Design study visualizes technical possibilities
HAMM, together with the design team of Dialogform GmbH, recently received two design prizes for a study on autonomously operating rollers. It depicts what autonomously operating rollers might look like in future and gives some initial answers to the questions: What opportunities might present themselves if the need for an operator platform was eliminated? What impact might that have on characteristics such as height, width, drum diameter, drive system or tank volumes? And how can the design lead to greater economy and energy efficiency? The "Autonomous Roller F1" visualizes the first answers. For example, the project shows that an autonomously operating roller could be equipped with markedly larger drums – a substantial advantage in terms of compaction quality. The novel design also leads to greater water carrying capacity and plenty of space for future-orientated drive concepts. Moreover, the design opens up new opportunities for aspects such as transport and ballasting.
"Best of Best" and "Gold Award"
At the Automotive Brand Contest 2018, the only independent international design competition for outstanding product and communication design in the automobile and motor cycle sector, HAMM received the "Best of Best" award for this study in the category "Commercial Vehicles". It means that the construction machine manufacturer is joining the ranks of globally successful companies such as MAN Trucks, Mitsubishi, Continental, Audi, Cadillac, Porsche, Jaguar and Bentley. Added to this achievement was the "German Design Award in Gold" in the category "Utility Vehicles" at the beginning of February 2019. The international competition was launched by the German Design Council in 1953 and pursues the goal of identifying unique design trends. It highlights innovative products and projects as well as manufacturers and designers who are showing the way ahead in the German and international design landscape.