The two latest series of compactors from Hamm have won Good Design Awards 2022 by the Chicago Athenaeum.
The HC CompactLine series and the HC series were recognized in the industrial category of the award program.
The Good Design Award honours high-quality products which stand out thanks to their impressive form, function and aesthetics. In awarding this prize, the jury evaluates the product in terms of level of innovative of the design, new technologies, form, materials, construction, concept, function, utility, and energy efficiency, as well as sensitivity to the environment.
“We have been harmonizing ergonomics, functionality and aesthetics for over 30 years; for us, not just pure performance, but also the health of the operator and ease of handling are right at the top of the agenda,” said Dr. Axel Römer, Head of Research and Development at Hamm.
The Hamm HC series
The 11 to 25 tonne HC series reinterprets the tried-and-tested style elements of the Hamm brand.
Visually, the new shape of the engine hood gives the compactor exterior real muscle, while the geometry provides excellent visibility to the rear. Both the interior and the operator’s platform provide plenty of freedom of movement. The jury agreed that “the ambience of the new cab gives the driver a completely new feeling of space,” and deemed that “the spacious cab sets new standards for visibility and workstation design.”
The new compactors from Hamm are also equipped for the digitalization of the construction industry. The jury adds:
“The HC series compactors are ‘digital ready’ and so meet future construction site quality and communication requirements,” the Good Design jury explained. “Using the Smart Doc app from Hamm, even less-experienced drivers can immediately determine which areas have been sufficiently compacted and which areas still require compaction. Furthermore, the compactors can communicate, even with digital applications from third parties, via a standardized interface.”
The Hamm 5 to 7 tonne HC CompactLine is in the small compactor segment. Particularly noteworthy is the 7-ton HC 70i, which at 4.40 metres in length, is the world’s shortest compactor in this weight class.
Combined with the three-point articulation and the extremely short wheelbase, this results in excellent driving and handling characteristics. The jury stressed the compactors, thanks to their compact form, short wheelbase and a gradeability, are perfectly suited for compaction in narrow construction sites and in trenches.
The jurors also emphasized the HC CompactLine series “is extremely easy to operate thanks to the standard intuitive operation, embedded in an ergonomically optimized workstation.”