Hoffmann + Krippner - IF Design Award 2022

Industrial controller wins iF Design Award

The product designers and developers of our group of companies successfully participated in this year’s renowned design competition iF Design Award. The product design for the AC500 eCo V3 PLC industrial controller was worthy of an award from the top-class jury.

For the new development of the industrial controller AC500 eCo V3 PLC, the client brought our product designers and engineers on board right from the start of the development process. They were to provide sophisticated design and low-cost production suitable for tooling.

Our colleagues were able to successfully meet these requirements. This is because they were a firmly integrated member of the development team at an early stage . Our designers and engineers were already involved in the initial concept meetings and were able to provide advice right from the start. According to Jens Schnur, project manager at H+K, this is also the reason for the successful cooperation:

“We maintain a very intensive contact and have the relevant knowledge to meet the special requirements in this particular product area.”

The mechanical design was particularly demanding

The mechanical design requirements were particularly demanding for this project. The compact installation space had to be taken into account, as did the high operating temperature and high environmental requirements during operation.

Our engineers and product designers provided the client with very comprehensive support, ranging from product design, development, article design and supervision of the external toolmaker to quality control in the series start-up phase.

The result is impressive. The intelligent modular system enables optimized processes at minimized costs and higher profitability for users, thus ensuring new market opportunities and growth potential. The flexibly deployable assemblies require less
spare parts and correspondingly lower storage costs.

Learn more about the award-winning product AC500 eCo V3 PLC here.

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