Heinz Soyer of Wörthsee is presented with the “Bavarian Innovation Award 2022”
In November of this year, the “Bavarian Innovation Award” was conferred for the sixth time by the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology, the Association of Bavarian Chambers of Industry and Commerce, and the Working Group of the Bavarian Chambers of Crafts. Awards were presented to product and process innovations as well as technology-oriented services which are already successfully established on the market or whose market success may be expected. In addition to three main award winners, companies in four other categories were honoured with a special award.
At the awards ceremony at Swabia Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Augsburg on 21st November 2022, Heinz Soyer Bolzenschweißtechnik GmbH of Wörthsee was presented with the special award in the category of “Business-Science Cooperation”. The company has developed a welding process – SRM® 4.0 – which enables the detection of the arc position during the welding process and the correction of deviations from the desired target value using an external magnetic field for the first time. This new and patented process (EP 3 178 597 B1) provides important information for improving as well as assessing and documenting the welding quality by measuring and processing the position of the arc. The innovation is particularly important for the world of industry, as demand is growing for a reliable stud welding process for aluminium which is particularly suitable for safety-critical applications with a stud diameter of 10 mm or more and which fulfils the increased quality requirements.
The innovation – SRM® 4.0 – was developed as part of the “Aluminium Stud Welding with New Process Technology – AZ-1363-18” research project, which was funded by the Bavarian Research Foundation.
This is the second time since 2012 that Heinz Soyer GmbH has received this award, and which demonstrates that the company is taking a trend-setting step into the future of high-speed fastening technology.
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