2013 Engineers' Choice Awards finalists

Official ballots are open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers.


Vote now! For a limited time, official Engineers’ Choice ballots are open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition qualified subscribers. Based on your experience, please vote, using the link below, for the best Engineers’ Choice finalists of 129 entries across 29 categories. Voting criteria are: technological advancement, service to the industry, and market impact.

Details and photos are available for each product. For program FAQs, please click here. Winners and honorable mentions will be featured in the February 2013 issue.

Voting has closed. Winners will be announced mid-February.

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Finalists by category


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Hardware - Handheld test, measurement, calibration

Hardware - HMI, operator interface, thin-client

Hardware - Industrial PCs

Hardware - Integrated HMI controllers

Machine and Embedded Control - CNCs, board-level products

Machine and Embedded Control - Discrete sensors

Machine and Embedded Control - Machine vision, barcode readers

Machine and Embedded Control - PACs

Machine and Embedded Control - PLCs

Motion Control

Motion Control - Drives

Motion Control - Servo drives

Network Integration - Ethernet hardware

Network Integration - I/O systems

Network Integration - Network hardware

Network Integration - Wireless products

Power - Energy, power interruption

Power - Energy, power protection

Power - Energy, power protection, UPS

Power - Motor control

Process Control - Process sensors

Process Control systems

Safety - Machine safety

Software - Applications

Software - Applications, monitoring

Software - Control design

Software - Diagnostics

Software - HMI software

Software - Mobile apps for controls, automation, instrumentation