Two novelties of SCHLEGEL were awarded with the Red Dot label for their innovative design. The ball-shaped e-stop FRPKVOO and the enclosure range proboxx were awarded for their design quality and creative achievement.
Two applications, two Red Dot awards - that's a remarkable record. The coveted seal of quality is awarded by an international jury and is only given to products that convince with their outstanding design, as an announcement from Red Dot says. Both products convinced the experts in the categories "industrial devices, machines and automation". In the letter of congratulations from Red Dot it says, "To be able to compete against strong opponents speaks for the quality of your products."
The e-stop FRPKVOO, with a futuristic ball -shaped head, was praised by the jury as follows: "The e-stop head surprises with an aesthetically unconventional design and still provides the required functional safety."
The eye-catching part is its ball-shaped head, paired with the advantage of a reduced mounting depth of 9.2 mm. The pleasant haptic of the button is created by a complex eroding procedure which additionally increases the scratch resistance of the surface.
Simple, but elegant
In addition, we received the Red Dot Award for our new enclosure range proboxx for machine control. The proboxx range combines "an elegant appearance with practical use". "The proboxx has a quite simple functionality and an elegant look," the jury states.
The proboxx was designed together with the agency Ottenwälder & Ottenwälder from Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany. With these features, the proboxx convinces experts of its design for the second time. The Red Dot Award is the fourth prize for the proboxx, having already convinced the juries from the German Design Award, the Good Design Award and the Focus Open. The concept of the proboxx stands out due to its flexibility. The enclosures can be used for standard applications, for M12 connection, fieldbus connection, and for radio systems. Furthermore, the robust enclosures have an innovative fixing mechanism.
However, that's not the first Red Dot Award for SCHLEGEL. Already in 2018, we received the Red Dot Award for our RONDEX-JUWEL pushbutton range.
The Red Dot design award has its origin in 1955 and is seen as one of the quality seals to have - for great design. A jury consisting of designers, design professors and specialised journalists rate the achievements. Independence is very important. Therefore, members of the jury are neither allowed to be employed in a manufacturing company nor to evaluate drafts they worked on. The Red Dot Award for Product Design is granted in 49 categories. This year, the highest number of companies and design studios ever sought the professional decision of the experts. Products from about 60 countries were handed in. In a several days lasting procedure, these products have been rated on their design quality and degree of innovation.