2012 Product of the Year Awards

The 2012 Product of the Year Grand, Gold, Silver, and Bronze award winners are honored below and in the April 2013 print edition of Plant Engineering magazine.


Plant Engineering's 2012 Product of the Year program consisted of 15 categories with 46 winners. The awards were presented to the winners at the 2013 Engineering Awards in Manufacturing dinner hosted by both Plant Engineering and Control Engineering.

"This year’s finalists stretched across all areas where a plant manager’s influence is felt and knowledge is required," said Plant Engineering Content Manager Bob Vavra. "From motors and drives to maintenance and lighting, the things a plant manager must specify and purchase perform very different functions. They all have one common element: they must help the plant manager do the job better, smarter, safely and more efficiently. That has been the hallmark of Plant Engineering’s Product of the Year program for the past 25 years."

To enter into the 2013 Product of the Year program, visit the Events and Awards page to check for the announcement on when the program starts and how to submit your products.

Thank you to all of this year's participants and finalists, and congratulations to the 2012 award winners!
Grand Award Winner

R-Series 55-75 kW (75-100 hp)
Ingersoll Rand

Apps for Engineers


Gold Award

iQagent
iQuest, Inc.
Silver Award

Wonderware InTouch 2012
Invensys Operations Management
Bronze Award

POWEREDGE
Eaton

Automation & Controls


Gold Award

Allen-Bradley CompactLogix 5370 Series
Rockwell Automation
Silver Award

BAFWorks
Big Ass Fans
 
Bronze Award

SIMATIC S7-1215C
Siemens
 

Compressed Air


Gold Award

Heat of Compression Dryers
Ingersoll Rand
Silver Award

E900H
Sullair Corporation
Bronze Award

Large Super Air Nozzle 1 NPT
EXAIR Corporation

Electric Motors & Drives


Gold Award

Type EXL
Baldor Electric Co.
Silver Award

Allen-Bradley Kinetix 350
Rockwell Automation
Bronze Award

H-Max Series
Eaton

Electrical Controls

Environmental Health

Gold Award

Dual High Temperature Cabinet Cooler Systems
EXAIR Corporation
Silver Award

ATS Series
NK Technologies
 
Gold Award

VaporLokCapture
VaporLok Products LLC
 
Silver Award

AirGo
Big Ass Fans
 

Energy Management


Gold Award

USB Data Logger for Digital Flowmeters
EXAIR Corporation
Silver Award

Power Xpert Reporting 3.0
Eaton
 
Bronze Award

Power Xpert Gateway 200E
Eaton
 

Fluid Handling


Gold Award

Siphon Fed Atomizing Nozzles
EXAIR Corporation
Silver Award

VLM10
Spirax Sarco Inc.
Bronze Award

SumpDoc
Eriez

HVAC


Gold Award

Steam DesignPro 6.1
Spirax Sarco Inc.
Silver Award

Renegade Series
Rite-Hite
Bronze Award

Powerfoil X2.0
Big Ass Fans

Lighting


Gold Award

HBL – LED Highbay
Hubbell Industrial Lighting
 
Silver Award

AccuLite Highbay and Lowbay LED Luminaires
Juno Lighting Group
Bronze Award

Sedona LED Luminaire
Hubbell Outdoor Lighting
 

Maintenance Tools & Equipment


Gold Award

SeeSnake MAX rM200
RIDGID
Silver Award

Fluke Ti100 Series
Fluke Corporation
Bronze Award

Fluke 430 Series II
Fluke Corporation
Bronze Award

Mobil SHC Gear
Exxon Mobil Corporation

Material Handling Systems


Gold Award

Galvanized Chassis
Toyota Material Handling USA Inc.
Silver Award

8000 Series Pallet Trucks
The Raymond Corporation
Bronze Award

2EPC5000-2EP6500 Series
Cat Lift Trucks

Power Transmission


Gold Award

Series 6001
Eaton
 
Silver Award

Arc-Resistant Front-Accessible Switchgear
Eaton
Bronze Award

Cyclo Bevel Buddybox 5 Series
Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America

Productivity & Training Software


Gold Award

FactoryTalk VantagePoint 4.0
Rockwell Automation
Silver Award

Tango Mobile Rounds Logging
24/7 Systems Inc.
Bronze Award

Test Scrambilizer
Ramsay Corporation

Safety


Gold Award

Cormack Propane Safety Valve
Liftow Limited
 
Silver Award

DC Disconnects
Eaton
 
Bronze Award

Tether Track Fall Arrest: Swing Arm System
Gorbel Inc.
Bronze Award

Unit Substation "Virtual" Main Circuit Breaker Solution
Schneider Electric