2013 Product of the Year Awards

The 2013 Product of the Year Grand, Gold, Silver, and Bronze award winners are honored below and in the April 2014 print edition of Plant Engineering magazine.


Plant Engineering's 2013 Product of the Year program consisted of 16 categories with 57 winners. The awards were presented to the winners at the 2014 Engineering Awards in Manufacturing dinner hosted by both Plant Engineering and Control Engineering.

The 26th annual Plant Engineering Product of the Year competition is a celebration of all that is new and innovative in product development. It is also a time to evaluate your own needs within the plant to see what areas of your operation need improvement. Chances are, the solutions are among the winning products below.

To enter into the 2014 Product of the Year program, visit the Product of the Year page to access the entry form and Official Rules.

Thank you to all of this year's participants and finalists, and congratulations to the 2013 award winners!
Grand Award Winner

Mobius iVibe
Mobius Institute

Apps for Engineers


Gold Award

Fault Current
Calculator (FC2)
Eaton’s Bussmann Business
Silver Award

Endress+Hauser Operations
Endress+Hauser
 
Bronze Award

FuseFinder
Eaton’s Bussmann Business
 

Automation & Controls


Gold Award

PlantPAx
Rockwell Automation
Silver Award

DS1000 3D Sensor
Cognex Corp.
Bronze Award

Galileo 8.0
Eaton
Bronze Award

SIMATIC S7-1500
Siemens Industry Inc.

Compressed Air


Gold Award

1-in. Flat Super Air Nozzle
EXAIR Corp.
Silver Award

GA VSD+
Atlas Copco
Bronze Award

BSD Series
Kaeser Compressors Inc.

Electric Motors & Drives


Gold Award

Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 525
Rockwell Automation
Silver Award

XRI Series
Marathon Motors
Bronze Award

Allen-Bradley Kinetix 5500
Rockwell Automation
Bronze Award

Sinamics V20
Siemens Industry Inc.

Electrical Controls


Gold Award

Dual 316 Stainless Steel Cabinet Coolers
EXAIR Corp.
Silver Award

Ampgard XP3
Eaton
 
Bronze Award

Harmony XB5R
Schneider Electric
 

Electrical Safety


Gold Award

Fuses Made Simple
Eaton’s Bussmann Business
Silver Award

SB6100 Shock-Block
Littelfuse
Bronze Award

Series C K-Frame Breakers
Eaton

Energy Management


Gold Award

Power Xpert Insight
Eaton
Silver Award

Power Xpert Multi-Point Meter
Eaton
Bronze Award

93PM UPS
Eaton

Environmental Health


Gold Award

HemiPleat eXtreme
Camfil Air Pollution Control
 
Silver Award

Heavy Duty HEPA Vac
EXAIR Corp.
 
Bronze Award

PIG Rapid Response Drainblocker Drain Cover
New Pig Corp.
Bronze Award

FILTAIR Capture 5
Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
 

Fluid Handling


Gold Award

No Drip External Mix Atomizing Nozzles
EXAIR Corp.
Silver Award

PIG Build-A-Berm Bladder Section
New Pig Corp.
Silver Award

XC Series
Enerpac
 
Bronze Award

MTI10/MTL10
Spirax Sarco
 

Lighting


Gold Award

Metalux SkyRidge
Eaton’s Cooper Lighting Business
 
Silver Award

HBL LED Highbay
Hubbell Industrial Lighting
 
 
Silver Award

Industrial High Bay LED Series
Eaton’s Crouse-Hinds Business
Silver Award

Indy Retrofit LED Downlight Kit
Juno Lighting Group
 
Silver Award

Lightwatt LED
Hubbell Industrial Lighting
 

Maintenance Tools & Equipment


Gold Award

Fluke VT02
Fluke Corp.
 
Silver Award

Fluke CNX
Fluke Corp.
 
Bronze Award

Fixturlaser NXA Pro
VibrAlign
 
Bronze Award

SKF Machine Condition Indicator
SKF

Manual Material Handling


Gold Award

U-Seal
DL Manufacturing
Silver Award

PNEU Dock Bumper
DL Manufacturing

Material Handling Systems


Gold Award

MO25
Yale Materials Handling Corp.
 
Silver Award

B60-B80Z Series
Hyster Co.
 
Bronze Award

8-Series
Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg. Inc.

Power Transmission


Gold Award

Square D I-Line Combo Panelboard
Schneider Electric
Silver Award

Metal-Enclosed Load Interrupter Switchgear
Eaton
Bronze Award

1600-A Bypass Isolation Contactor
Eaton
Bronze Award

ArcGard
Eaton
 

Productivity & Training


Gold Award

iLearnReliability
Mobius Institute
 
Silver Award

Wonderware InTouch Access Anywhere
Invensys
Bronze Award

AEGIS Shaft Grounding Ring Bearing Protection Handbook
Electro Static Technology
Bronze Award

VRTEX Mobile
Lincoln Electric
 

Safety


Gold Award

Personal Air Conditioning Vest
ITW Vortex
Silver Award

Miller AirCore Harness
Honeywell Safety Products
 
Bronze Award

PIG 5-Gallon Latching Pail Lid
New Pig Corp.