FORT WAYNE, IN--(Marketwired - Dec 6, 2016) - Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, a world leader in engineered polymer solutions, has received recognition by the Kinetic Process Innovation Awards program for its significant contribution in advanced seal engineering and innovation in the healthcare and medical device industry, more specifically in the advancement of intelligent surgical instruments.
Sponsored by High Tech Views, the panel of judges has selected Trelleborg for this award due to its demonstration of excellence in supporting the design of a new, cutting edge powered screwdriver integrated with software and sensors. The screwdriver can automatically sense when screws are properly seated against the bone and the plate, independent of the age of the patient, hardness of the bone, thickness of the bone and the size of the screw during neurosurgeries.
By offering innovative engineering services and seal design to Pro-Dex for this intelligent powered screwdriver, Trelleborg was able to provide the seals that were crucial to the screwdriver's performance in sterile and complicated operating room environments. Additionally, Trelleborg delivered an exceptional partner experience including a high level of reliability and support to uphold ISO and FDA approval requirements.
Drew Rogers, Global Director of Healthcare & Medical for Trelleborg Sealing Solutions for the Americas, says: "Receiving this award further demonstrates our dedication to continually strive to meet customers' complex requirements and shows we go the extra mile. By collaborating with Pro-Dex to solve their seal engineering design challenges, we are glad to have supported the design of this highly innovative and intuitive screwdriver that is making a big difference for neurosurgeons and patients nationwide."
Drew Barrows, Deputy Editor of High Tech Views, says: "We applaud Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Pro-Dex for winning this prestigious award. It is testament to the collaboration that Trelleborg and Pro-Dex embraced to improve product design resulting in better performance and quality."
Information about Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Group
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is one of the world's leading developers, manufacturers and suppliers of precision seals. It supports its aerospace, industrial and automotive customers through over 20 production facilities and more than 40 marketing companies globally. Within its portfolio are some of the longest established sealing brands, including Busak+Shamban, Chase Walton, Dowty, Forsheda, GNL, Palmer Chenard, Shamban, Skega and Stefa along with a large number of proprietary products and materials such as Turcon ®, Zurcon ®, Orkot ®, Isolast ®, Stepseal ® and Wills Rings ® tss.trelleborg.com
Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments. Its innovative solutions accelerate performance for customers in a sustainable way. The Trelleborg Group has annual sales of SEK 30 billion (EUR 3.25 billion, USD 3.60 billion) in over 40 countries. The Group comprises five business areas: Trelleborg Coated Systems, Trelleborg Industrial Solutions, Trelleborg Offshore & Construction, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Wheel Systems, and the operations of Rubena and Savatech. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Large Cap. www.trelleborg.com.
About Kinetic Process Innovation Awards:
The awards program, founded by Kinetic Information LLC in 1996, is sponsored by High Tech Views to recognize innovation in the application of information technology. Awards focus on the business benefits user organizations derive from their technology systems. Winners are selected by a panel of experts consisting of independent professionals who are recognized authorities in their fields. The judging process is free of any vendor or other bias so the emphasis remains on the business benefits provided by each winning implementation.