>  News - Nano-Lok Edge wins The Red Dot Award 2015

​The jury of internationally renowned Red Dot Award: Product Design,
honored a particularly well thought-out design of the self-retracting lifeline
Nano-Lok Edge from Capital Safety.


Award winning design solutions: Nano-Lok Edge from Capital Safety succesful in the Red Dot Product Design award 2015


DBI-SALA Nano-Lok Edge self-retracting lifeline from Capital Safety won over the 38-member jury of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015. With the key features of this Self Retracting Lifeline, Capital Safety proved its design excellence in the most important competition for product design, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. The international experts discussed and assessed each of the 4,928 entries from 56 countries. DBI-SALA Nano-Lok Edge won the award "Honourable Mention" in the Safety Tools category for its well thought-out design solution and a well-executed aspect of design work.

Nano-Lok Edge resists sharp edges

DBI-SALA Nano-Lok Edge is the world's first and only self-retracting lifeline to resist extremely sharp edges. Capital Safety has successfully tested the Nano-Lok Edge with wire rope during a fall on an edge radius of 0.0 mm. This gives the user the complete assurance that the wire lifeline will not tear or get damaged during a fall over the edge of the structure they work on. In addition, the maximum user weight of Nano-Lok Edge is located at 141 kg for all configurations which is above what was offered by the competition until now, at 100 kg. The European standard has recently evolved to impose specific tests and certification for fall arrested to be used for working on edges. This standard requires that connecting products are valid only after a test with an edge radius of 0.5 mm as "edge-tested".

"Nano-Lok Edge is an innovative and versatile personal self-retracting lifeline which has been designed specifically to ensure that people working at heights stay always safe whilst working on sharp edges. It not only meets the current standard but exceeds it and complies with 0 mm radius edge configurations.  When a life depends on it, using a product which exceed required standards gives full confidence to users", said Eric Dupont, EMEA Senior Product Manager. "This award is a great achievement to our efforts to continuously develop new and innovative height safety solutions for our customers."

​Red Dot Design Award

The internationally respected product competition will culminate in the Red Dot Gala in Essen on 29 June 2015. The glamorous award ceremony with more than 1,200 guests will be hosted by Professor Dr Peter Zec in Essen's Aalto-Theater. The winning products are then presented for four weeks in the special exhibition "Design on Stage" in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen before being included in the museum's permanent exhibition.​

Red ​Dot Design Museum Essen​

With roughly 2,000 exhibits over 4,000 square metres, the Red Dot Design Museum presents the world's largest exhibition of contemporary design. The successful entries in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 will be shown from 29 June to 26 July 2015 in an impressive exhibition in the midst of the historical industrial architecture of the Zollverein World Heritage site. Visitors will experience the current top achievements up close and personal, as the exhibition encourages visitors to touch and try out the exhibits to find out about the trends in international product design.

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