2017 Product of the Year Awards

The 2017 Product of the Year Grand, Gold, Silver, and Bronze award winners are honored below and in the April 2017 print edition of Plant Engineering magazine.

Bob Vavra, Content Manager


Their innovations came from throughout the world of manufacturing innovation, and the voters who deliberated on their merits came from throughout the world of manufacturing.

The winners of the Plant Engineering 2017 Product of the Year awards represent the best in new ideas to help plants run smarter, safer, faster, and more efficiently.

Schneider Electric received the 2017 Grand Award, given to the new product that received the highest number of votes among all 15 categories. The Grand Award, and the 54 winners in 15 categories ranging from asset management to safety, were honored with gold, silver, and bronze trophies on April 16 at CFE Media’s awards event in Chicago.

This year's winners were selected by Plant Engineering's readers from more than 100 entries. They reflect the new ideas to solve traditional problems, as well as innovations that will help better implement the new technology available today.

A full report on the awards event and coverage of the Top Plant and Engineering Leaders Under 40 recognitions will appear in the May issue of Plant Engineering.

Learn about how to enter into the 2018 Product of the Year program by visiting the Product of the Year page.
Grand Award Winner

EcoStruxure Power Monitoring Expert
Schneider Electric

2017 Product of the Year Winners

Asset Management
Gold Award
Infor Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) V11.3, Infor
Silver Award
Plantweb Insight, Emerson Automation Solutions
Bronze Award
AMS Device Manager with AMS Device View, Emerson Electric Co.
Bronze Award
FactoryTalk Analytics for Devices, Rockwell Automation
Automation & Controls
Gold Award
SMART FE and FI, FasTest Inc.
Silver Award
BRX Programmable Logic Controller, AutomationDirect
Silver Award
VTScada 11.3, Trihedral Engineering Ltd.
Bronze Award
IoT Gateway, Bosch Rexroth
Bronze Award
S7-1200F Distributed Safety Controller with Profinet, Siemens
Compressed Air
Gold Award
Digital Flowmeter with Wireless Capability, Exair
Silver Award
Oil-free Rotary Screw Compressor, Kaeser Compressors Inc.
Silver Award
Sullair LS Series Air Compressor, Sullair
Bronze Award
Next Generation R-Series 200- to 250-kW Oil-flooded Rotary Screw Compressor, Ingersoll Rand
Electric Motors & Drives
Gold Award
CoolBLUE, MH&W International
Silver Award
Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 755T Drive, Rockwell Automation
Bronze Award
Baldor-Reliance Food Safe Stainless Steel Motor, Baldor Electric Co.
Bronze Award
Altivar Process 680 (ATV680) Low Harmonic Process Drive System, Schneider Electric
Electrical Safety
Gold Award
VeriSafe Absence of Voltage Tester, Panduit
Silver Award
Low Voltage Discrete Output Module, Bedrock Automation
Silver Award
Sirius Modular System New Contactor (3RT1), Siemens
Bronze Award
CAP-ENV-PDS, IRISS
Energy Management
Gold Award
Uninterruptible Power Supply 9900CX, Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc.
Silver Award
93PM UPS (208/220 V Model), Eaton
Environmental Health
Gold Award
AeroTec AC, DL Manufacturing
Silver Award
PIG Forklift Spill Kit, New Pig
Fluid Handling
Gold Award
Sitrans FS230, Siemens
Silver Award
PurePower Filter Media, Bosch Rexroth
Silver Award
No Drip Internal Mix 360 Degree Hollow Circular Pattern Atomizing Nozzle, Exair
Lighting
Gold Award
SpectraLoc, Hubbell Lighting
Silver Award
SiteWorx Tune, Digital Lumens
Silver Award
LumaWatt Pro Wireless Connected Lighting System Powered by Enlighted, Eaton
Silver Award
OmegaLight LED High Bay, energybank
Bronze Award
Pauluhn Summit Series Linear LED Luminaire, Eaton
Maintenance Software
Gold Award
eMaint CMMS, eMaint
Silver Award
Maintenance Connection V8.0, Maintenance Connection Inc.
Bronze Award
MVP Plant V2.0, CMMS Data Group
Maintenance Tools & Equipment
Gold Award
SDT LUBExpert Acoustic Lubrication and Greasing Assistant, Ludeca Inc.
Silver Award
Rotalign Touch Shaft Alignment System, Pruftechnik
Bronze Award
Fluke 3540 FC 3-Phase Power Monitor, Fluke Corp.
Bronze Award
Sitrans TO500, Siemens
Material Handling Systems
Gold Award
Yale GP040-060 MX Series Lift Truck, Yale Materials Handling Corp.
Silver Award
316SS Threaded Line Vac, Exair
Silver Award
RiderLift Rideable Materials Lift (RML), Wildeck
Bronze Award
Dynamic Dock Seal, DL Manufacturing
Bronze Award
SealMaster Large Bore Performance Gold Line Mounted Ball Bearing, Regal Beloit America Inc.
Plant Analytics & Design
Gold Award
Rockwell Software Studio 5000 Integrated Development Environment, Rockwell Automation
Silver Award
FactoryTalk Batch Software V13, Rockwell Automation
Productivity & Training
Gold Award
PROficient Program, Schneider Electric
Silver Award
Augmented Reliability, Eruditio
Bronze Award
inspired Blended Learning 2.0, Eruditio
Safety
Gold Award
Allen-Bradley GuardShield 450L Safety Light Curtain System, Rockwell Automation
Silver Award
PIG Grippy Carpeted Entrance and Floor Mat, New Pig
Bronze Award
PaintStripe Floor-marking Stencil, Brady Corp.
Bronze Award
Vanguard Wireless HART Toxic and Combustible Gas Detector, United Electric Controls
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