Eisenmann, a leading global provider of industrial solutions and services for surface finishing, material flow automation, thermal process technology and environmental engineering, has received the prestigious Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016 in the industry, machinery and robotics category.
The 41 judges, including designers, university professors and journalists from around the world, praised the advanced design of the VarioInspect, an LED light tunnel that supports quality control in paint shops. Overall, 5 214 products were entered in the international competition’s 31 categories. They were assessed in terms of innovation, formal quality, functionality, and ecological compatibility.
VarioInspect is the first LED light tunnel to be developed by Eisenmann, and was launched in 2015. “We are extremely proud to have received this award for our product,” said VarioInspect project leader Jan Hammermann.
The light tunnel’s layout creates a pleasant and ergonomic working environment, and reduces noise levels and echoes.
The LED lighting is adjustable from warm white to cool white, and can be tailored to the specific challenge, such as the paint colour and gloss level of the body. The lighting makes highly effective surface quality inspections possible. This is essential as OEMs and consumers regard the slightest blemish in paintwork as unacceptable. The LEDs’ low power consumption and long service life minimise operating costs.
“Red Dot award winners have not only demonstrated exceptional design skills. Their achievements also highlight the central role of design in the development of innovative products,” said Professor Peter Zec, initiator of the Red Dot Awards and CEO of the company that organises the competition.
Photo credits: Eisenmann.