Ingersoll Rand

Popular Mechanics awards Ingersoll Rand with SEMA Editor's Choice Award

Ingersoll Rand, a provider of air compressors, tools, fluid management and material handling equipment, received a 2013 SEMA Editor’s Choice Award from Popular Mechanics for the IQV12Series cordless tools, which debuted at this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) trade show. Ingersoll Rand previously won the award at the 2011 SEMA Show for the W7150 1/2″ 20V cordless Impactool.

The Popular Mechanics automotive editors reviewed more than 1,500 new products at the 2013 SEMA Show to determine the best new car technology products for automotive enthusiasts. The IQV12Series cordless tools were one of the top 15 products, and the only power tools to receive this recognition.  

“Winning this award from Popular Mechanics is a huge honor because it recognizes the advancements Ingersoll Rand has made in cordless technology,” said Nathan Schmid, marketing manager of vehicle services with Ingersoll Rand. “We’ve developed this line of 12-volt products to meet the needs of the compact cordless market. These tools are designed for comfort and durability, and provide the right amount of torque for tight spaces and delicate repairs.” 

The IQV12Series cordless tools offer versatile performance and cordless convenience so technicians can access difficult spaces faster and easier. The series includes three Impactools, two ratchets, a drill/driver, a screwdriver and an LED task light — all powered by a 2.0 Ah 12-volt lithium-ion battery. Every tool in the line features a lightweight, ergonomic design to minimize operator fatigue.

Regarding the award, Popular Mechanics said, “We've always liked the effort Ingersoll Rand puts into its tools — the design and ergonomics of its 20-volt line impressed us in 2011. The brand's new line of 12-volt cordless power tools is no exception. Compact, light, and sturdy, they provide maneuverability you need in tight spaces while still offering sufficient power.”

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