Congratulations 2018 Product of the Year winners
Winners of the 14th annual Consulting-Specifying Engineer Product of the Year awards included power monitoring and management solutions, diesel generators, and a thermal imaging sensor, among other notable technologies. Each of the following winning innovations has been designed to improve quality, lengthen lifecycles, and increase efficiencies.
This year, companies submitted their new and improved products debuted in 2017 to be judged for this distinguished honor. Then readers whittled them down to 37 winners you’ll find here—including the 2018 Most Valuable Product winner, which received the most votes overall.
Entries for the 2019 program will open Dec. 3, 2018.
Most Valuable Product of 2018
The ECO is a lightweight and economical industrial fan featuring 8- to 24-ft diameter blades and a custom direct-drive motor. The ECO offers a full range of control options, including Hunter Industrial’s standard 1:1 analog control and touchscreen controls with network capability and the flexibility to manage up to 30 fans. Plug-and-play technology and lightweight components also make this product quick and easy to install with no ongoing maintenance required. The ECO high-volume, low-speed fan is built to last.
Hunter Industrial Fan, www.hunterindustrialfan.com
BAS, Controls, Energy Management
- Gold Award: EcoStruxure Power Monitoring Expert, Schneider Electric
- Silver Award: Eclypse nLight Solution, Distech Controls
- Bronze Award: Design Envelope Tango Pump, Armstrong Fluid Technology
Drives, Pumps, Motors
- Gold Award: NovaMAX EC Permanent Magnet Motor, Regal Beloit America
- Silver Award: Q-Link Variable Frequency Drive, Franklin Control Systems
- Bronze Award: ecocirc 19-16 Variable-speed ECM Circulator, Xylem
- Gold Award: ETAP Real-Time Power Management System, ETAP
- Silver Award: 3VA UL Molded Case Circuit Breaker, Siemens Industry
- Bronze Award: BFT Main Feed Thru Module, Siemens Energy Management
Emergency, On-Site, Standby Power
- Gold Award: KD Series Diesel Generator, Kohler Power Systems
- Silver Award: Cat 3516E Diesel Generator Set, Caterpillar
- Bronze Award: Optotronic Dual-Mode Programmable Emergency LED Driver, OSRAM
Fire, Life Safety, Mass Notification
- Gold Award: 400 Series LED Notification Appliance, Mircom Technologies
- Silver Award: Duralife FPLP-CI Fire Alarm Cable, Radix Wire
- Bronze Award: FireLock Innovative Groove System for Small Diameter Hard-pipe Solutions, Victaulic
- Gold Award: York YZ Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller, Johnson Controls
- Silver Award: Liebert DSE Packaged Freecooling Solution (400kW), Vertiv
- Bronze Award: Ecoflair Indirect Air Economizer, Schneider Electric
HVAC: Air Movement, Compressors, Etc.
- Gold Award: Variable Refrigerant Packaged Heat Pump, Friedrich
- Silver Award: Copeland Scroll Two-Stage Compressor with Modulation Control, Emerson
- Bronze Award: Turbocor High Lift Compressor, Danfoss
Lighting & Luminaires
- Gold Award: QuadroMAX Plus Modular Area Lighting Fixture, MaxLite
- Silver Award: Pauluhn Intrepid Linear LED Luminaire, Eaton
- Bronze Award: GeoPak Outdoor Geometric LED Wallpack, Hubbell Lighting
- Gold Award: Encelium Edge Standalone Wireless Light Management System, OSRAM
- Silver Award: NX Distributed Intelligence, Hubbell Lighting
- Bronze Award: Tork 1109A Multi-Volt Timer, NSi Industries
Plumbing & Water Management
- Gold Award: System Solution for CPVC Pipe, Victaulic
- Silver Award: MegaPress XL Fitting & PressBooster, Viega
- Bronze Award: NCC199CDV Condensing Tankless Water Heater, Noritz
Software: Design, Modeling, Analysis
- Gold Award: Electrical Power System Analysis & Operation Software, ETAP
- Silver Award: Victaulic Tools for Revit 2018, Victaulic
- Bronze Award: ESP-Systemwize System Selection Tool, Xylem
Test Instruments, Meters, Data Loggers
- Gold Award: 3550 FC Thermal Imaging Sensor, Fluke Corp.
- Silver Award: 1740 Series Power Quality Logger, Fluke Corp.
- Bronze Award: T6 Electrical Tester, Fluke Corp.