AC500-eCo V3 PLC is winner of the iF DESIGN AWARD 2022!

AC500-eCo V3 PLC is winner of the iF DESIGN AWARD 2022!

ABB is winner of this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD, the world-renowned design prize. The winning product, AC500-eCo V3 PLC, won in the discipline Product, in the category Industry/Tools.

11,000 entries were submitted from 57 countries

Each year, the world’s oldest independent design organization, Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, organizes the iF DESIGN AWARD. AC500-eCo V3 won over the 132-member jury, made up of independent experts from all over the world, with its compact and flexible PLC for cost-sensitive industrial applications. The competition was intense: almost 11,000 entries were submitted from 57 countries in hopes of receiving the seal of quality.

  • Award-winning AC500-eCo V3 PLC with ergonomic high-quality housing
  • Modular and flexible AC500-eCo V3 CPU with I/O modules
  • AC500-eCo V3 CPU with protected memory card
  • AC500-eCo V3 Pro CPU with 3 exchangeable option boards and cable tie
  • AC500-eCo V3 CPU with easy access to all connectors and interfaces
  • AC500-eCo V3 CPU with innovative cable routings and ergonomic fastenings
  • AC500-eCo V3 CPU with RUN/STOP toggle switch


Since 1954, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for excellent design. The iF Design brand is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world. It honors design achievements in all disciplines: product, packaging, communication and service design, architecture and interior architecture as well as professional concept, user experience (UX) and user interface (UI). All award-winning entries are featured on and published in the iF Design App. 

About the AC500-eCo V3 PLC

The AC500-eCo V3 is a range of compact and flexible PLCs for cost-sensitive industrial applications. It provides ready-to-go solutions with all necessary components onboard for entry-level automation solutions. Smart elements on the new CPUs make it easy to adapt exactly to the requirements of the target application. Adding up to 3 option boards on one CPU is a unique opportunity to bring more functionality to the application without increasing the dimension of the device. The design goes hand in hand with the familiar design language of ABB AC500 PLC platform.


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