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Idem wins King’s Innovation Award for anti-tamper switch

03 May, 2023

Wigan-based Idem Safety Switches is one of the winners of the first ever King’s Awards for Enterprise (previously known as The Queen’s Awards). It has won an award in the Innovation category for an anti-tamper switch system with guard locking that prevents access to moving machinery.

The Awards programme, now in its 57th year, has celebrated more than 7,000 companies since its inception in 1965.

Idem is one of 148 organisations to have won 2023 King’s Awards in 2023. Others winners in the Innovation category include:
• Ashbourne-based MasterMover for its electric tugs used for safe, efficient material-handling in industrial manufacturing;
• Hartlebury-based Forest Garden Group for the world’s first fully automatic high-speed lap fence panel manufacturing process;
• Cwmbran-based HWM-Water for a digital float sensor that provides remote early warning of sewer blockages;
• Andover-based Sesanti for an electro-optical system for identifying in ultra-low light levels;
• Tewkesbury-based Trackwise Designs for its process for manufacturing unlimited length multilayer, flexible PCBs;
• Beccles-based PCE Automation which makes contact lens manufacturing systems;
• Liverpool-based MPE for EMP filters with high switch-on speeds, protection levels and reliability; and
• Guildford-based ipTest for a dynamic switch tester used to characterise semiconductor devices.

MasterMover has won a King’ Innovation Award for its electric tugs

The 78 winners of 2023 International Trade awards include:
• Aberdeen-based Load Monitoring Systems, for its intelligent lifting equipment;
• St Leonards on Sea based Focus SB, for its electric switches, sockets and accessories; and
• Carlisle-based OEE Container Technology, for products and services for the packaging industry.

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