Wyzo is considered the world’s first ‘sidebot‘ and has been given a Design Award in the Industry & Tools Category from iF, and the coveted Best of the Best Award from Red Dot for Industrial Equipment, Product Design and Robotics.
Says Christian Vouillamoz, Chief Technology Officer at Wyzo: “To win the iF design award and the Best of the Best award from Red Dot is just amazing and is the result of an exceptional partnership with Sardi Strategic Design that I am very proud of.”
“These awards show how important it is to take care of the look of the machine, as well as how customers interact with it and their overall experience. It reinforces the belief that we are changing the face of industrial automation and carving a path to follow for collaborative, pick-and-place robotics.”
Wyzo’s appearance is not the only thing that makes it so special. Tüv-certified and already proven in the field, its advanced safety system is enabled through its state-of-the-art sensor technology, which constantly monitors its surroundings for the presence of human activity. This means Wyzo can work safely side-by-side with humans with zero protective barriers or performance compromises, while its compact design and high-speed operation allow it to perform up to 90 cycles per minute.
Able to fit anywhere on a production floor, at less than 0.5 metres squared and just 1.80 metres in height, Wyzo has been designed specifically to be no taller than a human being to make its integration seamless with operators. Its size ensures those working alongside view Wyzo as a co-worker, while its small footprint delivers true flexibility. It can easily be moved from one workstation to another, eliminating bottlenecks and enabling fast ROI, and is highly compatible with all regular grippers on the market – with changeover speeds of less than nine seconds. To meet ever-changing production demands, Wyzo also offers integrated pneumatic, electric, and vacuum controls.
The B2B design expert and founder of Sardi Strategic Design, Enrique Luis Sardi commented: “Both awards are truly a fantastic acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication that went into Wyzo from both sides of the partnership.
“Understanding the market’s need and together realizing a desirable and highly functional product is always the ultimate goal, and Wyzo and the complete sidebot’s concept are a testament to that. To achieve such an incredible balance between form, functionality and performance is something to celebrate, and no one person stands head and shoulders above the rest. Both awards truly belong to all involved.”
On awarding the Best of the Best award to Wyzo, Red Dot commented: “With its filigree design, Wyzo has an anxiety-reducing effect in the working environment, while colour contrasts simultaneously visualise its dynamism and speed.
“The concept of a fenceless design combined with a proximity detection system has thus led to a new definition of this type of robot. Not only does it allow operators to relate to it, but it can also be flexibly adapted to changing production processes.”
The Wyzo sidebot will be on display at both Achema on 22nd to 26th of August in Frankfurt (Hall 3.1 Booth G95), and Pack Expo International on 23rd to 26th October in Chicago (South Building Booth 2392 / West Building Booth 16045).