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 the best hygienic practices to design robotic automation solutions. In this third part we outline some general principles for hygienic design.

The newsletters of Interreg project Factory 4.0 will keep you informed about the project’s recent evolutions, events and testimonials. An overview of the latest news.

With the doors of the world's largest consumer electronics show closing in Las Vegas, it's worth reviewing and analysing the major trends of what the industry has in store for us in the coming months.

Cobots are gaining popularity in the industry because they are easy to set up, program and operate, while also providing secure collaboration with people and flexibility. However, this does not have to be at the expense of industrial robots. The choice rather depends on the application and environment.

On 29 April, the Smart & Digital Factory Lab in Kortrijk received a delegation from Argentina. The visitors showed a strong interest in the possibilities of Industry 4.0 and what it can bring to the cooperation between man and robot.

Sirris is looking for a Robotics Engineer - smart assembly for its Smart and Digital Factory. The department is located in Kortrijk, the beating heart of industrial innovation these days. This could be a unique opportunity to get involved at the forefront of Industry 4.0.

On 29 September Flanders Make will present the results of no less than six of its research projects in the application areas vehicles, machines and factories.

This year, the Hannover Messe, which is the world's largest industrial trade fair, was completely dominated by Industry 4.0. Sirris was also present. We’ve picked out the most important trends and innovations for you.

Because of their many advantages, the use of industrial robots is long established in high-tech sectors such as automotive manufacturing. However, their drawbacks meant that they were not well known in other sectors or in SMEs. With the rise of cobots, however, this may change.

Purchases made by consumers over the internet are on the rise. Internet store Amazon is responding to this trend and supports its personnel in servicing their growing customer base by deploying robots in its US warehouses. They work at superhuman speed in synergy with the warehouse personnel.