Z1000U Matrix Drive Named Winner of Product of the Year Award

Sep 15, 2016

Waukegan, IL. The Drives & Motion Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. Is pleased to announce that the Z1000U Matrix Drive has been awarded 2016 Product of the Year by Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine.

Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year (POY) program is the premier award for new products in the mechanical, fire/life safety, electrical, lighting, plumbing, and related nonresidential building systems market. 2016 marks the 12th year of the POY program. The annual readers-choice program provides Consulting-Specifying Engineer's audience with information about the top new product in their fields.

Products are nominated by their manufacturers in any of the following 15 categories:

  • Air movement, dehumidification
  • Apps for Engineers
  • BAS, controls, energy management
  • Chillers
  • Electrical distribution
  • Emergency, on-site, standby power
  • Equipment-level sensors and controls
  • Fire, life safety, mass notification
  • HVAC/R
  • Lighting controls
  • Lighting and luminaires
  • Plumbing and water management
  • Software: design, modeling, analysis
  • Test instruments, meters, data loggers
  • Variable frequency drives, variable speed drives

Voting is then open to qualified subscribers of Consulting-Specifying Engineer products (magazine - print or digital, E-newsletters, white papers). Voters are asked to select a product they feel is best in any of the categories, along with a Most Valuable Product as the overall winner. When the votes were tallied, the Z1000U Matrix Drive emerged as the 2016 Most Valuable Product.

Yaskawa is extremely proud of the award, as it represents that the energy-saving features we’ve designed and built-in to the Z1000U are resonating throughout the building automation engineering community.

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