2005 Product of the Year Finalists


Company Category Vote Page
ABB Inc.General & Maintenance Software5875
Accu-Sort SystemsMaterial Handling2978
AdvanceMaintenance Tools & Equipment12992
AEMC InstrumentsInstruments3793
AlemiteMaintenance Tools & Equipment5991
Arista CorporationControl Equipment9788
Atlas Copco Compressors Inc.Compressed Air15672
Bacou-DallozEnvironment, Safety, & Health2485
Baldor Electric Company, Information TechnologyElectric Motors, Drives, & Controls10869
Baldor Electric Company, Electric MotorsElectric Motors, Drives, & Controls10669
Banner EngineeringInstruments6394
BizWareDirectGeneral & Maintenance Software2375
Bluewater Mfg.Environment, Safety, & Health32586
Bodine Company, TheLighting12284
Boston GearPower Transmission2274
Bunting Magnetics Co.Material Handling6479
Burkert Contromatic Corp.Control Equipment287
CaterpillarElectrical Power12882
Chemineer, Inc.Fluid Handling870
Clark-RelianceFluid Handling12071
CompAirCompressed Air12472
Control TechnologyGeneral & Maintenance Software10076
Cooper CompressionCompressed Air3873
Datastream Systems, Inc.General & Maintenance Software9276
Day-Brite LightingLighting15884
Daytronic Corp.Instruments3093
Dissipater Mfg./ITW DelproMaintenance Products11290
DL ManufacturingMaterial Handling10279
DLI Engineering CorporationInstruments11395
Dow CorningMaintenance Products4990
Dresser InstrumentsHeating, Ventilating, & Air Conditioning11489
Eagle Manufacturing CompanyMaterial Handling13980
Eaton CorporationElectrical Power3581
Electro Industries/GaugeTechElectrical Power6082
Emerson Power TransmissionPower Transmission5674
Emerson Process Management, Micro MotionInstruments9094
Emerson Process Management, Machinery Health ManagementInstruments9894
Eriez MagneticsMaterial Handling3678
EXAIR CorporationCompressed Air11773
Farr Air Pollution ControlEnvironment, Safety, & Health4885
FLIR Systems, Inc.Instruments2193
Fluke CorporationInstruments14795
Fluke CorporationElectrical Power14682
Franklin ElectricElectric Motors, Drives, & Controls8769
Frommelt Products CorporationConstruction, Buildings, & Grounds783
FS-Elliott Co. LLCCompressed Air8072
Gardner DenverCompressed Air15773
GE Fanuc AutomationElectric Motors, Drives, & Controls1569
GE Fanuc AutomationGeneral & Maintenance Software1675
GE SensingInstruments4594
General ElectricElectrical Power7282
General Electric Consumer & IndustrialLighting15984
Generation Systems, Inc.Maintenance Tools & Equipment6992
Goodway Technologies Corp., HVAC GroupHeating, Ventilating, & Air Conditioning15189
Goodway Technologies Corp., Bldg Maint GroupHeating, Ventilating, & Air Conditioning9189
Gorbel Inc.Compressed Air11873
Gorman-Rupp Company, TheFluid Handling10971
Goulds PumpsFluid Handling2070
HiltiMaintenance Tools & Equipment13592
HiltiEnvironment, Safety, & Health13386
HiltiConstruction, Buildings, & Grounds13483
HiltiGeneral & Maintenance Software13677
HoffmanEnvironment, Safety, & Health4085
Honeywell International Inc.Control Equipment5787
HumantechTraining Products6281
HysterMaterial Handling12779
IDEAL Industries, Inc.Instruments12395
IFSGeneral & Maintenance Software5575
Impacto Protective ProductsEnvironment, Safety, & Health5285
Ingersoll-Rand Co.Compressed Air8872
InvensysGeneral & Maintenance Software15577
JergusonFluid Handling12171
JLG Industries, Inc.Maintenance Tools & Equipment5191
Kaeser Compressors, Inc.Compressed Air6172
KeytrollerMaterial Handling33080
KleentekMaintenance Tools & Equipment16293
Klozure Dynamic Seals, Oil Seals GroupPower Transmission9574
Klozure Dynamic SealsFluid Handling9471
Klozure Dynamic Seals, Bearing Isolator GroupPower Transmission33274
LENOXMaintenance Tools & Equipment14992
LENOXMaintenance Products15090
Lincoln Electric Company, TheEnvironment, Safety, & Health10386
Ludeca, Inc.Maintenance Tools & Equipment3191
