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 honor products and solutions that distinguish themselves from earlier solutions primarily by their user centricity and added value. The German Innovation Award are granted by the German Design Council, which was enacted into law by the German Parliament in 1953 and is 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 honored 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,” remarked 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,” said Boelter.
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.