SICK wins 2016 Red Dot Award

SICK Pty Ltd

Monday, 04 July, 2016

SICK wins 2016 Red Dot Award

Industrial sensor manufacturer SICK has picked up a coveted 2016 Product Design award in the international Red Dot competition for its microScan3 safety laser sensor.

The Red Dot Award, one of the largest design competitions in the world, recognises outstanding design quality and innovation. Over 5000 products were submitted and judged from more than 60 countries.

“Through their achievements, the Red Dot winners not only prove their ability to produce an outstanding level of design quality, but also demonstrate that design is an integral part of innovative product solutions,” commented Dr Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of the Red Dot Award.

SICK took out the top accolade in the industry, machinery and robotics category, which judged aspects of product design, communication design, and design concept.

“The microScan3’s standout features are not only its clear distinction between functional areas and the control panel, but also its clearly arranged design,” said the Red Dot jury.

SICK said it is these factors which give the product its intuitive user-handling experience.

The microScan3 safety laser scanner is designed to provide protection for hazardous areas. Using innovative safeHDDM scan technology, it combines a compact design and a wide sensing range in one device.

The company said even in dusty environments and with ambient light, it is extremely reliable.

Due to its standardised interfaces, its smart connectivity also saves costs during cabling, while the Safety Designer software means the product can be intuitively configured.

The winning products will be displayed together in a special four-week exhibition, ‘Design on Stage’, at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany, before becoming part of the permanent exhibits.

Image caption: The microScan3 safety laser scanner from SICK has received the Red Dot Award. Image courtesy SICK.

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