HORIBA, an OEM of instruments and measurements systems, has won an internationally renowned design award from German design organisation iF International Forum Design GmbH.
The Japanese company secured the award in the ‘Product Design’ discipline for its VG-200 series of self-temperature-regulating capacitance manometers, which are used in a variety of processing industries including pharmaceutical, food and beverage production and semiconductor manufacturing.
Believed to be one of the smallest capacitance manometers of its kind in the world, the VG-200’s temperature regulation is achieved through internal heating, which prevents gases condensing within the unit and potentially affecting pressure readings. It also minimises the risk of corrosion, all of which contributes to accuracy, repeatability and robustness.
In addition, whereas competitive solutions tend to be cylindrical, the VG-200 is a quadrangular prism, which makes it easier to handle. Its case is manufactured using the impact moulding technique, to produce a single-piece robust case without seams or screws.
Stuart Knight, Director of HORIBA UK, commented, “The iF DESIGN AWARD is an undisputed, internationally-recognised seal of approval. It is a credit to HORIBA’s design engineers that the VG-200 secured the Product Design and that so many of the product’s technical, practical and aesthetic features were recognised by an independent panel of experts.”
Manufactured in Japan, HORIBA’s VG-200 capacitance manometers afford high performance and stability, have adjustable temperature ranges, an analogue 0 to 10V output (across full-scale), a ‘one push to re-zero’ function, and are CE and RoHS compliant.
The HORIBA Group of worldwide companies provides an extensive array of instruments and systems for applications ranging from automotive R&D, process and environmental monitoring, in-vitro medical diagnostics, semiconductor manufacturing and metrology to a broad range of scientific R&D and QC measurements.