2002 Product of the Year Winners

The readers made their choice loud and clear in the 2002 "Product of the Year" competition. After reviewing 150 finalists in the November issue, they selected Rapidgrip self-adjusting pipe wrench as the Grand Award winner (pictured below). Gold, Silver, and Bronze were awarded in each of our 15 categories.

05/28/2003


Sections:
Grand Award
Gold Awards
Silver
Bronze

 

 

The readers made their choice loud and clear in the 2002 "Product of the Year" competition. After reviewing 150 finalists in the November issue, they selected Rapidgrip self-adjusting pipe wrench as the Grand Award winner (pictured below).

 

Gold, Silver, and Bronze were awarded in each of our 15 categories. The winners are listed on the following pages. Use the reader service card in this issue for information on a specific winner. Write the number provided, or visit the company's web site.

 

Awards were presented March 3, 2003, at a black-tie reception during the National Plant Engineering & Facilities Management Show in Chicago.

 

To find out how to enter your new product in our 2003 competition, call Pat Mustari at 630-288-8775 or send her an email at pmustari@reedbusiness.com . Rules and entry forms are also available on our web site at plantengineering.com .

 

Grand Award

 

 

Pipe wrench has no adjustments

 

Rapidgrip is an innovative, heavy-duty, self-adjusting pipe wrench designed for one-handed operation with a rapid ratcheting action. The spring-loaded jaw adjusts to any size pipe, from 3/8 in. to 2 in. A thumb trigger allows easy application and removal. The V-groove hook design enables the ratcheting action to be performed quickly and easily. Ridge Tool Co. ; ridgid.com For information, write 1 on card

 

Gold Awards

Compressed air

 

 

Series Nitrogen Generator

 

Hankison International

 

hankisonintl.com

 

For information, write 2 on card

 

General and maintenance software

 

 

SMART Inventory

 

Syclo

 

syclo.com

 

For information, write 3 on card

 

Construction, buildings, and grounds

 

 

DG 150 grinding system

 

Hilti, Inc.

 

us.hilti.com

 

For information, write 4 on card

 

Control equipment

 

 

VU HB LCD monitors

 

Stealth Computer Corp.

 

stealthcomputer.com

 

For information, write 5 on card

 

Electric motors, drives, and controls

 

 

Decentralized ControlTechnology

 

SEW-Eurodrive, Inc. ;

 

seweurodrive.com

 

For information, write 6 on card

 

Electrical power

 

 

Power Light plugand connector

 

Leviton Manufacturing Co.

 

leviton.com

 

For information, write 7 on card

 

Environment, safety, and health

 

 

SunBarrier SPF 30sunscreen towel

 

LPS Laboratories

 

lpslabs.com

 

For information, write 8 on card

 

Fluid handling

 

 

Drum Overfill Preventer

 

New Pig Corp.

 

newpig.com

 

For information, write 9 on card

 

Instruments

 

 

PS 20 detection device

 

Hilti, Inc.

 

us.hilti.com

 

For information, write 10 on card

 

Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning

 

 

Wickerbill fan

 

Big Ass Fans

 

bigassfans.com

 

For information, write 11 on card

 

Lighting

 

 

ALTO Plus Slimline T8

 

Philips Lighting Co.

 

philips.com

 

For information, write 12 on card

 

Maintenance products

 

 

Power-Return tape measure

 

Klein Tools

 

kleintools.com

 

For information, write 13 on card

 

Maintenance tools and equipment

 

 

Invertec V205-T AC/DC

 

The Lincoln Electric Co.

 

lincolnelectric.com

 

For information, write 14 on card

 

Material handling

 

 

AeroTec Truck TrailerCooling System

 

DL Manufacturing

 

dlmanufacturing.com

 

For information, write 15 on card

 

Power transmission

 

 

Type MCG MotorCoupling Guard

 

Falk Corp.

 

Orange Peel Guards opguards.com

 

For information, write 16 on card

 

Silver

 

Compressed Air

 

 

GX2-4 Series Compressor

 

Atlas Copco Compressors, Inc.

 

atlascopco.com

 

For information, write 17 on card

 

Construction, Buildings, & Grounds

 

 

StressPly EUV Mineral

 

The Garland Company, Inc.

 

garlandco.com

 

For information, write 18 on card

 

Control Equipment

 

 

Proxtrol Limit Switch

 

Softnoze USA, Inc.