LumaxMaintenance Tools & Equipment191
Maintenance Connection, Inc.General & Maintenance Software20377
MedHesives, Inc.Fluid Handling4770
MGE UPS Systems, Inc.Electrical Power1781
Mikron Infrared, Inc.Instruments11595
Mine Safety Appliances Co.Instruments8494
Moore Industries %%MDASSML%% International, Inc.Control Equipment587
MovinCool/Denso Sales California, Inc.Heating, Ventilating, & Air Conditioning7789
MRO SoftwareGeneral & Maintenance Software13777
National InstrumentsControl Equipment7888
New Pig CorporationEnvironment, Safety, & Health1185
New Pig CorporationMaterial Handling1278
New Standard InstituteTraining Products5380
Nvent LLCFluid Handling10171
Online Development Inc.Control Equipment6887
Peak Industrial Solutions, LLCGeneral & Maintenance Software13076
Pepperl+FuchsControl Equipment5087
Philips Lighting CompanyLighting33184
PhyMet, Inc.Material Handling6578
Power MeasurementElectrical Power22081
PowerFlare Corp.Environment, Safety, & Health25086
Prosoft TechnologyControl Equipment11688
PT TechnologiesElectrical Power2681
Quincy CompressorCompressed Air4372
Ramsay CorporationTraining Products3480
Rexnord IndustriesPower Transmission8274
Rite-HiteMaterial Handling13280
RIZZIR LLCGeneral & Maintenance Software13176
Roberts-Gordon, LLCHeating, Ventilating, & Air Conditioning1989
Rockwell AutomationControl Equipment7687
Rust-OleumMaintenance Products23090
Rytec CorporationConstruction, Buildings, & Grounds1883
SamsungCompressed Air7473
Schneider ElectricControl Equipment15488
Schneider ElectricElectric Motors, Drives, & Controls15369
Schneider ElectricEnvironment, Safety, & Health15286
Scientific Technologies, Inc.Environment, Safety, & Health2885
SEW-Eurodrive, Inc.Material Handling8979
Sherwin-Williams Company, TheMaintenance Products4490
SKFCompressed Air21073
Spectronics CorporationMaintenance Tools & Equipment491
Spirax Sarco, Inc.Fluid Handling670
Spraying Systems Co.Fluid Handling11971
SPX Dock ProductsMaterial Handling2578
Stahlin Non-Metallic EnclosuresElectrical Power4182
Stanley ProtoMaintenance Tools & Equipment7092
Stealth ComputerControl Equipment16388
Streamlight, Inc.Maintenance Tools & Equipment4691
SycloGeneral & Maintenance Software12576
T&S Equipment CompanyMaterial Handling14178
TB Wood's IncorporatedElectric Motors, Drives, & Controls3269
Tel-Tru Manufacturing CoInstruments11094
Thomas & Betts Corp.Maintenance Tools & Equipment8592
Timken Company, TheInstruments11195
Titan PipingFluid Handling9370
TLV CorporationFluid Handling5470
Topper IndustrialMaterial Handling12679
Tridium, Inc.General & Maintenance Software3375
Venture Lighting InternationalLighting10484
Vestil Manufacturing CorporationConstruction, Buildings, & Grounds14583
Vestil Manufacturing CorporationMaterial Handling14380
Vestil Manufacturing CorporationPower Transmission14074
VorpalwareGeneral & Maintenance Software9676
Watt Stopper/LegrandLighting8683

The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2017 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
SCCR, 2018 Maintenance study, and VFDs in a washdown environment.
Welding ergonomics, 2017 Salary Survey, and surge protection
2017 Top Plant winner, Best practices, Plant Engineering at 70, Top 10 stories of 2017
Product of the Year winners, Pattern recognition, Engineering analytics, Revitalize older pump installations
Control room technology innovation; Practical approaches to corrosion protection; Pipeline regulator revises quality programs
The cloud, mobility, and remote operations; SCADA and contextual mobility; Custom UPS empowering a secure pipeline
Setting internal automation standards
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PID controllers, Solar-powered SCADA, Using 80 GHz radar sensors

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

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