Control Engineering 2007 Engineers’ Choice Award Winners

At Control Engineering, our job is to keep you informed of the latest trends and technologies. It is in this spirit that the Engineers’ Choice program was created. Awards and honorable mentions were given in 21 subcategories of products. Eligible products were those introduced in North America and available for purchase between Jan. 1, and Nov. 1, 2007. See who you chose.

02/07/2008


Control Engineering Engineers' Choice Awards
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2007 Engineers’ Choice Awards

Technology Leaders
The industrial automation space is one of constant change. At Control Engineering , our job is to keep you informed of the latest trends and technologies. It is in this spirit that the Engineers’ Choice program was created. Eligible products were those introduced in North America and available for purchase between Jan. 1, and Nov. 1, 2007. More than 150 new products were nominated. Control Engineering readers returned more than 870 completed ballots via e-mail. Awards and honorable mentions were given in 21 subcategories of products.Winners are listed below; click on the category head for more information, and for name of the products earning honorable mentions. (Please scroll down to see links to winners and prior winners.)

 

Application and Programming Software


Application software
SolidWorks 2008
SolidWorks Corporation

Enterprise integration/analysis
FactoryTalk Historian Site Edition
Rockwell Automation

Programming sofware
LabVIEW 8.5
National Instruments

Human Machine Interface
and Industrial PCs


HMI hardware
Maple Systems Silver Series Plus
Maple Systems

HMI software
Wonderware InTouch 10.0
Invensys

Industrial PCs

Stealth LPC-450Little PC
Stealth Computer Corp.

Motors, Motion Control & Drives


Motors
Adjustable Speed Brushless BMC & BSM
Baldor Electric

Motion Control
Allen-Bradley CompactLogix L45
Rockwell Automation

Drives
Allen-Bradley PowerFlex DC drives
Rockwell Automation

Networks/Communication
Hardware & Software


I/O products & cabling
Bluetooth I/O Module
connectBlue

Network software & diagnostics
KEPServer EX
Kepware Technologies

Switches, routers & gateways
7000 Series, Gigabit capable industrial Ethernet switches
N-Tron

Wireless solutions
FlexPower Wireless Nodes
Banner Engineering

Machine and Embedded Control


Controllers
Modicon M340 PAC
Schneider Electric

Discrete sensors & readers
AccuProx Analog Inductive Sensor
Eaton Corporation

Embedded products
ThinkCore W345 embedded computer
MOXA Technologies

Instrumentation & Control Components


Components & connectors
Fluke 771 Milliamp Process Clamp Meter
Fluke Corporation

Instrumentation & analysis
ABB SM500F four channel recorder
ABB Instrumentation

Process sensors
UWTC Thermocouple-to-Wireless Connector
Omega Engineering

Process and Advanced Control


Advanced control
RS Logix 5000 Fuzzy Designer
Rockwell Automation

Process & batch control
Simatic PCS 7 Box 416
Siemens Energy & Automation

Engineers' Choice Extras



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