Belden Universal Named a Winner of Two Leading Manufacturing Awards for its Excellence in Developing Aerospace Universal Joints

The Golden Mousetrap Awards by Design News celebrate the companies, products, and people who are energizing North American design, engineering and manufacturing.

BROADVIEW, Ill., Feb. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Belden Universal, a leading manufacturer of custom universal joints and highly specialized mechanical power transmission products, announces today that it has been named a winner of two coveted awards: the 2016 Manufacturing Leadership Awards by Frost & Sullivan and the 2016 Golden Mousetrap Awards by Design News.


The Golden Mousetrap Awards by Design News celebrate the companies, products, and people who are energizing North American design, engineering and manufacturing. Belden Universal was recognized for the development of AS9100C Custom Universal Joints for Aircraft High Lift Actuation Systems (HLAS) in the category for Materials & Assembly: Fastening, Joining & Assembly Components.

The Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership Awards honor organizations and individuals that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. Belden Universal's aircraft HLAS universal joint development project was once again selected a winner in the Engineering & Production Technology category. In this category judges were looking for new design and production approaches with game-changing process improvements, adopting new technologies while improving efficiency, responsiveness and reducing costs.

"We are honored to receive two of the manufacturing industry's most distinguished awards. The aerospace industry is well known for its stringent production standards. To be recognized in this arena is a resounding testament to our unique engineering abilities in developing complex power transmission components," states Perry Sainati, President of Belden Universal.

Belden's aerospace universal joints recognized by the awards satisfy extreme operating criteria and quality specifications. The development of these components required exceptional design engineering capabilities supported by advanced Manufacturing 4.0 technologies. It resulted in a product that not only satisfies but in certain aspect surpasses some of the most stringent aerospace quality requirements.

Learn more about Belden Universal's precision universal joint solutions by visiting www.beldenuniversal.com or email info@beldenuniversal.com

About Belden Universal

Belden Universal is a leading manufacturer of high-quality special-purpose universal joints, drive-shaft assemblies and couplings made to customers' exact specifications. Cutting edge, innovative manufacturing technologies and processes provide Belden the flexibility to produce small batches and custom parts just as cost-effectively as high-volume standard universal joints. Capabilities include customized hub configuration, length or the complete redesign of joints for special applications. Belden delivers solutions to all industries and applications where power is transmitted. Belden Universal joints are available as heavy duty, high strength, leveler strength or needle bearing, manufactured from a broad array of materials and platings. Belden Universal was established in 1997 and is headquartered in Broadview, IL, USA.

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