By presenting the award, Dürr recognizes innovative employee contributions to the company's competitiveness. This year's winners included a Schenck team that has developed a solution for the automatic unbalance correction of passenger car wheels. Another prize was given for HOMAG's intelliGuide software, which enables even untrained production staff to operate panel dividing saws. Also developed by a HOMAG team is an automated process for destacking wood panels. In the field of automotive painting, one of the Heinz Dürr Innovation Awards was presented to the developers of the EcoRP E043i robot, whose flexible hips make it almost as mobile as a human. Another paint systems innovation is the EcoDocu system for digital technical documentation. It displays production information on the PC or tablet in any language required.
Each of the five winning teams receives € 7,500 in prize money and is introduced, along with its innovation, in a short video lasting around 2.5 minutes.
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