Machines & Engineering
Machines & Engineering - check out the projects awarded by the German Design Council.
As the first machine in the module production line, the unique solar cell interconnection machine »SURFACE« decisively determines the final shape of solar modules. The conventional cell-laying method, which aligns the cells vertically and connects them in a serpentine pattern, is replaced by a full-surface layout of cell strips, which are laid next to one another and glued shingle-like to one another. M10 Solar Equipment GmbH was awarded Winner in the German Innovation Awards 2022.
Clean production: from dust-tight to containment. Containment is becoming a core issue for production due to the increased use of new pharmaceuticals, including Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API). »Dust-tight« will become the minimum standard for pharmaceutical machines for the foreseeable future. Fette Compacting GmbH was awarded Winner in the German Innovation Awards 2022.
Dematic Drone Inspection Services is the next level of regular warehouse inspection for stacker cranes, racking, stored goods and buildings. Until now, service technicians had to climb up the stacker cranes with fall protection gear. With the Drone, the majority of inspections can now be completed quickly and without risk. Dematic GmbH was awarded Winner in the German Innovation Awards 2022.
InspectifAI provides a machine-agnostic, regulatory-compliant software solution for minimising false rejection rates and monitoring the inspection performance of pharmaceutical products in real time. Körber Digital GmbH was awarded Winner in the German Innovation Awards 2022.
The new intelligent iTENDO² toolholder is a key component when it comes to digitalising machine tools. It measures vibrations during machining close to the tool and brings transparency to any metal cutting process. SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG was awarded Winner in the German Innovation Awards 2022.
This solution encompasses the creation and development of an innovative brushless cheese washing machine. Cheese producers need to periodically wash the cheese during its ripening process. Due to the sensitivity of its soft rind, it has always been washed manually – until the development of this machine. EACTECH was awarded Winner in the German Innovation Awards 2022.
The fifth generation of the ZIEGLER Ultra Power (UP) portable fire pump has been completely redesigned. The focus of the new concept was to significantly reduce the weight by increasing the performance at the same time. As a result, the UP, with a delivery volume of more than 2,000 l/min, is the most powerful portable pump in the world. Albert Ziegler GmbH was awarded Winner in the German Innovation Awards 2022.
The innovative HAZET concept of a modern, engine-driven torque calibration unit, »Made in Germany« for precise calibration of torque wrenches. With the HAZET 7920E calibration unit, workshops and quality control centres can easily adjust and calibrate torque wrenches themselves according to current standard specifications. HAZET-WERK was awarded Winner in the German Innovation Awards 2022.
The unique selling point of our product is to simplify acoustic measurements by using augmented reality. Aided by augmented reality glasses, a virtual test set-up is carried out three-dimensionally in the real environment. This approach eliminates the time-consuming and tedious manual measurement of the measurement positions. HoloMetrix GmbH was awarded Gold in the German Innovation Awards 2022.
SNAP IN connection technology revolutionises panel wiring: stripped fine-stranded conductors just need to be inserted into the connection point, and the connection point snaps shut with a clearly audible click, even without a wire end ferrule! In addition to an acoustic »click«, an increase in the height of the pusher signals that the connection has been made securely. Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG was awarded Winner in the German Innovation Awards 2022.
The Black Box is a fully automated handling, inspection and packaging system specially designed for optical plastic parts. Highly flexible and without changeover times, robotic gripper arms pick up various thick-walled lenses. In the controlled, darkened interior of the black box, the lenses are separated by laser and inspected in terms of their optics and aesthetics. was awarded Winner in the German Innovation Awards 2022.
ConnectControl is the umbrella term for the patented control technology that characterises the latest generation of sliding table saws and spindle moulders from MARTIN. ConnectControl provides the user with a uniquely designed, highly efficient control concept that not only opens up completely new horizons in machine operation, but also opens up the entire world of modern data exchange. Otto Martin Maschinenbau GmbH & Co.KG was awarded Winner in the German Innovation Awards 2022.
The SEAM (Screw Extrusion Additive Manufacturing) process enables the rapid production of components using 3D printing based on low-cost plastic pellets (FGF) for all types of control systems and kinematic motion systems. This can be purchased as an upgrade package for retrofitting or direct equipping of a machine tool or robot and can be easily adapted. 1A Technologies UG was awarded Winner in the German Innovation Awards 2022.
