Leadership in Engineering Achievement Program (LEAP) Awards was launched in 2018 by b2b publisher WTWH Media. LEAP, a design engineering product competition honours the most innovative and forward-thinking products serving the design engineering space. The program will encompass products representing three of the company's flagship brands: Design World, Fluid Power World and EE World Online.
LEAP honours best designs in 14 categories: Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Materials, Analog Electronics, Connectivity, Embedded Computing, Fastener Technology, Hydraulics, Industrial Automation, Mechanical, Motion Control, Pneumatics, Power Electronics, Software, Switches & Sensors, and Test & Measurement.
Example, Motion control: This category is for components that improve moving machine axes. Enter intelligent electronic components such as controllers, encoders, drives, stepper drives, servo drives, and other components for which electronic control is integral to their operation.
LEAP is designed to celebrate innovative and forward-thinking products across the mechanical and electronic engineering space.
For this year, products are required to be released within the past two years and available for commercial purchase in the United States. Criteria<https://wtwhmedia.submittable.com/submit>
This program is the involvement of the engineering community. Difference between LEAP is that editorial team assembles an independent judging panel, comprised of a cross-section of OEM design engineers and academics. The judges will be solely responsible for the final results.
For your information. These are the award winners for 2019.
eXtended Transport System (XTS)
ETEL's TELICA Dual Gantry System
DOF-5 Dover Objective Focusing Stage
PRO-SV Long-Travel Lift Stages
AMT33 Commutation Encoder Series
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