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Our manufacturing companies have to be able to respond to rapidly changing market demand, with a production whith single batches as an ultimate approach. For this purpose it is necessary to “retune” their production systems to more flexible, self-learning and adaptive systems. This requires both organisational and technical breakthroughs. Cyber Physical Systems are the building blocks, providing the connection between the various production components and making a production system smart.
Based in Wespelaar, close to Haacht, Elnor Motors has made electric motors for machinery manufacturers worldwide for over a century. This manufacturer, based in Flemish Brabant, has no catalogue: it produces small series geared to its clients’ specific needs. ‘This region is a logistics hub’, explains the Managing Director, Tom Paesmans. Petrol pumps, coffee grinders, […]
As part of the Make it in Belgium campaign, Agoria and the magazine Engineeringnet organised a round table bringing together four ‘hidden gems’ of automation to discuss innovation and prospects in the construction of machines and production systems: Citius (Grégory Reichling), Contec (Wim Tindemans), De Roeve Industries (Koen De Roeve) and Van Hoecke Automation (Karel […]
Packo Pumps has already developed and produced over 300,000 centrifugal pumps. These pumps are exported to the four corners of the earth and are used in a wide range of sectors: from the food industry to water purification plants to the pharmaceutical industry. This manufacturing company with offices in Zedelgem and Dixmunde (West Flanders), proudly […]
Ménart (Dour), a company specialised in the manufacture of organic waste processing and composting machines, achieves 85% of its turnover abroad. With its machines and systems – entirely produced in Belgium – it helps many companies, municipalities and regions harness added value from their agricultural waste or effluent. Together, constant innovation, open-mindedness, a customer-oriented attitude […]
Smart factories for smart people Technology companies worldwide are currently experiencing a fourth industrial revolution: the combination of digitization and automation has led to the creation of so-called smart factories. “This digital transformation is definitely a positive development,” says Paul Peeters, lead innovation expert at Agoria. “Customers, employees and the environment take centre stage in […]