IDEA Awards logo

IDEA Awards Entry Deadline Extended to July 8

May 9, 2022
Readers will select from the top innovations in 11 categories.

The 2022 Industrial Design, Engineering & Automation (IDEA) Awards will celebrate outstanding innovation in product design and function for the manufacturing sector. IDEA Award winners will be chosen by the readers of Machine DesignElectronic Design and Power & Motion, who will vote for entries from 11 categories.

Due to demand, the deadline to enter products for the IDEA Awards is July 8, 2022 at 5 p.m. CT. Finalists for the IDEA Awards will be announced on Aug. 15 online at machinedesign.comelectronicdesign.com and powermotiontech.com and in the Mid-Year Report edition of Machine Design magazine and the July-August issue of Power & Motion magazine.

The Categories for the 2022 IDEA Awards are:

3D Printing

3D printing machines, materials and software, as well as interfaces to CAD and machine tools for post-processing                

Automation & Controls

PLC, SCADA and other control devices as well as networks and software used to manage control systems and data              

Electric Motors, Drives and Components

Electric motors and drives of all sizes and electrical and electronic components   

Design Software

CAD, CAM, CAE, DFM, AI, FEA, modeling and simulation software to assist the design engineer

Robotics          

Single-axis and multi-axis robots as well as cobots, AGVs and other robotic transport vehicles

Sensors

Embedded sensors to measure speed, temperature, vibration, positioning and other operational parameters and functions as well as the enabling software

Motion Control

Pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric systems and guides, including cylinders, ball screws, belts, chains and other actuators, as well as fluids, filters and compressed air systems

Cloud and Computing

Edge computing devices, printers, modems, displays, HMIs and interfaces, as well as the cloud systems and software needed to collect and manage operational data

Mechatronics

System management of multi-faceted systems, including hardware and software components and tools

Fastening and Joining

All mechanical and machine tool operations, welding, soldering and adhesives focused on metal or component joining as well as materials used to fasten and secure components

Fluid Power Components      

Hydraulic and pneumatic systems and components and compressed air systems as well as all hoses and valves required for efficient fluid power operation

Materials

Metals, alloys, plastics, polymers, ceramics and composites

Each entry is $500. Companies may submit multiple entries.

For more information, go to the official IDEA Awards page at this link.

For a review of the 2021 IDEA Award winners, click here.

Can’t find the answers you’re looking for? Contact us at [email protected].

Sponsored Recommendations

How BASF turns data into savings

May 7, 2024
BASF continuously monitors the health of 63 substation assets — with Schneider’s Service Bureau and EcoStruxure™ Asset Advisor. ►Learn More: https://www.schn...

Agile design thinking: A key to operation-level digital transformation acceleration

May 7, 2024
Digital transformation, aided by agile design thinking, can reduce obstacles to change. Learn about 3 steps that can guide success.

Can new digital medium voltage circuit breakers help facilities reduce their carbon footprint?

May 7, 2024
Find out how facility managers can easily monitor energy usage to create a sustainable, decarbonized environment using digital MV circuit breakers.

The Digital Thread: End-to-End Data-Driven Manufacturing

May 1, 2024
Creating a Digital Thread by harnessing end-to-end manufacturing data is providing unprecedented opportunities to create efficiencies in the world of manufacturing.

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Machine Design, create an account today!