlee as a project engineer in electronics. You can count on many partnerships with leading regional and foreign companies and you will have experts in multiple fields as your colleagues and partners.

systems engineering, productontwikkeling

Collecting and properly managing all infomation during the draft stage of product development can often be a challenge. Issues such as access to the latest version, communication amongst those involved or centralized or non-centralized information lead to annoyance and time loss or even additional costs and longer lead time. The approach of systems engineering offers answers to these issues.

Do you as a manufacturer sometimes encounter problems with premature product failure? Are the integrated electronics usually the problem? Would you like to find out more about the cause of such failures? A series of webinars are being organised within the InProVol project to inform companies about how to deal with this problem. The second webinar in the series is now online and focuses on CE marking.

AGV

Due to recent technological developments, robots and Autonomous Guided Vehicles (AGV) are becoming more common, even outside industrial environments. An inspiring example is Octinion's prototype strawberry picking robot.

Do you, manufacturer, sometimes have trouble with the premature failure of your products caused by the built-in electronics? Do you want to know what the cause of this failure is? Sirris can help you out.