2018 Innovation Awards

This year’s ‘innovation Oscars’ have been awarded, with Domel receiving a Gold Award for innovation for its ‘development and industrialisation of an electronically commutated vacuum unit with up to 400 W of power’.

This year's 'innovation Oscars' have been awarded, with Domel receiving a Gold Award for innovation for its 'development and industrialisation of an electronically commutated vacuum unit with up to 400 W of power'.

The theme of this year's event, 'I feel innovation', might at first glance have seemed surprising. Feelings and innovation? What connects something so individual and unpredictable as feelings with something as systematic, analytic and professional as innovation?

Do we feel innovations at all? Yes, we can.

For the purpose of visual presentation, Domel received a set of red headphones to create a collage of the innovators. The feelings of the innovators are clearly visible from the collage.

The innovations that took away a Gold Award were given a personal presentation, with Domel's presentation being given by Janez Rihtaršič, head of R&D and member of the development team.

Domel received a Gold Award for developing and industrialising an electronically commutated vacuum unit with up to 400 W of power. This new line represents a breakthrough in the production of electronically commutated vacuum units, which have up to now been mainly aimed at the professional market.

The completely new features:
  - the approach to the development of the rotor and stator
  - developments on the turbine part and the drive unit
  - a modularity that enables use for different applications, from an independent motor to a unit for wet and dry vacuum cleaning
  - the independent development of electronics

are the benefits and new developments that give this product its superb features, evident from the reduced weight, high efficiency and long operating lifetime, and enable it to be used for applications without a turbine part.

Use is primarily intended for battery-driven vacuum cleaners, as well as other battery-driven applications.

Many congratulations to all those who took part.


Foto: Tadej Bernik