Fourth vector® award
... for inspiring energy supply solutions
...e-chain systems® with cables

Winner 2014

Gold vector® 2014:
Cable robot

Cable robot  

This cable robot is used in automated high-bay shelving systems. To prevent cables becoming tangled during the fast horizontal, vertical and diagonal movements, the data and supply lines are routed in an igus® e-chain®.

Silver vector® 2014:
High-speed camera

High-speed camera  

This high-speed camera can move at up to 23 metres per second and is accelerated at up to 750 m/s2. It is mainly used for crash tests carried out using vehicles or vehicle parts.

Bronze vector® 2014:
Punching & bending machine

Punching and bending machine  

igus® e-chains® are installed in this servo-controlled punching and bending machine RM-NC with innovative slide positioning unit. The chains protect the supply lines to the individual units.

Special jury mentioning

Spotlight installation

This impressive spotlight installation was used on the South American tour of the Mexican singer Alejandro Fernandez.

Spotlight installation    
 

Applications of contestants vector® award 2014 (PDF)

Lucky winners of vector® contest 2014

The winners of the fourth vector® award (from left): Harald Nehring, igus® GmbH, Dieter Bencer, igus® Austria (representing the company FronTone GmbH, Silver vector®), Dr. Tobias Bruckmann, University of Duisburg-Essen (Gold vector®), Norbert Muche, Otto Bihler Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG (Bronze vector®)