award in Israel
The ThermoFlex Mid II digital imaging device manufactured by Creo Inc., of Vancouver, BC, Canada, has won first place in an industrial design competition initiated by the Israeli Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, and the Israeli Export and International Cooperation Institute.
The competition was designed to encourage excellence in the industrial design field and to advance the development of high-quality products. Of the 270 industrial design projects submitted for evaluation, the ThermoFlex Mid II device received first place in the machinery and equipment category, one of four distinct categories for which awards were given.
The ThermoFlex Mid was recently redesigned to increase productivity and ease of use. Features such as the air-assisted load table were designed to be more intuitive and operator-friendly, allowing users to reduce plate loading and unloading time, and to minimize plate damage. The footprint was also reduced, with the new design occupying 24 percent less space than the original. Judges acknowledged the emphasis on the human interface and the compact size of the machine as reasons for the selection.