A Rockwell Engineer of the Year award was recently presented to Al Phillips, senior engineer with Rockwell Automation. The company’s highest honour, this award is presented annually in a competition that highlights the significant achievements among the company’s more than 6,500 engineers. Six engineers from within Rockwell’s business units received the award.
Phillips, who has 42 years of industry experience, led team efforts on the design and development of the Dodge Torque-Arm II speed reducer, achieving advancements that have had a positive impact on the evolution of this drive.
His innovative and cost-effective design and manufacturing ideas for the product resulted in eight patent applications (two have been granted to date). Highlights of his design include a new twin-tapered bushing system, gear case design and screw conveyor driveshaft mounting and sealing systems.