EASE CLASS wins in the sustainability categories Best Product and Best Lab
Ammerbuch, 18 October 2023 – The Die Grüne Praxis (green practice) initiative voted vhf the winners with two accolades at the Green Dental Award 2023. The expert panel of judges voted the vhf dental milling machines E5 and E4 in the EASE CLASS and the AIRTOOL the winners in the two sustainability categories of Best Product and Best Lab. The official award ceremony was held on 13 October 2023 at the Fachdental Südwest trade fair in Stuttgart and was attended by numerous specialists, industry experts and representatives from the media.
In addition to the Gold at the German Innovation Award 2023, the EASE CLASS, which was only launched by vhf in the spring of this year, has also won the Green Dental Award 2023, which was presented for the first time. The independent panel of judges recognized in particular the positive environmental and sustainability aspects of the EASE CLASS, which were developed by vhf with technical innovations and additional measures. “We knew we had a good chance of winning the Green Dental Award with the EASE CLASS. We were surprised and of course delighted that we received two awards,” says Lucas Kehl, Head of Product at vhf camfacture AG. “The Green Dental Award is a wonderful accolade and another great success for vhf and the EASE CLASS. The prize represents a true recognition of our work, and is also an incentive and motivation for us to continue taking into account issues around the environment and resources when developing ideas and to promote them in the product development process.”
The vhf EASE CLASS represents a new generation of dental milling machines that is a unique combination of technical innovation and a minimal use of resources. The innovative AIRTOOL plays a key role here: The turbine blades in the milling tool generate a powerful airflow thanks to the impressive speeds of the high-frequency spindle. This ensures that the workpiece remains free of chips and dust during processing. Significant energy is saved by eliminating the need for an air compressor: This is all the more remarkable, as compressed air is one of the most expensive forms of energy and can easily account for half of the total electricity consumption in dental practices and laboratories.
The E4 and E5 dental milling machines were recognized at the Green Dental Award 2023 and, similar to all vhf products, are manufactured in Germany with verifiable 100% certified green electricity. In addition, as customary from vhf, they are characterized by the highest quality: The best manufacturing results made in Germany paired with high-quality industrial components from leading manufacturers guarantee a long service life for the dental milling machines. vhf’s technology-neutral complete solutions also enable a long-term and flexible usage phase and offer users maximum flexibility and products that can be combined with components from other manufacturers such as intraoral scanners and CAD software. The light weight of the E4 (28 kg) and E5 (43 kg) and the compact dimensions of these two dental milling machines are also crucial for maximizing resource-saving logistics and environmentally friendly shipping. Finally, vhf seized the opportunity of the launch of the new EASE CLASS to develop the technical documentation for the E5, E4 and E3 dental milling machines in digital format and to make it even more intuitive for users. The digital operating instructions save valuable resources and help protect the environment.