IWF Challengers Awards nominations released
IWF Challengers Award

Winners of the 2022 IWF Challengers Award will be named Aug. 23.

Companies from around the world entered this year's IWF Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award. In all, 67 companies entered 86 products into the contest that recognizes companies demonstrating exemplary achievement in the development of "product, service, or manufacturing technologies and techniques created to advance the industry."

A panel of nine judges, consisting of recognized professionals drawn from across the industry landscape, reviewed and analyzed each entry.
From the full field of contestants, 20 finalists are selected on June 20 to perform live demonstrations for judges' review on the day preceding show opening. Judges render final decisions to select winners based on demonstration outcomes. Seven winners will be announced on IWF 2022 opening day, Tuesday, August 23. The finalists will be on display in The Challengers Award Gallery throughout the duration of the show.

The 86 contestants for the IWF 2022 Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award competition, are listed here:

  1. 3B S.p.A | OVERLINE
  2. abcd, jr. enterprises, LLC | Modular Cabinet System
  3. AikenControls | nAble-Advanced Board Labeling System
  4. All*Star CNC Products, Inc. | SpoilTiles
  5. Altendorf Group America, Inc. | Hand Guard
  6. Alvic USA LLC | Croma
  7. Ardis US | Ardis Analytics
  8. BACCI America, Inc. | 5-Axis CNC Machining Center with Disappearing Jig-Less Clamps
  9. BACCI America, Inc. | CNC Turning Lathe with 4 Vertical Spindles
  10. BACCI America, Inc. | Robotic Feed System for High Volume Batch One Outside Profile/Sand Process
  11. Bella Terra Interior Solutions/Clean Armor Technology, LLC | Clean Armor Wood 700
  12. Biesse America | Automated MDF Shaker Door Production Line
  13. Biesse America | Biesse Rover B FT High Dynamics
  14. Biesse America | Stream A Single Motor Corner Rounding Unit
  15. Biesse America | T-Jet: Dust Mitigation System
  16. Biesse America | XPS eXtreme Positioning System
  17. CalPlant | Eureka MDF
  18. Casadei Busellato | Vitap K2 2.0 with Flow Automation
  19. Circle T Manufacturing LLC | Easy Lock Miter Machine
  20. Colonial Saw | STRIEBIG Edition 60
  21. Colonial Saw/Lamello USA | Zeta P2 Cordless
  22. Crows Nest Software, Inc. | CROWS NEST
  23. Delmhorst Instrument Company | Navagator Series Wood Moisture Meter with Bluetooth®
  24. Donaldson Company, Inc. | Rugged Pleat Baghouse Collector
  25. Eagle Machinery & Supply, Inc. | Eagle StraitLine Gang Rip Saw
  26. Felder Group USA | glueBox
  27. Felder Group USA | PCS (Preventative Contact System)
  28. FGV America Inc. | OMNIA L AnyClick Hinge
  30. Guffey Systems | PivotLine™
  31. Guffey Systems | PivotPoint™
  32. HSD SpA | MY HSD
  33. Hymmen GmbH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau | Digital Staining
  34. IFS Coatings, Inc. | IFS PureClad
  35. Innovashelf | EZ-Loc adj Floating Shelf Bracket
  36. JOULIN North America LLC | Joulin Gantry
  37. Kanefusa, USA, Inc. | ECO ENSHIN KNIFE
  38. Kastamonu | Kastamonu Entegre- Safe Surface
  39. Kiwi Vision LLC | The Morgan Square
  41. Krautzberger North America | Material Pressure Regulators
  42. Kundig USA Inc. | Cados
  43. Kval Inc. | KvalCAM CNC Programming Software
  44. Lentz Machinery Group/PADE USA | Finishing Robot with ORB
  45. Lentz Machinery Group/PADE USA | New Turning and Sanding Mill
  46. Martin Woodworking Machines | MARTIN ConnectControl
  47. Mattersmith LLC | Mattersmith Platform
  48. MB Maschinenbau GmbH | ROBA Fusion Double end tenoner
  49. Nederman | LBR SmartFilter
  50. Next Wave CNC | RS1000
  51. Nordfab Ducting | Quick-Fit Visual®
  52. Northtech Machine, LLC | Northtech Machine's iDovetail
  53. Northtech Machine, LLC | Northtech Machine's L5 No Lock SLR Fence
  54. Nutek Machinery | Ott Edgebander Storm Plus with Combimelt Glue System
  55. Oneida Air Systems, Inc. | 10" Single Phase Rotary Air Lock Valve
  56. Oneida Air Systems, Inc. | Benchtop Dust Collector
  57. Oneida Air Systems, Inc. | Dust Deputy® 2.5 Cyclone Separator 14-Gallon Delux Kit
  58. Oneida Air Systems, Inc. | Dust Deputy Bagger Cyclone Separator Kit
  59. Oneida Air Systems, Inc. | Super Dust Deputy 4/5 Cyclone Separator 14-Gallon Delux Kit
  60. Oneida Air Systems, Inc. | Supercell Mobile 14 Gal. High Pressure Dust Collector
  61. OVVO Ltd. | OVVO Drilling Connection System
  62. Paintline | Portable Jobsite Spray Booth
  63. Paintline | ProDryingRack Transport (PDRTR)
  64. Peak Toolworks | Endurance Diamond Finger Joint Cutter
  65. Pillar Machine | HP5D-Horizontal Bore Dowel & Groove
  66. Pro Edge Technology | Lockdowel CNC Machining Center
  67. RAMPA TEC Inc | RAMPA Threaded Insert Type E
  68. Rev-a-Shelf | 448 Swivel Pullout
  69. Salice America, Inc. | Bifold Door System
  70. Salice America, Inc. | CQ Full Access Hinge
  71. SCHENK LTD | 8mm Schenk Drawer Box
  72. SCM North America | Maestro Power TMS
  73. SCM North America | Robotic Nesting/Dowelling/Banding/Sorting Cell
  74. Shaper Tools | Workstation
  75. Stevens Industries, Inc. | Dura-Lam
  76. Stevens Industries, Inc. | IM-PAX
  77. Super Jig | Super Jig DF12X14
  78. Taylor / Cameron / JLT | Rack & Stack Flooring Nester
  79. Thermwood Corporation | AutoProcessor 43
  80. Topp Line Incorporated | The Blind Stapler
  81. Uneeda Enterprises, Inc. | EKADIAMOND Abrasive Sponges
  82. USNR | AddVantage Chop & Rip Saw Optimizer w/ Deep Learning
  83. Voorwood Company | A5615 Stile and Rail Machine
  84. WEB-CAB | Planning Assistant
  85. Weinig Holz-Her North America | SafeDetect Radar System for CNC Machines
  86. WoodTech Sales (Pty) Ltd | TruCut Automated Panel Saw Fence





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