Motion Control Industry Awards – the winners

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The winners of the Motion Control Industry Awards 2016.
The winners of the Motion Control Industry Awards 2016.

Supported by some of the biggest names in the motion control arena, and with 250 people in attendance, the event has been heralded a great success by all those involved.

Award categories – sponsors, finalists and winners  

The following list details each of the award categories and their respective sponsors, with a breakdown of all of the finalists and winners. Technical Innovation of the Year Sponsored by: Beko Technologies Presenter: Martin Potter, General Manager

  • ABB Air Gap Inspector. Lenze Smart Motor. Phoenix Contact PSR Mini Safety Relays.
  • Pirtek Fluid Power Glove.
  • Rockwell Automation iTRAK System.
  • Webtec Products Portable Hydraulic Tester (DHM 4 Series) with Bluetooth and QuickCert App.

Winner: Rockwell Automation iTRAK System

Environmental/Energy Efficiency Award Sponsored by: GAMBICA Presenter: Graeme Philp, Chief Executive

  • Bosch Rexroth Sytronix.
  • Danfoss Drives FC 103 VLT Refrigeration Drive.
  • Danfoss Drives for generating surplus power from wastewater treatment.
  • Donaldson Filtration for significant energy savings with heat generated HRS 2750 (Enersave). 
  • Hydrovane TO2 Transit Compressor. Ing. Enea Mattei SpA Xpander.

Winner: Danfoss Drives for generating surplus power from wastewater treatment.

Project of the Year Sponsored by: ABB Presenter: David Hawley, LBU Manager, Motors & Generators

  • Danfoss Drives for generating surplus power from wastewater treatment.
  • Mattei Compressors for supplying reliable, flexible and highly energy efficient compressed air to the CEMEX South Ferriby site.
  • Wrekin Pneumatics for building and installing chiller units and heat exchangers.

Winner: Mattei Compressors for supplying reliable, flexible and highly energy efficient compressed air to the CEMEX South Ferriby site.

Manufacturer of the Year Sponsored by: Hydraulics & Pneumatics Magazine Presenter: Ryan Fuller, Commercial Director

  • Kawasaki Precision Machinery.
  • PI.

Winner: PI

Distributor of the Year Sponsored by: Beaumanor Engineering Presenter: Adrian McGreevy, Managing Director

  • Brammer.
  • Oddy Hydraulics.
  • Thorite.
  • Wrekin Pneumatics.

Winner: Brammer

Contribution to Skills & Training Sponsored by: Bosch Rexroth Presenter: Alastair Johnstone, Managing Director

  • Greg Bordiak, British Compressed Air Society (BCAS).
  • Kawasaki Precision Machinery.
  • Parker Hannifin and The JCB Academy for the new hydraulic engineering training facility.

Winner: Parker Hannifin and The JCB Academy for the new hydraulic engineering training facility.

Young MC Engineer of the Year Sponsored by: Parker Hannifin Presenter: Martin Eldridge, General Manager

  • Ashley Paley, Countersales UK.
  • William Broome, Derek Lane & Co.
  • Graham Fick, Zikodrive Motor Controllers.

Winner: William Broome, Derek Lane & Co.

Lifetime Contribution Sponsored by: BCAS Presenter: Vanda Jones, Executive Director

Winner: Greg Bordiak, BCAS.

Lifetime Contribution Sponsored by: BFPA Presenter: Paul Dunlop, President

Winner: John Savage, National Fluid Power Centre (NFPC).