SIMOGEAR wins the 2013 iF product design award


The Siemens Drive Technologies Division receives the iF product design award 2013 for two gearing models of the new SIMOGEAR geared motor series. The jury was convinced by the industrial design of the gearbox housing of both the helical bevel geared motors and the parallel shaft geared motors. Due to their constructive design, the geared motors are particularly compact and distinguished by a high level of efficiency.


The award won by the two gear cases of the SIMOGEAR geared motors is the result of intensive collaboration between Siemens designers and their in-house Industrial Design Management and the industrial designers of the ‘at-design’ studio. The primary challenge during the product development process was to implement the required performance and characteristics of the gearings. The creative idea was to reconstruct the ‘power flow’ within the gearing by a corresponding area design on the housing. Overall, the products look high-quality due to their smooth and simple lines. The technology is in the foreground, the design expresses the quality. This corresponds to the industrial design philosophy ‘precise industrial aesthetics’ by which all Siemens Industry products are designed.


The motor end of the SIMOGEAR units is constructed according to the Modulog modular principle. The basic motor is at the core of the harmonized modular system. This motor is designed for compatibility with grid conditions anywhere in the world. Its output ranges from 0.09 to 200 kW. An individually configurable built-on shaft system at the non-drive end offers a high degree of flexibility. Since SIMOGEAR geared motors are produced in sizesthat are compatible with market standards, drives can easily be replaced on existing installations without requiring any additional engineering.


About the iF product design award
The iF product design award was established in 1954 by the iF Industrie Forum Design e.V. and is one of the world‘s most important design competitions. In 2013, companies of all sizes entered with more than 3,000 products. A total of 981 contributions in 16 categories were awarded the    iF Label. Since 1954, Siemens has been awarded this design prize over 650 times.