PTEN announces 2018 Innovation Award winners

Aug. 16, 2018
With 142 total product entries, top products in 27 categories have been recognized.

PTEN magazine has announced the winners of the 2018 Innovation Awards. This year, the publication received a total of 142 product nominations. Top products in 27 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 2018 issues of Professional Distributor and PTEN magazines. Winners can also be found in the August issues of Professional Distributor and PTEN.

Air Conditioning Service:  Bosch Robinair - LD7 Premium Refrigerant Leak Detector

Air Tools:  Mac Tools - Heavy Duty Geared Air Saw, No. MPS1911

Battery Service Equipment:  Midtronics, Inc - Battery Diagnostic Service System, No. DSS-5000

Body Shop:  Bartec USA - LLCQST250 Parking Sensor Tool

Brake Service:  Sp Tools/Schley Products Inc.  - Toyota Parking Brake Tool, No. 14150

Chemicals:  Snap-on Tools - 4-Pack Black Cherry Hand Cleaner, No. WOD1125ACSA

Computers and Software:  ALLDATA Corp. - ALLDATA Collision Advantage

Diagnostic Test Equipment:   Snap-On Diagnostics - ZEUS

Diagnostics, Heavy Duty:  TEXA USA - AXONE HD

Electrical Systems:  Snap-on Tools - Digital Multimeter, Circuit Tester and "Y" Terminal Master Kit, No. EEDMCT-KIT

Engine Service and Repair:  Sp Tools/Schley Products Inc.- Sensor Socket Set, No.15300-EGT

Hand Tools:  Sp Tools/Schley Products Inc. - Diesel DEF Tube Release Forks, No. 15200

Inspection Tools, Lab Scopes:  Snap-On Tools - Video Inspection Scope, No. BK3000

Leak Detection:  Bosch - HPT 500 High-Pressure Diagnostic Leak Tester

Lifts, Jacks and Stands:  Rotary Lift - Mach Flex powered by RedFire

Lighting:  Streamlight, Inc. - Stinger Switchblade

Oil and Lube:  Lumax, LLC - Heavy Duty Quick-Release Grease Coupler, No. LX-1403

Personal Gear:  Snap-On Tools - Heated Hoodie, No. SSX17P111

Power Tools:  Snap-On Tools 3/8" Drive Cordless Long-Neck Ratchet, No. CTR767

Repair Information:  Mitchell 1 - ProDemand 1Search Plus

Scan Tools:  ALLDATA Corp. - ALLDATA Diagnostics

Shop Equipment:  Hunter Engineering Company AutoComp Elite Brake Lathe

Specialty Tools:  Lisle Corporation - Oil Filter Plug for Cummins, No. 57180

Tire, Wheel Service:  Lock Technology - German Vehicle Rotating Ring Lug Nut Removal Kit, No. LT4569

Tool Accessories: Cal-Van Tools - Versa Drive 2 in 1 adapters

Tool Storage:  Milwaukee ToolPACKOUT Modular Storage System

Welding:  DentFix Equipment - EZ Nitro Plastic Welder Kit, No. DF-EZN1G

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 2018 PTEN Innovation Awards and the AAPEX Show this fall.

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