2000 Product of the Year Winners

The 46 winners in the 2000 "Product of the Year" contest combine necessity, technology, and simple ideas. These concepts, teamed with innovation, embody the winners in this year's contest.

03/01/2001


The 46 winners in the 2000 "Product of the Year" contest combine necessity, technology, and simple ideas. These concepts, teamed with innovation, embody the winners in this year's contest. In our November 2000 issue, we presented the 150 finalists in this competition, and asked our readers to select the products that they found to be most useful and innovative. The Grand Award, pictured below, was the overall choice for best new product of 2000. Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners in each of our 15 product categories are listed on the following pages. Awards were presented March 5, 2001, at a black-tie reception during the National Plant Engineering Show in Chicago. For additional information on the competition and a more detailed look at the winners, see the November 2000 issue, or visit plantengineering.com. For information on a specific winner, use the reader service card in this issue to circle the number provided with each product, or visit their web site. To find out how to enter your new product in our 2001 competition, please call Pat Mustari at 630-320-7134; e-mail pmustari@cahners.com. Rules and entry forms are also available on our web site at plantengineering.com.

Handheld detector checks motor rotation

Detector identifies rotation direction of 60-Hz ac motors quickly and safely. It uses a microprocessor and circuitry capable of sensing the magnetic field of an energized motor and identifies its direction of rotation. The light emitting diode display indicates rotation direction. This handheld unit uses a 9-V battery.

ITT Industries,

Bell & Gossett

fhs.ittind.com

For information, CIRCLE 1

 

Gold Award Winners

ELECTRICAL POWER

Amprobe

amprobe.com

KWIK-IE voltage and current measurement probe

For information, circle 2

ENVIRONMENT, SAFETY, AND HEALTH

American Allsafe Co.

Active hearing protector

For information, circle 3

LIGHTING

Day-Brite Lighting

dcolighting.com

Sealsafe HID luminaires

For information, circle 4

COMPRESSED AIR

Hankison Intl.

hankisonintl.com

Air filter monitor

For information, circle 5

MAINTENANCE PRODUCTS

LPS Laboratories

lpslabs.com

NoFlash NU contact cleaner

For information, circle 6

MAINTENANCE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

Stanley Proto

stanleyworks.com

Flex-head indexable ratchet

For information, circle 7

CONTROL EQUIPMENT

Intecolor, an independent brand of Rockwell Automation

intecolor.com

Versa Mount flat panel monitor

For information, circle 8

GENERAL AND MAINTENANCE SOFTWARE

Reliability Center, Inc.

reliability.com

Proact V2.0

For information, circle 9

INSTRUMENTS

FLIR Systems, Inc.

flir.com

ThermaCAM PM 695 imaging system

For information, circle 10

ELECTRIC MOTORS, DRIVES, AND CONTROLS

Baldor Electric Co.

baldor.com

Polyrex EM polyurea grease

For information, circle 11

CONSTRUCTION, BUILDINGS, AND GROUNDS

Hilti, Inc.

us.hilti.com

HDA self-undercutting anchor

For information, circle 12

HEATING, VENTILATING, AND AIR CONDITIONING

Spectronics Corp.

spectroline.com

Big E-Z leak detection dye injector

For information, circle 13

MATERIAL HANDLING

Gorbel, Inc.

gorbel.com

G-Force intelligent lifting device

For information, circle 14

FLUID HANDLING

Hilti, Inc.

us.hilti.com

Speed Lock Clevis for pipe hangers

For information, circle 15

POWER TRANSMISSION

Ludeca, Inc.

ludeca.com

SheaveMaster

For information, circle 16

Silver Award Winners

ELECTRICAL POWER

Cooper Bussman

cubefuse.com

CUBEFuse time delay fuse

For information, circle 17

ENVIRONMENT, SAFETY, AND HEALTH

Advance Lifts, Inc.

advancelifts.com

Pallet muncher

For information, circle 18

LIGHTING

The Bodine Co.

bodine.com

RCT Series fluorescent emergency ballasts

For information, circle 19

COMPRESSED AIR

Air/Tak, Inc.

airtak.com

Pressure control system

For information, circle 20

MAINTENANCE PRODUCTS

The Sherwin-Williams Co., Cello Professional Products

cello-online.com

Orange Express degreaser

For information, circle 21

MAINTENANCE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

Pipe Buster

Pipe Buster painting handle

For information, circle 22

CONTROL EQUIPMENT

Banner Engineering Corp.

bannerengineering.com

World-Beam photoelectric sensor

For information, circle 23

GENERAL AND MAINTENANCE SOFTWARE

Universal Technologies, Inc.

unitechinc.com

Analysis Assistant

For information, circle 24

INSTRUMENTS

Pall Machinery and Equipment

pall.com/contaminationcontrol

WS04 portable water sensor

For information, circle 25

ELECTRIC MOTORS, DRIVES, AND CONTROLS

Power Quality Solutions, Inc.

pqsi.com

"Micro" coil lock

For information, circle 26

CONSTRUCTION, BUILDINGS, AND GROUNDS

SR Products

simonroofing.com

Superior Flex waterproof sealant

For information, circle 27

HEATING, VENTILATING, AND AIR CONDITIONING

Dickson

dicksonweb.com

FX420 remote location fax logger

For information, circle 28

MATERIAL HANDLING

DL Mfg.

dlmanufacturing.com

Handy Chock

For information, circle 29

FLUID HANDLING

Ridge Tool Co.

ridgid.com

ProPress System

For information, circle 30

POWER TRANSMISSION

SKF USA, Inc.

skf.com

Explorer spherical roller bearings

For information, circle 31

Bronze Award Winners

ELECTRICAL POWER

Caterpillar, Inc.

CAT-electricpower.com

UPS 250

For information, circle 32

ENVIRONMENT, SAFETY, AND HEALTH

Landa Water Cleaning Systems

landa-inc.com

BioPuck HC

For information, circle 33

LIGHTING

Novitas, Inc.

novitas.com

High bay sensor

For information, circle 34

COMPRESSED AIR

Kaeser Compressors, Inc.

kaeser.com

Eco-drain

For information, circle 35

MAINTENANCE PRODUCTS

CSI

CSImeansReliability.com

Model 4500 monitor

For information, circle 36

MAINTENANCE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

Greenlee Textron

greenlee.textron.com

CCX multipurpose tool

For information, circle 37

CONTROL EQUIPMENT

Eurotherm Chessell

Chessell.com

4100G videographic recorder

For information, circle 38

GENERAL AND MAINTENANCE SOFTWARE

FactoryWare, Inc.

factoryware.com

Factory Pulse

For information, circle 39

INSTRUMENTS

Transmation Products Group

transmationinc.com

PDA calibrators

For information, circle 40

ELECTRIC MOTORS, DRIVES, AND CONTROLS

Eaton/Cutler-Hammer

cutler-hammer.eaton.com

Intelligent Technologies soft starter

For information, circle 41

CONSTRUCTION, BUILDINGS, AND GROUNDS

Sentry Protection Products, Inc.

columnsentry.com

Rack Sentry

For information, circle 42

HEATING, VENTILATING, AND AIR CONDITIONING

Lochinvar Corp.

lochinvar.com

Intelli-Fin boiler/water heater

For information, circle 43

MATERIAL HANDLING

Intralox, Inc.

intralox.com

Series 400 conveyor belt

For information, circle 44

FLUID HANDLING

Goulds Pumps, ITT Industries

gouldspumps.com

PumpSmart

For information, circle 45

POWER TRANSMISSION

The Gates Rubber Co.

gates.com

Poly Chain GT 2 belt

For information, circle 46





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