Index of Finalists

11/01/2008


Company

Product

Category

Page

A.W. Chesterton

Sealing technology

Fluid Handling

58

Adobe Systems Inc.

CAD, PDF file sharing software

Productivity & Training Software

53

APC by Schneider Electric

Scalable UPS

Electrical Power

40

Apprion

Wireless infrastructure management

Automation & Control

45

Atlas Copco

Oil-injected compressors

Compressed Air

57

Baldor

Mounted roller bearing

Power Transmission

60

Bentley

Electrical CAD software

Productivity & Training Software

53

Bessamaire

Evaporative cooler

HVAC

55

Big Ass Fans

Fan

HVAC

55

BizWare Direct Inc.

ERP, MES software package

Productivity & Training Software

52

Bosch Rexroth Corp.

Production system

Manual Material Handling

63

Cognex

Compact machine vision system

Automation & Control

44

Compare

Variable-speed air compressor

Compressed Air

57

Cooper Lighting

Luminaire

Lighting

59

Cutsforth, Inc.

Generator brush holder system

Electrical Power

40

DL Manufacturing

Dock light

Lighting

59

DL Manufacturing

Under-leveler insulation kit

Construction, Buildings & Grounds

56

DLI Engineering

Remote condition monitoring system

Maintenance Software

52

Donaldson Tori

Torit PowerCore dust collectors and filters

Environment, Safety & Health

54

Dyadem

Quality, risk management software

Productivity & Training Software

53

Eaton

Managed, switched power distribution

Electrical Power

41

Eaton

Single-phase UPS

Electrical Power

41

Eaton

LV power circuit breakers

Electrical Power

42

Eaton

Automatic transfer switch family

Electrical Power

42

Eaton

Panelboards for busway connections

Electrical Power

40

Eaton

Panelboard with neutral grouping

Electrical Power

42

Eaton

Solid-state overload relay

Electric Motors, Drives & Controls

47

Electro Industries/Gauge Tech

Power, energy meter with I/O

Electrical Power

42

Emerson Industrial Automation

Roller bearing

Power Transmission

60

Emerson Motor Company

Horizontal motor for oil, gas

Electric Motors, Drives & Controls

46

Emerson Process Mgmt, Micro Motion Div.

Two-wire Coriolis flowmeter

Instrumentation

47

E-MON, LLC

Wireless three-phase kWh meter

Electrical Power

41

Equipois Inc.

zeroG4

Environment, Safety & Health

54

ERIEZ

FinesSort

Material Handling Systems

61

Exair Corp.

Compressed air nozzle

Compressed Air

57

Extech Instruments Corp., div. of Flir Corp.

Compact thermal imaging camera

Maintenance Tools & Equipment

48

Farr Air Pollution Control

FDC Dust Collector Controller

Environment, Safety & Health

54

Ferraz Shawmut

Fuse-type panelboard

Electrical Power

40

FLIR Systems, Inc.

Infrared cameras

Maintenance Tools & Equipment

48

FLIR Systems, Inc.

Infrared camera

Maintenance Tools & Equipment

49

FLIR Systems, Inc.

Infrared camera

Maintenance Tools & Equipment

49

FLIR Systems, Inc.

Infrared camera

Maintenance Tools & Equipment

50

FLIR Systems, Inc.

Infrared camera

Maintenance Tools & Equipment

50

Fluke Corp.

Thermal imagers

Maintenance Tools & Equipment

48

Gardner Denver

HeliFlow Industrial Series 616 and 624

Material Handling Systems

62

Garlock Sealing Technologies, Klozure div.

Bearing isolator

Maintenance Products

51

Gates Corp.

Coupling

Fluid Handling

58

Gates Corp.

Hydraulic hose sleeving system

Fluid Handling

59

GE Consumer & Industrial

Low-voltage power circuit breaker

Electrical Power

40

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms

HMI/SCADA visualization software

Automation & Control

44

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms

Maintenance software

Maintenance Software

51

Goodway Technologies, Corp.

Foam cleaner for cooling towers

Maintenance Tools & Equipment

49

Gorbel Inc.

Jib crane

Manual Material Handling

63

Harrington Hoists, Inc.

NER/ER Electric Chain Hoists

Material Handling Systems

61

Hawk Measurement

Sonar level measurement system

Instrumentation

47

Hilti Inc.

Hilti VC20-U + VC 40-U vacuums

Environment, Safety & Health

55

Hitachi

Large capacity ac drive

Electric Motors, Drives & Controls

46

Honeywell Process Solutions

Inventory tracking and tracing software

Productivity & Training Software

53

Infor

Asset sustainability software

Maintenance Software

51

Inpro/Seal

Shaft sealing system

Maintenance Products

50

IRISS Inc

Infrared inspection window

Maintenance Products

50

IRISS Inc.

Inspection viewing window

Maintenance Products

51

ITT Corp.

Knife gate slurry valve

Fluid Handling

59

ITT Corp.

ANSI process pump

Fluid Handling

58

JLG Industries Inc.

Portable lift

Manual Material Handling

62

Lenze-AC Tech

Servo drive with embedded software

Electric Motors, Drives & Controls

47

Life Cycle Engineering

Leadership skills training

Productivity & Training Software

53

Liftow

Lock-out Box

Environment, Safety & Health

55

Liftow

Forklift level indicator

Manual Material Handling

62

Liftow

Lift Truck Log

Environment, Safety & Health

61

Ludeca, Inc.

Vibration analyzer

Maintenance Tools & Equipment

49

Miller Fall Protection

Miller TurboLite Personal Fall Limiter

Environment, Safety & Health

54

Misumi USA, Inc.

