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/nam

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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