2019 LEAP Award winners announced

CLEVELAND, November 5, 2019 — Winners in the second annual LEAP Awards, celebrating the best components and services across the mechanical and electrical engineering design space, were unveiled today. Across 13 categories, the judging panel awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze recognition, as well as Honorable Mentions for certain submissions. The awards program is supported by three leading publications in the design engineering space: Design World, Fluid Power World and EE World.

Paul J. Heney, Vice President, Editorial Director, Design World, said that the judging went smoothly this year. “Our judges, all of whom are independent engineering industry professionals, did a remarkable job in quickly turning around the scoring this year. We had a combination of judges from last year and some new blood in there, but luckily, we had the process down quite well after learning from the inaugural LEAP Awards in 2018.”

This year, the program changed from having a single declared winner in each category to a medalist concept, with the potentials for a Gold, Silver and Bronze winner in any category, as well as Honorable Mentions. Depending on the scoring ranges, not all categories will necessarily have all medals awarded, and Honorable Mentions are also optional — and tied to how close an entry came to the medalist scores.

The winners will be recognized at a ceremony in Santa Clara, California, in conjunction with the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum and DeviceTalks West events, on December 9th. Information on how to register for the ceremony will be posted shortly.

The medalists and honourable mentions are as follows:

Additive manufacturing

Gold
HP Inc.
The Next Chapter in the Digital Industrial Revolution with HP Metal Jet

Silver
Velo3D
Fulfilling the Promise of AM by Manufacturing Anything

Bronze
Stratasys
Stratasys F120: Transforming Industrial-Grade 3D Printing

Advanced materials

Gold
Texas Instruments
BAW resonator technology

Silver
Greene Tweed & Company
WR® 650 thermoplastic composite

Bronze
Dura-Bar
Dura-Tube takes care of the “hole” operation

Connectivity

Gold
HARTING
ix Industrial® – Mini Ethernet Connector

Silver
ON Semiconductor
RSL10 Solar Cell Multi-Sensor platform

Bronze
Silicon Labs
EFR32 Series 2 Wireless Gecko Portfolio

Embedded computing

Gold
Microchip Technology Inc.
The Smart Memory Controller (SMC) 1000 8x25G

Silver
Renesas Electronics America Inc.
RZ/A2M Microprocessor (MPU)

Hydraulics

Gold
Husco
The Exacto Pilot Interrupter System

Silver
Bosch Rexroth
CytroBox The Hydraulic Power Unit of the Future

Bronze
Linde Hydraulics Corporation
Fast Stroking Concrete Pump HPV135-02T

Industrial automation

Gold
OnRobot US Inc.
One-System Solution to Simplify Automation

Silver
Dunkermotoren GmbH
Integrated DC servo motor BG 95 dPro

Bronze
Advantech
Enabling Data-Driven Asset Management – Advantech’s WISE-710

Honourable Mention
Maxim Integrated
Driving Intelligence to the Digital Factory Edge with Go-IO

Honourable Mention
Universal Robots
Built to do more: The new UR16e

Mechanical

Gold
Emerson
Branson GSX Ultrasonic Welding Platform

Silver
Ametek
BGA 22dGo, EC motor (brushless) with integrated commutation electronics

Bronze
Bosch Rexroth
Smart Function Kit

Motion control

Gold
Beckhoff Automation
eXtended Transport System (XTS)

Silver
HEIDENHAIN
ETEL’s TELICA Dual Gantry System

Bronze
Dover Motion
DOF-5 Dover Objective Focusing Stage

Honourable Mention
Aerotech Inc.
PRO-SV Long-Travel Lift Stages

Honorable Mention
CUI Devices
AMT33 Commutation Encoder Series

Pneumatics

Gold
Festo
New Gripper Seamlessly Adapts to Workpiece Size and Shape

Silver
Emerson
AVENTICS™ Smart Pneumatics Analyzer (SPA)

Bronze
Parker Hannifin
P2M Industrial Ethernet Node

Power electronics

Gold
Renesas Electronics America Inc.
ISL81x01 Bidirectional Buck-Boost Controllers

Silver
Vicor Corporation
NBM2317 Bus Converter Module

Bronze
Power Integrations
InnoSwitch™3 AC-DC Converter GaN ICs

Software

Gold
Desktop Metal
Live Parts from Desktop Metal: First Growth-Based Generative Design Software for 3D Printing

Silver
Altair
Altair SimSolid

Bronze
Siemens Digital Industries Software
Simcenter™ 3D Motion Drivetrain

Switches & sensors

Gold
Peratech
Peratech QTC®-based EDGE Solution

Silver
Omron Automation Americas
FHV7 industrial smart camera

Bronze
Monnit Corporation
ALTA Advanced Vibration Meter

Test & measurement

Gold
Tektronix
Signal separation software simplifies automotive ethernet testing

Silver
Rohde & Schwarz
The R&S®FPC1500 Spectrum Analyzer

Bronze
Rigol Technologies USA, Inc.
MSO8000 Series 2 GHz Serial Analysis Oscilloscope with UltraVision II Technology

 

Source: fluidpowerworld.com/2019-leap-award-winners-announced/

 

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