2018 Product of the Year Winners

The 2018 Product of the Year Grand, Gold, Silver, and Bronze award winners are honored below and in the April 2018 print edition of Plant Engineering magazine.

By Bob Vavra April 9, 2019
Optalign touch, Pruftechnik

The finalists of the 31st annual Plant Engineering Product of the Year awards stretched across 15 categories‒‒everything from the latest mobile applications for smart devices to motors, automation, and maintenance. This program honors the best innovations of 2018, as voted by the audience of Plant Engineering.

On April 8, 2019, at CFE Media’s annual Engineering Awards in Manufacturing dinner, Pruftechnik received the 2018 Grand Award for the Optalign touch, given to the new product that received the highest number of votes among all 15 categories. The Grand Award, and the 47 winners in 15 categories ranging from asset management to safety, were honored with gold, silver and bronze trophies at the awards event in Chicago.

2018 Product of the Year Winners

Asset Management

Automation & Controls

Compressed Air

Electric Motors & Drives

Electrical Safety

Energy Management

Environmental Health

Fluid Handling


Maintenance Software

Maintenance Tools & Equipment

Material Handling Systems

Plant Analytics & Design

Productivity & Training


Author Bio: Bob is the Content Manager for Plant Engineering.