PTEN announces 2017 Innovation Award winners

Aug. 4, 2017
With 154 total product entries, top products in 28 categories have been recognized.

PTEN magazine has announced the winners of the 2017 Innovation Awards. This year, the publication received a total of 154 product nominations. Top products in 28 categories have been recognized.

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 2017 issues of Professional Distributor and PTEN magazines. Winners can also be found in the August issues of Professional Distributor and PTEN.

Air Conditioning Service: AirSept, Inc. - EVC-1 Variable Displacement Compressor Tester

Air Tools: Monster - 4” Extended Reversible Cutoff Tool

Battery Service Equipment: Allstart - Boost Max, No.560

Body Shop: Induction Innovations - Inductor Lite

Brake Service: Matco Tools - Parking Brake Cable Coupler Removal Tool, No. PBP1050

Chemicals: RapidFix / Boss Products USA - RapidFix UV Fiber Patch

Computers and Software: Bolt On Technology - Jump Start

Creepers and Seats: Creepex - FastBack

Diagnostic Test Equipment: Drew Technologies - Remote Assisted Programming Kit

Electrical Systems: Lisle Corporation - 71750 LED Quick Change Terminal Tool Set

Engine Service and Repair: ProMAXX Tool - Rocky II ProKit

Fluid Exchange: Purus Fuel Technologies - IC-2 GDI Service Equipment

Hand Tools: KNIPEX Tools LP - Ear Clamp Pliers

Heavy Duty Diagnostics: NEXIQ Technologies - NEXIQ Blue-Link Mini

Inspection Tools, Lab Scopes: Snap-on Tools - BK8500 Advanced Wireless Video Scope

Leak Detection: Lisle Corporation - 69700 Turbo Air System Test Kit, 13 pc

Lifts, Jacks and Stands: Rotary Lift - RLP77 Double-Section Scissor Lift

Lighting: E-Z Red Co. - XLUHLS Hood Hawk

Oil and Lube: Legacy Manufacturing - Flexzilla 20V Cordless Grease Gun Kit - L1388LFZ

Personal Gear: Tech-Life - BeatBlock Twins

Power Tools: Durofix, Inc.- ACDelco Cordless Riveting Tool ARV20104

Scan Tools: CAS - G-Scan 2

Shop Equipment: Flo-Dynamics - AIR/VAC

Specialty Tools: Schley Tools / SP Tools - Heavy-Duty Pitman Arm Remover, No. 11880

Tire, Wheel Service: Bartec USA, LLC - Tech200Pro

Tool Accessories: Lock Technology, Inc.- LT855 - Texas Twister

Tool Storage: Ernst Manufacturing, Inc. - Bit Boss

Welding: Snap-on Tools - Twin Torch Synergic Pulse MIG Welder

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 2017 PTEN Innovation Awards and the AAPEX Show this fall.

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