Some references

Who is better placed to explain what Sirris can do for you than our member companies themselves? Here are a few examples from various domains, to show what you can expect from us.

Thales Alenia Space Belgium, based in Charleroi, wanted to optimise the support structure of its PCBs and integrate a cooling system. These structures, which are used in space and in other areas that require strict heat management, actually have to become increasingly efficient . This means also that they have to be able to efficiently discharge the additionally generated heat.
Innovation and smart automation have for years been of key importance to JTEKT Torsen Europe, Factory of the Future 2016 and 2019, from Strépy-Bracquegnies in the Walloon region. The company is a global market leader in the production of limited-slip differentials for lorries with four-wheel drive.
Parkwind is a pioneer company in Europe in the field of investing, developing, building and running offshore wind farms since 2012. Three windfarms in the Belgian part of the North Sea are operated by Parkwind: Belwind, Northwind, Nobelwind. Together they represent a capacity of 552MW. An additional windfarm, Northwester 2, is currently in the construction phase.
Granutools wants to offer technology to assess the spreadability of metallic powders and therefore called upon the expertise of Sirris. Sirris assisted Granutools in selecting the powders to be tested (based on a study of how easily the powders can be spread, according to the experience Sirris had with these batches at the practical level), in acquiring a better knowledge of the SLM process, in conducting in-situ tests and knowledge acquisition. The collaboration resulted in improving the test equipment developed by Granutools and enabled assessing the importance of the interaction between the powder material, recoater and its effect, on the spread of the powder bed in the AM machine, and in linking this acquisition of knowledge and knowhow to the quality of the spreading.
Parker Hannifin is the world’s leader in development, production and sales of technologies, systems and components in the field of motion and control. Parker Hannifin provides custom-made solutions for a wide range of engineering problems in many domains, from energy, water and agriculture to hydraulics and aircraft- and ship-building.
Hydroko, based in Kapelle-op-den-Bos, developed a smart water tap which makes it possible to regulate the water supply to individual taps via the Sigfox network and which can therefore reduce consumption, for example in the event of general water scarcity. This innovative smart tap, fitted with the necessary electronics, offers a number of interesting advantages over the existing market offer.
The main activities of Kringloopcentrum Zuid-West-Vlaanderen are collection, sorting and sale of second-hand goods. Besides six second-hand shops in the region, the non-profit organisation Kringloopcentrum Zuid-West-Vlaanderen houses its central services in Heule near Kortrijk, where clothes are sorted.
Houtbuigerij Desmet specialises in developing and manufacturing sustainable products from bent solid wood, plywood and felt. These products are custom-made and co-engineered with customers from all over the world. The quality products with the most complex and varied shapes are used in design furniture, cinemas, theatres, office and school interiors, etc. A large part of the production consists of smaller series of new objects that have never been made before. This family-run SME has two branches: one in the West-Flemish town of Menen and, since 2003, a second facility Romania. Thanks to the close cooperation and good contacts between the two sites, the company has been able to combine the strengths of the two locations.

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