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.

Is your company interested in 3D printing, but do you have no idea where to begin? Are your young professionals eager to develop something new? Are you a 3D printing expert and you want to share your expertise with the professionals of tomorrow? Now is your chance!

The market for connected products and devices is booming. For many businesses, it is essential to make the most, whilst guaranteeing the quality of the products they market and full command of all the skills associated with a field that remains unfamiliar to many.

The potential of lasers has become huge thanks to recent technological developments, thereby also increasing the potential of surface functionalisation by means of laser texturing. New functionalities and possibilities become available to the industry and Sirris will investigate these for you.

In our sites in Hasselt and Liège, company managers can now, with the assistance of 40 of our specialists, build and test their own ‘production line of the future’ in realistically recreated industrial environments. It took 12 months to build the pilot factory. Our aim is to put all manufacturing companies in Belgium on the road to the fourth industrial revolution. The launch of our pilot factory took place on 7 November.

Humans use words, diagrams, images, context, sounds, facial expressions or body language to be understood. Machines use data and information models as well as algorithms to manipulate information, and human concepts need to be translated for machine use. A recent white paper offers an assessment of current and future challenges involving semantic interoperability in industrial domains and related industry-based standards.

The Sirris Patent Cell is publishing a short video with experts for understanding what rights a patent confers.

The rise of additive manufacturing requires digital support for the entire production chain in order to be able to monitor and guarantee product quality. In order to make this possible, Sirris is working on an eID or digital passport for products in its 4.0 Made Real Pilot Factory.

Haelvoet is a producer of furniture for care institutions. With a smart and connected bed, this company wants to improve the safety and comfort of patients and improve the care efficiency. Their innovation was recently presented to the general public. How did Haelvoet handle the development?

Imaging is visualisation of an object. At specific spectral band it helps to visualise specific aspects of an object which are otherwise invisible to human eye. Spectroscopy captures information about specific aspects of an object without visualisation. Imaging spectroscopy is a merger of the potentials of both imaging and spectroscopy.