The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS) has awarded 12 companies with a Visionary New Product Award for product innovation and leadership in the woodworking industry at the recent AWFS Fair in Las Vegas.
The Visionary New Product Awards recognize creativity and innovation as well as leadership in green/environmental product development. Entries were evaluated on quality, production impact, practicality, innovation and user-friendliness.
This year’s awards were chosen by a panel of hand-selected judges representing various areas of the industry, including professional end-users, woodworkers and company owners, and announced during 2017 AWFSFair.
The winners are:
Product Innovation Award in Industry 4.0 Software
Osync Machine Analytics v2.0®/C.R. Onsrud
Product Innovation Award in Industry 4.0 Technology
SCM Lean Robot Cell/SCM
Productivity Award in Machinery Over $50,000
Dürr Ready2spray PAINT ROBOT/Enhancement Technologies
Award for Productivity and Product Innovation in Power Tools
Shaper Origin/Shaper Tools, Inc.
Product Innovation Award in Power Tools
Apollo TrueHVLP™ Precision-6 Turbo Paint/Apollo Sprayers International, Inc.
Product Innovation Award in Components
Rev-A-Shelf LLC/Tresco Lighting Snap Panel Lighting/Rev-A-Shelf LLC
Productivity Award in Hardware
Lockdowel “Snap on” Drawer Slides/LOCKDOWEL
Product Innovation Award in General Product Category
Oneida Air Systems’ Universal Dust-Free Router Hood/Oneida Air Systems
Product Innovation Award in Tooling
Leitz BrillianceCut Circular Saw Blade/Leitz Tooling Systems
Product Innovation Award in Software
Virtual Vision 3D/Next Wave Automation
Product Innovation Award in Raw Materials
AKF with Rombex Technology/Uneeda
Productivity Award in Machinery under $50,000
LT-2D3D-C Laser Templator/Laser Products Industries
AWFSFair is an important biennial meeting place for international commerce in the woodworking industry. The Fair brings together the home and commercial furnishings industry, including manufacturers and distributors of machinery, hardware, lumber, construction materials and other suppliers to the furniture, cabinet manufacturers and custom woodworkers.