 

softnoze.com

 

For information, write 19 on card

 

Maintenance Products

 

 

4AA LED ProPolymer

 

Streamlight, Inc.

 

streamlight.com

 

For information, write 20 on car

 

Electrical Power

 

 

OPM-NG Fuse Holder

 

Cooper Bussmann

 

cooperindustries.com

 

For information, write 21 on card

 

Environment, Safety, & Health

 

 

SafetyRail 2000

 

BlueWater Mfg., Inc.

 

bluewater-mfg.com

 

For information, write 22 on card

 

Instruments

 

 

Leonova

 

SPM Instrument, Inc.

 

spminstrument.com

 

For information, write 23 on card

 

Fluid Handling

 

 

1010 GC Flowmeter

 

Controlotron Corp.

 

controlotron.com

 

For information, write 24 on card

 

General & Maintenance Software

 

 

eLynx

 

EPAC Software Technologies, Inc.

 

epacst.com

 

For information, write 25 on card

 

Heating, Ventilating, & Air Conditioning

 

 

Drain Pan Pump

 

EDC International Ltd.

 

edcinternational.com

 

For information, write 26 on card

 

Electric Motors, Drives, & Controls

 

 

Model 460 Voltage Monitor

 

SymCom, Inc.

 

symcominc.com

 

For information, write 27 on card

 

Lighting

 

 

875-Watt Metal Halide Lampand Ballast System

 

Venture Lighting Intl.

 

venturelighting.com

 

For information, write 28 on card

 

Maintenance Tools & Equipment

 

 

Power Grip

 

Metabo Corp.

 

metabousa.com

 

For information, write 29 on card

 

Material Handling

 

 

Ergo Lift

 

Industrial Design & Supply, Inc.

 

controlrepairs.com

 

For information, write 30 on car

 

Power Transmission

 

 

TorqLOC Hollow ShaftMounting System

 

SEW-Eurodrive, Inc.

 

seweurodrive.com

 

For information, write 31 on card

 

Bronze

 

Compressed Air

 

 

Air Tool Protector

 

domnick hunter, inc.

 

domnickhunter.com

 

For information, write 32 on card

 

Construction, Buildings, & Grounds

 

 

Arctec

 

Rytec Corp.

 

rytecdoors.com

 

For information, write 33 on card

 

Control Equipment

 

 

RadioLinx EthernetWireless Switch

 

ProSoft Technology, Inc.

 

prosoft-technology.com

 

For information, write 34 on card

 

Electric Motors, Drives, & Controls

 

 

58mm ECM Motor

 

General Electric

 

GEindustrial.com

 

For information, write 35 on card

 

Electrical Power

 

 

Ground Fault Locator System

 

ABB Inc.

 

abb.com/substationautomation

 

For information, write 36 on card

 

Environment, Safety, & Health

 

 

High Visibility Spill kit

 

New Pig Corp.

 

newpig.com

 

For information, write 37 on card

 

Fluid Handling

 

 

PumpSmart Model PS200

 

Goulds Pumps

 

gouldspumps.com

 

For information, write 38 on card

 

General & Maintenance Software

 

 

iLearnInterpreter

 

Mobius

 

iLearnInteractive.com

 

For information, write 39 on card

 

Heating, Ventilating, & Air Conditioning

 

 

Blue Max Plus Leak Detector

 

Spectronics Corp.

 

spectroline.com

 

For information, write 40 on card

 

Instruments

 

 

PhotoTemp MX6

 

Raytek Corp.

 

raytek.com

 

For information, write 41 on card

 

Lighting

 

 

Pro-Yellow

 

Daniel Woodhead Co.

 

danielwoodhead.com

 

For information, write 42 on card

 

Maintenance Products

 

 

System Cleaning Liquid

 

Paratherm Corp.

 

paratherm.com

 

For information, write 43 on card

 

Maintenance Tools & Equipment

 

 

Ultraprobe 201 Grease Caddy

 

UE Systems, Inc.

 

uesystems.com

 

For information, write 44 on card

 

Material Handling

 

 

ContainerTransporter/Rotator

 

Southworth Products Corp.

 

southworthproducts.com

 

For information, write 45 on card

 

Power Transmission

 

 

Browning TorqTaper

 

Emerson Power Transmission - EPT

 

Gearing

 

emerson-ept.com

 

For information, write 46 on card

 



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