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.

Parkwind has been a European pioneer in the development, construction and management of offshore wind farms since 2012. Three wind farms in the Belgian waters of the North Sea are managed by Parkwind: Belwind, Northwind and Nobelwind, which have a total capacity of 552 MW. An additional wind farm – Northwester 2 – is now also operational.

Goddeeris, a Roeselare based industrial supplier, specialises in the machining of complex castings. During machining, it is essential to prevent vibrations. These vibrations can be caused by a combination of tool geometry, machine, clamping and forces at specific frequencies. This ultimately leads to more downtime, accelerated tool wear and an unacceptable product finish. Vibrations are also one of the biggest challenges for companies performing heavy machining operations.

Winsol specialises of shading devices, PVC and aluminium joinery work, roller blinds, rolling gates, garage doors, railings and indoor decoration. The company's objective was to investigate how specific products could be supplied with solar power, knowledge of which did not form part of the core expertise in-house. It approached Sirris for advice.
Veldeman Bedding in Opglabbeek, Limburg, is one of the major mattress and bed manufacturers in Europe. The company is working on a sustainable approach to its product and manufacturing processes and recently came out with their first circular collection.
As a manufacturer of aerospace parts, Sonaca is continuously searching for methods to reduce the weight of their products, either by materials selection or production technology.

SBM Offshore is a global group of companies developing systems and services to the offshore industry. Its constituent companies started their offshore activities in the early 1950s and SBM Offshore subsequently became a pioneer in the development of single point mooring (SPM) systems. The firm leases and operates floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels, and is involved in the design and engineering, the construction, the installation, the operation and the life extension of floating production solutions for the offshore oil & gas industry.

RSscan is a technology company that develops biomechanical measurement equipment and analysis software to objectively evaluate human motion. The footscan® pressure measuring system was launched in 1998 and has been deployed worldwide in the medical and retail sectors, and in biomechanical research centres. Applying more than 4,000 sensors per 50 cm, the system captures the pressure on the sole of the foot during motion, at a frequency of up to 500 Hz. For the end user, the analysis software converts the detailed data collected into useful metrics, such as the degree of overpronation (a condition in which foot rolling is uneven when running).
At Packo Inox's production site in Diksmuide various activities are carried out: design, assembly, finishing and testing of industrial pumps and hygienic components. In addition, the surface treatment of stainless steel products is also subcontracted to other companies. The company was looking for a way to optimise its production, in order to further improve throughput times and quality. It applied different strategies and recently made the first steps towards QRM, to enable further improvement.
ILIAS Solutions provides a technological platform for organisations that manage a large fleet of mobile and complex vehicles deployed worldwide. The most important component of this platform, I-UMS, is a smart device that can be mounted on a wide variety of vehicles. This device continuously monitors the use of the vehicles via various sensors (for example, accelerometer, gyroscope, etc.) and the vehicle’s CANbus interface, and can integrate the data generated by the vehicle itself. It can send the collected data to a server once the vehicle comes close to a specific communications antenna.
The Belgian lighting industry has not been spared from global developments in production process digitisation and innovation. As competition increases, companies need to stand out for their innovation, attractive designs and production processes that allow the manufacture of cost-effective, smaller and personalised lighting solutions. The required technology, such as 3D printing, laser texturing, high-precision machining and cobot-assisted assembly was once uncharted territory for many manufacturers. Groen Licht Vlaanderen, the VLAIO cluster that represents the lighting industry, approached Sirris with the following simple request: to ensure lighting industry companies are aware of these technologies and are supported when they start implementing them.


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