The C6015 impressed the judges with its compact and attractive architecture while delivering great performance and functionality, especially within the context of the internet of things and cloud computing. This was Beckhoff’s first iF Gold Award.
The models of the CU81xx series combine intelligent power supply and storage technologies for secure shutdowns during voltage drops. This application also determines the design. Beckhoff offers a space-optimized version, a performance-optimized version, and a version with condensers. The housings can be mounted on the standard C-rail in the component cabinet or with a flange attachment. The batteries are accessible from the front, which makes replacing them easy even in tight quarters with permanently installed wiring. Interfaces like USB 2.0 or UPS-OCT provide status information for PC-based diagnostics and configuration.
The iF Design Award honors special accomplishments in industrial design. It was introduced in 1954 and is conferred each year for outstanding product design by the highly respected iF Industrie Forum Design e.V., which has its headquarters in Hanover, Germany.