PTEN announces winners of 2013 Innovation Awards

Professional Tool & Equipment News magazine has announced the winners of the 2013 Innovation Awards. This year, the publication received more than 80 product nominations. 

Evaluated by a panel of judges consisting of technicians and shop owners, the PTEN Innovation Awards recognize the most innovative products introduced in the last year to the automotive aftermarket. These tools, introduced or significantly updated within the last year, are evaluated based on their ability make vehicle diagnosis and repair easier and more efficient, and make shops more productive.

Nominees were featured in the April and May 2013 issues of PTEN.  (View a full list of the 2013 PTEN Innovation Award nominees.) Winners can also be found in the June issue of PTEN.

Air Conditioning                               

Lock Technology Inc.

LT991- Hollow End Line Taps

                    

Air Tools                              

Lock Technology Inc.

LT1800- 4 Pc Impact Drivers

 

Battery Starting/Charging                            

Midtronics, Inc.

GRX-5100 EV/HEV Battery Service Tool

                              

Chemicals

Bar's Products

Rislone Gasoline Fuel System Treatment No. 4700

 

Computers & Software                

Inspection Connection

ProSpec Inspection Software

                               

Diagnostic Test Equipment         

AESwave (Automotive Electronics Services, Inc.)

uActivate - Ulitmate Circuit Breakout Box       

 

Electrical Systems                           

Matco Tools

TH209 Professional Circuit and Parasitic Drain Tester           

        

Fluid Exchange                 

Link New Tech

PXA9 Transmission Flush

  

Hand Tools                

Knipex Tools

TwinForce

            

Heavy Duty                        

Thexton Manufacturing

DEF-Chek Tester         

                  

Inspection Tools, Lab Scopes     

Snap-on

BK8000 Wireless Digital Inspection Scope

 

Jacks & Stands                  

Traxion

ProGear Topside Creeper (No. 3-700)   

                

Leak Detection                 

Global Leak Detection

Pop-it Capless Double Door Fuel Neck Adapter

                    

Lifts                       

Rotary Lift

Spotline laser spotting guide

                         

Lighting                               

Snap-on

Rechargeable Lithium Ion Work Light (CTLED7850)

                      

Oil & Lube                          

SKF/Lincoln Industrial 

18V Lithium-Ion PowerLuber

                      

Power Tools                      

ACDelco

ARI2044B Li-ion 18V 3/8" Angle Impact Wrench with Digital Clutch   

               

Repair Information Sources        

Autodata Publications

Quick Reference Pro 

                               

Safety Equipment                           

New Pig Corporation

PIG Battery Acid Spill Kit in See-Thru Bin

                

Scan Tools                          

Drew Technologies

MongoosePro GM II

                       

Shop Equipment                             

Snap-on Equipment

Integrity Test Drive

                  

Specialty Tools                 

Innova Electronics Corp (Equus)

Digital Compression Tester 5612              

                               

Tire, Wheel Service                        

Snap-on Equipment

John Bean AC400 Touchless Wheel Clamp

                           

Tool Accessories                              

Big Gator Tools

V-Drill and V-Tap Guides

                            

Tool Storage                      

Snap-on

Diagnostic Mobile Workstation

 

View a full list of the 2013 PTEN Innovation Award winners.

The PTEN and VehicleServicePros.com staff will be holding the annual awards ceremony on the show floor of the AAPEX Show in Las Vegas this November. Look for more coverage of the 2013 PTEN Innovation Awards and the AAPEX Show this fall.

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