Honoring Excellence

To see all the 2006 Product of the Year winners, go to: plantengineering.com


To see all the 2006 Product of the Year winners, go to: plantengineering.com

Category Name Award Manufacturer Product

Category Award Manufacturer Product
GRAND AWARD Baldor Electric Co. Stainless Steel Servo-Rated Gearheads
Automation and Control Gold Rockwell AutomationCompactLogix with Kinetix Integrated Motion
Silver Siemens Energy & AutomationSimatic RF600
Bronze Invensys Process SystemsInFusion
Stealth Computer Corp.TuffTouch
Compressed Air Gold Sullair Corporation3700 rotary screw air compressor
Silver TESEO SRLAP 50 modular piping
Exair CorpEFC electronic flow control
Construction, Buildings and Grounds Gold Hilti North AmericaPX10 Transpointer
Silver Albany Door SystemsRapidRoll 3000R
Bronze Eaton CorporationEZ Box and EZ Trim
Goff’s EnterprisesDraw-Tite Door
DL ManufacturingSafety Strap
Electric Motors, Drives and Controls Gold Siemens Energy & AutomationNEMA Motors
Silver Baldor Electric Co.H2 Washdown Duty Inverter
Bronze ITTPumpSmart PS 200
Electric Power Gold LittelfuseSmart Glow Fuse
Silver American Power ConversionSmart Distribution Panel with automatic transfer switch
Environment, Safety and Health Gold Kimberly-Clark ProfessionalKleenguard G60 Purple Nitrile Cut-Resistant Gloves
Silver New Pig CorporationPIG Poly Spill Containment Pallet
Bronze Steril-Aire, Inc.RIDS (Remedial In-room Decontamination System)
Fluid Handling Gold New Pig CorporationPIG One Hand Open-head Funnel
Silver A. W. Chesterton Co.33K Split Bearing Seal
Bronze Spirax Sarco, Inc.PTF4
HVAC Gold Vortec - ITW Air ManagementVortex A/C cooling system
Silver MovinCool/Denso Sales California Inc.CM12 air conditioner
Instrumentation Gold Emerson Process ManagementIn-situ full meter verification technology
Silver Ashcroft Inc.Xmitr
Bronze Extech InstrumentsAirflow Anemometer + IR Thermometer
Lighting Gold Schneider ElectricPowerlink NF3000G3C Controller
Silver Watt Stopper/LegrandEmergency Lighting Control
Bronze The Bodine CompanyCheckMate ET1
Maintenance Products Gold Rust-OleumThermaKrete
Silver GarlockMulti-Swell gasket
Bronze The Sherwin-Williams CompanyAquArmor Flooring System
Maintenance Software Gold Honeywell Process SolutionsField Device Manager
Silver MRO SoftwareMaximo Enterprise Suite
Bronze Cooper Bussmann, Inc.OSCAR Compliance Software
Maintenance Tools and Equipment Gold Fluke Corp.Ti20 Thermal Imager
Silver Superior Tool CompanyUltraCut Cordless Tubing Cutter
Bronze Stanley ProtoQuick Ratchet Tool Set
FixturlaserFixturlaser XA
Ridge Tool CompanyRidgid K-39AF Drain Gun
Material Handling Gold Vestil MfgPortable Worksite Lift
Silver Benko Products Inc.ERG-O-Cart
Bronze Accu-Sort SystemsAccu Vision MiniCam
Productivity Software Gold Adobe Systems Inc.Adobe Acrobat 3D
Silver GE Fanuc AutomationProficy Plant Applications 4.3
Bronze The Lincoln Electric CompanyProduction Monitoring Software
Training/Education Products Gold Fluke Corp.Electrical measurement Safety Package
Silver Ramsay CorporationPLC Test
Bronze New Standard InstituteWeb Based Training

Top Plant
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America.
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.
October 2018
Tools vs. sensors, functional safety, compressor rental, an operational network of maintenance and safety
September 2018
2018 Engineering Leaders under 40, Women in Engineering, Six ways to reduce waste in manufacturing, and Four robot implementation challenges.
GAMS preview, 2018 Mid-Year Report, EAM and Safety
October 2018
2018 Product of the Year; Subsurface data methodologies; Digital twins; Well lifecycle data
August 2018
SCADA standardization, capital expenditures, data-driven drilling and execution
June 2018
Machine learning, produced water benefits, programming cavity pumps
Spring 2018
Burners for heat-treating furnaces, CHP, dryers, gas humidification, and more
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

Annual Salary Survey

After two years of economic concerns, manufacturing leaders once again have homed in on the single biggest issue facing their operations:

It's the workers—or more specifically, the lack of workers.

The 2017 Plant Engineering Salary Survey looks at not just what plant managers make, but what they think. As they look across their plants today, plant managers say they don’t have the operational depth to take on the new technologies and new challenges of global manufacturing.

Read more: 2017 Salary Survey

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