The Hoffmann Group has received the iF Design Award for three Garant premium brand products this year. The awards were for the Garant ToolCar roller cabinet, the Garant Xpent 5-axis vice, and the hydraulic Garant measuring stand in the product design discipline. The trio was able to impress the 63-member jury and to prevail against 6,400 submissions from 54 countries. The iF Design Award is awarded once a year by the world's oldest independent design institution, iF International Forum Design GmbH in Hanover, Germany.
The Garant GridLine ToolCar’s centrally lockable side compartment has a perforated panel, to which Garant Easyfix holders and hooks for the tool holder can be attached. It is optionally available with a power supply in the side compartment and with lighting. An ergonomically shaped push handle makes it easier to move around in the workshop – even under extreme operating conditions.
The Garant Xpent vice for 5-face machining has clamping modules that can be rotated through 180°, travel of more than 100mm without conversion, and a quick-change spindle. The top and front jaw system is a sophisticated design.
The hydraulic Garant measuring stand is designed for accurate holding and positioning of dial and lever gages. Its hydraulic central clamping system is wear-free. The large, rubberized clamping handle ensures that all joints can be fixed evenly. The specially developed plastic enclosure of the magnetic base allows a secure grip and protects the surface of sensitive workpieces.