Canadian Packaging

Regal Beloit advances four products in Product of the Year program

Finalists include axial PM motor, ball bearing, concentric locking collar and right angle transfer module.

November 16, 2017
by Canadian Packaging staff

BELOIT, Wis.—Regal Beloit Corporation, a leading manufacturer of electric motors, electrical motion controls, power generation and power transmission components, announced that four of its products have been named finalists in Plant Engineering’s 2017 Product of the Year program:

  • SealMaster Large Bore Performance Gold Line Mounted Ball Bearing;
  • SealMaster Skwezloc Locking Collar;
  • System Plast MODSORT Right Angle Transfer Module (see image above);
  • UlteMAX Axial PM motor.

The finalist products will be voted on by Plant Engineering subscribers through January 5, 2018.

The UlteMAX motor’s unique profile and design offer a systemic shift in the commercial HVAC motor industry, featuring one-third the weight and size of a traditional induction motor and an integrated configurable control for fast, easy installation, operation and serviceability.

The Skwezloc Locking Collar achieves improved lock reliability through an innovative circumferential groove on its inner ring bore that reduces stress on the inner ring

The time-saving Axial Groove in the inner ring of the Large Bore Performance Gold Line Mounted Ball Bearing bore allows for easier bearing removal.

The MODSORT Right Angle Transfer Module is a low-noise, low-voltage station that easily integrates with new or existing material handling systems, with the ability to transfer a wide array of products.

“We are excited to have four of our latest product innovations chosen as finalists this year,” says Regal Beloit Corporation vice-president of marketing and communications Paul Goldman. “Our teams are very focused on providing innovative; high-efficiency, easy-to-maintain, time-saving solutions for our customers. Being recognized by Plant Engineering is an honor for the entire team at Regal.”

The Product of the Year program, now in its 30th year, recognizes winners annually, with this year’s categories covering apps for engineers, asset management, automation and controls, compressed air, electric motors and drives, electric safety, energy management, environmental health, fluid handling, lighting, maintenance software, maintenance tools and equipment, material handling systems, plant analytics, productivity, and training and safety.

Winners receive Gold, Silver or Bronze in their respective categories, and the product that receives the most votes overall is recognized with the Grand title.

The complete list of Plant Engineering product finalists is available at

Voting is open to qualified subscribers of Plant Engineering products (print or digital magazine, e-newsletters, white papers, etc.), runs through January 5, 2018 and can be accessed on the Plant Engineering site.

Winners will be announced on this site on April 2, 2018, and will be featured in the May issue of Plant Engineering.

About Regal Beloit Corporation
Regal Beloit Corporation is a leading manufacturer of electric motors, electrical motion controls, power generation and power transmission products serving markets throughout the world. The company is comprised of three business segments: Commercial and Industrial Systems, Climate Solutions and Power Transmission Solutions. Regal is headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin, and has manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout Canada, the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

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