The USTER TESTER 6 bestowed with Red Dot Design Award 2016
Success at the first attempt in a prestigious international design competition was rooted in USTER’s commitment to both innovative technology and elegant styling in its quality testing and monitoring instruments. The new USTER® TESTER 6 earned the Red Dot Design Award 2016 for its ideal blend of impressive functionality with distinctive looks – now taking its place alongside other outstanding products in the Red Dot Design Yearbook
For yarn testing instruments, function comes first. And USTER® TESTER 6 fulfils this priority in every way, through comprehensive, precise and fast measurement capabilities, perhaps akin to an individual looking to buy a new car – factors such as shape, colour and brand image can also come into play for the textile mill customer.
The USTER® TESTER 6 is the pulse of a new generation in yarn testing. The high accuracy and reliability of its measurements are crucial in assuring the commercial value of spinners’ products. This sixth generation of the USTER® TESTER incorporates the USTER® QUALITY EXPERT, an essential tool for quality management, creating the brand-new Total Testing Centre. Accurate laboratory test results from the USTER® TESTER 6 are the starting point for Total Testing. This data is combined with real-time information from yarn clearers monitoring 100% of mill production.
The underlying principles of precision and reliability in its operation are also reflected in the quality materials and high standards of manufacturing applied in its construction. An important element of USTER’s product development strategy focuses on creating a unique and distinctive style. Specifically, this means instruments and components are deliberately designed to incorporate special shapes and profiles that are unique. This policy has been in place since at least 1987, when the USTER® TESTER 3 became the first instrument to feature a distinct ‘rounded’ appearance. It continued with the curved front section of the USTER® TESTER 5, establishing a clearly recognizable look which sets the USTER® evenness testers apart from others.
“Functionality, reliability, accuracy and user-friendliness have always been the top priorities in USTER product development, and this approach continues now and in future. However, we also admit that it’s our ambition to manufacture the best-looking instruments too,” says Gabriela Peters, Product Manager Yarn Testing within Uster Technologies.
Just as with a new car, mill managements are proud of their purchases in yarn testing instruments: there is always an emotional element in the choices they make. Laboratories worldwide feel the satisfaction that USTER® TESTER 6 confirms their status in the industry, as a major player for whom quality is paramount.
In fact, elegant design has been integrated into USTER product developments for decades. The brief is to combine aesthetics with user-friendly ergonomics, so that creations – however stylized – will never detract from the primary needs of functionality and usability. Now, that style commitment has been formally acknowledged with the Red Dot Award 2016 for industrial design. USTER customers will already recognize the same style concepts in products such as the USTER® QUANTUM yarn clearer.
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