Specialist in hygiene products Ophardt Belgien investigated whether it would be possible to optimise part of their soap dispenser production, while also simplifying the tasks of the operators. The idea was to do this by introducing a cobot and vision system.

“The current sanding process of our Solid Surface washbasins, shower trays and wall panels can no longer meet increasing customer demand. What is the best way to tackle the automation and optimisation of this process?" Group Nivelles contacted Sirris to find an answer to this question.

A time registration system was recently installed on the smart assembly line in the Sirris lab in Kortrijk. The assembly line is used to demonstrate how technology can support the operator in several assembly actions.

As a company from the border region with France, are you ready for your transformation to Industry 4.0 but don't know where to start? Then the Factory 4.0 project of the European Interreg Programme has just what you need! As one of the project partners, Sirris provides the necessary guidance and infrastructure.

The newsletters from the Interreg project Factory 4.0 keep you up to date with the latest developments, events and testimonials. An overview of the most recent items.

Carrying out inspections on business-critical objects and production installations can prevent loss of quality and production stoppages. It is preferable that these inspections are carried out on a regular basis and in the same manner. Cobots can offer suitable solutions in several cases.

In order to make the opportunities presented by Factory 4.0 more tangible, Sirris and two French partners, CITC and Cetim, have each built a demonstrator that is available for companies.

An important aspect of the demonstrator in the Smart & Digital Factory Application Lab in Kortrijk is data integration. Connecting the different elements of production systems is one of the six skills of a smart, agile factory.

The latest issue of the Interreg Factory 4.0 Project newsletter keeps you up-to-date with progress, events and testimonies.

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