2017 Engineers' Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, until Dec. 21.


For a limited time, the official Engineers’ Choice ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers. Vote for the best Engineers’ Choice finalists of 116 entries across 28 categories.

Based on your experience, please vote in as many categories for which you feel qualified based on technological advancement, service to the industry, and market impact. Details and photos are available for each product. Voting will close on Dec. 21, 2016; Winners and honorable mentions will be notified by Dec. 28, 2016. Winners and honorable mentions will be featured in more detail in the February 2017 issue of Control Engineering

For program FAQs, please click here.

Finalists by category

Click on a product for more information, including description and image.

Hardware — Data acquisition

Hardware — Handheld test, measurement, calibration

Hardware — HMI, operator interface, thin-client

Hardware — Integrated HMI controllers

Machine & Embedded Control — CNCs, board-level products

Machine & Embedded Control — Discrete sensors, machine vision

Machine & Embedded Control — PLCs, PACs, industrial PCs

Motion Control — Drives, motor control centers

Motion Control — Servo drives

Motion control, motors

Network Integration — Ethernet hardware

Network Integration — Ethernet switches

Network Integration — I/O systems

Network Integration — Signal conditioning

Network Integration — Wireless products

Power — Energy, power protection

Power — Energy, power protection, UPS

Process Control — Flowmeters, process sensors

Process Control Systems

Safety — Machine safety

Safety — Process safety, intrinsic safety

Software — Applications

Software — Asset management, reporting

Software — Control design

Software — Data analytics, diagnostics

Software — HMI software

Software — Industrial Internet of Things connectivity

Software — Mobile apps for controls, automation, instrumentation

Voting, an important responsibility: Voting on this ballot is only open to qualified subscribers of Control Engineering products. One ballot per qualified* subscriber will be accepted; multiple ballots from the same qualified subscriber will be invalid. Ballots received from non-qualified subscribers will be invalid. *Employees of product manufacturers with a finalist in the current program and their properties, agencies, vendors, and representatives, even if Control Engineering subscribers, are ineligible to vote. View the Official Rules for more information.

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