Winners in the second annual LEAP Awards, celebrating the best components and services across the mechanical and electrical engineering design space, were unveiled today. Across 13 categories, the judging panel awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze recognitions, as well as Honorable Mentions for certain submissions. The awards program is supported by three leading publications in the design engineering space: Design World, Fluid Power World and EE World Online.
Paul J. Heney, Vice President, Editorial Director, Design World, said that the judging went smoothly this year. “Our judges, all of whom are independent engineering industry professionals, did a remarkable job in quickly turning around the scoring this year. We had a combination of judges from last year and some new blood in there, but luckily, we had the process down quite well after learning from the inaugural LEAP Awards in 2018.”
This year, the program changed from having a single declared winner in each category, to a medalist concept, with the potentials for a Gold, Silver and Bronze winner in any category, as well as Honorable Mentions. Depending on the scoring ranges, not all categories will necessarily have all medals awarded, and Honorable Mentions are also optional — and tied to how close an entry came to the medalist scores.
The medalists and honorable mentions are as follows:
The Next Chapter in the Digital Industrial Revolution with HP Metal Jet
Fulfilling the Promise of AM by Manufacturing Anything
Stratasys F120: Transforming Industrial-Grade 3D Printing
BAW resonator technology
Greene Tweed & Company
WR® 650 thermoplastic composite
Dura-Tube takes care of the “hole” operation
ix Industrial® – Mini Ethernet Connector
RSL10 Solar Cell Multi-Sensor platform
EFR32 Series 2 Wireless Gecko Portfolio
Microchip Technology Inc.
The Smart Memory Controller (SMC) 1000 8x25G
Renesas Electronics America Inc.
RZ/A2M Microprocessor (MPU)
The Exacto Pilot Interrupter System
CytroBox The Hydraulic Power Unit of the Future
Linde Hydraulics Corporation
Fast Stroking Concrete Pump HPV135-02T
OnRobot US Inc.
One-System Solution to Simplify Automation
Integrated DC servo motor BG 95 dPro
Enabling Data-Driven Asset Management – Advantech’s WISE-710
Driving Intelligence to the Digital Factory Edge with Go-IO
Built to do more: The new UR16e
Branson GSX Ultrasonic Welding Platform
BGA 22dGo, EC motor (brushless) with integrated commutation electronics
Smart Function Kit
eXtended Transport System (XTS)
ETEL’s TELICA Dual Gantry System
DOF-5 Dover Objective Focusing Stage
PRO-SV Long-Travel Lift Stages
AMT33 Commutation Encoder Series
New Gripper Seamlessly Adapts to Workpiece Size and Shape
AVENTICS™ Smart Pneumatics Analyzer (SPA)
P2M Industrial Ethernet Node
Renesas Electronics America Inc.
ISL81x01 Bidirectional Buck-Boost Controllers
NBM2317 Bus Converter Module
InnoSwitch™3 AC-DC Converter GaN ICs
Live Parts from Desktop Metal: First Growth-Based Generative Design Software for 3D Printing
Siemens Digital Industries Software
Simcenter™ 3D Motion Drivetrain
Switches & Sensors
Peratech QTC®-based EDGE Solution
Omron Automation Americas
FHV7 industrial smart camera
ALTA Advanced Vibration Meter
Test & Measurement
Signal separation software simplifies automotive ethernet testing
Rohde & Schwarz
The R&S®FPC1500 Spectrum Analyzer
Rigol Technologies USA, Inc.
MSO8000 Series 2 GHz Serial Analysis Oscilloscope with UltraVision II Technology