The winner of this year’s Hermes Award, an industry award, is Endress+Hauser Messtechnik. The award was presented by German’s Federal Minister of Education and Research, Anja Karliczek, at the official Opening Ceremony for Hannover Messe on Sunday, 22 April. Endress+Hauser received the award for a hygienic compact thermometer featuring a self-calibrating sensor for process temperature measurements that meet stringent safety and quality specifications. These are required in sectors such as the food and pharmaceutical industries. The temperature of the sensor is calibrated automatically using a physical fixed point based on the Curie temperature (which is material-specific and has long-term stability) of an internal reference sensor integrated in the sensor. The fully automated inline calibration of the temperature sensor is audit-proof and facilitates regular recalibration without additional processes or system downtime. Along with the winner Endress+Hauser Messtechnik, the following companies were nominated for the award: the German companies Alpha Laser, GBS German Bionic Systems, TH Ingolstadt/Continental and Upskill from the USA.
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