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Wyzo wins two high-profile design awards as world’s first sidebot

30/06/2022 – Technology / Robotics / Wyzo / Sidebot / Cobot / Design / Award

Wyzo wins two high-profile design awards as world’s first sidebot

Wyzo® – the world’s first sidebot – has scooped two high-profile accolades, for outstanding design aesthetic and functionality. 

With its appealing design and advanced ability to work side by side with humans with the speed of an industrial robot, Wyzo has been recognised with a Design Award in the Industry & Tools Category from iF, and the coveted ‘Best of the Best Award’ from Red Dot for ‘Industrial Equipment, Product Design and Robotics’

Carving a path to follow for pick-and-place co-bots


Wyzo® is the brainchild of DEMAUREX SA – the pioneer of the Delta robot, which is considered to be the benchmark for best practice in terms of high-speed pick-and-place technology and the company has more than 4,000 robots installed worldwide. Designed in Switzerland and assembled in Europe, the firm’s award-winning Wyzo® sidebot innovations offers new opportunities to established manufacturers as well as empowering the next generation of producers to grow and transform their business.

“To win the iF design award and the Best of the Best award from Red Dot is just amazing and is the result of an exceptional partnership with Sardi Strategic Design that I am very proud of,” said Christian Vouillamoz, Chief Technology Officer at Wyzo®. 

“These awards show how important it is to take care of the look of the machine, as well as how customers interact with it and their overall experience,” he continued. “It reinforces the belief that we are changing the face of industrial automation and carving a path to follow for collaborative, pick-and-place robotics.”

Zero protective barriers or performance compromises

Wyzo®’s appearance is not the only thing that makes it so special. TÜV-certified and already proven in the field, its advanced safety system is enabled through its state-of-the-art sensor technology, which constantly monitors its surroundings for the presence of human activity. This means Wyzo® can work safely side-by-side with humans with zero protective barriers or performance compromises, while its compact design and high-speed operation allow it to perform up to 90 cycles per minute.

Able to fit anywhere on a production floor – at less than 0.5 square metres, and just 1.80 metres in height – Wyzo® has been designed specifically to be no taller than a human being to make its integration seamless with operators. 

Its size ensures those working alongside view Wyzo® as a co-worker, while its small footprint delivers true flexibility. It can easily be moved from one workstation to another, eliminating bottlenecks and enabling fast ROI, and is highly compatible with all regular grippers on the market – with changeover speeds of less than nine seconds. To meet ever-changing production demands, Wyzo® also offers integrated pneumatic, electric, and vacuum controls.

“Incredible balance between form, functionality and performance”

The B2B design expert and founder of Sardi Strategic Design, Enrique Luis Sardi commented: “Both awards are truly a fantastic acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication that went into Wyzo® from both sides of the partnership. Understanding the market’s need, and together realising a desirable and highly functional product, is always the ultimate goal – and Wyzo® and the complete sidebot’s concept are a testament to that. To achieve such an incredible balance between form, functionality and performance is something to celebrate, and no one person stands head and shoulders above the rest. Both awards truly belong to all involved.”

On awarding the Best of the Best award to Wyzo®, Red Dot commented: “With its filigree design, Wyzo® has an anxiety-reducing effect in the working environment, while colour contrasts simultaneously visualise its dynamism and speed. The concept of a fenceless design combined with a proximity detection system has thus led to a new definition of this type of robot. Not only does it allow operators to relate to it, but it can also be flexibly adapted to changing production processes.”

See the Wyzo® sidebot in action at Achema and Pack Expo International

To see the Wyzo® sidebot in action, this award-winning friend of the production floor will be on display at both Achema (22-26 August in Frankfurt – Hall 3.1 Booth G95) and Pack Expo International (23-26 October in Chicago – South Building Booth 2392 / West Building Booth 16045). For further details, visit:

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