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vector award 2024

Unique energy chain projects wanted! Participate now and win up to €5,000.

Modern plastic energy chains have been ensuring the safe supply of energy, data, signals and media for more than 50 years. From heavy-duty use in cranes and machine tools to industrial robots that move quickly in multiple axes to particle-free laboratory technology, they are universally applicable. The energy chains and cables have to be constantly re-invented to meet the high demands, such as dynamic speeds, compact installation spaces, heavy fill weights and cleanroom conditions. Solutions for condition monitoring and predictive maintenance, so-called smart plastics, make e-chains ready for Industry 4.0. The vector award wants to honour unique applications with energy supply systems around the world.
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vector award 2024

vector awards judges


Hans-Jürgen Alt

Madeleine Mickeleit

Ing. Madeleine Mickeleit

Founder and CEO of IIoT Use Case GmbH
Olaf Katzer

Olaf Katzer

Autostadt GmbH Head of Training
Arno Reich

Arno Reich

Department Head/Senior Vice President for "Industries, Energy & Logistics" Deutsche Messe AG
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Brecher

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Brecher

Head of Machine Tools(WZL) and Production Engineering RWTH Aachen
Michael Blaß

Michael Blaß

e-chain systems® CEO igus® GmbH


Ken Fouhy

Ken Fouhy

Editor-in-Chief VDI nachrichten

Retrospective: the 2022 winners

Gold vector

The gold vector

The gold vector award went to GEPBER-Szinpad Kft. for energy chain systems in the innovative HUNGEXPO multi-purpose hall. The energy chains respond smoothly to floor panel movements and allow a long service life. The chainflex cables are resistant to torsion and wear. Delivered as a pre-assembled readychain energy chain system, it was installed quickly on site.
Silver vector

The silver vector

The silver vector award went to RHENAC GreenTec AG for energy chain systems in the VELTINS Arena turf lighting system. The roller energy chains minimise push/pull forces over a travel of 120m. Other compact energy chains for short strokes in the system and matching chainflex cables can be used to achieve long service life and minimise and maintenance costs.
Bronze vector

The bronze vector

The bronze vector goes to Talwandi Sabo Power Limited, for energy chain systems in a bucket wheel device. The combination of energy chain, cables, and sensors increased plant availability, durability, and safety during operation. The plastic energy chain reduces weight, simplifies cable guidance, and saves the operator a great deal of effort and money in maintenance.
Green vector

The green vector

The green vector goes to Dercks Gartenbau GmbH for energy chain systems in precise watering trolleys with a 45m range. The safe, low-wear guidance in the energy chain allows a long service life, and the area below the cable guidance system can also be used for potted plants. The customer expects amortisation after just four years.

The award ceremony of the vector award 2022

The award ceremony of the vector award 2022 at the Hannover Messe

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