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Take the lead in digital transformation: Can you handle it?

Digital transformation is one of the buzz words of the moment. What does it mean? How can everyone in an organisation play a role and act as a digital leader? At Flanders Make, four colleagues were given the opportunity to follow a Vlerick Business School programme on this topic.

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Improving the overall bandwith of torque control in drivetrains by reducing torque ripple

In many applications, controlling the torque of a drivetrain is very important. The dynamics of the torque control, mainly limited by the current control, affect the achievable bandwidth of speed controllers and, as a result, have an impact on how fast/smooth trajectories can be followed. Besides obtaining a fast torque response, the quality (i.e....

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Flemish start-up offers ultimate driving experience through ground-breaking technological innovation.

Driving a vehicle that combines the thrill of a motorbike with the luxury of a sports car and gives both driver and passenger a sensational feeling that can only be experienced in the cockpit of a jet plane? It will soon be possible with the innovative tilting vehicle developed by Kerv Automotive, an ambitious Flemish start-up that has been...

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Autonomous waste collection in your company

A 30% saving on the cost of collecting your company's waste. We want to achieve this by setting up an autonomous waste collection system, together with VIL (Flemish Spearhead Cluster for Logistics), FTSolutions, DSP Automation, Pixelvision, Indaver and the University of Antwerp. As a production or logistics company, you want to be able to focus on...

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Adhesive joining technology for on-demand assembly and disassembly - a story of performance, cost efficiency and circularity

Companies are in a constant search of making products lighter and stronger. That is why adhesive bonding is gaining importance in today’s manufacturing industry. By using the right bonding technique, you can significantly improve your products. However, adhesive joints require curing time, which can increase production costs. In our Joining &...

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Breathing new life into your machinery with 'Machine Upgrading'

Just about every manufacturing company has machines that still work, but do not offer the capabilities allowing for a digital transition. They often have limited sensors and in many cases lack computing power. Many entrepreneurs are therefore wrestling with the question of whether these machines are still sufficient to achieve the required quality...

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OptiSeats automatically calculates safe sitting distance

Because of corona measures such as social distancing and bubble sizes, many public spaces cannot be fully occupied. Moreover, it is often difficult to judge for yourself how best to set up a room correctly for a certain number of attendees. Flanders Make has therefore developed the free online tool ‘OptiSeats’.

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Robots assemble air compressors at Atlas Copco

Many companies wish to optimise their production lines, often looking for ways to automate assembly tasks. Robots can already take over many repetitive, heavy and boring tasks from human operators, but certain complex actions are still a challenge. Atlas Copco, KUKA and Flanders Make worked together on developing technology for the automated...

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Pickit validates a robot with gripper at record speed thanks to 'Infrastructure-as-a-Service' by Flanders Make

Pickit, a scale-up established in Leuven, has been building for several years on its worldwide ambition to give robots eyes. The Pickit 3D cameras and corresponding software connect seamlessly with well-known industrial robots, enabling them to see and grasp objects in their environment. By integrating artificial intelligence in the software,...

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