Engineering Notes by Oriental Motor

Proud Moments To Be Thankful For

[fa icon="calendar"] Nov 27, 2019 8:05:07 PM / by Johann Tang

Johann Tang

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I thought I'd change gears (pun intended) and write about what Oriental Motor is thankful for.  

First, we are thankful for our customers for being our customers and helping us grow to be a globally reputable motion control manufacturer. 

Second, we are thankful for the awards and recognition we've received over the years.  It's always good to know that we're doing a good job and these accolades definitely serve as motivation to become even better at what we do.

While we are grateful for these awards and recognition, our greatest satisfaction comes from applying our award-winning products to solve motion control challenges for our customers.

In case you didn't know, here are some of our industry recognitions in the last few years.  This article has been updated since 2019.


LEAD Awards

2018 LEAP Awards Finalist - Motion Control category

Publication: Design World, WTWH Media

Product: Battery-Free Multi-Rotation Absolute Mechanical Encoder

Alphastep AZ Series with built-in multi-rotation absolute position sensor

The LEAP (Leadership in Engineering Achievement Program) Awards celebrate the most innovative and forward-thinking products serving the design engineering space.  The program will encompass products representing three of the company’s flagship brands: Design WorldFluid Power World and EE World Online.  LEAP honors the best designs in 14 categories: Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Materials, Analog Electronics, Connectivity, Embedded Computing, Fastening & Joining, Hydraulics, Industrial Automation, Mechanical, Motion Control, Pneumatics, Power Electronics, Switches & Sensors, and Test & Measurement.

 


Control Design Readers' Choice Awards 2018

2018 Control Design Readers' Choice Award - #2

Publication: Control Design, Putman Media

Product: Stepper Motors

PKP Series lineup

The 2018 Control Design Readers’ Choice Awards winners were selected by its readers. More than 15,000 individuals who identify themselves as having buying influence or authority were invited to access this confidential ballot.  All of the voting is unaided, meaning that no list of supplier choices is provided for guidance or assistance in the ballot. It's created entirely by the participants, who may vote for first, second and third preferences in each category. The results are grouped by Control, Hardware, Motion, Networking, Safety, Sensing and Software categories. 

 


Golden Mousetrap Award Finalist - 2019

2019 Golden Mousetrap Award Finalist - Automation & Motion Control

Publication: Design News,  Informa Markets

Category: Motors and Mechanical Motion Devices

Product: AZ Series "ABZO" Mechanical Absolute Encoder 

AZ Series

The Golden Mousetrap Awards acknowledge the American people, companies, and technologies driving innovation in product design and manufacturing. Specifically, it celebrates the renaissance of manufacturing in North America by honoring the companies and people who make it possible while promoting engineering and manufacturing as rewarding career choices for the next generation.  Although we didn't win, it was still good to be recognized.

 


Automation World Leadership in Automation - 1st team 2019

2019 Leadership in Automation: First Team Honorees, Motors

Publication: Automation World, PMMI Media Group

Category: Motors

In its eighth year, Automation World’s Leadership in Automation program reflects the growing range of automation technologies and the industry’s recognition of the outstanding suppliers in the field.

An important aspect of this annual awards program continues to be the fact that honorees receive their recognition from an open-ended survey. Rather than being swayed by a set list on a voting form that stays largely unchanged year after year, respondents pull from their own mental reserves about which suppliers have been the most tried and true. But they also know best which new suppliers might have stepped forward to capture new trust in a changing landscape of automation.

 

2020 Leadership in Automation: First Team Honorees, Motors

Category: Motors

Automation World Leadership in Automation - 1st team 2020

 

2021 Leadership in Automation: First Team Honorees, Motors

Category: Motors

Automation World Leadership in Automation - 1st team 2021

 

In addition to being voted into the first team honorees in 2019, 2020, and 2021, we were also voted into the first team in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Leadership in Automation First Team Honoree plaques

 

 


Last but not least.  We are also thankful for being consistently voted #1 in the Control Design Readers' Choice Awards in the stepper motors category.

Here's a description of Control Design Readers' Choice Awards:

Every year, questionnaires are sent to subscribers who specify, recommend or buy industrial automation and control products. Vendors are not eligible to vote, and are excluded from the electronic ballot list. The voting is only for machine-builder and system-integrator readers.

This is an unaided ballot, meaning there is no list of vendors or product brands to choose from.  50-odd hardware and software categories are included, and participants are asked to name the companies that provide them the best technology value for the products with which they have experience. Once they chose the best providers, participants rate service and support they receive from them.  Only companies that received at least 5% of their category vote are recognized.

 

2019 Control Design Readers' Choice Awards

2019 Control Design Readers' Choice Award - #1

Publication: Control Design, Putman Media

Product: Stepper Motors

 

2020 Control Desigin Readers' Choice Awards - 1st

2020 Control Design Readers' Choice Award - #1

Product: Stepper Motors

 

2021 Control Design Readers' Choice Awards - 1st

2021 Control Design Readers' Choice Awards - #1

Product: Stepper Motors

 

More than 15,000 individuals who identify themselves as having buying influence or authority were invited to access the confidential ballot for the 2021 Control Design Readers’ Choice Awards. All of the voting is unaided, meaning that no list of supplier choices is provided for guidance or assistance in the ballot. It is created entirely by the participants, who may vote for first, second and third preferences in each category. The results are grouped by Control, Hardware, Motion, Networking, Safety, Sensing and Software categories. The results do not knowingly include votes from any suppliers
in the final tally.

 


Here's a big THANK YOU to all those who voted for us!

2019 Thanksgiving thank you

Topics: Stepper Motors, Absolute Positioning, Alphastep Hybrid Control

Johann Tang

Written by Johann Tang

Johann Tang is a Product Specialist at Oriental Motor USA Corp. with 20+ years of experience in sales, technical application support, and training of various types of fractional horsepower electric motors, gear motors, actuators, drivers, and controllers. Feel free to ask him questions on Linkedin.

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