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design award 2022 - Development of an industrial control system

Client: Global company in the electrical industry

Development of an industrial control system

Product development of an industrial control system
Our services:
Product design, Construction, Material selection, Mechanical development, Prototype construction, Prototype construction, Injection molding simulations, Consulting, Article construction
Our solution:
Product design, product development, mechanical development and article design of a multi-part housing program for an industrial control system.
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The product designers and developers of our group of companies successfully took part in this year’s renowned IF Design Award design competition.

The product design for the AC500-eCo V3 PLC industrial controller was worthy of an award from the high-caliber jury.

iF Design Award 2022


For the new development of the AC500-eCo V3 PLC industrial controller, the client brought our product designers and engineers on board right from the start of the development process.

They were to ensure a sophisticated design and tool-friendly, cost-effective production.

Our colleagues were able to successfully meet these requirements. This is because they were already 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 collaboration. “We maintain very close contact and have the relevant knowledge to meet the special requirements in this particular product area.”

The mechanical design requirements for this project were particularly demanding. 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 comprehensive support – ranging from product design, development, article design and supervision of the external toolmaker through to quality control during the series production start-up phase.

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