Axis stages

Manual Material Handling

62

Molex, Inc., Automation and Electrical Products Div.

DeviceNet diagnostic monitor

Automation & Control

43

Molex, Inc., Automation and Electrical Products Div.

IP67-rated EtherNet/IP I/O block

Automation & Control

45

Molex, Inc., Automation and Electrical Products Div.

Ethernet/serial communication modules

Automation & Control

46

Molex, Inc., Automation and Electrical Products Div.

Remote scanner for DeviceNet

Automation & Control

45

National Instruments Corp.

Cameras for inspection, machine vision

Automation & Control

43

National Instruments Corp.

Enhanced design software

Productivity & Training Software

52

Neptune Research Inc.

Composite pipe-reinforcing wrap

Maintenance Products

50

New Pig Corp.

Containment pallet

Fluid Handling

58

New Pig Corp.

Drum lid

Maintenance Tools & Equipment

48

New Pig Corp.

Funnel

Maintenance Tools & Equipment

50

New Pig Corp.

Leak diverter

Maintenance Products

51

New Pig Corp.

FAT MAT Super-Absorbent Mat

Environment, Safety & Health

54

New Pig Corp.

Containment tray

Manual Material Handling

62

New Pig Corp.

PIG 5-Gallon Latching Pail Lid

Material Handling Systems

60

New Standard Institute

Belt, chain drive training

Productivity & Training Software

52

Operation Technology

Electrical analysis software

Electrical Power

42

Orion Energy Systems Inc.

Light Pipe

Lighting

59

Parsec Automation Corp.

Real-time productivity software

Productivity & Training Software

53

ProSoft Technology

Master, slave I/O for Profibus DP

Automation & Control

43

Quick Fitting Inc.

Ball valves

Fluid Handling

59

Quick Fitting Inc.

Push valves

Fluid Handling

58

Ramsay Corp.

Test for CNC operators

Productivity & Training Software

52

Rite-Hite Corp.

Barrier system

Construction, Buildings & Grounds

56

Rockwell Automation

Safety I/O module

Automation & Control

43

Rockwell Automation

Modular managed switch

Automation & Control

44

Rockwell Automation

PAC for SIL applications

Automation & Control

45

Rockwell Automation

Compact PAC for small applications

Automation & Control

44

Rockwell Automation

Asset management software

Maintenance Software

52

Rytec Corp.

Rolling grille door

Construction, Buildings & Grounds

56

Schneider Electric

Panelboard for lighting applications

Electrical Power

41

Schneider Electric

Remote monitoring power meter

Electrical Power

41

Schneider Electric

Low voltage MCC

Electric Motors, Drives & Controls

46

Schneider Electric

Motor management system

Electric Motors, Drives & Controls

47

Schneider Electric

Simplified pushbutton spring clamp

Automation & Control

43

Schneider Electric

Compact controller for harsh environments

Automation & Control

44

Siemens Energy & Automation Inc.

Arc-resistant LV switchgear

Electrical Power

41

Siemens Energy & Automation Inc.

Wireless mobile HMI

Automation & Control

43

Siemens Energy & Automation Inc.

SCADA visualization software

Automation & Control

45

Siemens Energy & Automation Inc.

Switch-mode power supply

Automation & Control

44

Siemens Energy & Automation Inc.

Distributed I/O module with Profinet

Automation & Control

46

Sopogy, Inc.

Solar concentrator

Electrical Power

42

Sperian Protection

VeriPRO

Environment, Safety & Health

54

Spirax Sarco Inc.

Steam separator

Fluid Handling

58

Stealth Computer Corp.

Widescreen industrial LCD monitor

Automation & Control

45

Streamlight Inc.

Rechargeable LED flashlights

Maintenance Products

51

Sullair Corp.

Rotary-screw air compressors

Compressed Air

57

The Raymond Corp.

Harsh environment pallet trucks

Manual Material Handling

63

The Raymond Corp.

iWarehouse Fleet Optimization System

Material Handling Systems

61

Topper Industrial, Inc.

TRANS4MER CART

Material Handling Systems

60

Topper Industrial, Inc.

Hydraulic Mother Cart

Material Handling Systems

61

Topper Industrial, Inc.

Engine Block Conveyor Cart

Material Handling Systems

61

Topper Industrial, Inc.

Corral Cart with Self-Elevating Dollies

Material Handling Systems

62

TorcUP Inc.

Pneumatic wrench

Maintenance Tools & Equipment

49

Torque Gun Co. LLC

Torque gun

Maintenance Tools & Equipment

48

Toshiba International Corp.

IGBT-based UPS

Electrical Power

40

Toshiba International Corp.

Adjustable speed drive

Electric Motors, Drives & Controls

46

Toyota Material Handling, USA, Inc.

Toyota ac electric tow tractors

Material Handling Systems

60

Toyota Material Handling, USA, Inc.

Toyota 8-Series reach truck

Material Handling Systems

60

UE Systems Inc.

Ultrasonic inspection system

Maintenance Tools & Equipment

48

UltraTech International Inc.

Magnetic rack protection

Construction, Buildings & Grounds

56

UltraTech International Inc.

Ultra-ADA Pad, Cas-in-Place Model

Environment, Safety & Health

55

Vaisala

Dewpoint transmitter

Compressed Air

57

Vibralign Inc.

Laser shaft alignment system

Maintenance Tools & Equipment

49

Victaulic

Vortex Fire Suppression System

Environment, Safety & Health

55

Zoneworks Flexible Industrial Barriers

Barrier curtains

Construction, Buildings & Grounds

56





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