Press Release

May 30, 2022
Hermes Award = EtherCAT

The EtherCAT Technology Group congratulates Sumitomo (SHI) Cyclo Drive Germany GmbH on winning this year's Hermes Award. This HANNOVER MESSE International Technology Award is presented annually at the show and, with prize money of €100,000, is one of the most highly rewarded technology competitions in the world. Sumitomo won the "Industry Oscar" with its EtherCAT-based TUAKA robot drive.

Three innovations are nominated for the Hermes Award each year: in addition to TUAKA, this year's nominees were the crtlX Core EtherCAT control platform from Bosch Rexroth and the Han-Modular Domino Module industrial connector from Harting, which includes an EtherCAT connector.
Thus, even before the award ceremony by Federal Research Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger it was clear that an EtherCAT product would win: this year's Hermes Award is EtherCAT!



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