Soraluce has won the Quality Innovation of the Year 2015

Share Share Share on Google+ Soraluce, A&B Laboratorios, TKNIKA, Vicomtech, Colegio Urkide Ikastetxea and Osakidetza were the Quality Innovation of the year 2015 winners in the Basque Country.
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Dec 16, 2015

These companies are also finalists in the European Quality Innovation of the Year 2015 award that will be decided in Tallinn (Estonia) in January 2016. The competition was created in Finland in 2007 in order to stimulate the emergence and development of product, process, organisational, etc. innovations, and which draws participants from many countries including Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Hungary, Israel and the Basque Country, via Euskalit.

Rafael Idigoras, Managing Director of Soraluce, received the award at the gala organised at the Palacio Euskalduna on 11 November.

This first year had significant participation with 23 nominations spread over 6 different categories of the competition.

The evaluation team, consisting of 15 people, were of the opinion that, in the large company category, the innovation presented by Soraluce had an outstanding rating in the five elements which were evaluated during this process: Novelty, Utility, Learning, Customer focus and Effectiveness.

Soraluce presented the innovative DAS system (Dynamics Active Stabilizer), patent pending, which improves actively the dynamic rigidity of the machine in real time, increasing the machining performance by up to 300 per cent and thus reducing the classic regenerative effect of the chatter when machining.

This system is the result of the joint effort between Soraluce and its research centre, IK4-IDEKOtogether with testing at BIMATEC-SORALUCE, Centre of Excellence of the brand in Germany.

The DAS system improves milling capacity and surface finishing quality while reducing the risk of breaking tools, increasing tool life under extreme machining conditions.

This new development consolidates the reputation of Soraluce as the Home of Innovation, a company where innovation is born from and for the customers, keeping in mind their needs and developing technology that matches with their manufacturing challenges.

Machine tools.