“Motion Control Industry (MCI) Awards 2019” – Juan Carlos González Villar (Kabel.Consult.Ing) named “Engineer of the Year 2019”

29 May 2019

The winners of the fourth “Motion Control Industry (MCI) Awards 2019” were revealed on May 22nd at a ceremony held at the National Conference Centre also known as “The National Motorcycle Museum”, Solihull.

The gala dinner event saw 200 people from across the country gather to celebrate the most significant achievements of motion control companies and individuals in this important industry sector. Development engineer and proprietor of Kabel.Consult.Ing, Juan Carlos González Villar, was named “Engineer of the Year 2019” for his patented Energy Light drive system / Networked Continuously Variable Transmission(s) 4.0.

The fourth MCI Awards were held on May 22, 2019 at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham. The evening was produced and managed by Touchwave Media in association with the Motion Control Industry Alliance (currently comprised of the British Fluid Power Association (BFPA), the British Fluid Power Distributors Association (BFPDA) and the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS)) and brought together the motion control industry to celebrate business and professional excellence. Hosted by Television and Radio presenter, Penny Smith, with a stunning rock and pop performance by the fabulous Rob Deering, the evening was heralded a great success. The achievements and endeavours of some 32 finalists were presented to the enthralled 200 strong audience in an atmosphere of great anticipation, before the nine worthy winners were revealed as follows:

  • Technical Innovation of the Year – SMC Pneumatics: EX600W Integrated Wireless Valve System
  • Environmental / Energy Efficiency Award – Brammer Buck & Hickman: Compressed Air System Audits
  • Project of the year – JETCAM International: Expert Nesting Software for Amada Laser
  • Manufacturer of the year – Gardner Denver
  • Distributor of the year – Pennine Pneumatic Services
  • Contribution to Skills & Training – ABB : Drives & Motors Training
  • Engineer of the year – Kabel.Consult.Ing: Juan Carlos González Villar
  • Lifetime Contribution Award – Mr. Kevin Prince
  • Lifetime Contribution Award – Mr. Phil Keep

Juan Carlos González Villar – proprietor of engineering firm Kabel.Consult.Ing and patent holder of the Energy Light drive system – caught the attention of the judges and was named “Engineer of the Year 2019”.

He reacted this way:

“I´m so pleased to have won this important industry award in Great Britain, which has produced brilliant engineers such as Robert Willis and G. J. Abbott. I consider this award to also be a tribute to these pioneers and doyens of mechanical engineering. Without their publications (Patent US2068784 and technical book “Principles of Mechanism”), our patent for the Energy Light drive system would not have been possible.”

Juan Carlos González Villar of Kabel.Consult.Ing (pictured centre), named “Engineer of the Year 2019”

González Villar: “This award is also a tribute to Robert Willis & G. J. Abbott”

The Reverend Robert Willis (27 February 1800 – 28 February 1875) was an English academic and in the early nineteenth century holder of the Jacksonian Professorship of Natural Philosophy at Cambridge University. He was the first Cambridge professor to win widespread recognition as a mechanical engineer. In 1841 he published his ‘Principles of Mechanism.’ In this work he reduced the study of what he called pure mechanism to a system. It was the earliest attempt to develop, with anything like completeness, the science of machines considered from the kinematic point of view, without reference to the forces at work or the energy transmitted. The “Willis equation” can be found today in every book on planetary gears.

PIV stands for “Positive Infinitely Variable” drive, the name given to a power transmission system using a slatted steel chain, invented in 1924 by G.J. Abbott of England (Patent US2068784). Werner Reimers saw the importance of this invention and acquired the patent in 1928. This technology was quickly adopted for speed control, length adjustments, product placement and many other applications. In subsequent years the PIV system was developed and improved, finding application in a wide variety of fields and evolving ultimately into the high performance “Continuously Variable Transmission”, which became the basis of the “Multitronik” transmission adopted by the automobile industry. More than ten million units have been sold to date. G. J. Abbot would be amazed today what has become of his patent US2068784.

The Energy Light drive system / Networked Continuously Variable Transmission(s) 4.0

The Energy Light drive system / Networked Continuously Variable Transmission(s) 4.0 significantly improves the energy efficiency of an application through the use of patented motor technology, cutting-edge process and control methods, and lightweight construction with composite fiber materials. It minimizes drive output during continuous operation, during acceleration, delays, and braking; maximizes corresponding generator output; and standardizes the drive system to become a complex total application. Originally developed for machines that wind / unwind (high-voltage) cables, the principle behind Energy Light drive system / Networked Continuously Variable Transmission(s) 4.0 can be used in numerous other applications as well, including electric vehicles.

About Juan Carlos González Villar

Juan Carlos Gonzalez Villar is proprietor of Kabel.Consult.Ing, Germany, a provider of technical consulting, development, and modernization services for the manufacturing industry. He has 25 years of professional experience and has worked with numerous manufacturers of production machines. Following his graduation from studies in mechanical engineering at Niederrhein University in Krefeld, he joined machine manufacturers FRISCH GmbH as a mechanical engineer. He previously completed vocational training and worked for five years as a machine technician at a manufacturing company in Mönchengladbach. He also took a postgraduate course in industrial engineering at Niederrhein University in Mönchengladbach, with specialization in production technology.

About Kabel.Consult.Ing

German firm Kabel.Consult.Ing provides engineering services for the design, development, and calculation of technical systems and machines. Using cutting edge technologies and an individualized approach, Kabel.Consult.Ing supports companies as they plan new machines and production lines, including auxiliary and secondary facilities. The firm also delivers needs-based support in the form of development and design services as well as assistance with capacity bottlenecks and special projects. Reinforced with several patent-applied efficient drive systems, the firm offers engineering services at a high technical level.


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