12 firms earn AWFS Visionary Awards
The Visionary Awards were presented during the 2017 AWFS Fair held July 19-22.
AWARD WINNERS | By Karen M. Koenig
Twelve companies have earned AWFS 2017 Visionary Awards
for new product innovation and leadership.
Product Innovation Award in Industry 4.0: Osync
Machine Analytics v2.0® by C. R. Onsrud. The company
says the Osync Machine Analytics v2.0 provides production
managers with real-time monitoring for their CNC machinery.
Product Innovation Award in Industry 4.0 Technology: Lean Robot Cell by SCM. The company’s Lean Robot
Cell 4.0 takes Industry 4.0 concepts and puts them to practical
use. The system is completely automated, served by two anthropomorphic robots and requires only one operator.
Productivity Award in Machinery Over $50,000: Durr
Ready2spray Paint Robot from Enhancement Technologies/
Stiles Machinery. Designed for the wood, plastics, and metal
industries, Durr’s Ready2spray consists of a small six-axis
robot equipped with high-end technology for the application
of solvent- and water-based one- and two-component paints.
Award for Productivity and Product Innovation in
Power Tools: Shaper Origin by Shaper Tools Inc. The Shaper
Origin is a hand-held router that can be steered by a smart-
phone sized guidance system.
Product Innovation Award in Power Tools: TrueH-
VLPTM Precision- 6 Turbo Paint Spray System by Apollo
Sprayers International Inc. The company says the Precision- 6
uses patented Power Boost Technology to provide the highest
available output pressure (30% more PSI than a 5-stage) for a
wide range of paints and coatings.
Product Innovation Award in Components: Snap Pan-