Click above to view 2002 Product of the Year finalists in this category.


More light; fewer watts

875 W metal halide lamp and ballast system features a 100,600 lumen output, providing more light than standard 1000 W lamps. The lamp produces 115 lumens per watt and provides more than 1200 hr. of operation. It can be used for applications such as area, parking site, flood and sign lighting, and other industrial applications. Venture Lighting International ; TO VOTE, WRITE 49 ON BALLOT For more information, write 49 on card

Contactor switches lighting loads

Lighting Contactor is used for switching lighting loads. It easily converts from electrically-held to mechanically-held form. The poles can be converted from normally-open to normally-closed configurations in the field. Auxiliary contacts can be added, enabling it to handle 2- and 3-wire control. Side access is provided for convenient field wiring. General Electric Co. , Industrial Systems Div.; TO VOTE, WRITE 52 ON BALLOT For more information, write 52 on card

Lamp environmentally responsible

ALTO Plus Slimline T8 is a slim line fluorescent lamp that delivers up to 30,000 hr. rated life — 60% more than standard 8-ft. T8 lamps. It contains 70% less mercury than the 2001 industry average for fluorescent lamps and features 95% lumen maintenance, reduced lamp-end blackening, reduced lamp maintenance, and lower disposal costs. Philips Lighting Co. ; TO VOTE, WRITE 88 ON BALLOT For more information, write 88 on card

Hand lamp sheds more light

Pro-Yellow 100 W Incandescent Hand Lamp offers more light at the job site with 100 W of light output; rugged nylon housing that minimizes breakage; self-storing guard; and nonconductive construction. The ergonomic elastomer grip enhances worker safety. Daniel Woodhead Co. ; TO VOTE, WRITE 120 ON BALLOT For more information, write 120 on card

No comments
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2015 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
Safer human-robot collaboration; 2017 Maintenance Survey; Digital Training; Converting your lighting system
IIoT grows up; Six ways to lower IIoT costs; Six mobile safety strategies; 2017 Salary Survey
2016 Top Plant; 2016 Best Practices on manufacturing progress, efficiency, safety
Mobility as the means to offshore innovation; Preventing another Deepwater Horizon; ROVs as subsea robots; SCADA and the radio spectrum
Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Big Data and bigger solutions; Tablet technologies; SCADA developments
Automation modernization; Predictive analytics enable open connectivity; System integration success; Automation turns home brewer into brew house
Commissioning electrical systems; Designing emergency and standby generator systems; Paralleling switchgear generator systems
Natural gas for tomorrow's fleets; Colleges and universities moving to CHP; Power and steam and frozen foods

Annual Salary Survey

Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

Read more: 2015 Salary Survey

Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.
Motion control advances and solutions can help with machine control, automated control on assembly lines, integration of robotics and automation, and machine safety.
Compressed air plays a vital role in most manufacturing plants, and availability of compressed air is crucial to a wide variety of operations.
Maintenance Manager; California Oils Corp.
Associate, Electrical Engineering; Wood Harbinger
Control Systems Engineer; Robert Bosch Corp.
click me