MOTUS®C14 wins SCHALTSCHRANKBAU Innovation Award 2021

Electronic motor starter from Wöhner receives award as exceptionally innovative product.

-    The award honours pioneering innovations and competitiveness
-    The award-winning MOTUS C14 offers fuseless motor protection and ease of use while requiring minimal space
-    The MOTUS C14 is a game changer for the design of control and distribution panels

Rödental, 17 February 2021 – The new electronic motor starter MOTUS C14 from Wöhner has been recognised as an exceptionally innovative product in the panel building by Innovation Award 2021. The award is highlighted by trade magazine SCHALTSCHRANKBAU for exceptionally innovative hardware and software solutions that enable panel building industry to remain competitive in tough market conditions.

The award honours trendsetting products that sustain the competitiveness of German panel building industry while at the same time meeting the high demands of users. The winners are selected by an independent jury of representatives from the design of control and distribution panels industry, academia, research, and the trade press.

Game changing motor starter from Wöhner convinces the jury

The award-winning MOTUS C14 offers fuseless motor protection and ease of use while requiring minimal space. Some of the main features include extremely fast switch-off times in the event of a short circuit, a small footprint and extensive functions for communication, diagnosis, and data logging. Other hallmarks of the motor starter are the intuitive and interactive operating concept and a communication interface. These are the primary features that won over the jury of experts.

“The most important aspect in terms of selecting a winner was the innovativeness of the submitted solutions. With the MOTUS C14, Wöhner has once again demonstrated that they develop solutions that set new benchmarks”, explains Jürgen Wirtz, editor-in-chief of the SCHALTSCHRANKBAU trade magazine.

Philipp Steinberger, CEO of Wöhner, adds: “We are pleased that our new MOTUS C14 was honoured with an award. The introduction of this new generation of motor starters is a milestone for Wöhner. In combination with our systems, we are offering solutions that support our customers to optimise and digitise their systems. This is the beginning of a new era in the design of control and distribution panels. The success of the solution, the positive feedback from our customers, and awards like this one validate our developments.”

More information

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Wöhner GmbH & Co. KG
Elektrotechnische Systeme
Mönchrödener Str. 10
96472 Rödental



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