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.

CNH Industrial (CNHi) develops and manufactures machinery for the agricultural and construction sectors. The company strives for continuous improvement of its machinery and therefore wanted to optimise a component, namely the tension arm of a drive - an adjustment that needed to be made at short notice.
Making wind turbines more efficient and reducing their operating costs is crucial to make them more profitable. Oil giant Shell has developed a lubrication plan and tailored its products and services to optimize the efficiency of wind farms.
What happens if you bring digital services and a physical product together? In a bid to answer this question and show both the benefits and the technological implications of such an approach in practice, Sirris developed a demonstration tool based on an existing smart product, namely US firm iRobot's Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner.
In 2010, Ghent-based company EcoNation started working with Ghent University engineers on a crystal-clear concept. The idea was to enhance the daylight coming in from outside, using it as interior lighting for buildings. It wasn't long afterwards that the high-tech LightCatcher dome, using an automated, rotating mirror system with sensors to efficiently bring daylight into buildings, saw the light of day. The company turned to Sirris to optimise the robustness and the autonomy of the smart dome's mechatronical system.
DiBO is paying increasing attention to ecological aspects when developing new machinery. For customers, this means a longer lifetime for their cleaning units, the possibility of using green energy, energy efficiency, and reduced emissions. A new hybrid high-pressure cleaner would meet these needs. The company called in Sirris for the development of this product. Our team worked with DiBO on devising the technological innovation plan and provided conceptual-engineering support.
In 2015, Flanders Make and Sirris along with six other partners launched the Interdisciplinary Cooperative Research (ICON) project Amprodchain with a view to building up know-how and providing a proof of concept for the integration of Additive Manufacturing (AM) into manufacturing systems for serial production of customised parts. One of Sirris's contributions was to adopt a structured development approach, from requirements to development through to testing, in which the various partners can develop the modules jointly and in parallel.
To manufacture a metal item using additive manufacturing, a plate needs to be in place where the layers of material will be fitted and then cast. Very specific materials are needed, so as to keep in place the part being manufactured and enable the evacuation of the resulting heat. The design of these materials, which have a decisive effect on the cost price and the quality of the component, used to sometimes prove very complex. But now this is all ancient history thanks to the new methodology developed by Sirris.
Sirris got under the hood of some vintage cars and gave Cebo Automotive a hand finding an invisible protective coating for engine parts.
Sirris conducted accelerated aging tests to map the longevity of Veldeman Structure Solutions' PVC-coated fabrics.
Eurautomat wanted to find an antistatic coating to eliminate electrostatic discharges in its gaming machines, teaming up with Sirris for this purpose.

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