Commercial & Industrial Products

Crown WT 3000 Series Pallet Truck

The Crown WT 3000 Series of electric of pallet trucks combines robustness, performance and operator comfort. The Crown Access 123®, AC technology and e-GEN® braking system lower operating costs and improve energy efficiency. The FlexRide® suspension system provides riding comfort during trailer loading and transport, and the optional weight-adjustable FlexRide® platform reduces impact shock to the driver.

"Like magic. Just when you thought Crown had already done everything that could be done in pallet trucks, they created this cost efficient modular system that can transform into a multitude of different configurations depending on the customer’s needs—all with breakthrough features for safety and rider comfort.  Just like pulling a rabbit out of a hat!" – Davin Stowell, IDSA, IDEA 2011 Jury Chair, Founder and CEO of Smart Design

Credits: Markus Graf, Jim Kraimer and Mike Gallagher of Crown Equipment Corp. and Ryan Berger, Thornton Lathrop and Rainer Teufel of Design Central

Contact: Jim Kraimer:



Milwaukee M12 Thermal Imager

Milwaukee M12 Thermal Imager

The Milwaukee M12 Thermal Imager was designed for professional technicians in the use of preventative maintenance in electrical, mechanical and HVAC applications. It captures high-resolution thermal images as well as standard digital photos with a single trigger pull for quick assessments. Its rugged construction can withstand a 6-foot drop and still operate in calibration. Its simplified interface was designed for professional tradesmen and is optimized for productivity.

Milgard SmartTouch® Patio Door Handle

Milgard SmartTouch® Patio Door Handle

Milgard’s SmartTouch® Patio Door Handle is a simple one-touch opening mechanism for sliding glass doors. The elegant handle locks or unlocks the door in one easy motion, all with one hand. It provides rock-solid security, exceeding California’s strict forced-entry requirements. This stylish new patio door handle enhances Milgard brand equity by expanding the SmartTouch family of products.

NCR 30 Series - Point of Sale Terminal Platform

The NCR 30 Series is a point-of-sale terminal system for use in restaurants, convenience stores and other customer-facing retail applications. The heart of the system is a solid-state touch-screen terminal running sophisticated point-of-sale software. The base terminal is designed to grow through the addition of accessories, such as touch screens, card readers, bar-code scanners, currency validators, finger-print readers and printers.

Credits: Formation Design Group, Suzuko Hisata, Mark Kruse, Philip Palermo, Russell Kroll, Robert Henshaw, Ben Stephens, NCR Corporation, Seng Chan, Bill Ward, Bob Stone, Kurt Knull, Carlyle Taylor and Azieza Uhnavy
Contact: Russell Kroll:


3M Speedglas 9100 FX

The 9100 FX is a shield for protection during welding and grinding tasks. It offers a new level of outstanding protection and functionality; users stay protected at all times. When the welding visor is flipped up, the grinding visor gives users an unobstructed view and still provides facial protection from spatters and sparks.

Credits: Ergonomidesign, Oskar Juhlin, Martin Birath, Henrik Olsson and Erik Wahlin
Corporate Sponsor: 3M
Contact: David Crafoord:


Effisense - Efficient Heating in Style

The Efficient Heating in Style electric radiator is a close-circuit water system contained in an elegant, seamless cover that gives the unit a floating effect, unobtrusively blending into the surrounding environment and fitting well into prevailing home décor trends. It is made of materials that maintain low surface temperatures, mitigating safety risks.

Credits: Designer: Mormedi
Client: Durán
Contact: Silvia Cebrián: 


cubeXX -Forklift System Concept

The STILL cubeXX is an intelligent, small multifunctional cube floating serenely under the control of an intelligent network. To adapt to each day’s varied tasks and operators, the cubeXX transforms from an easily stored compact cube into a fully functioning forklift that runs via automatic programming or with a driver. Various configurations allow this one vehicle to perform the tasks of many without the need to store and pay for multiple vehicles.

Credits: TEAMS Design
Corporate Sponsor: Still GmbH
Contact: Nicole Baksinskas:


Cat CT660 Vocational Truck

The CT660 is the first in a line of premium purpose-built vocational trucks from Caterpillar. Designed with safe operation in mind, the bold exterior features a sloped hood providing best-in-class visibility, while the modular three-piece stainless-steel bumper and grille are designed for ease of serviceability. Extensive user research and driver ride-alongs resulted in an operator-friendly interior.

Credits: Caterpillar Inc., Eric J Hanson, Gary C Bryant, Navistar, Robert Riggs, Christian Hardin and Joe DeNatale
Contact: Eric Hanson:


Bose RoomMatch® array module loudspeakers

The Bose RoomMatch™ array module loudspeakers are designed to provide concert-quality audio for permanently installed sound systems for almost any room size, shape or acoustic requirement. With RoomMatch loudspeakers, virtually any seat in auditoriums, houses of worship, performing arts centers and sports arenas can provide attendees with excellent sound quality.

Credits: Bose Corporation, Bose Design Center and Bose Professional Systems Division
Contact: Robert Warden:


NAMSUN:New Innovative Milling Machine Design

The design language of the NAMSUN Milling Machine not only portrays a professional image but also offers greater reliability and quality. The functionality of the machine is greatly improved for ease of operation. Larger windows, easy-access doors and status bars guarantee transparent workflow

Credits: ID+IM Laboratory, KAIST, Sangmin Bae, Jieun Shim, Kansik Yoo, Boram Won, Heewon Lee, Eunjung Lee, Kyunghyun Kim, Joonseo Lee and Lin Hur
Corporate Sponsor: Namsun Machinery Corporation
Contact: Sangmin Bae: