AHR Expo Innovation Awards honor top new products

Innovative products in the HVAC&R marketplace will be honored as winners of the 2008 AHR Expo Innovation Awards competition this month in New York. The honorees represent the best submissions from the thousands of products on display at the 2008 AHR Expo, January 22-24, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York.

01/15/2008


Innovative products in the HVAC&R marketplace will be honored as winners of the 2008 AHR Expo Innovation Awards competition this month in New York.

 

The honorees represent the best submissions from the thousands of products on display at the 2008 AHR Expo, January 22-24, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York. The winners span the industrial marketplace, ranging from the latest development in green building technology to the newest instrument.

 

 

 

The 2008 winners are:


BUILDING AUTOMATION
Company : Tek-Air Systems Inc.
Product : AccuValve air control valve
COOLING
Company : NORDYNE
Product : 23-SEER air conditioner with iQ Drive
GREEN BUILDING
Company : Carrier Corporation
Product : Evergreen chiller w/ Foxfire technology
HEATING
Company : Hallowell International
Product : Acadia heating and cooling system
INDOOR AIR QUALITY
Company : Lennox International
Product : Enhanced Dehumidification Accessory
REFRIGERATION
Company : Emerson Climate Technologies
Product : Copeland SystemPro condensing unit
SOFTWARE
Company : Maxwell Systems Inc.
Product : Maxwell Systems Estimation Takeoff
TOOLS & INSTRUMENTS
Company : Omega Engineering Inc.
Product : zSeries Wireless Sensor System
VENTILATION
Company : ebm-papst Inc.
Product : 5-blade EC axial fan w/ winglets

 

Honorable Mention

 


BUILDING AUTOMATION
Building Automation Products Inc.
Honeywell International
Reliable Controls Corporation
Viconics Electronics Inc.
COOLING
Baltimore Aircoil Company
Carrier Corporation
Daikin AC (Americas) Inc.
Honeywell International
GREEN BUILDING
Grundfos Pumps Corporation
Lennox International
Oventrop Corporation
HEATING
AERCO International Inc.
ClimateMaster Inc.
Grundfos Pumps Corporation
Hydro Delta Corporation
INDOOR AIR QUALITY
Broan-NuTone LLC
Carrier Corporation
Hoffman Controls Corporation
REFRIGERATION
ebm-papst Inc.
Sporlan Division - Parker Hannifin
Tecumseh Products Company
SOFTWARE
Bidtracer Specialty Software Group LLC
Engineered Software Inc.
Honeywell International
Jonas Software Ltd.
TOOLS & INSTRUMENTATION
Appion Inc.
Emerson Climate Technologies
Nu-Calgon Wholesaler Inc.
VENTILATION
AirConcepts Inc.
GLV International Ltd.
Munters Corporation

 

A panel of judges comprising ASHRAE members selected for their exceptional knowledge of the industry and its products reviewed and evaluated all submissions. Product entries were judged for innovation, application, value to user and market impact.

 

The Innovation Awards will be presented as part of the three-day AHR Expo and will be on display on the show floor.

 



Top Plant
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2017 Top Plant.
Product of the Year
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
System Integrator of the Year
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.
May 2018
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
March 2018
SCCR, 2018 Maintenance study, and VFDs in a washdown environment.
April 2018
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
December 2017
Product of the Year winners, Pattern recognition, Engineering analytics, Revitalize older pump installations
Spring 2018
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

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

The Maintenance and Reliability Coach's blog
Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
One Voice for Manufacturing
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
The Maintenance and Reliability Professionals Blog
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Machine Safety
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
Research Analyst Blog
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Marshall on Maintenance
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
Lachance on CMMS
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.
Maintenance & Safety
The maintenance journey has been a long, slow trek for most manufacturers and has gone from preventive maintenance to predictive maintenance.
Industrial Analytics
This digital report explains how plant engineers and subject matter experts (SME) need support for time series data and its many challenges.
IIoT: Operations & IT
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.
Randy Steele
Maintenance Manager; California Oils Corp.
Matthew J. Woo, PE, RCDD, LEED AP BD+C
Associate, Electrical Engineering; Wood Harbinger
Randy Oliver
Control Systems Engineer; Robert Bosch Corp.
Data Centers: Impacts of Climate and Cooling Technology
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
Safety First: Arc Flash 101
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
Critical Power: Hospital Electrical Systems
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me