Machine manufacturer Klingelnberg has been nominated for the German Innovation Award 2021 with its “Done-in-One – Complete Measurement in a Single Stage” solution.
The German Innovation Awards honour products and solutions that distinguish themselves from earlier solutions primarily by their user centricity and added value. The German Innovation Awards are granted by the German Design Council, enacted into law by the German Parliament in 1953 and funded by the Federation of German Industries (BDI).
The nominated solution
With its “Done-in-One – Complete Measurement in a Single Stage” solution, Klingelnberg will enter the “Machine and Engineering” category in the “Excellence in Business to Business” competition class. The company’s approach is to perform various measurement processes in a single stage as one complete measurement (“Done-in-One”), all in the immediate production environment.
A Klingelnberg Precision Measuring Center (G variant) has rapid measurement capability for dimensions, shape, contour and surface roughness in one automated cycle. By combining measurement tasks traditionally performed on up to four different devices, it is possible not only to lower investment costs but also to decrease setup times and reduce quality costs.
The integration of measuring technology into the immediate production environment in particular helps to increase the productivity and output of the production plants.
“We are honoured to have secured a nomination for the German Innovation Award 2021 with the same award-winning solution that earned us the Best of Industry Award from MM Maschinenmarkt in June 2020,” remarks a delighted Martin Boelter, CTO of the KLINGELNBERG Group. “The nomination is a testament to our strong capacity for innovation. It is also evidence of our recognition in the market.”
The jury is made up of independent interdisciplinary experts from industry, science, institutions and finance. The submissions are judged on the criteria of innovation, benefit to users, and economic efficiency. The winners will be announced in February 2021.
Founded in 1863, the machine manufacturing firm Klingelnberg is one of the leading companies in the gear industry. Thanks to numerous innovations in the areas of calculation, production, and measuring technology, Klingelnberg considers itself a leader in this industry. With its acquisition of Höfler Maschinenbau GmbH’s core business in 2012, Klingelnberg added machines for machining cylindrical gears to its range of products, reinforcing its position as an integrated systems provider.
Headquartered in Zurich, the machine manufacturing firm currently develops and manufactures at its sites in Zurich, Hückeswagen and Ettlingen. The company also maintains a presence with sales and service offices and numerous marketing agents all over the world.
Klingelnberg solutions are used in the automotive, commercial vehicle and aviation industries, as well as in shipbuilding, the wind power industry and the general transmission manufacturing industry. Applications range from vehicle drives, aircraft turbine engines and cement mill gear units to drive systems for ships and oil rigs.
With over 200 patent grants, the company continuously demonstrates its capacity for innovation. Above and beyond this, its 14001 certification and participation in the VDMA’s Blue Competence initiative give credence to the company’s sustainable, environmentally sound business practices.
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