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

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System Integrator of the Year
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October 2018
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August 2018
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June 2018
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Spring 2018
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October 2018
Complex upgrades for system integrators; Process control safety and compliance
September 2018
Effective process analytics; Four reasons why LTE networks are not IIoT ready

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