1999 Product of the Year Winners

The 47 winners in the 1999 "Product of the Year" contest combine necessity, technology, and simple ideas. These concepts, teamed with innovation, embody the winners in this year's contest.

04/01/2000


The 47 winners in the 1999 "Product of the Year" contest combine necessity, technology, and simple ideas. These concepts, teamed with innovation, embody the winners in this year's contest. In our November 1999 issue, we presented the 150 finalists in this competition, and asked our readers to select the products that they found to be most useful and innovative. The Grand Award, pictured below, was the overall choice for best new product of 1999. Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners in each of our 15 product categories are listed on the following pages.

Awards were presented March 13, 2000, at a black-tie reception during the National Plant Engineering Show in Chicago.

For additional information on the competition and a more detailed look at the winners, see the November 1999 issue, or visit www.plantengineering.com. For information on a specific winner, use the reader service card in this issue to circle the number provided with each product, or visit their web site.

To find out how to enter your new product in our 2000 competition, please call Pat Mustari at 630-320-7134; e-mail pmustari@cahners.com. Rules and entry forms are also available on our web site at www.plantengineering.com.

Device crushes spent fluorescent lamps

BulbMaster is a mobile, easy-to-operate device that safely crushes any-length spent fluorescent lamps for the purpose of reducing the waste stream volume, which translates into lower maintenance, handling, management, and disposal costs. The product also eliminates the problem of the hazardous release of mercury and phosphorous emissions when crushing spent lamps.

Foss Environmental

Industrial Sales

www.fossenv.com

For information, CIRCLE 1 on card

 

GOLD AWARD WINNERS

ELECTRICAL POWER

Universal Electric Corp.

www.uecorp.com

Starline Track Busway

For information, circle 2 on card

 

ENVIRONMENT, SAFETY,AND HEALTH

Dalloz Fall Protection

www.cdalloz.com

Miller MiniLite Fall Limiter

For information, circle 3 on card

 

LIGHTING

Philips Lighting Co., North America

www.lighting.philips.com/nam

ALTO high-pressure sodium (HPS) lamps

For information, circle 4 on card

 

COMPRESSED AIR

Ingersoll-Rand Co., Centac Div.

www.ingersoll-rand.com

C950 centrifugal air compressor

For information, circle 5 on card

 

MAINTENANCE PRODUCTS

Rust-Oleum Corp.

www.rustoleum.com

Hard Hat aerosols

For information, circle 6 on card

 

MAINTENANCE TOOLSAND EQUIPMENT

The Stanley Works

www.stanleyworks.com

Combination open end/box wrench

For information, circle 7 on card

 

CONTROL EQUIPMENT

Rockwell Automation

www.rockwellautomation.com

Zero-Force industrial touch button

For information, circle 8 on card

 

GENERAL AND MAINTENANCE SOFTWARE

Mainsaver

www.mainsaver.com

E-saver palm-sized PC

For information, circle 9 on card

 

INSTRUMENTS

SpectraLink

www.spectralink.com

NetLink wireless telephone system

For information, circle 10 on card

 

ELECTRIC MOTORS, DRIVES, AND CONTROLS

Baldor Electric Co.

www.baldor.com

Series 15J and 15P mini inverters

For information, circle 11 on card

 

CONSTRUCTION, BUILDINGS, AND GROUNDS

Ideal Shield

www.idealshield.com

Goal post system

For information, circle 12 on card

 

HEATING, VENTILATING, AND AIR CONDITIONING

A.W. Chesterton Co.,

VRTX Technologies

www.chesterton.com

Vortex water purification system

For information, circle 13 on card

MATERIAL HANDLING

Keytroller, Inc.

www.keytroller.com

Programmable keyless ignition

For information, circle 14 on card

 

FLUID HANDLING

New Pig Corp.

www.newpig.com

Drain-It-All siphon

For information, circle 15 on card

 

POWER TRANSMISSION

Computational Systems, Inc.

www.compsys.com

Model 4100 RF SmartSensor wireless

condition monitoring system

For information, circle 16 on card

 

Silver Award Winners

ELECTRICAL POWER

Cablofil, Inc.

www.cablofil.com

FAS Roller

For information, circle 17 on card

 

ENVIRONMENT, SAFETY, AND HEALTH

Cortec Corp.

www.cortecvci.com

ECOAir VCI-423

For information, circle 18 on card

 

LIGHTING

GE Lighting

www.ge.com/lighting/business

GE XHO Watt-Miser

Multi-Vapor lamp

For information, circle 19 on card

 

COMPRESSED AIR (TIE)

Atlas Copco Compressors, Inc.,

Industrial Air Div.

