Our supplier Elma Electronic AG convinced the 40-member expert panel for the Red Dot Award: Product Design with the high design quality of its iD-Box 16. In the current competition, the international experts discussed and evaluated 4,815 entries from 53 countries. But only designs which won over the jury with quality and innovative strength won an award. The Design-Enclosure iD-Box 16 was successful and received the coveted Red Dot quality seal as its deserved reward.


The iD-Box16 is a versatile housing for high-quality electronic components. The novelty consists of a standard-independent system that not only addresses the individual needs of the end user but also adapts its size to reflect the application and its needs. The design objective was to completely eliminate the need for a second internal housing thanks to a simple sheet-metal bracket. This makes the product even more modular in terms of its manufacture. The aluminum frame does not just act as a handle; in addition to integrating the bolt joint, it also offers stability and flows around the housing in an extremely elegant way. The sloping front is also easy to read and also provides design freedom, very much in line with the modular principle. With fewer screws and its flowing forms, the housing has a very minimalist and clean look. Materials such as anodized aluminum give the housing a premium appeal and appearance. The housing's applications are just as unique as its customers.



Stephan Grüniger, Product Manager at Elma says: "The trend towards individualization has also affected the enclosure world. At Elma we do not think only in U but now also in mm. We want to provide our customers exactly the enclosure dimension that they need. In addition, the final product should reflect the corporate identity of our customers."


All further information regarding the iD-Box 16 can be found on the web:



The Red Dot Design Award

With the Red Dot Design Award, the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen created an internationally renowned product competition. Its prize, the Red Dot, has established itself worldwide as one of the most sought-after quality marks for excellent design. The Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen displays the award-winning products in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen for at least one year. Further information www.red-dot.de/presse


About Elma

Elma Electronic AG continously convinces with innovative, custom-specific solutions and developments to meet the highest requirements in terms of quality, reliability and performance.


Electronic Packaging

We are a leading provider of electronic packaging solutions. Our product portfolio ranges from components, storage boards, backplanes and chassis platforms to fully integrated subsystems. Furthermore we offer enclosure solutions as well as a frontpanel service with digital printing.


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With our vast portfolio of Rotary Switches, Selector Switches, Coded Switches and Encoders as well as our HMI-Solutions we offer our customers a comprehensive range of high qualitative solutions. Elma's history in rotary switches, coded switches and encoders is written in the pages of our customer's success stories.