Your 2010 Impovation Award Winners!
IMPO readers voted in droves for the second annual IMPOvation product technology award. From a pool of 80 nominees, you picked your favorites:
The Gold Series High Vacuum (GSHV) pneumatic receiver from Camfil Farr APC (Air Pollution Control) controls emissions in applications up to 17” Hg vacuum or 8 psi positive pressure. The pump combines rugged construction and high-efficiency cartridge filtration with simple service to create a heavily-reinforced dust capture vessel for use as a central vacuum system. The GSHV comes with a choice of two Gold Cone HemiPleat filter cartridges, available in MERV 11 or MERV 15/16 ratings.
The runner up:
The VIBXPERT II rugged portable vibration analyzer, from Ludeca, combines a rapid processor with an energy-efficient color VGA display, which has 102,400 lines of resolution. All forms of machine vibrations, bearing conditions, process data, and visual inspection information can be collected and stored on the expandable Compact Flash Card for report generation. The VIBXPERT II provides an easy-to-use and icon-driven platform that offers functionality for the analysis of complex vibration problems. Capabilities include order spectrum, phase, orbits, run-up and coast-down measurements, and more.
Plex Online is an ERP SaaS software suite, using 400 modules to manage operations from the shop floor, such as quality management and machine integration. In addition, the system incorporates enterprise resource planning (ERP) functions such as accounting and finance, customer relationship management (CRM) functions, and supply chain management (SCM) capabilities. Automatic data “redundancy” and tight integration foster speed-to-market improvements.
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