Collaborative robot MOTOMAN HC10DT IP67 wins Red Dot for outstanding design quality

The Red Dot Jury has made its decision: Yaskawa’s collaborative robot MOTOMAN HC10DT IP67 emerged victorious from the „Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020“ and won a Red Dot for its good design quality. This means that Yaskawa is one of the winners in the world’s most renowned design competition.

The HC10DT IP67 is both dust and waterproof. Thanks to the IP67 protection rating, the 6-axis robot can be used even in demanding environments where it is exposed to dirt or liquids, for example. Like the base model HC10DT, the new IP67 variant also combines the best of two worlds: It unites the stability and high movement speeds of an industrial robot with the safe limitation of contact forces between operator and robot, thus enabling true Human Robot Collaboration (HRC). As a robot with power and force limitation, the HC10DT IP67 can be deployed according to the technical specification ISO TS15066. It therefore requires no additional protective measures, so that the installation can be carried out in an extremely flexible manner.


Red Dot CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec on the laureates

“The winners of the Red Dot Award have proved that they have created excellent products worthy of winning an award. The products won over the jury not only through their aesthetic, but also thanks to their incomparable functionality. With their designs, the award winners are setting new standards in their industry. I wish to congratulate them most sincerely on their success,” said Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot.


Detailed evaluation of the products entered

The Red Dot Award: Product Design offers designers and manufacturers from all over the world a platform for assessing their products. In 2020, designers and companies from 60 countries entered more than 6,500 products in the competition. The international jury comprises experienced experts from different disciplines and has been convening for around 65 years in order to select the year’s best designs. The adjudication process lasts several days and is based on two essential criteria: The jurors test all of the entries in order to assess not just the aesthetic but also the materials selected, the level of craftsmanship, the surface structure, ergonomics and functionality. After intensive discussions, they make a decision on the design quality of the products. True to the motto “In search of good design and innovation”, only the best designs receive an award.


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