The winning entries in the 2023 LEAP (Leadership in Engineering Achievement Program) Awards were announced by WTWH Media today in 11 categories below.
These brands cross four of the company’s design engineering brands: Design World, Fluid Power World, Fastener Engineering, and EE World. This year’s winners were chosen by an independent judging panel of 10 engineering and academic professionals.
- Advanced Materials
- Embedded Computing
- Fluid Power
- Industrial Automation
- Motion Control
- Power Electronics
- Switches & Sensors
- Test & Measurement
For each category, judges could award Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Honorable Mentions, but note that all categories do not necessarily have all of these medalists, based on the scoring. All medalists and Honorable Mentions can use the winner logo in their marketing efforts: Click here for the winner logo.
Here are the Gold winners. For the full list of Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Honorable Mentions, please click here.
MEMS-based precision timing devices
The judges commented: “The MEMS technology has shown significant improvement in new technology. Move over Quartz, your time is done. Pun intended.” Congratulations!
M Series Multi Coax LM.232
The judges commented: “A significant connector upgrade to meet the needs of ever-increasing data rates.” Congratulations!
Centrally Processed 4D Imaging Radar Architecture for Autonomous Mobility Systems
The judges commented: “An approach that is a departure from the norm in autonomous mobility systems, allowing for better environmental and path perception. A leap forward in integrating a broad range of optical, location, lidar, and radar technologies.” Congratulations!
S4 Pro High Performance Servo Valve
The judges commented: “A very clever and game changing design!” Congratulations!
Jet Fusion 3D Powder Handling Automation Solution and Automation Accessory
The judges commented: “Looks to be an interesting solution for moving powder for 3D printing. This will make existing processes more efficient.” Congratulations!
Solid Lubricant DualVee Guide Wheels
The judges commented: “A new technology for lubrication that can impact a wide range of applications. Plus, 2.5 times longer life expectancy is exceptional for a bearing!” Congratulations!
Harmonic Drive LLC
SHA with Integrated Servo Drive
The judges commented: “This is a very compact and powerful product that has minimal wiring. Combining the actuator and servo drive make systems much more space efficient. Great Job!” Congratulations!
M3S EliteSiC devices
The judges commented: “A timely new product that fills an emerging and current need with smart improvements in operation from less energy required for gate switching to lowered cooling requirements which is often at odds with high-powered switching applications.” Congratulations!
ECM PCB Stator Tech
The judges commented: “This innovation is changing the way electric motors are designed and manufactured. Impressed with the numbers: 70% lighter than conventional options, efficiencies in excess of 90%, and requiring just 20% of the raw materials.” Congratulations!
Switches & Sensors
TWIIST Linear Position Transducer
The judges commented: “A transducer that not only outputs position but also incorporates temperature, velocity, acceleration, and tilt angle. This would surely improve machine designs, performance, and safety. Excellent work!” Congratulations!
Test & Measurement
LTKAK2-L Series 2 kA Surface Mount TVS Diode in Modified SMTO-218
The judges commented: “PCB space is always an issue when designing prototypes. These diodes provide a great push in this regard. Well done!” Congratulations!
View the full list here.
Congratulations to all of the 2023 winners!