2012 Engineers' Choice Awards index: 33 honorable mentions


Handheld – Handheld test, measurement, calibration
Yokogawa CW10 Clamp-on Power Meter, Yokogawa

Handheld – HMI, operator interface, thin-client
Magelis STU Small Panel HMI, Schneider Electric

Handheld – Industrial PCs
Nanobox IPC, Siemens

Handheld – Integrated HMI controllers
Vision350 PLC and HMI, Unitronics

Machine and embedded control – CNCs, board-level products
31i-Model B CNC, Fanuc FA America

Machine and embedded control – Discrete sensors
TM18 Photoelectric Sensor, Banner Engineering

Machine and embedded control – Machine vision, barcode readers
Genie TS GigE Vision Camera, Teledyne Dalsa

Machine and embedded control - PACs
NI CompactRIO 9082 System Controller, National Instruments

Machine and embedded control - PLCs
A3200 MotionPAC Software-based PLC and Motion Controller, Aerotech Inc.
L Series Temperature Controller, Mitsubishi Electric

Motion control
Electric Mini Slide EGSL, Festo AG Co. KG

Motion control - Drives
Eaton Soft Start Controller, Eaton Corporation

Motion control – Servo drives
MR-JN Servo, Mitsubishi Electric

Network integration – Ethernet hardware
Mach104-16TX-PoEP Gigabit Ethernet Workgroup Switch with 16 PoE-Plus Ports, Hirschmann

Network integration – I/O systems
Intelligent Marshalling for Foxboro I/A Series DCS, Invensys Operations Management

Network integration – Network hardware
Eaton SmartWire-DT Panel Solution, Eaton Corporation

Network integration – Signal conditioning, diagnostics
Jumpflex 857-402 Universal Signal Conditioner, Wago

Network integration – Wireless I/O
SureCross Performance DX80 Wireless I/O, Banner Engineering

Network integration – Wireless products
WI-MOD-E-G Wireless Industrial Ethernet Modem, Weidmuller

Power – Energy, power protection
SVR-PL Series Ultra-wide Temperature AC Power Line Regulator, Falcon Electric

Power – Motor control center
tiastar SmartStart Motor Control Center, Siemens

Process control - Flowmeters
ST100 Series Thermal Mass Flow Meter, Fluid Components International

Process control – Process sensors
LMT Series Point-Level Sensor, ifm efector inc.
GC8000 Process Gas Chromatograph, Yokogawa Corporation of America

Process control systems
Well Producer RTU, Yokogawa

Safety – Machine safety
Simocode Pro Safety Overload Relay Fail-Safe Expansion Modules, Siemens

Safety – Process safety, intrinsic safety
The ESR5 Relay for Safety Circuits, Eaton Corporation

Software - Applications
FactoryTalk Historian Site Edition (SE), Rockwell Automation

Software – Control design
MapleSim Modeling and Simulation Software, Maplesoft

Software - Diagnostics
PlantPAx ModelBuilder Data Monitoring and Analysis Software, Rockwell Automation

Software – HMI software
FactoryTalk View Site Edition (SE) HMI Software, Rockwell Automation

Software – Mobile apps for controls, automation, instrumentation
MobileHMI, Iconics
Opto iPAC Mobile Application for Control Systems, Opto 22


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