Renishaw's new Equator gauging system has won the Gold Award at the Techni-Show Innovation Awards 2012 held recently in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Equator gauging systems are designed for high-speed dimensional inspection of manufactured parts.
This is Equator’s third international award in the past year, having won Best Innovation in the ‘Machine Environment' category at the leading French manufacturing awards ‘Trophée de l'Innovation INDUSTRIE 2011' in March 2011 beating 18 other entrants in addition to the award for best Mechanical Measurement product at the ‘Palmares Technologique' awards organised by the leading French magazine ‘Mesures'.
The Techni-Show trade fair is Holland's most important exhibition for industrial production and engineering technologies. Equator beat strong international competition from seven other nominees, including products from respected companies such as Mitsubishi, Nikon and Fehlmann.
The Techni-Show Innovation Awards was judged made by an independent panel of leading Dutch industry experts including editors from Metaal Magazine, Made in Europe, Vraag en Aanbod and MetaalNieuws. The citation for Equator said that it ‘highly interested the jury because of it being a measurement alternative that enables fast measuring due to its parallel kinematic structure’.
Commenting on the latest honour, Ben Taylor, Renishaw's Assistant Chief Executive said that the third international award for the Equator gauging system was another outstanding achievement given that the award judges innovation across all categories of manufacturing technologies.
Renishaw Oceania represents the Renishaw Group in Australia and New Zealand.