Applications for energy chains wanted for igus’ vector awards

From eurekamagazine Wednesday, January 27, 2016

“It is sometimes still surprising and exciting to see where and how customers use our energy chains.” Harold Nehring, head of energy chain systems at igus

Igus is inviting submissions of novel energy chain applications for its fifth vector awards.

The possible uses of energy chain systems carrying moving cables and hoses is vast – they withstand seawater on ships and oil rigs, prevent the permeation of dirt and dust in material handling systems, provide ISO Class 1 protection in cleanrooms, and countless other applications.

To find the most innovative uses of energy chain systems, igus invites submissions in the UK for the vector award via its online form.

“Even for us, it is sometimes still surprising and exciting to see where and how customers use our energy chains,” said Harold Nehring, head of energy chain systems at igus. “We want to use this competition to identify new ways of using our products and to recognise the innovative designs being developed by engineers around the world.”

Submissions will be judged by an independent panel of science and technology experts, and winners will receive prizes of up to €5000 at the official awards ceremony, which will be held at the Hannover Trade Fair in April. The deadline for entries is 26th February, 2016.

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