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7th vector award

7. vector award 2020

The vector award is a worldwide joint initiative initiated by igus. The winners will be selected by an expert jury composed of members from the fields of science, specialist media and associations. Due to the current situation, the following changes have occurred: the jury will select the three winners on 13th May 2020. As the Hannover Fair has been cancelled, the price ceremony will take place as soon as possible at the igus or distributor branches of the winners.  The 270 participants will be informed in time.
 

Competition for courageous energy supply solutions and e-chain systems with cables ...
Modern plastic energy chains are the umbilical cord of mechanic engineering and automation. They ensure the safe supply of energy, data, signals and media, while being continuously in motion. From cranes to machine tools, from industrial robots to laboratory technology, they can be used universally. The vector award is for creative applications involving the use of energy supply systems. In the form of energy chains with cables and hoses.

You can win:

Gold vector

Gold vector  

  • Prize money of 5,000 euros
  • Golden trophy
  • Certificate

Silver vector

Silver vector  

  • Prize money of 2,500 euros
  • Silver trophy
  • Certificate

Bronze vector

Bronze vector  

  • Prize money of 1,000 euros
  • Bronze trophy
  • Certificate

Jury of the vector awards

Ken Fouhy  

Ken Fouhy
Chief Editor, VDI Nachrichten

Arno Reich  

Arno Reich
Hannover Messe

Olaf Katzer  

Olaf Katzer
Head of Vocational Training Volkswagen AG and Managing Director Robotation

Christian Becher  

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Brecher
Head of Department, (WZL) - RWTH Aachen

Hans-Jürgen Alt  

Hans-Jürgen Alt
CEO VDMA NRW

Reinhold Schäfer  

Dip.-Ing. (FH) Reinhold Schäfer
Editor MM MaschinenMarkt

Michael Blaß  

Michael Blaß
Vice president e-chainsystems®, igus® GmbH

The lucky winners of the vector award 2018

The winners of the 2018 vector award were honoured at the Hannover Messe. Loxin 2002 from Spain won the gold vector award.

 

vector Winner 2018

Robot

Gold vector

igus energy chains are used in two robots, which undertake the drilling and reveting of aircraft fuselages.

Irrigation system

Silver vector

The "Hummingbird" is a multitasking tool for the agricultural industry for irrigation and the supply of fertilizer in the fields.

Passenger lift

Bronze vector

The company "thyssenkrupp Elevator Innovation GmbH" uses igus energy chains in their lift technologies.

Hydroelectric power station

Special jury mentioning

The company CorPower Ocean from Sweden uses igus energy chain systems and cables for this Hydroelectric power station.