New Equipment Digest Announces Best New Manufacturing Product Award Winners The Inaugural King Awards Showcases Innovation and Significant Inventive Developments of New Products in Manufacturing

CLEVELAND, April 9, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- Penton Media's New Equipment Digest, the industry's most preferred and trusted source for product news in manufacturing, has announced the winners of its inaugural King Awards competition, which showcases the best new manufacturing products introduced during the year, and recognizes the talent and commitment of the companies involved with the development of these products. The print and digital readers of New Equipment Digest chose the gold, silver and bronze winners in 11 distinct categories in an online voting process.

According to John DiPaola, Vice President of Penton Media's Manufacturing and Supply Chain Group and Publisher of New Equipment Digest, "there was a tremendous response to this year's competition. We had 83 outstanding product nominees and more than 6,000 votes were cast for the products. The NED audience was engaged in the King Award program and the amount of product entries and votes surpassed our expectations."

The 2012 NED King Award winners, featured in the April issue, are:

Assembly/Fastening/Tools Category

  • Threadlocker Tape, Henkel Corp., GOLD
  • High-Speed Soldering System, Spirig Advanced Technologies Inc. (SAT), SILVER
  • Cable & Pipe Clamp, Thomas & Betts Corp., BRONZE

Controls & Instruments Category

  • Configurable MHI Panel, EAO Corp., GOLD
  • Wi-Fi Infrared Camera, FLIR Systems, SILVER
  • Wireless Articulating Videoscope, Extech Instruments, a FLIR Co., BRONZE

Electrical/Electronics Category

  • AC/DC Clamp Meter, Fluke Corp., GOLD
  • Push-In Luminaire Disconnect, Thomas & Betts, SILVER
  • Lighted Alarm, Floyd Bell Inc., BRONZE

Facilities/Maintenance/Plant Operations Category

  • De-Stratification Fans, Zoo Fans, GOLD
  • Laser Alignment System, LUDECA, SILVER
  • Latching Lid for Poly Drums, New Pig Corp., BRONZE

Fluid/Pneumatic Power Category

  • Hydraulic Hose Monitor, Eaton Corp., GOLD
  • Atomizing Spray Nozzles, EXAIR Corp., SILVER
  • Intelligent Compressor Control, Kaeser Compressors, BRONZE

Material Handling Category

  • Integrated Lift Truck Scale, Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc., GOLD
  • Drum Containment Bag, New Pig Corp., SILVER
  • Belt Conveyor, Dorner Manufacturing, BRONZE

Metalworking Category

  • Cryogenic Machining, MAG IAS, LLC, GOLD
  • Portable Magnetic Drill, CS Unitec, Inc., SILVER

Motion Control Category

  • Joystick with Hand Grip, J.R. Merritt Controls, Inc., GOLD
  • ACS Stepper/Drive/Controller, Tolomatic, SILVER
  • Magnetic Encoder with Sensor, Novotechnik, BRONZE

Packaging Equipment & Supplies Category

  • Triplex Steel Pail, Cleveland Steel Container, GOLD
  • Paper Void Fill System, Sealed Air Protective Packaging, SILVER
  • Label Printing System, K-Sun Corp., BRONZE

Process Equipment Category

  • Heat Sensitive Labels, Spirig Advanced Technologies Inc. (SAT), GOLD
  • Documenting Process Calibrators, Fluke Corp., SILVER

Safety Category

  • Stop Switch, EAO Corp., GOLD
  • HEPA Safety Monitoring Filter, Camfil Farr APC, SILVER
  • Auto-Darkening Filter, Kimberly-Clark Professional, BRONZE

We are pleased to bestow these awards on significant and inventive products that enable all involved in manufacturing to do their jobs more efficiently and effectively," DiPaola further explains. "We offer our congratulations to the winning companies."

Pictures and descriptions of the winning products can be found in the April issue of New Equipment Digest and online at www.newequipment.com/kingawardwinners. The winning products will also be displayed at the 2012 IndustryWeek Best Plants conference (www.iwbestplants.com), April 23-25 in Indianapolis.

For details on how you can enter your innovative product in the 2013 King Awards competition, simply visit www.newequipment.com/kingawardsentry

Contact: Jacquie Niemiec, 216-931-9585, jacquie.niemiec@penton.com

SOURCE Penton Media Inc.



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