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Eschborn, Hesse, Germany, 2021/04/20 - Greater carrying capacity and wider range: Up until now, Cobots were smaller robots that catered mainly for payloads up to 10 kg with a range of about 1,200 mm - Red-Dot.org / YASKAWA.com.
The HC20DT significantly broadens the spectrum for HRC applications: a payload of 20 kg combined with a range of 1,700 mm permits flexible use in a wide variety of applications.
Employees receive effective support, particularly with physically demanding tasks such as the palletizing of large cardboard boxes, crates or other stackable goods. The robot will lift heavy loads, improving workplace ergonomics and releasing the operator for cognitively more demanding activities.
Due to its dust- and waterproof protective class IP67, the Cobot also prevails in harsh environments such as machine tool loading, where the robot often comes into contact with cooling emulsions.
Red Dot CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec on the laureates
“The winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021 were particularly impressive this year. The design of their products is excellent, in terms of both the aesthetic and the functionality. It’s not easy to prevail in such a strong field of competitors and to win over our jury. Consequently, I want to congratulate the laureates very sincerely on their success,” said Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot.
Evaluation platform for good design
The Red Dot Award: Product Design dates back as far as 1955 and recognises the best products for a given year. The roughly 50 jurors were once again true to the motto “In search of good design and innovation” in the 2021 competition. The international panel of experts comprises specialists from a wide variety of sectors. They scrutinised the products entered in the competition in a process that spanned several days and were guided by assessment criteria such as the product’s formal quality, ergonomics and longevity.
Motoman HC20DT in exhibitions, online and in the yearbook
The Motoman HC20DT can be seen in the online exhibition on the Red Dot website from 21 June 2021. That date also marks the beginning of the Red Dot Design Week, during which this year’s award winners and Yaskawa will be celebrated online.
From 22 June 2021, The Motoman HC20DT (yaskawa.eu.com) will also be included in the exhibition “Design on Stage” in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen (red-dot.org), where all of the award-winning products are showcased. Visitors to the museum can experience the quality of the designs in a space that features contemporary design solutions and historical industrial architecture. The Red Dot Design Yearbook 2021/2022 comes out in August. The publication provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the art and trends in product design.