PTEN announces 2016 Innovation Award winners

Aug. 4, 2016
With 111 product entries, top products in 26 categories have been recognized.

PTEN magazine has announced the winners of the 2016 Innovation Awards. This year, the publication received 111 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 May and June 2016 issues of Professional Distributor and PTEN magazines.  (View a full list of the 2016 PTEN Innovation Award nominees.) Winners can also be found in the August issues of Professional Distributor and PTEN.

Air Conditioning: CPS Automotive FX3030

Air Tools: Chicago Pneumatic CP7737

Battery Service Equipment:  Snap-on Wireless Battery System Tester, No. EECS550

Body Shop: Chief Automotive Rivet Gun, No. PNP90

Brake Service: Lock Technology LT 993 Brake Fitting Re-Thread Kit

Chemicals: DOT 3/4 Anti-Rust Brake Fluid Treatment

Computers and Software: Mitchell 1 Manager SE - Scheduler

Diagnostic Test Equipment: Phoenix Systems Coolant + Brake Fluid Test Strips

Education & Training: Electronic Specialties Hands On-Line Training Cards

Electrical Systems: Cal-Van Tools Amp Hound 2

Engine Service and Repair: General Technologies GTC505 Engine Ignition Analyzer

Fluid Exchange: Link New Tech QD7S1 Qwik Draw Stationary Hybrid Coolant and Power Steering Flush and Exchange Machine

Hand Tools: KNIPEX Tools Hose Clamp Pliers for Click Clamps

Inspection Tools, Lab Scopes: Automotive Test Solutions IC Inspection Camera

Leak Detection: Redline Detection Dual Purpose Diagnostic Leak Locator

Lifts, Jacks and Stands: Rotary Lift SPO12 EH3 Extended Height Two-Post Lift

Lighting: ATD Tools SABER 2000 Lumen LED Corded/Cordless Underhood Light with 25’ Removable Cord, No. 80357

Oil and Lube: Lisle Corporation 19342 Multi-Application Oil Funnel

Power Tools: Snap-on 14V/18V Multi-Bay Charger, No. CTC123

Scan Tools: Snap-on VERUS Edge 

Shop Equipment: New Pig PIG No-Trip Commercial Floor Mat

Specialty Tools: Induction Innovations Mini-Ductor Venom

Suspension: OTC 4246/4247 Hendrickson Suspension Bushing Tool

Tire, Wheel Service: The Cartek Group Cartek Robotics

Tool Storage: Tech-Life The Grid

Welding: Snap-on Synergic MIG Welder, No. MIG160i

View a full list of the 2016 PTEN Innovation Award winners.

The PTEN and 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 2016 PTEN Innovation Awards and the AAPEX Show this fall.

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