Commercial & Industrial Products

The RidgeRunner

RidgeRunner is designed to increase safety and efficiency for construction workers as they install wooden roof trusses. Placement of a truss requires a worker at the peak to align and brace it. Sold in pairs, the RidgeRunner is an aluminum brace that's fastened to the first truss on the ground, lifted by crane and then braced. A worker climbs onto the RidgeRunner, which has foot pegs, foam kneepads and storage for other truss braces and can then safely climb to the RidgeRunner installed on a second truss, where he positions a third truss. The worker then climbs truss-to-truss until all are set in place.

"The RidgeRunner heightens user safety at the construction site. How did a house ever get built without it?"

Sudhir Bhatia, Partner, Mosaic

Contact: Long View Enterprises, LLC: 920-349-3281 Credit: Brooks Stevens, Inc. and Long View Enterprises, LLC Client:

Speedglas™ SL (Super Light)

Speedglas SL is a welding helmet with an auto-darkening filter to protect the eyes. The world’s lightest welding helmet, Speedglas SL brings a new standard to eye protection and comfort for welders. The light weight reduces fatigue, stress and load for users carrying or using the helmet. For welders wearing the helmet all day, this means fewer work-related injuries.

"The Speedgas SL has a perfect balance between user-centered design, material innovation and an exciting armor-like form."

Sudhir Bhatia, Partner, Mosaic

Contact: Anna Romboli: Credit:Ergonomidesign (Sweden) Client:3M™ (Sweden)

RC 5500 Series Rider Counterbalance Lift Truck

The all-new Crown RC 5500 Rider Counterbalance Lift Truck sets new design standards for operator comfort, visibility and task support. Stand-up, counterbalanced lift trucks are workhorses, handling some of the most punishing heavy-duty applications in modern distribution centers. Used primarily for the loading and unloading of trailers, these lift trucks are capable of transporting pallets weighing up to 4000 lbs. and stacking them up to 20 feet high. In a typical work shift, the machines pound repeatedly over dock plates and negotiate the tight spaces of busy, crowded loading docks. To facilitate the frequent ingress and egress needed in this environment, the RC 5500 is designed with a flexible side-stance operator compartment.

"There isn't a detail overlooked. From operator comfort to environmental considerations, Crown's commitment to excellent design continues to define industry standards."

Andrew Valentine, Student, Virginia Polytechnic University

Contact: Roger Quinlan, IDSA: Credit:Crown Design Center and Design Central Client:Crown Equipment Corporation


The Transroller is used for handling heavy, cumbersome loads. For example, users can move things such as sheet materials in a safe manner and with significantly less effort than in traditional methods. The clamping feature, essentially a gravity-activated clamp on wheels, allows the Transroller to secure its load in place.

Contact: Mario Gagnon, IDSA: Credit: Stéphane Béliveau, Sébastien Lagacé, Jean-François Leboeuf, Jean-marc Ferri, Mario Gagnon, IDSA, Richard Paré, Julie Pettigrew, Christian Pilon, André Quévillon and Catherine Turgy of Alto Design inc (Canada) Client: Conception FLM Inc.

T7xe Treadmill

The T7xe is a premium series treadmill for commercial health clubs. It features a 15-inch touchscreen interface, iPod and multimedia connections, and was designed to cater to user ergonomics. Extra attention was given to serviceability and club operation with the inclusion of technology that tracks the maintenance cycle.

Contact: Mark Van Handel: Credit: Mark Van Handel and Philip Stankard, IDSA of Johnson Health Tech., and Shanan Galligan of Swink Design Client:

Océ ColorWave 600

This wide-format color printer uses Océ CrystalPoint technology to produce high-quality prints on plain and recycled paper. The technology combines the best of both toner and inkjet in one environmentally-sensitive machine. It is a clean and sustainable system: no ozone, no odor, no ink-vapors, no system contamination.

Contact:Rob Zweerman: Credit: Océ Design (Netherlands) and Océ Techologies (Netherlands) Client:

NCR SelfServ Checkout

The NCR SelfServ™

 Checkout allows customers to scan, bag and pay for items, while an associate monitors from a station nearby. Its refined aesthetic is designed to fit any retail environment, and can be color customized to match any retailer's brand and image. The SelfServ Checkout offers consumers an efficient shopping experience and enables retailers to maximize productivity and minimize costs.

Contact: Jaan Lin: Credit: Jaan Lin and the NCR SelfServ™ Checkout Hardware Engineering Team: William Whiteside, John S Tyndall, Steven Hassenzahl and James Morrison for NCR Industrial Design; Marcia Crosland, Clay Jamison and Matt McCullah for the NCR Human Factors Design Team Client:

Metron 290

The Metron 290 is a design tool for professional product designers. It organizes and expresses design elements that are frequently applied in product design, such as fillet, chamfer, hole, long hole, embossment, thickness, imprinting and etching. It allows designers to see and touch optimal design elements with their own eyes, improving the efficiency of designers, enhancing the quality of the design and minimizing mold changes.

Contact: Young seok Ryu: Credit: Gyong hun Kim, Young seok Ryu and Hong chul Kim of egg design (South Korea) Client: metron (South Korea)

Kompakt Plant

This asphalt paving plant on wheels offers direct benefits to the entire production chain by reducing costs, electricity consumption and working time. Field tests have shown that the perception of added value prompted by the design compels users to exercise greater care in operating the equipment. Credit: Tobias Bertussi and Juliano Gheno of BERTUSSI DESIGNINDUSTRIAL (Brazil) Client: Ciber Equipamentos Rodovi

Jet Spray

The Jet Spray concept is designed to improve fire-fighting efficiency and safety for situations that are difficult to access. The nozzle is connected to a water pump. Using compressed air, the firefighter can spray water directly onto the fire, a more efficient and safe procedure than shooting water from outside.

Contact:Haishan Deng: Credit: Haishan Deng (China) Client: