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2021 IDEA! Awards: Announcing the Winners

Nov. 10, 2021
We asked you, our readers, to weigh in on the best product innovations of the year, and you most certainly delivered.

At a time when manufacturers are looking for innovative ways to improve productivity and better manage costs, the 2021 IDEA! Awards provided a variety of great new solutions to review.

The IDEA! Awards, presented by Machine Design and Hydraulics & Pneumatics, offered engineers from all over the world a chance to review the latest product advancement. They also got to vote on those products they felt best fulfilled the promise of greater operational effectiveness.

Gold, Silver and Bronze winners have been selected in six categories (click each category name to view the winning products and their descriptions):

The Branson GMX-20DP ultrasonic metal welder from Emerson received the Big IDEA! Award, presented to the product that received the highest number of votes from all product categories. Click here to view its description.

The formal announcement of the awards was made Nov. 10 at the 2021 IDEA! Conference, part of the Manufacturing & Technology Conference in Cleveland.

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