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Project: "Transroller"
Company:Alto Design inc.
Designer(s): Mario Gagnon / Stéphane Bélliveau / Sébastien Lagacé / Jean-François Lebeuf / Jean-Marc Ferri / Mario Gagnon / Richard Paré / Julie Pettigrew / Christian Pilon / André Quevillon / Catherine Turgy, Canada
Category: Industrial and Life Science Design, Professional
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Entry Description: The Transroller is a tool used for the handling of heavy and cumbersome loads. As an example, one can move things such as sheet materials in a safe manner and with significantly reduced effort compared to more tradition methods. The Transroller integrates a clamping feature that allows it to secure its load in place. It is essentially a gravity activated clamp combined to specially profiled wheels. Only one Transroller is usually needed in most situations. The Transroller is placed near the center of gravity of the load, which provides a central pivot around the wheel axis for easy manipulations. This characteristic facilitates moving the load around, especially in tight surroundings. The Transroller is designed to resist to the heavy duty usage expected in industrial environments such as manufacturing plants and construction sites.

About the Designer/Company
Convinced that great ideas arise from opposing points of view and experiences, ALTO has assembled a multidisciplinary team of 25 passionate professionals. Founded in Montréal in 1986 by Mario Gagnon, ALTO is now the leading industrial design and engineering firm in Canada. Featuring an open-plan studio and a vast prototyping workshop, ALTO’s facilities are on par with its ambition and mandates. The firm’s projects apply to a variety of activity sectors such as transportation, the medical and scientific field, consumer goods and recreational products. Over the years, our firm has participated in a multitude of projects that aim to promote industrial design. A dedicated partner of Design Montréal Open House yearly event. Concerned with ensuring the longevity of our profession, for the last several years we have been welcoming third year industrial design students from the Université de Montréal for summer internships.