Corghi wins Italian Mechatronic award
The sixth annual Club Meccatronica Award has been awarded to Italian company Corghi SpA for its R.E.M.O. (Robotic Equipment for Measuring by Optics) clampless wheel aligner, the first ever wheel alignment system to utilise artificial vision and 3D wheel scanning technology to measure toe-in. The prize-giving ceremony was held on 8 November at Valli Theatre in Reggio Emilia, Italy. The prize was accepted on behalf of Corghi by company president Giulio Corghi.
The judging panel gave the following reason for its decision: “For the many innovative technical solutions developed from the renowned Artiglio – the world’s first automotive tyre changer invented by Corghi in 1961 – to today’s R.E.M.O. This latest innovation represents a radical step forward for the entire sector, earning Corghi recognition as not only the world leader in tyre changers, but also the technological leader in wheel alignment applications.”
A team of 13 Corghi researchers developed R.E.M.O. over a period of eight years. “Asserting yourself among highly competitive German and American competitors with unique new products is the primary goal today in the Italian mechanical instrumentation sector, and the only way in to tackle new markets,” commented Giulio Corghi.
Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary area of engineering that combines mechanical and electrical engineering and computer science.