The MX-System is a standardized modular automation system consisting of an aluminum baseplate and function modules that can then simply be plugged into it. The system assembly, consisting of the baseplate and modules, is waterproof and dustproof and can be mounted directly on the machine without additional protective housing. The MX-System aspires to integrate into an incredibly diverse range of machines, both functionally and visually, says a press release.
The Beckhoff development team therefore worked closely with the Adrian and Greiser design agency right from the outset. The result is a design concept that gives the MX-System a visual and ergonomic edge that reflects its unique range of functions. The design demonstrates the compactness and continuity of the system. Components such as IPCs, drives, and I/O assemblies have their own character, yet assembly and installation of the MX-System have been simplified to the maximum.
This innovative design concept also won over the Red Dot jury, consisting of around 50 international product design experts. Every year, this award honors industrially manufactured products which are outstanding in terms of their design quality: the products must be aesthetically pleasing, functional, smart, or innovative. In fact, the MX-System offers so many special features and benefits here that it was honored with the Red Dot: Best of the Best Award for groundbreaking design, the highest award in the competition. According to the jury, only the best products in a category receive this award. Another renowned jury, consisting of 132 design experts from 20 countries, is equally convinced. They awarded the MX system the iF Design Award 2023.