Electric machines among major SaMoTer innovation award winners

Hybrid or electric machinery developed for earth moving and various applications in the hoisting/lifting world. Technologies that improve operator safety and comfort are aspects that can make all the difference on construction sites all over the world. New IT systems and software ensuring better production process efficiency.
Loading, Hauling & Excavation / February 24, 2023
By Liam McLoughlin
The SaMoTer Innovation Awards feature 16 winners in the various categories, plus a design award
The SaMoTer Innovation Awards feature 16 winners in the various categories, plus a design award

These were some of the solutions in the limelight at the 24th SaMoTer Innovation Awards, organised by Italy’s most important exhibition dedicated to construction equipment, which will take place from 3-7 May at the Veronafiere Exhibition Centre in Verona.

The full list of sixteen winners in the competition's various categories, plus a special prize for design, is as follows:

Wacker Neuson with the TH412e

Hydraulic Excavators
Develon with the 14W EREV

Software Applications Operating Machines
Hidromek with Opera

Special Design Prize winner
Hidromek with Opera

Lifting Machines Platforms
AirPlatform with Up&Down TB22-9

Malaguti with Variable Vibration Device

Attachments/Demolition & Recycling
Mantovanibenne with SH600R Eagle 3

Merlo with 30.7

Telehandlers/Rotary - High Capacity
Magni with RTH 10.37

Attachments/Road Maintenance
Simex with ART 1000 - Asphalt Repair Technology

Plants Mobile
Blend FBG with C022

Lifting Machines/Mobile Cranes
JMG Cranes with MC-250.09FL

Attachments/Demolition Hammers
Ghedini with EPB 48

Attachments/Track-Loader Application
Minitop with Tracksformer

Application Software/Plants
Maestro with Q-Pilot

Other Machinery/Track-Laying Transporters
Katoimer with Carry 107 EP/Carry 105 EP

Other Machinery/Utility
Rotair with MDVN32B/MDVN32E

“The main focus of SaMoTer 2023 is on innovation, and in particular, two topics of great importance: the ecological transition and the digital transition,” said Maurizio Danese, CEO Veronafiere. “We are delighted to see that the competition awards have also taken this direction. We are preparing the new show which, thanks not the least to SaMoTer Lab and Cantiere Digitale (The Digital Construction Site), will turn the spotlights on to the real and effective implications of new technologies, automation and digitalisation.” 
The winners of the competition were presented with their awards at a prize-giving ceremony in Verona on Thursday, 23 February, at SaMoTer B2Press, a networking event for exhibiting companies and journalists representing the most authoritative Italian and international publications in the construction sector, as well as a stepping stone towards the 31st edition.
“The Innovation Award has two objectives: to acknowledge investments made by companies to develop cutting-edge machinery and technologies and to provide sector operators and the trade press a chance to learn about the latest developments,” Sara Quotti Tubi said. “It is a qualified showcase focusing on technical and technological evolution in the construction machinery sector. Competition entries included machinery, equipment, plant and prototypes characterised by new design and/or practical innovations in use, as well as fundamental improvements to existing machines.” 
“I was delighted to see that the SaMoTer Innovation Award attracted impressive participation even by leading global manufacturers, who are always keen to gain ground in terms of competitiveness,” said Costantino Radis, sector journalist and Chairman of the Jury for the SaMoTer Innovation Award. “This once again confirms SaMoTer's vocation as a platform for international promotion capable of accompanying and supporting progress in the sector.”
The jury of university professors, researchers, technicians and sector experts of proven experience included Costantino Radis, technical journalist (Chairman), Maurizio Quaranta, IPAF representative for Italy, Massimo Bardissone, mechanical engineer, Cristiano Costa, technical service manager with Unacea, Enrico Lovera, building contractor, Jean Noël Onfield, technical journalist, Sebastiano Pelizza, professor emeritus, Marco Prosperi, general manager of Assodimi, Alberto Seco, industrial designer, Daniela Grancini, technical journalist and Lucas Manuel Varas Vilachàn, technical journalist. 

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