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Motion Control Industry Awards finalists announced

12 April 2017

Following an exhaustive judging panel session held at the offices of the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) in London, the 2017 Motion Control Industry Awards Finalists have been determined.

From the many entries and nominations received, the judges shortlisted 33 finalists across the seven award categories to be part of the presentation ceremony, which will take place on 9th May at the NEC, Birmingham. From this complement of finalists, seven winners will be announced, and presented with their trophies. An eighth award will also be presented for Lifetime Contribution, as determined by both BCAS and BFPA. The finalists are as follows:

Technical Innovation of the Year


  • ABB Ability Smart Sensor for motors
  • Bosch Rexroth Operator Guidance System for Triumph Motorcycles
  • Fairford Electronics PLUSS Technology
  • JCB Hydradig
  • Lenze Contactless programming of frequency inverters speeds machine commissioning
  • Rockwell Automation MagneMotion MAgneMover Lite
  • Siemens and Festo Multi-Carrier System
  • STOBER Drives Hollow Bore Servo Motor Range

Environmental/Energy Efficiency Award

Sponsored by Bosch Rexroth

  • Control Techniques & Leroy-Somer - The MDV1 Immanuel
  • Danfoss Drives - VACON 100 FLOW and 100X AC Variable Speed Drives
  • Gardner Denver - Triple ROBOX Energy Screw Compressor

Project of the Year

Sponsored by ABB

  • Bosch Rexroth - Offshore Wind Farm Piling Template
  • Brammer Insite Molson Coors
  • Danfoss Variable Speed Drives used to cut multiplex cinema energy costs by £1.2 million per year
  • Maziak Compressor Services - Turnkey Project for The Etex Group’s Bristol Plant

Distributor of the Year

Sponsored by Beaumanor Engineering

  • Flowtechnology UK
  • Reading Pneumatics Services
  • Thorite
  • Triark Pumps

Manufacturer of the Year

Sponsored by Hydraulics & Pneumatics

  • ABB
  • Bosch Rexroth
  • KEB Automation
  • Physik Instrumente
  • Siemens

Contribution to Skills & Training

Sponsored by Drives and Controls

  • The Bosch Rexroth Challenge
  • CPA Total Air Solutions
  • EPLAN Software & Service
  • HMK Automation & Drives
  • Physik Instrumente
  • Pirtek UK Training Team

Engineer of the Year

Sponsored by Parker Hannifin

  • Jason Capper, Bosch Rexroth
  • Graham Fick, Zikodrive Motor Controllers
  • Mitch Randall, KEB UK