Energy chain systems possible areas of use are now vast in scope. They withstand saltwater on ships and oil rigs, prevent the ingress of persistent dust and dirt in materials handling systems or, certified to ISO Class 1, are used in clinically sterile cleanrooms. In order to find the most innovative and novel system in the world, the motion plastics specialist, igus, invites submissions for the vector award every two years. The starting signal was given at this year's Motek exhibition. Users can submit their entries online and present their constructions to the jury with short texts, photos and videos. The winners stand to receive prizes of up to 5,000 euros; the official prize-award ceremony will take place at the Hannover Messe in April 2016.
Every two years, inventive and creative applications for energy supply solutions are honoured with the "vector award", which was initiated by igus. This year is no exception and the official phase for the submission of entries for the prize-award ceremony in 2016 begins at Motek. A jury of experts with representatives from science and technical associations as well as from the specialist press will judge the applications and choose the winners from among the participants. "Even for us, it is sometimes still surprising and exciting to see where and how customers use our e-chainsystems", explained Harald Nehring, responsible for e-chainsystems at igus GmbH. "We therefore want to use this competition to honour new ways of using our products and the innovation of design engineers."
The vector award comes with prizes of up to 5,000 euros. Anyone who has novel or challenging applications with energy chains is invited to take part in the competition, irrespective of what branch of industry they come from. The deadline for entries is 26 February 2016. More information on the conditions of participation is available at www.vector-award.eu. This website also contains an overview of the 195 participants from 28 different countries who took part in the last vector award in 2014 as well as a list of other competitors and winners of the last competition. Here, the variety of submissions from previous years is shown.
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"The vector award promotes new ways of using energy chain systems and honours the courage of the design engineers as well." (source: igus GmbH)
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