The annual 2017 AHR Innovation Awards competition honors the most inventive and original products, systems and technologies showcased at each year’s AHR Expo in the categories of: building automation; cooling; green building; heating; indoor air quality; plumbing; refrigeration; software; tools & instruments; and ventilation.
The winner in the Tools & Instruments category:
The new PEXGUN from PEXOLOGY is an automatic, lightweight and compact handheld tool that attaches PEX pipe to rebar or wire mesh in less than one second. Ideal for use in radiant heating and cooling, and snow and ice melt applications, the PEXGUN facilitates affixations that are three times faster than plastic staples, and five times faster than zip ties. With typical radiant system installations requiring thousands of ties, PEXGUN can notably reduce overall installation time, while minimizing repetitive strain on the installer. An optional extension arm provides further installer relief, enabling affixations without bending or kneeling.
Company: PEXOLOGY, Inc. (www.pexgun.com; 2017 AHR Expo booth No. C6618)