22.11.2019 | Category : Press

An impressive symbiosis of form and function

The TORSIOTRONIC torque screwdriver is a gold award winner in the German Design Award 2020


The Torsiotronic, the world's first electromechanical torque screwdriver made by Stahlwille, has been honoured with »Gold« in the German Design Award 2020. The Torsiotronic's functionality, ergonomic design and innovative concept convinced the jury in a competition that is regarded as a pacesetter in the international design landscape.

The »Gold« award honours outstanding achievements in international design and is given to only one product in each category. "We are particularly pleased about the German Design Award 2020", explains Stahlwille CEO Winfried Czilwa. "This is one of the few awards with real added value, because the assessment is carried out by an independent jury of experts. The award for our torque screwdriver shows that we are definitely on the right track in terms of both design and product language. The needs of our customers are always at the centre of our activities. Our aim is always to combine functionality and ergonomics with an aesthetically pleasing design."

As the only torque screwdriver that measures electronically, the Torsiotronic has patented electromechanical mechanisms which trigger with audible and tactile signals when the target torque is reached. The tool measures as accurately as only an electronic torque tool can. Users benefit from higher process dependability and work accuracy. The fine-tooth ratchet with 80 teeth and a ratchet angle of only 4.5°, clockwise and anticlockwise clicking, a wide range of programming options and a micro-USB port make the Torsiotronic the ideal tool when it comes to logging work steps, applying very small torques or following complex tightening sequences.

 

About the German Design Award

The German Design Awards, launched in 2012, are among the most prestigious design competitions worldwide and have an excellent reputation far beyond specialist circles. The number of applications this year exceeded the 5,000 mark. The high international response of the German Design Award is underscored by the number of participants: the international share of entries was around 55 per cent. The 40-strong jury for the German Design Awards 2020 is composed of design experts from industry, academia and science as well as the design industry. All the jury members are recognised experts in their related fields.