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About 60 submissions for the 2nd productronica innovation award 2017

The electronics industry plays its trump cards

About 60 exhibitors at the international trade fair productronica 2017 responded to the call to enter their innovations to compete for the electronics industry‘s first independent award—the productronica innovation award. Applications for each cluster were received from around the world. As expected, the largest share of submissions was from the SMT cluster, but there were also several applicants from the PCB & EMS, Future Markets, Semiconductors and Cables, Coils & Hybrids clusters. This year‘s fair will also feature an additional category for „Inspection & Quality.“

Based on the submissions, it is easy to see where things in electronics manufacturing are headed in the future. Most developments focus on reliability and efficiency. Besides established electronics manufacturing giants—and this is very noteworthy—smaller companies are also competing for the award with their product innovations.

And here there are—all of the submitted innovations for the 1st productronica innovation award 2017:

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 numerous exhibitors’ submissions intended to win the trophy are proof that Messe München, in conjunction with productronica, has correctly read the signs of the times. The award is oriented toward the new clustering. New products and manufacturing processes must fulfill extremely clear criteria in order to have a shot at winning the first productronica innovation award. They must be technically and economically innovative, demonstrate novel design or be easily integrated into systems.

The productronica innovation award is the first independent prize awarded by the electronics manufacturing industry and will be awarded by productronica on the first day of the trade show (November 14, 2017). All exhibitors at productronica 2017 will have the opportunity to present themselves in an impressive fashion at this globally unique forum.