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.

 

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.

Filiep Vincent
Peter Paulissen

The Trinity project focuses on digital technologies and advanced robotics for agile production in future European manufacturing ecosystems. In the meantime, the project has been running for six months and some things have already been realised. A status report.

Bart Verlinden

One hundred years ago, on 25 January 1921, the play R.U.R. premièred, introducing the word 'robot' to the world. Although the play does not feature robots as we know them today, many dissertations on robots refer to the play for its name. Today, the term and what it stands for are indispensable in our society and industry. Robots are also a frequent presence at Sirris and for the occasion we put them in the spotlight.

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.

Jan Kempeneers
Peter Paulissen
Stijn Lambrechts

On January 12, 2021, the COBOFIN project was officially launched. This is about the automation of sanding and deburring of small batches using a cobot. The project was explained to the supervisory group during a digital meeting and zoomed in on both substantive and practical matters. There were more than 20 participants at this meeting!

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.

Véronique Dossogne

Manufacturing companies believe that optimising internal logistics operations is an important lever for maintaining competitiveness. In a series of blogs, we take a closer look at the different challenges and potential solutions, AGVs in particular. In order to provide a framework for driverless automated industrial trucks, the brand new ISO 3691-4:2020 standard details the necessary requirements to guarantee operator safety.

Véronique Dossogne

Hygienic design of robotic automation solution helps food companies to eliminate the risk of microbial contamination. In a four-part series of articles, we zoom in on the best hygienic practices to design robotic automation solutions. In this second part we address the risk and hazard analysis process as first step to take when you consider to introduce a robot in contact with food.

Véronique Dossogne

Hygienic design of robotic automation solution helps food companies to eliminate the risk of microbial contamination. In a new four-part series of articles, we zoom in the best hygienic practices to design robotic automation solutions. In this first part we focus on what is hygienic design and why it is important.