Prize-winning industrial design

June 13th, 2014, Published in Articles: EngineerIT


Five Siemens industry sector products have received the iF product design award for 2014. The winning products are the distributed I/O Simatic ET200 eco PN; the Industrial Ethernet switch Scalance XM400; the Simotics FD motor series; the Sinamics G110M frequency converter; and the LMS Soundbrush sound measurement system. The judges were impressed by siemens-153-04-2014the design of the products taking into consideration assessment criteria such as design quality, treatment, uniqueness, functionality and ergonomics. In all five of the winning contenders, product value has been successfully reflected in the design – by clear brand characteristic industrial design together with carefully chosen materials and colours. The appearance of the Scalance XM400 clearly reflects both its uniqueness and its affinity with Si-matic controllers. The industrial design of the Simatic ET200 eco PN visuali-ses the transition between ruggedised distributed components and built-in ca-binet modules. Sinamics G110M em-phasises both its dynamics and its close links to the electric motor by the use of specific design elements. With its Simotics FD electric motor, Siemens has reached a new level of industrial design which expresses the outstanding dynamics, reliability and innovation of the product. The patented LMS Soundbrush solution by Siemens subsidiary LMS has also received the iF product design award for good industrial design.

Contact Keshin Govender, Siemens Corporate Communications, Tel 011 652-2412,

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