Processing is proud to present the winners of the 2017 Breakthrough Products Awards, which recognize influential and innovative product and technology solutions that made contributions to the process industries within the past year.

The manufacturers recognized this year developed novel solutions that help manage and navigate tough processing environments, meet changing standards, and provide monitoring, control and automation for modern process facilities. These awards celebrate major innovations as well as incremental improvements that increase efficiency, productivity and, ultimately, the bottom line.

Congratulations to the 2017 winners:

Plantweb Insight, Emerson Automation Solutions
MT100 Series Multipoint Thermal Mass Flow Meter, FCI-Fluid Components International
Valve Stem Extensions, Flo-Tite Valves & Controls
Fluke 3550 FC Thermal Imaging Sensor, Fluke Corporation
Fox Model FT4A Thermal Gas Mass Flow Meter, Fox Thermal Instruments Inc.
TBH Series True Union Industrial Ball Valve, Hayward Flow Control
Inpro/Seal VB45-S Bearing Isolator, Inpro/Seal
EZ-Set Pump Chamber Replacing System, Quattroflow, part of PSG, a Dover company
Altivar Process 680 Low Harmonic Process Drive System, Schneider Electric
Quantum High-Pressure Feed Pump, Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group

Read more about each winner here.

2018 Breakthrough Products Awards

Nominate a product in the 2018 Breakthrough Products of the Year awards, which recognize product, technology and service solutions that made significant contributions in the process industries within the last year and that are expected to have impact for years to come.

To be eligible, the product must have been introduced between Oct. 1 2017 — the cutoff for the 2017 awards — and Sept. 30 2018. Winners will be featured in the December 2018 issue of Processing magazine and receive a personalized award plaque.

Check back in early 2018 for the new nomination form.