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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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Collaboration for Accelerating Innovation: 4 good reasons to go for it

We are living in a rapidly changing environment where competition is fierce. As a result, companies need to look for ways to make sure they capture the relevant technologies and knowledge and to ensure fast product developments to stay ahead of the competition. In other words, companies need to accelerate their innovation processes to ensure...

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Setting up an IOT infrastructure is key to exploit the possibilities of digital transformation/Industry 4.0 implementations

A digital transformation strategy with buy-in and support from senior management is important when implementing a digital transformation plan. This plan should contain actions related to the execution of pilot projects with a predefined return on investment (ROI) estimate and an estimate about the value-creating potential for the company of...

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Smart and flexible manufacturing for a healthy future in the pharmaceutical industry

Janssen Pharmaceutica, Pfizer, Sanofi, Agilent, EG, Novartis, MSD, Amgen... Flanders has one of the highest concentrations of top biotech and pharmaceutical companies in the world and a multitude of solution-oriented automation companies with a strong focus on the manufacturing industry and the Life Sciences market.

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Geometric optimisation as a solution to industrial challenges

As a strategic research centre for the manufacturing industry, Flanders Make supports the Flemish industry with innovative methods, research and techniques. Our research is conducted to achieve faster optimal designs of drive trains, components, flexible assembly cells and production plants. Knowledge in mathematical modelling and optimisation...

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Flanders Make and AMS Robotics work together on a lightweight hydrogen tank for the car of the future

Companies are always looking for ways to make their products lighter in view of reducing their impact in terms of environmental burden, energy costs, maintenance and transport. Cars, in particular, are becoming ever lighter, with the search for lighter materials being prompted mainly by environmental considerations. Conventional steel is therefore...

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Flanders Make makes available unique test benches to validate modern drivetrains

Drivetrain manufacturers are looking for ways to make their products more reliable and perform better. Today's drive systems have to meet ever higher requirements, scoring better in terms of power density and energy efficiency. This is a result of the search for cost-efficiency and better performing, more compact and sustainable solutions for...

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The self-driving tractor that takes over tasks from the farmer

A tractor that drives across a field without a driver and starts working there on its own may sound like future music but will be reality within a few years' time. We developed the first self-driving tractor in our country that can take over all kinds of tasks from the farmer. During the fruit harvest, for instance, the tractor places empty crates...

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