Awards

PEXGUN WINS 2017 AHR EXPO MOST INNOVATION TOOL OF THE YEAR AWARD

The PEXGUN is the winner of the AHR 2017 most innovative tool of the year award. The new PEXGUN PG101 is an automatic, lightweight and compact hand-held 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, the 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. The AHR Expo Innovation Awards is an annual competition that honors the most inventive and original products, systems and technologies showcased at each year’s AHR Expo. Products go head-to-head in the following categories: building automation; cooling; green building; heating; indoor air quality; plumbing; refrigeration; software; tools & instruments; and ventilation. Winners are selected by a panel of third-party ASHRAE member judges who evaluate all award entries based on innovative design, creativity, application, value and market impact.