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. 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.
February 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.
Jan/Feb 2018
Welding ergonomics, 2017 Salary Survey, and surge protection
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
April 2018
Implementing a DCS, stepper motors, intelligent motion control, remote monitoring of irrigation systems
February 2018
Setting internal automation standards
December 2017
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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