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2024 Edge Awards

July 3, 2024
Check out this year's entries for the Edge Awards competition.

This is where you can check out all of the products and services submitted for this year's Edge Awards. The awards celebrate outstanding innovation in product design and function for the design and engineering space. EDGE Award winners will be chosen by the readers of Machine Design, Electronic Design, Power & Motion, Microwaves & RF, Laser Focus World, Military + Aerospace Electronics, and Vision Systems Design, who will vote for entries from each of the categories.

Stay tuned for the award voting link and new candidates being added in each category. 

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Cabling and Enclosures

Hardware meant to hold controls and electronics, as well as monitor the temperature, pressure, humidity, etc. inside the enclosure.

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Communication

Wireless and wired systems, modules, and software that facilitate communication between chips, modules, and systems.

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Electronic Components

Passive electronic components like capacitors, transistors or diodes, connectors, cables, antennas, and switches.

Vishay
Industrial

Haptic Feedback Actuator Offers High Force Density

Vishay Custom Magnetics IHPT-1411AF-AB0 delivers high impulse pulse and vibration capability for clear tactile feedback in noisy environments
EmPower
Power

New Class of Silicon Capacitor Tightens Voltage Regulation for AI Chips

Empower Semiconductor is tackling the problem of AI power delivery with its latest and largest silicon capacitor for high-speed decoupling: the EC1005P.
Phoenix Contacts
Components

Faster and More Secure Wired Connectivity for the Factory Floor

Phoenix Contact said its industrial-grade XT 2.5 terminal blocks are the first to feature a front connection based on its proprietary Push-X technology.
Molex
Cables & Connectors

High-Speed Chip-to-Chip Connectivity for the AI Era

Molex is upgrading everything from its backplanes, connectors, and cables to sling signals around data centers as fast as 224 Gb/s.
Phoenix Contacts
Systems

Rugged Power Supplies Use Circuit Breakers to Keep Power Flowing

Phoenix Contact's Trio Power family integrates a circuit breaker, bringing supply and protection into a single unit that outputs up to 40 A.

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Machine Learning/Deep Learning

Hardware and software that incorporates—or is designed to improve—product quality, supply-chain management, and production throughput.

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Machine Vision and Inspection

Cameras, sensors, lenses, filters, lighting, frame grabbers, software, and systems.

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Motion Control Components

Pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric motion-control components and systems, including actuators, cylinders, ball screws, motors and drives; accessories such as fasteners, bearings, belts, and chains; and fluids, filters, and compressed air systems.

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Optical Components and Systems

The focus here is on adaptive optics, optical materials (such as metamaterials), optical coatings, precision optics, micro-optics, lenses, mirrors, aspheres, prisms, and freeform optics. Also included in this category are lighting products for machine vision applications.

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Robotics

This category spotlights single-axis and multi-axis robots for assembly, product inspection, and supply-chain operations, as well as cobots, AGVs, and other robotic transport vehicles. Also included is software related to robotics, including fleet management, plus robot operating systems.

Photonics Industries International

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Production Tools and Systems

This includes creation of chips, printed circuit boards, components, and systems. The category covers mechanical and machine tool operations, welding, soldering, and adhesives focused on metal or component joining, as well as materials used to fasten and secure components.

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