The range of HPI motor was included in the ADI Index Design 2012, which is the publication of the Industrial Design Association that awards an annual prize to the best Italian design in manufacturing. The winner can also then be put forward for the XXIII Compasso d'Oro.
The design is intended as a project in methodology, implicating all aspects of a single product thus enhancing the total positive value, in a perfect synergy involving technological, functional and esthetical elements. The result is something that can be used according to all points of view: functionality, aspect, ergonomicity and ecologic impact.
The reasons for such an important award, reward the challenges faced with the invention of the HPI (High Performance Integrated Drive) motor, such as the integration of a sensorless drive in the motor thus reducing the overall volume and increasing performance. Such goals were brilliantly reached thanks to the intervention of a team of designers at the IUAV University in Venice that designed the assembly of the two components, and of Lafert R&D department that engaged in the technical development of the motor.
Externally, the motor appears like an integral shell, minimal and pleasant in its design even in full view. Materials have been chosen according to the life cycle of the product with solutions that ensure speed in assembly, reduced noise level while functioning as well as simple disassembly for disposal. With regard to performance, HPI motors deliver excellent efficiency across the speed range and additionally offer clear reduction in overall dimensions and weight. They ensure reduced operating costs, as they conform to the IE4 - Super Premium efficiency class, the supreme international certification for energy efficiency.
This important prize, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Lafert's establishment, is recognition of the increasing effort in manufacturing and the development of high-quality products into the market.