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Red Dot Award for Beckhoff

August 2023 Sensors & Transducers

Beckhoff Vision now includes a complete hardware portfolio in addition to the TwinCAT Vision software solution that was introduced in 2017. From the very beginning, its development was oriented around an optimal design and concepts for industrial use. The expert jury for the renowned Red Dot Award recently confirmed that these goals have been successfully achieved as they honoured Beckhoff with an award in the automation category. This prize is only awarded to products that have an excellent design. This was further confirmed with the iF Design Award Gold, the highest distinction in this competition.

The Beckhoff portfolio of vision hardware includes area scan cameras, C-mount lenses, multi-colour LED illumination, and complete vision units that meet industrial requirements perfectly, both as individual components and as an entire machine vision system. The Adrian und Greiser design agency has developed a consistent design concept for Beckhoff that gives this product range a look and feel that marries sophisticated optics and electronics with industrial robustness. Relevant design aspects include the IP65/IP67 anodised aluminum and tempered anti-reflective glass housing, smooth glass surfaces that provide high resistance to cleaning agents and other chemicals, various options for flexible mounting and application, and optional shatter protection. For example, the lenses have a sleek and streamlined look, and are very easy to mount, with reliable, lockable adjustment options.


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