Top Technology on Tour - Production Optimisation Tour
On this page you can find the demonstrations of our Production Optimisation tour. After registration at the bottom of the page you can (virtually) meet our experts. We will contact you to set a time and date.
Adaptive and flexible 3D scanning for fast product inspection
3D scanners are very slow when scanning complex geometries. At Flanders Make we have developed algorithms to make a 3D scanner more than 25% faster by using the product’s CAD information and adaptively change the scanning strategy.
We demonstrate our technique using multiple product designs and highlight the inspection time gain of our adaptive method compared to existing fixed scanning method.
Roeland De Geest, Flanders Make vzw
Assembly issues detector
The assembly of a mechanical product can be a problem when there are assembly flaws in the design. Algorithms can be of value to analyse the design to detect potential issues in an early stage. The demo shows the assembly of a badly designed gearbox and how an algorithm analysis can automatically identify the issues.
Alexander De Cock, Flanders Make vzw
Bram Robberechts, Flanders Make vzw
Autonomous mobile (un)loading of machines
This demo shows the capabilities of mobile robot infrastructure, aimed at enabling research for mobile manipulation, assembly and inspection. We show an automated unloading of a production machine using a mobile robot. The openness of the infrastructure is demonstrated by showing flexibility in the choice of the underlying sensing and control technology that is used to navigate the robot.
Erwin Rademakers, Flanders Make vzw
Kurt Geebelen, Flanders Make vzw
Ergonomics analysis and improvement of an industrial workcell
This demonstrator showcases the process of improving the ergonomics of an operator working in the industrial workplace. It aims at showing how the ergonomic tools developed at Flanders Make can be used to assess and improve the ergonomics of an operator in production line.
Edward Kikken, Flanders Make vzw
Gabriel Abedrabbo, Flanders Make vzw
Ergonomic & smart load manipulator
Industrial load manipulators help operators to lift different kinds of loads. However, the available load manipulators are heavy to use and require extensive physical efforts from the operators, causing serious health issues. We have developed technologies and techniques to make the industrial load manipulators lighter and easier to use.
We demonstrate an industrial, one-axis load manipulator with augmented vision and motorized systems, so operators can apply minimum forces to perform a load manipulation.
Joram Meskens, Flanders Make vzw
Crop processor assembly with state tracker
An assembly state tracker increases productivity and quality of assembly operations. We equip an assembly operation with a top view camera and give the operator a smart glass. The instruction sequence is controlled by the state tracker that combines images from the top view and smart glass camera. The state tracker can be turned on and off, to demonstrate the productivity effect.
Steven Kauffmann, Flanders Make vzw
Vassilis Zogopoulos, Flanders Make vzw
Merwan Birem, Flanders Make vzw
Flexible - auto reconfigurable assembly cell with virtual programming and commissioning
Automated assembly for small series becomes economically interesting thanks to automatic reconfiguration and the use of virtual programming and commissioning from robots. Low engineering effort and reduced downtime play an important role.
The demo consists of the physical assembly cell equipped with robot, a virtual version and PC with the 3D digital twin. The "training" of the robot is done in a 3D virtual environment that allows to program the cell using the virtual robot. The instruction set is first validated within the digital twin and then executed on the physical cell.
Geert Malfait, Flanders Make vzw
Products pose estimation with automated and cost effective AI Vision Technology
Accurate pose estimation of industrial products systems, e.g. bin picking, are very challenging and expensive. We've developed techniques based on Artificial Intelligence and cost-effective cameras with 6 degrees of freedom to pose estimation of products.
The power of these techniques are demonstrated and we show how to solve pose estimation under different scenarios.
Inge Coudron, Flanders Make vzw
Abdellatif Bey-Temsamani, Flanders Make vzw
Human - robot task allocation from CAD
Based on the CAD- file of an assembled product, we are capable to generate all possible assembly sequences. These sequences can subsequently be used to perform an integrated sequencing and task allocation routine. This offers significant performance gains over task allocation based on fixed routines.
Creation of digital work instructions made easy
The time to create digital work instructions can be reduced significantly. Our software allows to generate work instructions from information available in a CAD model, and provide the possibility for operators to provide feedback on the work instructions, which can then be used to improve the overall quality.
Maarten Witters, Flanders Make vzw
Dorothy Gors, Flanders Make vzw
Corentin Domken, Flanders Make vzw
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