LEAP Awards winners announced at gala dinner

//LEAP Awards winners announced at gala dinner

LEAP Awards winners announced at gala dinner

LEAP awards logoLast night, at the LEAP Awards dinner gala in Costa Mesa, Calif., the following companies were awards trophies in the 11 categories.

In the category of Additive manufacturing, the finalists were:

3D Systems
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HP Inc.
Jet Fusion 300/500 Series

… and the winner is:

 

 

HP Inc. Jet Fusion 300/500 Series

The judges commented: “There are so many aspects of this technology that push the envelope. The material properties, print fidelity, surface finish, and print speed available with the Jet Fusion are taking 3D printing to the next level.”

In the category of Advanced materials, the finalists were:

Dura-Bar
Solution Strengthened Ductile Iron

L.J. Star Incorporated
MetaPlex Optical Grade Polymer Sanitary Sight Windows

… and the winner is:

L.J. Star Incorporated
MetaPlex Optical Grade Polymer Sanitary Sight Windows

The judges commented: “Rethinking the obvious and developing an elegant solution. Sometimes simple things are brilliant … This is one of those work horse innovations that delights industry. A new answer to an old problem with the customer’s needs in mind.”

In the category of Connectivity, the finalists were:

Cicoil
Micro IDC Cable

Fischer Connectors
Fischer Freedom LP360

I-PEX Connectors
MHF I LK Micro RF Coaxial Connector

Silicon Labs
Wireless Gecko SoC

… and the winner is:

Fischer Connectors
Fischer Freedom LP360

The judges commented: “A breakthrough signal and power connector with easy mating and easy cleaning that maximizes usability, efficiency and performance. This product changes the way of fast connection without looking. I think that this will change the way connectors and connectivity is done. A simple and great solution … very clever and useful product.”

In the category of Embedded computing, the finalists were:

Mentor, A Siemens Business
Mentor Embedded IoT Framework (MEIF)

Microchip Technology Inc.
SAM L11

RelChip, Inc.
Extreme Operating Microelectronics (EOM)

… and the winner is:

Microchip Technology Inc.
SAM L11

The judges commented: “This submission is brilliantly designed with security in mind from the start and integrates commonly used peripherals for IoT devices. … a good balance of speed, capability, and security versus power and cost.”

In the category of Fluid power, the finalists were:

Danfoss Power Solutions
D1 Pump

Eaton Corp.
Boom Stability Control System

FD-Groups America, Inc.
Auto-Steering Valve

Festo
Evolutionary Intelligent Pneumatics

… and the winner is:

Eaton Corp.
Boom Stability Control System

The judges commented: “This is a great improvement for boom control, not only for the concrete industry but for boom lifts and man lifts in general … Utilizes modern adaptive control system to stabilize the boom.”

In the category of Industrial automation, the finalists were:

Cognex
DataMan 470

Littelfuse
MP8000 Bluetooth Enabled Motor Protection Relay

Omnify Software
Omnify Empower / 6 River’s Robot Chuck

Omron Automation Americas
CIP Safety Controller

Parker Hannifin
Universal Pneumatic Valve Manifold

Protolabs
Farmbot – humanity’s first open-source CNC farming machine

Schneider Electric
EcoStruxure Augmented Operator Advisor

Serapid
Telescopic Jib

… and the winner is:

Omnify Software
Omnify Empower / 6 River’s Robot Chuck

The judges commented: “Highly innovative and will improve productivity … a great product that will be so helpful to individuals doing picking and packing of the product being shipped.”

In the category of Mechanical, the finalists were:

CPC – Colder Products Company
Ultra-Compact LQ2 Quick Disconnects

R+W Coupling Technology
World’s Largest Ball-Detent Safety Coupling

Rolling Motion Industries
Traction Drive Technology

Twin Spring Coupling
TSC500 flexible coupling unit

WITTENSTEIN
Rack Assembly in Minutes, Chipless Pinning with INIRA

… and the winner is:

Rolling Motion Industries
Traction Drive Technology

The judges commented: “This is a game-changing technology that competitors will be chasing for years to come. Truly impressive performance.”

In the category of Motion control, the finalists were:

AMETEK
Windjammer Pro Brushless Blowers

ElectroCraft
RPX and LRPX

GAM Enterprises
Zero backlash gearbox

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc.
15mm Linear Actuator

Kinitics Automation
KLA05 Linear Actuator

Lin Engineering
Miniature Hybrid Step Motor

maxon precision motors
Exoskeleton Joint Actuator

Oriental Motor USA Corp.
Battery-Free Multi-Rotation Absolute Mechanical Encoder

… and the winner is:

maxon precision motors
Exoskeleton Joint Actuator

The judges commented: “Excellent product in a ground breaking application. Maxon has taken a leadership role by packaging products specifically for the exoskeleton market … By providing an integrated assembly, customers will be able to focus on application specific elements without the burden of reinventing joint actuation.”

In the category of Power electronics, the finalists were:

CUI Inc
High Performance Peltier Modules with arcTEC Structure

Maxim Integrated
Himalaya uSLIC Solution

Mentor Graphics
MicReD Power Tester

Power Integrations
InnoSwitch 3-Pro

… and the winner is:

Maxim Integrated
Himalaya uSLIC Solution

The judges commented: “Amazing amount of performance and features in an incredibly small package. … Very high power density, low profile and good efficiency.”

In the category of Switches & sensors, the finalists were:

Omron Automation Americas
A2W Wireless Pushbutton

RAFI
RAMO Series Industrial Controls

Renesas Electronics
CMOS Image Sensor

… and the winner is:

Omron Automation Americas
A2W Wireless Pushbutton

The judges commented: “Great product and technology; an implementation of low-low-low power. Excellent! … Great concept to eliminate complex wiring in a crowded electrical circuit and other applications.”

In the category of Test & measurement, the finalists were:

Anritsu
Signal Quality Analyzer-R MP1900A BERT

Keithley Instruments
DMM and DAQ

Mentor Graphics
T3Ster and FloTHERM and FloTHERM XT Calibration

Tektronix
6 Series MSO Mixed Signal Oscilloscope

… and in this one category there was a tie, so we have two winners. They are:

Anritsu
Signal Quality Analyzer-R MP1900A BERT

–and–

Keithley Instruments

DMM and DAQ

The judges commented: For Anritsu: “This is one of those ‘can’t live without it’ type of products … this will probably become a standard tool for evaluating systems as we move to 5G and ever higher data rates.”

For Keithley: “DMM, Data acquisition, Data logging and analysis in one compact unit, which is an essential tool for testing, quality control and failure analysis of any electrical circuit.”


Congratulations to all of this year’s finalists and winners!

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