HARTING has been honoured as “Innovator of the Year” in an award ceremony in Munich. HARTING garnered the award from DESIGN&ELEKTRONIK trade magazine in the electromechanics category for its ix Industrial connector. The connector was jointly developed by the Espelkamp-based family-owned business together with Japan’s HIROSE technology group and placed on the market.
In response to the challenging and growing demand for global digitisation technology, HIROSE and HARTING agreed last year to team up and bundle their strengths. The result is the jointly developed ix Industrial – a miniaturised Ethernet interface for high data rates. Together, both partners have standardised the new ix Industrial mating face to IEC/PAS 61076-3-124. This standardisation is designed to give users investment security and, thanks to a broad technological base, the right contact for future applications in the “Internet of Things”.
Trade medium DESIGN&ELEKTRONIK had announced the “Innovator of the Year” competition in a total of eight categories (electromechanics, digital technology, chip production, analogue technology, measurement technology, optoelectronics, passive components, and services). Over 1,500 readers participated in the online voting.
The award was accepted by Kilian Schmale, Head of Industry Segment Management & Marketing, and Jonas Diekmann, Technical Editor (both from the subsidiary HARTING Electronics).
The HARTING Technology Group is a provider of industrial connection technology for the three lifelines of Data, Signal and Power and has 13 production plants and branches in 43 countries. Moreover, the company also produces retail checkout systems, electromagnetic actuators for automotive and industrial series use, as well as hardware and software for customers and applications in automation technology, robotics and transportation engineering.