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HANNOVER MESSE 2017, 24 - 28 April

HANNOVER MESSE 2017, 24 - 28 April
Awards & Competitions

ROBOTICS AWARD 2017

The prize for applied robotics solutions - For the seventh time now HANNOVER MESSE is teaming up with trade journal Industrieanzeiger and the Robotation Academy to sponsor the ROBOTICS AWARD.

The prize for applied robotics solutions

The ROBOTICS AWARD recognizes technological innovations that make a contribution towards robot-assisted solutions in the field of industrial automation or towards the development of mobile robots and autonomous systems.

In order to qualify, entries for the ROBOTICS AWARD must be on show to the public for the first time at HANNOVER MESSE or otherwise constitute a significant further development of an already existing product or system. In addition, the expert jury wants to see solutions that are at least market-ready or, preferably, have been tested in an industrial environment. Another criterion is that the automation solutions must be seen as particularly progressive in both a technological and economic sense, and also should make an important contribution to fulfilling the needs of industry or society.

Program

Nominated

eta|opt GmbH

This mechanical engineering firm from Kassel, Germany, has caught the jury’s eye with a vacuum generator for industrial robotic handling applications. The eye-catching bit is that it does not require a central compressed air system, which is a big deal, given that generating compressed air accounts for about 20 of industrial energy costs. The device instead uses a bellows vacuum pump. A piston driven by an electromechanical linear actuator compresses and releases a bellows which is connected to a hose. The other end of the hose can be connected to any standard vacuum gripper attachment. When the bellows is released, it generates a vacuum inside the hose and all the way down to the gripper.



fleXstructures GmbH

This industrial software specialist from Kaiserslautern, Germany, has secured its nomination with a sophisticated robot optimization solution. The solution helps manufacturers (e.g. in the automotive industry) to increase their competitive edge by enabling them to program and commission their robot cells faster and more flexibly. By simulating millions of potential robot path combinations, it coordinates movement paths and sequencing across multiple robots so as to maximize efficiency and avoid collisions. The simulations also optimize movement paths to ensure maximum service life for the flexible hoses and lines attached to the robots.



Mayser GmbH & Co. KG

This safety specialist from Ulm, Germany, has secured its place on the shortlist with an ultrasonic machine safety sensor system. The product has been tested and certified for personnel safety applications in machine environments. The ultrasonic sensors generate an elliptical ultrasonic field which can reliably measure distances of up to 200 cm and detect persons and objects at distances of up to 250 cm. The product can thus be used for cobot tool and workpiece safety, and for protecting people from sharp and rotating objects.

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