2016 Product of the Year Awards

The 2016 Product of the Year Grand, Gold, Silver, and Bronze award winners are honored below and in the April 2016 print edition of Plant Engineering magazine.


Plant Engineering's 2016 Product of the Year program consisted of 15 categories with 50 winners. The awards were presented to the winners at the 2017 Engineering Awards in Manufacturing dinner on Monday, April 3, 2017, hosted by both Plant Engineering and Control Engineering.

The 29th 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.

Learn about how to enter into the 2017 Product of the Year program by visiting the Product of the Year page.

Thank you to all of this year's participants and finalists, and congratulations to the 2016 award winners!
Grand Award Winner

Infor EAM Transit App
Infor

Apps for Engineers


Gold Award

Selective Coordination Designer v1.0
Eaton
Silver Award

VibePro 7.3
GTI Predictive
Technology Inc.

Asset Management


Gold Award

Fatigue Management Software
WorkTech
Silver Award

FactoryTalk
AssetCentre v7.0
Rockwell Automation
Bronze Award

AMS ARES Asset Management Platform
Emerson

Automation & Controls


Gold Award

Allen-Bradley ControlLogix 5580 Controller
Rockwell Automation
Silver Award

Simatic PCS 7 v8.2
with Logic Matrix
Siemens
Bronze Award

THM MultiMark Printer Marking System
Weidmuller

Compressed Air


Gold Award

NxD Rotary Screw Air Compressor
FS-Curtis
Silver Award

Parker Air Saver
Parker Hannifin
 
Bronze Award

Next Generation R-Series Compressor with VSD
Ingersoll Rand

Electric Motors & Drives


Gold Award

Allen-Bradley
PowerFlex 7000
Drive System
with ArcShield
Rockwell Automation
Silver Award

Platinum e PMAC Motor
and Inverter
Leeson Electric
 
 
Silver Award

High-speed Induction Motor
Siemens
 
 
 
Bronze Award

Baldor-Reliance RPM XE
Baldor Electric Co.
 
 
 

Electrical Safety


Gold Award

Anord Modular Product Power Distribution Unit
Anord Critical Power Inc.
 
Silver Award

Premset
Schneider Electric
 
 
Bronze Award

Enclosed Circuit Breaker
with Arcflash Reduction
Maintenance System
Eaton
Bronze Award

POWR-Speed Fuse
Littelfuse Inc.
 
 

Energy Management


Gold Award

Bedrock UPS.500
Bedrock Automation
 
Silver Award

Sinamics DCP 120-kW
Siemens
 
Bronze Award

Powerfoil X3.0
with SmartSense
Big Ass Fans

Environmental Health


Gold Award

Pig Fuel Station Spill Kit
in Overpack
New Pig
Silver Award

Titan Industrial Ceiling Fan
Hunter Industrial
 
Bronze Award

DL Screen Door
DL Manufacturing
 

Fluid Handling


Gold Award

DrumQuik for GoatThroat
GoatThroat Pumps/
Westcott Distribution Inc.
Silver Award

Husky 1050e
Graco Inc.
 
Bronze Award

Polymer Labyrinth Seal
Chesterton
 
Bronze Award

Large External Mix Liquid Atomizing Nozzle
Exair Corp.

Lighting


Gold Award

Utilibay LED High Bay
Hubbell Industrial Lighting
 
Silver Award

ThinLine LED
Troffer Alternative
energybank
Bronze Award

Crouse-Hinds Series LED Weatherproof Luminaire
Eaton

Maintenance Software


Gold Award

eMaint X4 CMMS
eMaint Enterprises
 
Silver Award

Infor Enterprise Asset Management v11.2
Infor
Bronze Award

Bigfoot CMMS Mobile App
Smartware Group
 

Maintenance Tools & Equipment


Gold Award
 

 
 
Fluke Condition Monitoring
Fluke Corp.
Silver Award

Infor EAM Maintenance Kiosk
Infor
Bronze Award

Easy-Laser E720
Ludeca
Bronze Award

Sight Glass
Luneta

Material Handling Systems


Gold Award

Yale MPE080VG
Yale Materials
Handling Corp.
 
Silver Award

FC 5200 Series 4-wheel
Sit-down Electric Counterbalance Forklift
Crown Equipment Corp.
Bronze Award

EKX 514/516k/516 Man-up Turret Truck
Jungheinrich
 

Productivity & Training


Gold Award

Rockwell Software
Studio 5000
Rockwell Automation
 
Silver Award

PLC Test (Form A4)
Ramsay Corp.
 
 
Bronze Award

Pig Response Tactics for Hydraulic Spills on Soil (TRN101)
New Pig

Safety


Gold Award

Safe-T Signal
Rite-Hite
 
Silver Award

Allen-Bradley Compact GuardLogix 5370 Controller
Rockwell Automation
Bronze Award

Lockout Program
Gap Analysis
Brady
Bronze Award

AccessXpert
Schneider Electric
 
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