With the Promass Q, Endress+Hauser has won the Swiss Technology Award in the Innovation Leaders category. The Coriolis-based flowmeter, developed especially for applications in the oil & gas and food & beverage industries, was cited for its outstanding measurement accuracy, even in difficult operating conditions. The prize was awarded on Thursday during the Swiss Innovation Forum.
The Swiss Technology Award is considered Switzerland’s most important innovation and technology prize. Endress+Hauser was one of nine finalists out of 60 applicants who were selected to present their product or technological innovation to the main jury. The winners were chosen and recognised in front of more than 1,000 guests from business, science and government during the Swiss Innovation Forum in Basel, Switzerland.
“With the Promass Q, we managed to combine state-of-the-art technology, innovative design and superior quality in a single instrument. We are proud that our efforts have been recognised with the Swiss Technology Award,” says Dr. Martin Anklin, who is responsible for the development of Coriolis instruments at Endress+Hauser Flowtec in Reinach, the Group’s centre of competence for flow measurement technology.
The Switzerland-based measurement and automation technology specialist places a high value on research and development. In 2016, global R&D investments at the Endress+Hauser Group were 7.8 percent of sales. The consistently high number of patent filings in all application areas of measurement technology furthermore illustrates the family-owned company’s sustained innovation strength.
Promass Q – the specialist for demanding applications
A high degree of measurement accuracy is extremely important in a wide range of industrial applications. In the past, however, this required an ideal environment with stable process conditions and single-phase, homogeneous media. With the Promass Q, Endress+Hauser guarantees unrivalled accuracy when measuring mass flow, volume flow and density, even under fluctuating process conditions.
With the Promass Q, Endress+Hauser has forged a new approach for precisely measuring gaseous media. The innovative multi-frequency technology (MFT) for Coriolis flow measurements makes it possible to actively compensate for measurement errors caused by entrained gas trapped in the medium, all in real-time. Integrated diagnostics and Heartbeat technology furthermore allow verification of the sensors, measurement tubes and measurement electronics while the process is running. This guarantees maximum product and process safety.
The Swiss Technology Award
The Swiss Technology Award recognises innovative technology projects from businesses and universities. The prize, which has been awarded by organizers of the Swiss Economic Forum since 2007, identifies technology innovations and developments that make an important contribution to industry and society. From all the projects submitted, an interdisciplinary panel of experts select nine finalists, three each in the categories Inventors, Start-ups and Innovation Leaders. The awards are presented during the Swiss Innovation Forum in Basel.