Index of Finalists


Company Product Category Page
A.W. Chesterton Sealing technology Fluid Handling58
Adobe Systems Inc. CAD, PDF file sharing software Productivity & Training Software53
APC by Schneider Electric Scalable UPS Electrical Power40
Apprion Wireless infrastructure management Automation & Control45
Atlas Copco Oil-injected compressors Compressed Air57
Baldor Mounted roller bearing Power Transmission60
Bentley Electrical CAD software Productivity & Training Software53
Bessamaire Evaporative cooler HVAC55
Big Ass Fans Fan HVAC55
BizWare Direct Inc. ERP, MES software package Productivity & Training Software52
Bosch Rexroth Corp. Production system Manual Material Handling63
Cognex Compact machine vision system Automation & Control44
Compare Variable-speed air compressor Compressed Air57
Cooper Lighting Luminaire Lighting59
Cutsforth, Inc. Generator brush holder system Electrical Power40
DL Manufacturing Dock light Lighting59
DL Manufacturing Under-leveler insulation kit Construction, Buildings & Grounds56
DLI Engineering Remote condition monitoring system Maintenance Software52
Donaldson Tori Torit PowerCore dust collectors and filters Environment, Safety & Health54
Dyadem Quality, risk management software Productivity & Training Software53
Eaton Managed, switched power distribution Electrical Power41
Eaton Single-phase UPS Electrical Power41
Eaton LV power circuit breakers Electrical Power42
Eaton Automatic transfer switch family Electrical Power42
Eaton Panelboards for busway connections Electrical Power40
Eaton Panelboard with neutral grouping Electrical Power42
Eaton Solid-state overload relay Electric Motors, Drives & Controls47
Electro Industries/Gauge Tech Power, energy meter with I/O Electrical Power42
Emerson Industrial Automation Roller bearing Power Transmission60
Emerson Motor Company Horizontal motor for oil, gas Electric Motors, Drives & Controls46
Emerson Process Mgmt, Micro Motion Div. Two-wire Coriolis flowmeter Instrumentation47
E-MON, LLC Wireless three-phase kWh meter Electrical Power41
Equipois Inc. zeroG4 Environment, Safety & Health54
ERIEZ FinesSort Material Handling Systems61
Exair Corp. Compressed air nozzle Compressed Air57
Extech Instruments Corp., div. of Flir Corp. Compact thermal imaging camera Maintenance Tools & Equipment48
Farr Air Pollution Control FDC Dust Collector Controller Environment, Safety & Health54
Ferraz Shawmut Fuse-type panelboard Electrical Power40
FLIR Systems, Inc. Infrared cameras Maintenance Tools & Equipment48
FLIR Systems, Inc. Infrared camera Maintenance Tools & Equipment49
FLIR Systems, Inc. Infrared camera Maintenance Tools & Equipment49
FLIR Systems, Inc. Infrared camera Maintenance Tools & Equipment50
FLIR Systems, Inc. Infrared camera Maintenance Tools & Equipment50
Fluke Corp. Thermal imagers Maintenance Tools & Equipment48
Gardner Denver HeliFlow Industrial Series 616 and 624 Material Handling Systems62
Garlock Sealing Technologies, Klozure div. Bearing isolator Maintenance Products51
Gates Corp. Coupling Fluid Handling58
Gates Corp. Hydraulic hose sleeving system Fluid Handling59
GE Consumer & Industrial Low-voltage power circuit breaker Electrical Power40
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms HMI/SCADA visualization software Automation & Control44
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms Maintenance software Maintenance Software51
Goodway Technologies, Corp. Foam cleaner for cooling towers Maintenance Tools & Equipment49
Gorbel Inc. Jib crane Manual Material Handling63
Harrington Hoists, Inc. NER/ER Electric Chain Hoists Material Handling Systems61
Hawk Measurement Sonar level measurement system Instrumentation47
Hilti Inc. Hilti VC20-U + VC 40-U vacuums Environment, Safety & Health55
Hitachi Large capacity ac drive Electric Motors, Drives & Controls46
Honeywell Process Solutions Inventory tracking and tracing software Productivity & Training Software53
Infor Asset sustainability software Maintenance Software51
Inpro/Seal Shaft sealing system Maintenance Products50
IRISS Inc Infrared inspection window Maintenance Products50
IRISS Inc. Inspection viewing window Maintenance Products51
ITT Corp. Knife gate slurry valve Fluid Handling59
ITT Corp. ANSI process pump Fluid Handling58
JLG Industries Inc. Portable lift Manual Material Handling62
Lenze-AC Tech Servo drive with embedded software Electric Motors, Drives & Controls47
Life Cycle Engineering Leadership skills training Productivity & Training Software53
Liftow Lock-out Box Environment, Safety & Health55
Liftow Forklift level indicator Manual Material Handling62
Liftow Lift Truck Log Environment, Safety & Health61
Ludeca, Inc. Vibration analyzer Maintenance Tools & Equipment49
Miller Fall Protection Miller TurboLite Personal Fall Limiter Environment, Safety & Health54
Misumi USA, Inc. Axis stages Manual Material Handling62
Molex, Inc., Automation and Electrical Products Div. DeviceNet diagnostic monitor Automation & Control43
Molex, Inc., Automation and Electrical Products Div. IP67-rated EtherNet/IP I/O block Automation & Control45
Molex, Inc., Automation and Electrical Products Div. Ethernet/serial communication modules Automation & Control46
Molex, Inc., Automation and Electrical Products Div. Remote scanner for DeviceNet Automation & Control45