www.atlascopco.compressors-usa.com

GA 50-VSD Series oil injected, rotary screw compressors

For information, circle 20 on card

 

COMPRESSED AIR (TIE)

Ingersoll-Rand Co.,

Rotary Compressor Div.

www.ingersoll-rand.com

Sierra 250-400-hp large-capacity, rotary screw air compressor

For information, circle 21 on card

 

MAINTENANCE PRODUCTS

Texas Refinery Corp.

www.texasrefinery.com

Paragon 3000 high-temperature, extreme pressure grease

For information, circle 22 on card

 

MAINTENANCE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

Greenlee Textron

www.greenlee.textron.com

Kwik Change carbide-tipped hole cutters

For information, circle 23 on card

 

CONTROL EQUIPMENT

Automation Control Products

www.acpthinclient.com

ThinTherm industrial client computer

For information, circle 24 on card

 

GENERAL AND MAINTENANCE SOFTWARE

Vibe-Assist, LLC

www.vibeassist.com

V-Trainer CD-ROM

For information, circle 25 on card

 

INSTRUMENTS

Flir Systems, Inc.

www.flir.com

ThermaCAM PM 595 infrared camera

For information, circle 26 on card

 

ELECTRIC MOTORS, DRIVES, AND CONTROLS

SymCom, Inc.

www.symcominc.com

RM-2000 full-function remote monitor

For information, circle 27 on card

 

CONSTRUCTION, BUILDINGS, AND GROUNDS

Albany Intl.

www.albanydoors.com

Model 355 rapid roll door

For information, circle 28 on card

 

HEATING, VENTILATING, AND AIR CONDITIONING

Graham Corp.

www.graham-mfg.com

Clean generator

For information, circle 29 on card

 

MATERIAL HANDLING

Toyota Industrial Equipment

www.toyotaforklift.com

7-Series lift truck with active

stability system

For information, circle 30 on card

 

FLUID HANDLING

Grindex Pumps

www.grindexpumps.com

Magnum 80-hp, heavy-duty submersible pump

For information, circle 31 on card

 

POWER TRANSMISSION

A.W. Chesterton Co.,

Hydraulic/Pneumatic Business

www.chesterton.com

11K EZ Stack Pack hydraulic seals

For information, circle 32 on card

 

Bronze Award Winners

ELECTRICAL POWER

Fluke Corp.

www.fluke.com

89 Series IV digital multimeter

For information, circle 33 on card

 

ENVIRONMENT, SAFETY,AND HEALTH

AO Safety

www.aearo.com

GoggleGear

For information, circle 34 on card

 

LIGHTING

Venture Lighting Intl.

www.venturelighting.com

320-W ED37 Uni-Form pulse start lamp

For information, circle 35 on card

 

COMPRESSED AIR

Quincy Compressor,

A BFGoodrich Company Business

www.quincycompressor.com

QSF rotary screw air compressor

For information, circle 36 on card

 

MAINTENANCE PRODUCTS

Ridge Tool Co.

www.ridgid.com

K-40 drain cleaner

For information, circle 37 on card

 

MAINTENANCE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

JLG Industries, Inc.

www.jlg.com

E300 Series electric articulating

boom lift

For information, circle 38 on card

 

CONTROL EQUIPMENT

Johnson Controls, Inc.

www.johnsoncontrols.com

Metasys M5 facility management and

operator workstation

For information, circle 39 on card

 

GENERAL AND MAINTENANCE SOFTWARE

Datastream Systems, Inc.

www.dstm.com

iProcure software

For information, circle 40 on card

 

INSTRUMENTS

Cutler-Hammer Sensors Group

www.cutler-hammer.com

SM Series sensor

For information, circle 41 on card

 

ELECTRIC MOTORS, DRIVES, AND CONTROLS

Cutler-Hammer, Industrial Div.

www.cutler-hammer.com

MP-3000 motor protection relay

For information, circle 42 on card

 

CONSTRUCTION, BUILDINGS, AND GROUNDS

Rite-Hite Doors, Inc.

www.ritehite.com

Protecdor roll-up power door

For information, circle 43 on card

 

HEATING, VENTILATING, AND AIR CONDITIONING

Carrier Corp.

www.carrier.commercial.com

30GTN air-cooled reciprocating chiller

For information, circle 44 on card

 

MATERIAL HANDLING

Rite-Hite Corp.

www.ritehite.com

Global Wheel-Lok vehicle restraint

For information, circle 45 on card

 

FLUID HANDLING

Micro Motion, Inc.

www.micromotion.com

R-Series corolis flowmeter

For information, circle 46 on card

 

POWER TRANSMISSION

SKF USA, Inc.

www.skfusa.com

TMEA 1 shaft alignment tool

For information, circle 47 on card





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