A new colleague has recently joined our team in Kortrijk: a cooperative robot!

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.

On the 13th of June, you can come to our Kortrijk branch for an introduction to the newest addition to our infrastructure: an industrial robot, which will be able to work close to people, and an AGV. This presentation fits in the context of the official opening of the Factory for the Future Mechanical Engineering & Mechatronics labs.

With the prospect of increased sales Hydroko decided to increase the production of its smart water tap and planned to set up a new assembly line. Because this SME has little or no experience in setting up a new production line, they turned to Sirris.

On 25 January 2019 the ‘Digitisation and Robotics’ working group from Limburg in the Netherlands visited the operator support pilot project in Diepenbeek to garner inspiration for their own region.

Sirris has built a new demonstrator for making the opportunities offered by cobots more tangible. In this specific demonstration an operator is supported during the assembly of a smart product. We will introduce it to you on 28 November.

To stay one step ahead of the competition at a global level, supplier to the automotive industry JTEKT is investigating whether its production can be further improved using smart optimisation. It had three feasibility studies performed for various tasks within its production.

Robots are slowly finding their place in society. Whereas robots are increasingly proving their worth in industry and also gradually establishing their suitability for other fields - for example in care settings - the social home robot has not made as much progress as you might have expected.

With the arrival of the KMR iiwa at our location in Diepenbeek, Sirris had a cobot with 'arms and legs’ for a short period of time. This allowed our experts to test and explore the potential of a mobile cobot, and we can now make this knowledge (as well as the cobot) available to companies.

In increasingly more production halls, man and machine are working side by side. A recent US study presents the current situation and extensively examines various use cases, to shed light on this relatively new technology.