2007 Finalists Product of the Year

For 20 years, PLANT ENGINEERING’s Product of the Year award has been among the most coveted honors in manufacturing. One reason for that is the award is chosen by our readers. You have that opportunity again to choose from entries in 18 categories to determine the best new products of 2007.

11/15/2007


For 20 years, PLANT ENGINEERING ’s Product of the Year award has been among the most coveted honors in manufacturing. One reason for that is the award is chosen by our readers. You have that opportunity again to choose from entries in 18 categories to determine the best new products of 2007.

In order to innovate effectively, plant managers and plant engineers need to evaluate their needs and make the best selection to help their plant grow and thrive. That’s what Product of the Year is all about. Your evaluation gives you a chance to review the latest ideas in manufacturing. You also can find some new ways to look at existing problems on the plant floor. It’s only one vote per category, but by the nature of PLANT ENGINEERING ’s product evaluation process, all of the solutions on the pages that follow reflect new ways to address existing problems.

PLANT ENGINEERING readers eligible to vote for Product of the Year will receive a link to their electronic ballot this week via email. Just pick the products you think provide the greatest value in manufacturing, and we’ll total up the votes. No duplicate ballots will be accepted. The one product with the highest vote total will receive the Grand Award, won in 2006 by Baldor Electric Co.

The Product of the Year awards will be presented at PLANT ENGINEERING ’s Manufacturing Summit on March 31, 2008 in Chicago.





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Electrical standards, robots and Lean manufacturing, and how an aluminum packaging plant is helping community growth.
April 2018
2017 Product of the Year winners, retrofitting a press, IMTS and Hannover Messe preview, natural refrigerants, testing steam traps
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ROVs, rigs, and the real time; wellsite valve manifolds; AI on a chip; analytics use for pipelines
February 2018
Focus on power systems, process safety, electrical and power systems, edge computing in the oil & gas industry
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Product of the Year winners, Pattern recognition, Engineering analytics, Revitalize older pump installations
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Burners for heat-treating furnaces, CHP, dryers, gas humidification, and more
April 2018
Implementing a DCS, stepper motors, intelligent motion control, remote monitoring of irrigation systems
February 2018
Setting internal automation standards

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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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