Heinz Soyer jun., Andreas Jilg, Parliamentary State Secretary Mrs. Iris Gleicke (Member of the Bundestag / German Parliament), Heinz Soyer sen. (left to right) | Photo: Gerhard Loske

Federal Innovation Prize 2016

New welding gun wins German Federal Innovation Prize 2016

Heinz Soyer GmbH from Wörthsee has won the Federal Prize 2016 for Outstanding Innovative Achievement in the Craft Trades at this year’s craft trades fair in Munich.

The prize was awarded for their innovative stud-welding gun PH-9 SRM+G, which was exhibited at the fair. Thanks to the integrated earth connection, the requirement to use separate earth clamps when welding is now a thing of the past. The time-consuming and awkward process of fastening two separate and symmetrically arranged earth clamps to the workpiece has become superfluous.

The mass transmission now takes place via a contact ring spring-mounted on the support tube. In combination with the SRM® technology developed by Soyer, this prevents the dreaded blowing effect with one-sided concentration of beading and unsightly scorching on the workpiece.

This technical innovation spelling major reductions in the workload as well as a marked improvement in product quality and safety is currently awaiting a patent (No. 10 2015 221 384.6).

Since 1989 our family business has been awarded the German Federal Innovation Prize twelve times.