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Design award for robot

Schuler’s Crossbar Robot 4.0 receives
prestigious Red Dot Award for product design

Göppingen, March 30, 2015 – The Red Dot Award in the category “Industry, Machines and Robot Technology” goes to the press manufacturer Schuler. An international jury of experts chose the Crossbar Robot 4.0 ahead of more than 4,900 other entries. The award will be officially presented at a gala evening inside the Red Dot Design Museum at UNESCO world heritage site Zeche Zollverein, Essen, on June 29, 2015.

Stefan Klebert, CEO of Schuler AG, is delighted with the jury’s choice: “We are very proud to have been selected for the Red Dot Award. It shows that Schuler not only expresses high-tech in terms of its technology, but also in its top-quality design.”

The Crossbar Robot 4.0 transfers parts from one stage of a press line to the next. It can remove up to four parts at a time from the die, change their orientation where necessary, and place them directly into the next die in a single action. The Crossbar Robot 4.0 conveys up to 15 parts per minute. It is ideal for automating conventional mechanical and hydraulic press lines as well as for retrofitting existing lines. Schuler has already received orders from numerous car manufacturers and their suppliers for the Crossbar Robot 4.0.

The Red Dot Award is one of the world’s most prestigious design awards and was first bestowed 60 years ago. Schuler’s Crossbar Robot 4.0 now joins illustrious past winners from companies such as Festo, Adidas and Apple. 

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