The GPC with QuickPick Remote is the world's first and only pallet truck remotely controlled by an operator wearing a wireless device. It’s a game-changing innovation in warehouse order picking which is a fast-paced, physically demanding job. With the QuickPick Remote, press the button and the truck moves forward; release the button and the truck stops. Remotely advancing the truck down the aisle to the next pick location allows the order picker to remain in the optimum work position beside the truck. The wearable device, both intuitive and unobtrusive, keeps hands free to perform the primary job of picking items and loading them onto pallets—increasing productivity while reducing the physical demands of the job.
Designed by: Crown Equipment Corp.; Twisthink; and Formation Design Group
Move over concrete—here come TuffBlocks—the lightest, most versatile and easy-to-use deck foundation system on the market. Tuffblocks allow for an average-sized deck to be constructed from start to finish in under an hour with no digging, steelwork or concreting required. The most daunting part of deck construction—the foundation—is now the fastest and easiest, allowing even the most novice of DIY builders to achieve professional results. Each TuffBlock weighs only 1.5 lbs., yet can support more than 11,000 lbs. The nesting, shipping and packaging of the TuffBlock allows any standard vehicle to carry more than enough TuffBlocks for most jobs. It has been designed to accept 2” x 4”, 2” x 6” and 2” x 8” joists—and 4” x 4” posts—for imperial markets, as well as 35 to 47mm wide joists and 90mm or 100mm posts for metric-based markets. Tuffblocks allow for decks to be built as low as 6.5” without the need for digging—or as high as local codes permit.
Designed by: Mayer Jung and Ty Hermans of Evolve NPD for PRD Enterprises LLC
DeWALT Outdoor Tools with 40V MAX® Lithium Ion Batteries provide the power, runtime and durability of gas performance for professional landscapers—guaranteed. The tools maximize efficiency by eliminating: trips to the pump; fuel mixing, spills and odors; loud engines; and constant pull starts. Maintenance is minimized. The line includes a brushless string trimmer; a brushless handheld blower; and a hedge trimmer.
Designed by: Rob Schoch, Jason Busschaert, Tylan Tschopp, Joe Cooper and Trevor Timson of SBD
The small Robot KR 6 Agilus with its safe functionality simplifies radically the cooperation with humans and may work without any protection fences, for example, in the medical industry. Minimal cycle times at the highest precision make it ideal for high speed handling tasks—one of the fastest robots on the market. The versatility and flexibility of this robot mean that it is at home—both in the automotive sector and in general industry. This robot type can be mounted both on the floor and on the ceiling.
Designed by: Mario Selic of Selic Industriedesign; and Annette Steinacker, Leander Eisenwinter, Valentina Antonovsky, Franz Liebl and Christoph Groll of KUKA Robotics
The new, G1 SCBA is a revolutionary, self-contained, breathing apparatus, that when worn by first responders, provides breathable air in structure fires and other immediately dangerous to life or health (IDLH) atmospheres. The G1 SCBA includes several patent pending enhanced safety features such as: a “central power” feature that charges the entire unit from a single battery; 360-degree “buddy lights” that provide visible indicators of critical air supply data from any angle; and improved voice amplification communications. By eliminating electronics from the face piece and integrating them into other parts of the system, the cost of the face piece is significantly reduced, allowing it to be personal-issue. The rest of the highly advanced system can be shared by firefighters between shifts. Built with integrated technology for future expansion, the G1 SCBA includes Bluetooth, RFID and more.
Designed by: Bally Design and MSA
The Demag V-type Crane is an overhead traveling bridge crane. This is a machine that is used for transporting heavy loads in the vertical and horizontal directions in production bays and outside areas. The V-type Crane physically supports workers by the use of motors and facilitates the handling of heavy and sensitive goods. This overhead traveling crane is designed like a bridge and runs on travel wheels on two, crane runways. Virtually all sectors of trade and industry use overhead traveling cranes to stage and handle goods as well as to supply companies and, ultimately, the population. The goal of the team was to take a completely fresh approach to the product and design a high-performance crane that helps the operator to work safely, efficiently and precisely with a lower weight and longer service life.
Designed by: Terex MHPS
The new, BR 35/12 C scrubber dryer for cleaning hard indoor surfaces is light and maneuverable and can be used with minimal effort. The machine's mobility is the result of a new steering concept—with advantages for efficiently cleaning small or confined spaces. The maintenance-free, lithium-ion battery saves weight and allows a compact construction style. The resource-conserving eco-efficiency mode ensures sustainable and economical operation, increasing the battery run time by around 40 percent. The Kärcher color-coding arranges the control elements and increases user safety.
Designed by: Denis Dammkoehler and Jochen Burchard of Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG
The MINI Z system from AS&E is the world’s first, handheld, Z Backscatter X-ray imaging system. It provides effective detection of organic threats, contraband and explosives for public safety; customs and border enforcement; and security officials. The compact, single-sided device is used to scan objects in hard-to-reach areas to screen items ranging from suspicious bags—to walls, furniture, small boats, aircraft, vehicle tires and car interiors. The MINI Z uses the same technology found in top-selling X-ray inspection systems in vehicles—yet has been miniaturized for handheld use. Using AS&E’s signature Z Backscatter technology, the MINI Z system produces a real-time image of the scan target, highlighting organic materials that other X-ray systems can miss.
Designed by: Altitude for AS&E
Abandon is a commonality basin faucet designed for public places in shopping centers, exhibition centers, hotels, etc. The product boldly abandons the traditional faucet structure by combining the value element with water outlet and dramatically reducing copper dosage of support section. The appearance is simple and novel. One click turns the faucet on or off.
Designed by: Chen Zhida, Luo Yan,Chen Yinkun, Hong Xiaopeng, Zhu Xia and Chen Xumin of Xiamen Solex High-Tech Industries Co., Ltd.
The Omnex Two-Way Radio, by Cooper Bussmann, is a wireless, industrial controller for the construction industry. Through its rugged, yet lightweight construction, it offers smooth and precise remote operation for concrete pump trucks, transit mixers and other industrial machinery too dangerous to operate in close proximity.
Designed by: Paul Kolada, IDSA, Harlan Peden,Tom Africa, Josh Boggs and Ryan Eder of PriorityDesigns; and John White, Kurt Fennig and George Chao of Eaton for Cooper Bussmann/Eaton