Azbil Building Automation Products Win Prestigious iF Design Awards

iF Gold Award
Ceiling-mounted temperature sensor (round type)
Ceiling-mounted temperature sensor (round type)

iF Design Award
Infrared array sensor system
Infrared array sensor system

TOKYO, Mar. 16, 2020: Azbil Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange Code: 6845) announced that its ceiling-mounted temperature sensor (round type) and infrared array sensor system have won the prestigious iF Design Award 2020 in the product discipline in recognition for outstanding design. Furthermore, the ceiling-mounted temperature sensor (round type) was honored with the highest iF Gold Award.

Established in 1953, the iF Design Award is organized by Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH and is one of the most prestigious awards in design. Each year, a panel of design experts examines thousands of submissions, which include products, architecture, and professional concepts, judging them on criteria such as innovation, functionality and aesthetics. This year, the 78-member panel selected winning designs from 7,298 entries submitted from 56 countries and regions.

The ceiling-mounted temperature sensor (round type), an indoor temperature sensor for use with building HVAC systems, has a diameter of a mere 40 mm and a small, minimalist design form that allows it to blend in with its surroundings. It contributes to creating a comfortable environment both in terms of temperature and aesthetics. It features high accuracy and fast response time despite its compact size, and a mechanism that uses springs to snap the sensor into place, which greatly reduces the work required for installation.

Infrared sensor monitoring screen

Infrared sensor monitoring screen

The infrared array sensor system uses infrared detection to determine the status of a room’s environment, including the number and position of occupants and heat from sunlight. By monitoring the room’s temperature change, the system can maintain a comfortable environment while saving energy in unused areas by reducing air conditioning or heating, dimming lights, etc. Because the system boasts a design that harmonizes with indoor environments and a lineup of various types, it can be used in a wide range of environments or places that necessitate differing installation methods.

Guided by the azbil Group philosophy of “human-centered automation,” Azbil is committed to developing products featuring consistent design with consideration to ease of use, and will continue to improve product and corporate value.

* Posted information is accurate as of the date of announcement.


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