ROSEMONT, Ill., May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Penton's New Equipment Digest (NED) announced the 2016 winners for its inaugural Innovation Awards at the IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Conference and Expo.
Twenty finalists for the award were selected from over 2,000 new product innovations featured in New Equipment Digest over the past year. These finalists represent the highest level of innovative disruption—they are engineered to create new markets, promising to unlock new manufacturing capabilities and fundamentally change their industries.
Next, thousands of manufacturing leaders, decision makers, engineers, and NED readers cast their votes to select 11 of the most innovative products of the year.
"Innovation is as much an act of inspiration as it is bravery," says Travis Hessman, Editor-in-Chief for New Equipment Digest. "Making an existing piece of equipment better is a safe and profitable bet; doing something different is a risky gamble. Those who take that risk, and do it well, deserve to be celebrated."
The 2016 NED Innovation Winners:
- ABB: YuMi
Dual-armed collaborative robot
- Artec 3D: Space Spider
High-resolution handheld 3D scanner
- Clearpath: Robotics, Inc: OTTO
Self-driving warehouse robot
- Comau: Racer3
High-speed, 6-axis articulated robot
- Crown Equipment: QuickPick Remote
Warehouse wearable for remote forklift operation
- DMG MORI: LASERTEC 65 3D
All-in-one 3D printing & milling machine
- Ergodyne: Work Wear 6490
Battery-operated heated jacket
- Keyence: FD-Q Flow Sensor
Clamp-on flow sensor
- Miller: Weld-Mask
Auto-darkening welding goggles
- Schneider Electric: Tricon CX
Compact industrial safety system
- Tesla: Powerwall
Industrial battery system
New Equipment Digest (NED) is a sister publication of IndustryWeek in Penton's Manufacturing & Supply Chain Group. For the past 80 years, NED has been the leading source for the latest industrial product information, market trends, and manufacturing news. NED prides itself on publishing the most current and trending industrial innovations first to help bring manufacturers the tools and technologies they need to do their jobs.
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