2021 Product of the Year Finalists: Vote now!
Who will win gold in 2021? Consulting-Specifying Engineer announces the finalists for the 17th annual Product of the Year competition, and readers will have the final word. Cast your votes online.
Voting for the 17th annual Product of the Year awards is now open! This year, companies submitted their new and improved products introduced to the North American market between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021, to be judged for this distinguished honor. Here, we have listed the finalists in each of the 10 categories. It is now up to Consulting-Specifying Engineer subscribers to determine which products will stand out from the crowd and win gold, silver and bronze.
Read full product descriptions using the links below and vote for the products you feel are the best in their categories by Sept. 10, 2021. The product that receives the most votes within the program will be named the Most Valuable Product (MVP) of 2021. The results will appear in December 2021 in print and online, and award winners will be honored at the annual Engineering Awards in Manufacturing dinner in Spring 2022, in Chicago, hosted by CFE Media and Technology.
2021 Product of the Year Finalists
Electrical Systems & Equipment
- Crouse-Hinds TMC3 Armored Cable Gland, Eaton
- Polypropylene Liner for Flextray Wire Basket, Eaton
- eProtect Enterprise Protection Asset Management Solution, ETAP
- RFBA Floor Box, Legrand / Electrical Wiring Systems
Electrical: Fuses, Circuit Breakers, Safety
Equipment-Level Sensors & Controls
- Smart Power Plant Controller, Bachmann Electronic
- Crouse-Hinds SCSR Combination Motor Starter with Receptacle, Eaton
- PACMotion Servo Motion Control Solution, Emerson
- PACSystems RXi2-BP Industrial Computer, Emerson
- R2000 Control Panel, FS-Elliott
- NX Lighting Control Panel, Hubbell Lighting
- PEV-1 Piezoelectric Gas Flow Valve, Key High Vacuum
- MasterConsole Digital Dual KVM Switch, Raritan, Legrand
Fire & Life Safety
- ESFR-34 Pendant Sprinkler, Johnson Controls
- LFP Antifreeze+, Johnson Controls
- TY-L Stainless Steel Sprinkler, Johnson Controls
- FireFighter D400 Curtain Shutter, McKeon Door Co.
- CoilKeeper Supervisory Switch, Potter Electric Signal Co.
- Peer-to-Peer Network Card for Fire Alarm Panels, Potter Electric Signal Co.
- FDA241 Lithium-ion Battery Off-gas Particle Detector, Siemens Smart Infrastructure
HVAC/R Systems & Equipment
- HVAC Load Reduction 100M Module, enVerid Systems
- FCP Thermostat, Johnson Controls
- Nova Energy Recovery Ventilator, Oxygen8
- Climatix Rooftop Unit Optimization Solution, Siemens Smart Infrastructure
HVAC: Air Movement, Compressors, Etc.
- RZ Rooftop Unit (45 to 240 ton), AAON
- Powerfoil Breeze Overhead Fan, Big Ass Fans
- Aero 39M Air Handler, Carrier
- AquaForce 30XV Variable-speed Air-cooled Screw Chiller, Carrier
- WeatherExpert Variable-speed Rooftop Unit, Carrier
- ProFire SBR-30 Burner, Cleaver-Brooks
- Mixed Flow Square Inline Fan, Greenheck
- YORK Mission Critical Horizontal Computer Room Air Handler, Johnson Controls
- YORK Sun Premier Rooftop Unit, Johnson Controls
- Vertiv Liebert CWA Thermal Wall, Vertiv
Lighting & Lighting Controls
- Metalux Perceive Technology, Cooper Lighting Solutions
- Champ Emergency Lighting LED Luminaire, Eaton
- Crouse-Hinds SynergEX EZFlex Encapsulated Hazardous Area Lighting and Heat Tracing Panelboard, Eaton
- Vanish Petroleum Gas Canopy, Hubbell Lighting
- GreenMAX DRC with Wireless Connectivity, Leviton Manufacturing Co.
Plumbing & Water Management
- Hycleen Automation System, GF Piping Systems
- NCC199CDV Condensing Tankless Water Heater, Noritz
- Sanicom 2 Duplex Drain Pump, Saniflo
- PP-RCT Large-diameter Piping System, Uponor
- Bell & Gossett CRS Coalescing-style Air and Sediment Separator, Xylem
- Bell & Gossett ecocirc 20-18/ecocirc+ 20-18 Variable-speed ECM Smart Circulator, Xylem
Power Systems & Equipment
- Mangoldt Type IHF Kit, Allied Industrial Marketing
- Cat G3520 Gas Generator Set, Caterpillar
- PowerCommand X-Series Transfer Switch, Cummins
- eOTS Training Simulator, ETAP
- SL LiFePO4 Uninterruptible Power Supply, Falcon Electric
- KD Tier 4 Diesel Generator Set, Kohler Power
- KD4000 Diesel Generator Set, Kohler Power
- KG 10.3L Gas Generator Set, Kohler Power
- REZXD Gas Generator Set, Kohler Power
Software: Design, Modeling, Monitoring
- PACEdge Industrial Edge Platform, Emerson
- iVisionmax-Secure Software, L&T Electrical & Automation
- iVisionmax-TAMS Software, L&T Electrical & Automation
- Symphony Industrial AI Digital Manufacturing, Savigent
- EcoStruxure Microgrid Build, Schneider Electric
- ExoStruxure Microgrid Energy Control Center, Schneider Electric
- Victaulic Tools for AutoCAD, Victaulic
How to Cast Your Vote
Voting for the Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2021 Product of the Year program opened July 1, 2021; the online ballot is accessible here. Voting is only open to qualified subscribers of Consulting-Specifying Engineer products (print or digital magazine, enewsletters, white papers, etc.). Qualified subscribers are encouraged to vote in as many categories for which they are qualified based on technological advancement, service to the industry and market impact. Read more about voting eligibility via the program’s Official Rules.