National Instruments Corp. Cameras for inspection, machine vision Automation & Control43
National Instruments Corp. Enhanced design software Productivity & Training Software52
Neptune Research Inc. Composite pipe-reinforcing wrap Maintenance Products50
New Pig Corp. Containment pallet Fluid Handling58
New Pig Corp. Drum lid Maintenance Tools & Equipment48
New Pig Corp. Funnel Maintenance Tools & Equipment50
New Pig Corp. Leak diverter Maintenance Products51
New Pig Corp. FAT MAT Super-Absorbent Mat Environment, Safety & Health54
New Pig Corp. Containment tray Manual Material Handling62
New Pig Corp. PIG 5-Gallon Latching Pail Lid Material Handling Systems60
New Standard Institute Belt, chain drive training Productivity & Training Software52
Operation Technology Electrical analysis software Electrical Power42
Orion Energy Systems Inc. Light Pipe Lighting59
Parsec Automation Corp. Real-time productivity software Productivity & Training Software53
ProSoft Technology Master, slave I/O for Profibus DP Automation & Control43
Quick Fitting Inc. Ball valves Fluid Handling59
Quick Fitting Inc. Push valves Fluid Handling58
Ramsay Corp. Test for CNC operators Productivity & Training Software52
Rite-Hite Corp. Barrier system Construction, Buildings & Grounds56
Rockwell Automation Safety I/O module Automation & Control43
Rockwell Automation Modular managed switch Automation & Control44
Rockwell Automation PAC for SIL applications Automation & Control45
Rockwell Automation Compact PAC for small applications Automation & Control44
Rockwell Automation Asset management software Maintenance Software52
Rytec Corp. Rolling grille door Construction, Buildings & Grounds56
Schneider Electric Panelboard for lighting applications Electrical Power41
Schneider Electric Remote monitoring power meter Electrical Power41
Schneider Electric Low voltage MCC Electric Motors, Drives & Controls46
Schneider Electric Motor management system Electric Motors, Drives & Controls47
Schneider Electric Simplified pushbutton spring clamp Automation & Control43
Schneider Electric Compact controller for harsh environments Automation & Control44
Siemens Energy & Automation Inc. Arc-resistant LV switchgear Electrical Power41
Siemens Energy & Automation Inc. Wireless mobile HMI Automation & Control43
Siemens Energy & Automation Inc. SCADA visualization software Automation & Control45
Siemens Energy & Automation Inc. Switch-mode power supply Automation & Control44
Siemens Energy & Automation Inc. Distributed I/O module with Profinet Automation & Control46
Sopogy, Inc. Solar concentrator Electrical Power42
Sperian Protection VeriPRO Environment, Safety & Health54
Spirax Sarco Inc. Steam separator Fluid Handling58
Stealth Computer Corp. Widescreen industrial LCD monitor Automation & Control45
Streamlight Inc. Rechargeable LED flashlights Maintenance Products51
Sullair Corp. Rotary-screw air compressors Compressed Air57
The Raymond Corp. Harsh environment pallet trucks Manual Material Handling63
The Raymond Corp. iWarehouse Fleet Optimization System Material Handling Systems61
Topper Industrial, Inc. TRANS4MER CART Material Handling Systems60
Topper Industrial, Inc. Hydraulic Mother Cart Material Handling Systems61
Topper Industrial, Inc. Engine Block Conveyor Cart Material Handling Systems61
Topper Industrial, Inc. Corral Cart with Self-Elevating Dollies Material Handling Systems62
TorcUP Inc. Pneumatic wrench Maintenance Tools & Equipment49
Torque Gun Co. LLC Torque gun Maintenance Tools & Equipment48
Toshiba International Corp. IGBT-based UPS Electrical Power40
Toshiba International Corp. Adjustable speed drive Electric Motors, Drives & Controls46
Toyota Material Handling, USA, Inc. Toyota ac electric tow tractors Material Handling Systems60
Toyota Material Handling, USA, Inc. Toyota 8-Series reach truck Material Handling Systems60
UE Systems Inc. Ultrasonic inspection system Maintenance Tools & Equipment48
UltraTech International Inc. Magnetic rack protection Construction, Buildings & Grounds56
UltraTech International Inc. Ultra-ADA Pad, Cas-in-Place Model Environment, Safety & Health55
Vaisala Dewpoint transmitter Compressed Air57
Vibralign Inc. Laser shaft alignment system Maintenance Tools & Equipment49
Victaulic Vortex Fire Suppression System Environment, Safety & Health55
Zoneworks Flexible Industrial Barriers Barrier curtains Construction, Buildings & Grounds56

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System Integrator of the Year
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June 2018
2018 Lubrication Guide, Motor and maintenance management, Control system migration
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
June 2018
Machine learning, produced water benefits, programming cavity pumps
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
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

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Electrical Safety Update
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The maintenance journey has been a long, slow trek for most manufacturers and has gone from preventive maintenance to predictive maintenance.
IIoT: Machines, Equipment, & Asset Management
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Data Centers: Impacts of Climate and Cooling Technology
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