This year saw the Hermes Award jury at Hannover Messe, chaired by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reimund Neugebauer, president of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, award a product ideally suited for applications in the rapidly growing robotics market. The award-winning TUAKA product is a fully integrated drive. New features include the gear unit, the motor and the driver with safety functions. Thanks to the product's sensor technology and thermal management, it is suitable for high-precision, sensitive applications in service robotics as well as for interaction with humans. The modular concept and modular systems enable an application-specific configuration of the required hardware.
"This year we were again impressed by the number of excellent submissions from a wide range of technical fields and industries," said Neugebauer. "Sumitomo Cyclo Drive Germany GmbH is a worthy winner of the Hermes Award. Their TUAKA product impressively demonstrates its innovative strength. This solution is not just technologically impressive: The fully integrated drive for robotic applications and automation technology is suitable for high-precision, sensitive applications in service robotics as well as for interaction with humans. Furthermore, the modular concept and building block systems enable the necessary hardware to be configured to the specific application."
"The Hermes Award has once more gone to a company that has been exhibiting at the Hannover Messe for many years and has already presented numerous innovations there. I am delighted that Sumitomo Cyclo Drive Germany has now been awarded the Hermes Award for this outstanding product," says Dr. Jochen Köckler, chairman of the managing board of Deutsche Messe AG.