LanthaTechMagnetic Truck Box Securement Device
A New Technology for Cargo Securement
LanthaTech approached Tangent to provide proof of concept engineering, design, and manufacturing support for a truck bed securement device was intended to provide easier mounting and release of cargo in pickup and flat-bed trucks. Tangent’s industrial designers, in combination with mechanical design, and prototyping knowledge was valuable to LanthaTech in the development of a new technology and the product embodiment.
While the team worked with LanthaTech to develop a suitable product embodiment, Tangent mechanical engineers were engaged to examine existing patents to establish where there was sufficient freedom to develop and patent a new technology, and then demonstrate and test this new magnet-based switch technology. Numerous physical models were produced for functional testing and to explore orientations and arrangements of magnets to achieve the strength required for the application.
LanthaTech imagined a revolutionary product for the truck and cargo securement industry. Tangent’s team, with expertise in industrial design, prototyping and mechanical engineering was able to help the company realize their vision and position them for raising investment and excitement in the product.