Elesa wins award at ADI Design Index 2023

Elesa won an award in the design category at ADI Index 2023 in Milan, Italy, for a new handle with monostable switch and LED indicator light.

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The ADI Design Index 2023 presented the preselection for the Compasso d’Oro (Golden Compass), an Italian design award organised by ADI (Association for Industrial Design), at its design museum.

Every year the permanent design observatory – the ADI institution composed of several panels of experts active throughout Italy and central panels – reviews all Italian design production that will be evaluated by an expert jury and selects products that stand out. Particular attention is paid to products that demonstrate environmental respect, public and social value, attention to usability and interaction.

The new Elesa solution was among 219 products selected by the observatory, divided into 14 themed categories.

According to Elesa, the M.2000-SWM handle is an ideal combination of ergonomics, functionality, and compactness with a modern design. The oval section of the handle provides an ergonomic and safe grip for the operator's hand even when wearing work gloves. The smooth finish of the surface makes it easier to clean.

The body is in UL-94 V0 certified self-extinguishing technopolymer with microswitch button; the diffuser with RGB LED is made from self-extinguishing opaline polycarbonate.

Mounting on machine guard doors is the main application of the M.2000-SWM handles with the advantage of an additional functionality besides the basic opening and closing of machine doors. By pressing the button, the operator can request access to the protected area via external logic. The power supply circuit is then interrupted, thus allowing the operator to enter.