After an first assessment by the professional jury, 15 exhibitors, including Q-Fin Quality Finishing Machines, have a chance to win one of the TechniShow Innovation Awards. The remaining candidates are all invited to present their innovation during the pitch day on February 11th.
The entries represent the latest trends in the manufacturing industry: digitization, automation, process optimization and solutions for more efficient production. “The expectation prior to the judging was that many entries would have to do with innovations in the pre- and post-processing process. A large number of innovations indeed focus on the pre- and post-processing. Think of online platforms, smart ways of fixation, automation for unmanned production, smart autonomous vehicles for internal logistics and so on. In addition, there were also innovations that monitor the production process and provide more output”, according to the jury. The entries were judged on six points: The extent to which the innovation contributes to smarter and faster entrepreneurship (Smart Industry), the economic impact of the innovation, the commercial added value, the societal impact, the extent to which the innovation is truly new and unique and the quality of the information provided. All in all, the jury was faced with a difficult choice.
This year, the awards will be presented in two categories. The first category is New Tech. These are innovations that were not previously presented at the TechniShow fair and that were introduced to the Dutch market in or after 2019. The second category is Dutch Technology (previously Made in Holland). In this category companies compete, which are originally Dutch and also produce their product in the Netherlands.
Dutch Technology category
Five companies have been nominated in the Dutch Technology category. These are in alphabetical order:
Cellro with the Xcelerate X20|R-C2|6S, a universal solution for automated processing of products on six sides;
ConstruSteel with the software Advanced Scribing for Tekla, with which the ideal marking can be applied to steel profiles and plates from the 3D CAD model;
Kumatech with the AGV vehicles Pallet Jack (pallet truck), Tractor Tom (tractor pallet size) and Dual John (tractor box size);
Leering Hengelo with the APS gantry drill with sub-axles, where the drill axles can carry out a machining operation independently;
Q-Fin with the Q-Fin F600 SP4 containing the combination of a planetary brush system with four counterclockwise/clockwise heads, which also oscillate, resulting in a smooth surface finish and uniform rounding of cut sheet metal.
Announcement of winners
After the pitches, the jury will select the winners in both categories. The winners will be announced during the Evening of the Manufacturing Industry on March 4th. All nominated innovations can be seen at the TechniShow, which will be held from 17 to 20 March in Jaarbeurs Utrecht, Netherlands.