Compared to diesel-hydraulic and hybrid systems, the fully electric HDD80-E offers significant advantages in terms of noise and CO2 reduction for residential and nature conservation areas as well as operating personnel. The rig can be flexibly supplied with energy from the public power grid. The integrated energy storage unit makes it possible to store braking energy and use it on demand. MAX STREICHER GmbH & Co. KG aA was awarded Winner in the German Innovation Awards 2022.
Be well equipped for the future with this new generation of machines – innovative and well thought out. MINIPRESS top allows you to carry out all vertical and horizontal drilling operations with a single machine. Combined with EASYSTICK, precise drilling positions are calculated for you, and the ruler and vertical drilling unit automatically move to the right position. For more precision, efficiency and quality. Julius Blum GmbH was awarded Winner in the German Innovation Awards 2022.
This is a disruptive innovation for valves in the subsea process industry. The new SVA R2 is the world’s first electric actuator that can replace conventional hydraulic cylinders without taking up additional space. It combines SIL3 safety control with a highly efficient drive and an environmentally friendly design. With only the power of a sensor, it reliably actuates process valves at depths of up to 4,000 m. Bosch Rexroth AG was awarded Winner in the German Innovation Awards 2022.
Individualized mechatronic products are as diverse as the people for whom they are made; their shape is adapted to the user or to a special installation situation. With the digital process chain, Hahn-Schickard enables the fast and cost-efficient development and production of individualized mechatronic products - from series materials and with guaranteed product reliability. Hahn-Schickard was awarded Winner in the German Innovation Awards 2022.
»ITALDESIGN CONCEPT LAB« is a multidisciplinary environment patented by Italdesign where analysis and studies are conducted focusing on the relationship between humans and vehicles. Interior layouts and rear compartments are defined, developed and tested by means of a self-adjusting seating buck able to represent all possible configurations available nowadays, as well as future layouts related to autonomous driving. ITALDESIGN was awarded Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2022.
Always connected – MARTIN sets benchmarks. With »ConnectControl« for woodworking machines, rethinking the operational concept completely. A new form of connectedness between user and machine is achieved by a redeveloped control system that integrates perfectly into modern digital workflows. Otto MARTIN Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG was awarded Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2022.
HİDROMEK’s new »HMK 235 LCSR« short radius crawler excavator, in the 23 tonnage class, provides working capacity of a large excavator in urban and narrow places benefitting from its compact sizes. Thanks to its shorter turning radius compared to the conventional excavators, »HMK 235 LCSR« has excellent maneuverability, which makes working easier and faster in limited spaces. Hidromek A.Ş was awarded Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2022.
The »MOBICONE MCO 90(i) EVO2« cone crusher is the perfect complement to the »MOBICAT MC 110(i) EVO2« jaw crusher. Cone crushers are used in medium-hard to hard rock predominantly in the 2nd or 3rd crushing stage. In all applications, the »MCO 90(i) EVO2« stands out with its ease of operation. Kleemann GmbH was awarded Special Mention in the German Design Awards 2022.
Fette Compacting is the world’s leading provider of integrated solutions for industrial tablet production. Since 2016, the product portfolio offered by the technological and global market leader has been supplemented to include highly efficient capsule filling machines. The company specialises in high-performance machines for the pharmaceutical industry. Fette Compacting GmbH was awarded as winner in the German Brand Awards 2021.
EWM AG is Germany’s largest and one of the most important worldwide manufacturers of arc welding technology. EWM offers complete systems with high-quality welding machines, welding torches, consumables and accessories for manual and automated applications. EWM AG was awarded as winner in the German Brand Awards 2021.
The light version of the famous bullmer Premiumcut ELC is for beginners and experts. The X-CUT is robust, space saving and impresses with an attractive price-performance ratio. Fast and economical. The right tool for almost every application! Radically flexible. The X-Cut cuts materials up to 35mm thick. Extremely versatile. Strong but compact. The X-CUT scores highly with its sophisticated functions and tools. bullmer GmbH was awarded Special Mention in the German Brand Awards 2021.
With the MD Comfort S6, Ortner has developed a cutting-edge airlock technology. The main objective during development, in addition to simple installation and a user-friendly design, was to achieve a high level of energy efficiency, resulting in higher productivity. Digitalization, automation and appealing industrial design characterize the new product line. Ortner Reinraumtechnik GmbH was awarded as winner in the German Innovation Awards 2021.