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About 60 submissions for the 2nd productronica innovation award 2017

The electronics manufacturing industry is playing its trump cards

Almost 60 exhibitors of productronica 2017, the world‘s leading trade fair for electronics development and production, responded to the call to send their innovations into the race for the first independent award in electronics manufacturing—the productronica innovation award. We have received applications from every cluster from all over the world. As was to be expected, the share of the SMT cluster was the largest, but there were also several applicants for the PCB & EMS clusters, the Future Markets cluster, the Semiconductor cluster and the Cables, Coils & Hybrids cluster. The “Inspection & Quality” cluster launched in 2017 was also well received, so that the “Inspection & Quality” category will once again see the presentation of an award this year.

The submissions show where the journey in electronics manufacturing will take us in the future. Reliability and efficiency are of primary importance for these developments. In addition to established leaders in electronics manufacturing, smaller companies are also eager to earn the award with their product innovations—which is highly commendable.

And here they are, all the innovations submitted for the 3rd productronica innovation award 2019:

Future Markets Cluster
Company Product Name
Acculogic Battery Array Tester
ASM Assembly Systems Software: ASM Command Center
Ekra APS: placing and removing support pins
Komax HMI: automated wire processing
Scheugenpflug A90 CV: Vakuum-Andocken – blasenfreie Kartuschen-Entlüftung
YJ Link Micom: facility control solution for board handling
Rehm Thermal Solutions Vicon: Software als App und Connect
Router Solutions BOM Connector:  „Disti Direct“
PCB & EMS Cluster
Company Product Name
3CEMS Group Prime Prime: Integrated Functional Testing System
Cicor Group Dencitec: Ultra-HDI-Platinen
Essemtec Bestück- und Dispense-Automat Puma/Tarantula in einem
Mentor Graphics Software Valor IoT Manufacturing  Analytics Product
Nano Dimension Conductive and Dielectric Inks: for Printed Electronics
Nano Dimension Dragonfly 2020 Pro: 3D-Printer for Printed electronics
Nano Wired Klettwelding: rein metallische und lösbare Klett-Verbindung
Schmid Group InfinityLine V+: berührungsloser und vertikaler Platinen-Transportklemmrahmen
Seica Laser-Selective-Soldering FireFly 4D
TE Connectivity High Speed Pin Insertion Machine P360
Thermaltronics TMT-9800S: 6-axis, 2-arms Soldering Robot
Semiconductor Cluster
Company Product Name
ASM Assembly Systems Siplace TX Micron: Bestückautomat für Advanced Packaging
LPKF Vitrion 5000: Laser Induced Deep Etching (LIDE) –  Cutting Mode
Cables, Coils & Hybrids Cluster
Company Product Name
Komax Sylade 7H: handheld laser wire stripper
Komax Mira 340: Rotary Wire Stripper
Zoller + Fröhlich UNIC-GV: electropneumatic benchtop stripper-crimper
SMT Cluster
Company Product Name
ASM Assembly Systems The Hermes Standard: M2M communication in SMT assembly
Asys Pulse User2Machine App
Asys Vego AMS 03 Speed: Automatic magazin width adjustment for PCB magazine
Bernstein-Werkzeugfabrik Steinrücke ESD-Profi-Repair-Set: Werkzeuge für unterwegs
Data I/O Sentrix Security Provisioning Solution: Software
Ekra Lotpaste Jetten im Schablonendrucker
Ersa Powerflow S: Full tunnel nitrogen wave soldering machine
Ersa Versaflow 4/66: Selective soldering machine for large/big PCBs
Fuji Machine Europe Smart Nozzle Cleaner
I-Tronik Restore: Automated logistic system
Interflux LMPA-Q: Enhanced Low Melting Point Lead-Free Solder Alloy
Juki Opti-Paste Control (OPC)  & Quality-Print Control (QPC)
Juki Automation Systems RS-1: Head Design adjusts automatically to the production requirements
OK International Metcal CV-5200: Soldering and Rework Systems
Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe iLNB: integrated line management system
Seho Systems All in One/Integrated Additional Processes
SMT Maschinen und Vertrieb SMT Quattro Peak R360: reflow soldering system with new air-flow-concept
Yamaha Motor Europe ZS Auto Loading Feeder: addition of a second reel supply in the same feeder

Inspection & Quality Cluster

Company Product Name
Alfamation Flex Media PVA-01 and PVA-04: PXIe modular boards
Ostec-ETC ASM Process Expert 2.0: self-healing printing technology
Göpel Electronic Softwaremodul Pilot Supervisor: Zentrale Prüfergebniss-Verifikation
Keyence Deutschland Digitalmikroskop VHX-6000
Mitutoyo Deutschland 3D-Mikroskop TAG Inspector
Orbotech 2D-Metrology: Impedanzkontrolle von HF-Platinen
Vi Technology Sigma Link: process improvement software
Vitrox Technology V510i: Advanced 3D-AOI
Viscom X7056-II: 3D-AXI
XJTAG Software  DFT-Assistant

The fact that Messe München, in close cooperation with the trade journal Productronic published by Hüthig Verlag, knew how to read the signs of the times becomes clear by the high number of entries submitted by exhibitors eager to win the trophy.

Product innovations and manufacturing processes must meet very clear criteria in order to have a chance of winning the first productronica innovation award: They must be technically innovative or economical, show a novel design or be easy to integrate into systems. The productronica innovation award is the first independent award in the electronics manufacturing industry and will be presented by productronica on the first day of the trade fair (November 12, 2019). All exhibitors of productronica 2019 and SEMICON Europa 2019 will have the opportunity to present themselves in an impressive way at a forum that is unique in the world.