2016 Engineers' Choice Awards: Spotlight on innovation

Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 27 categories.

The 29th annual Control Engineering Engineers' Choice Awards shines a light on 27 categories of control, instrumentation, and automation products, revealing the best of those introduced in 2015 as chosen by you, Control Engineering's print and digital audience. Review the winners and honorable mentions here to see if their innovative solutions can help you solve one of your most pressing problems.

Also, join us in congratulating these technological innovators. Let them know you learned about their solutions in Control Engineering, and tell them what problems you need solutions for next. Their continuous improvement ensures that manufacturers, machine builders, and automation system integrators can achieve the levels of agility, efficiency, and effectiveness necessary to compete—and win—in today's global economy.

More than 100 finalists from 60 companies were listed on ballots for evaluation. Automation professionals from Control Engineering’s subscriber lists—all of whom are responsible for or influence technology purchases, or have hands-on day-to-day interaction with the technologies in each category—then voted to identify the products they felt were the most exceptional based on technological advancement, service to the industry, and market impact. The result is a short list of Engineers' Choice Awards winners and honorable mentions in 27 categories. A total of 27 winners and 27 honorable mentions were named for 2016.

Control Engineering staff extends appreciation to all who nominated products and took the time to vote. The 2016 Engineers’ Choice Awards will be presented to the winners on March 21, 2016, in Chicago.

- Amanda Pelliccione is the project manager of events and awards programs for Control Engineering, CFE Media. Contact her with questions about these programs at apelliccione@cfemedia.com.


2016 Engineers' Choice Awards winners


Hardware — Handheld Test, Measurement, Calibration

TiX560

Fluke Corp.

Hardware — HMI,
Operator Interface, Thin-client


Wonderware InTouch Panel PC

Schneider Electric

 
Hardware — Industrial PCs


EXPC-1519

Moxa Inc.

Hardware — Integrated
HMI Controllers


Unistream 15"

Unitronics Inc.

Machine & Embedded Control — CNCs, Board-level Products

IndraMotion MTX

Bosch Rexroth Corp.

Machine & Embedded Control — Discrete Sensors

EZProx

EZAutomation

Machine & Embedded Control — Machine Vision, Barcode Readers

In-Sight 8405

Cognex

Machine & Embedded Control — PACs, PLCs

PLC Logic

Phoenix Contact


Motion — Motors

Extreme Duck Ultra

Leeson Electric


Motion Control

UR3

Universal Robots

Motion Control —
Drives, Servo Drives


U1000 Industrial Matrix Drive

Yaskawa America Inc.

Network Integration —
Ethernet Hardware


Allen-Bradley Stratix 5400

Rockwell Automation

Network Integration —
Network Hardware


MGate W5208

Moxa Inc.

Network Integration —
Wireless Products


IW3700 Series

Cisco Systems

Network Integration I/O —
Ethernet, Wireless


ioLogik 2542-HSPA-T

Moxa Inc.


Power — Energy, Power Protection

PACT RCP Rogowski Coil Solution

Phoenix Contact


Process Control — Flowmeters

Model 5700

Micro Motion Inc.
 


Process Control Systems

IPC620 Migration System

Weidmuller
 


Safety — Machine Safety

Allen-Bradley
Guardmaster 440C-CR30

Rockwell Automation

Safety — Process Safety, Intrinsic Safety

OptiSIS

Rockwell Automation
 

Software — Alarm Management

Wonderware Alarm Adviser

Schneider Electric

Software — Applications

KEPServerEX v5.18

Kepware Technologies

Software — Control Design

Studio 5000 Logix Designer v24.0

Rockwell Automation

Software — Diagnostics

FactoryTalk VantagePoint 6.0

Rockwell Automation
 



Software — HMI Software

InduSoft Web Studio 8.0

Schneider Electric Software

Software — Mobile Apps for Controls, Automation, Instrumentation

KPIWorX v10.9

Iconics



Software — Process Applications

Wonderware Recipe Manager Plus

Schneider Electric
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