Peter ten Haaf

Not having been allowed to receive visitors in recent years does not mean that technological developments have not come to a standstill too. It is indeed high time to throw our doors open once more and give a demonstration of the latest in 'advanced manufacturing'!

Jan Kempeneers
Peter Paulissen

To relieve operators of labour-intensive, monotonous tasks such as deburring, automation can offer a solution. However, small series and different products are a challenge. The COOCK project COBOFIN addresses this issue and seeks appropriate solutions on the basis of generic business cases.

Jan Kempeneers

Metalworking company Malmar goes for flexible automation in its high-mix-low-volume production. The project does not only envision introducing reconfigurable mobile robotic production assistants to support the operators, other interventions are also required to ensure smooth operation within the production cell, including a new system for the separation and feeding of nuts to a nut projection welding machine.

Tatiana Galibus
Patrick Coomans

Manufacturing companies need solid cybersecurity to guarantee continuity and to inspire trust among customers and partners. To let you get to know more about what cybersecurity can do for your manufacturing, Sirris will soon be present at two major events: Advanced Engineering (Antwerp Expo, 11 and 12 May) and Indumation (Xpo Kortrijk, 18-20 May).

Jan Kempeneers

Malmar and Sirris are working on the 'Reconfigurable Cobotic PRODuction Assistant: RECOPRODAS', which will allow Malmar to automate repetitive and manual tasks. This way, operators can focus on improving quality and their work environment will become more human-centered.

Walter Auwers
Jan Kempeneers

At the Factory of the Future Awards ceremony on February 17, our country was granted with six new Factories of the Future. With this Award, the initiators want to designate the most future-oriented manufacturing companies in Belgium. We are pleased to introduce you to one of the winners: Terumo, a medical equipment manufacturer based in Haasrode, near Louvain.

Jan Kempeneers
Samuel Milton

Sirris looked into the feasibility of removing support structures from metal additive manufactured (MAM) parts using cobots. This feasibility study conducted by Sirris is part of a larger work package in the ALMA project in which different approaches to remove the inevitable support structures on Metal Additive Manufactured parts were investigated.

Jan Kempeneers

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

Véronique Dossogne
Filiep Vincent

A new standardisation proposal from the ISO TC299 (Robotics) commission managed by Sirris and Agoria on a national level has been evaluated and approved. The new project ISO/AWI PAS 5672 expands and further specifies the test methods for measuring forces and pressures in quasi-static and transient contacts between the moving part of the collaborative robotic device and a human set out in ISO/DIS 10218-2 Annex N.

Filiep Vincent

Can cobots be used to place different products from a pallet on to a filling line? Cargill, an international food producer, sought and found the answer to this question during an instructive project.