2003 Product of the Year Winners

The readers held all the decision-making power in the 2003 Product of the Year competition and cast their votes. After carefully reviewing 150 finalists in the November issue, they selected the 248 medium-strength threadlocker stick as the Grand Award winner (pictured below), and determined the Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners in each of our 15 categories.


Grand Award
Gold Awards
Silver Awards
Bronze Awards

The readers held all the decision-making power in the 2003 Product of the Year competition and cast their votes. After carefully reviewing 150 finalists in the November issue, they selected the 248 medium-strength threadlocker stick as the Grand Award winner (pictured below), and determined the Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners in each of our 15 categories. The winners are listed

Awards were presented February 23, 2004, at a black-tie reception during the National Plant Engineering & Facilities Management Show in Chicago.

Contact Pat Mustari to find out how to enter your new product in our 2004 Product of the Year competition. She can be reached at 630-288-8775 or pmustari@reedbusiness.com . Rules and entry forms are also available on our web site at plantengineering.com .

Grand Award

Threadlocker stick doesn't drip

248 medium-strength threadlocker stick delivers proven performance, will not leak or drip, and can easily be carried in a pocket or stored in a toolbox. The stick can be used with all types of threaded metal fasteners, especially those with diameters between

Henkel Loctite Corporation : loctite.com For information, write 1 on card

Gold Awards
Compressed Air
Metris Compressed Air Sensor
ifm efector, inc.

For information, write 2 on card

Construction, buildings, & grounds
I-Zone Area Detection System
Rite-Hite Doors, Inc.

For information, write 3 on card

Control equipment
Zi-640 Machine Vision System
JAI Pulnix

For information, write 4 on card

Electric motors, drives, & controls
HyCore Linear Motor
Baldor Electric Co.

For information, write 5 on card

Electrical power
Turnlok & EHU Ground Continuity Monitoring Plug and Connector
Pass and Seymour/Legrand

For information, write 6 on card

Environment, safety, & health
FastGlo Acrylic Safety Marking Paint
The Sherwin-Williams Company

For information, write 7 on card

Fluid handling
EZ Mag Pump
Goulds Pumps

For information, write 8 on card

General & maintenance software
TCO Toolbox
Rockwell Automation

For information, write 9 on card

Heating, ventilating, & air conditioning
Vertical Fan
Big Ass Fans

For information, write 10 on card

ThermaCam E4 Infrared Camera
FLIR Systems

For information, write 11 on card

Phaeton Tank Lights
Clark-Reliance Corp.

For information, write 12 on card

Maintenance products
G-Power & M-Power Single Point Lubricators

For information, write 13 on card

Maintenance tools & equipment
320-E Crimp Tool
Ridge Tool Co.

For information, write 14 on card

Material handling
Angled Roller Belt

For information, write 15 on card

Power transmission

For information, write 16 on card

Silver Awards

Compressed air
Super Air Nozzle
Exair Corp.

For information, write 17 on card

Construction, buildings, & grounds
Wet & Set Repair Patch
Hyde Tools, Inc.

For information, write 18 on card

Control Equipment
MSI Zero-speed Switch
Applied Innovative Solutions, LLC

For information, write 19 on card

Electric motors, drives, & controls
ArmorStart Motor Controller
Rockwell Automation

For information, write 20 on card

Electrical power
Voltage Support Solution
Pentadyne Power Corp.

For information, write 21 on card

Environment, safety, & health
Revolution Goggle
Allsafe Services and Materials

For information, write 22 on card

Fluid handling
Smart Coupling Technology
Colder Products Company

For information, write 23 on card

General & Maintenance Software
SMART Auditor Mobile Software
Syclo LLC

For information, write 24 on card

Heating, ventilating, & air conditioning
Office Pro 10 Air Conditioner
Denso Sales California, Inc.

For information, write 25 on card

Ashcroft Type 2074, 2174 and 2274 Digital Gauge
Dresser Instruments

For information, write 26 on card

Venture Lighting International

For information, write 27 on card

Maintenance products
Sierra Performance Coatings
Rust-Oleum Corporation

For information, write 28 on card

Maintenance tools & equipment
Ultra-Grate Lifter
UltraTech International Inc.

For information, write 29 on card

Material handling
QuickPick System

For information, write 30 on card

Power transmission
Dodge TIGear-2 Speed Reducer
Rockwell Automation

For information, write 31 on card

Bronze Awards

Compressed air
ZT37-50 VSD FF (IMD) Dryer
Atlas Copco

For information, write 32 on card

Construction, buildings, & grounds
Roll-Up Door Guard
Discovery Manufacturing

For information, write 33 on card

Control equipment
Presence Plus Pro Visual Inspection Sensor
Banner Engineering

For information, write 34 on card

Electric motors, drives, & controls
Altivar CL 8839 58M AC Drive
Schneider Electric/Telemecanique

For information, write 35 on card

Electrical power
Web-Enabled PowerZone 4 Low Voltage Switchgear
Schneider Electric/Square D

For information, write 36 on card

Environment, safety, & health
Speedglas Flex View with Adflo Helmet

For information, write 37 on card

Fluid handling
Universal Pipe Gasket
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

For information, write 38 on card

General & maintenance software
iMaint Mobile Net

For information, write 39 on card

Heating, ventilating, & air conditioning
Hygro Thermometer
Extech Instruments

For information, write 40 on card

IR FlexCam
Infrared Solutions

For information, write 41 on card

Prismatron Electronic Ballast

For information, write 42 on card

Maintenance products
Mechanical Technician C,. B, & A
Ramsay Corp.

For information, write 43 on card

Maintenance tools & equipment
Avanti Torque Wrench

For information, write 44 on card

Material handling
Easy Arm Intelligent Lifting Arm
Gorbel Inc.

For information, write 45 on card

Power transmission
UNIGY High Efficiency Pump System
Kadant AES

For information, write 46 on card

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