Control Engineering announces Engineers’ Choice Award Winners,  2007 New Product Compendium

Oak Brook, IL — Control Engineering has announced the winners of its 2007 Engineers’ Choice Awards, and released its 2007 New Product Compendium, an online index of more than 150 control, instrumentation and automation products introduced to North America in 2007.

02/08/2008


 

Oak Brook, IL Control Engineering has announced the winners of its 2007 Engineers’ Choice Awards, and released its 2007 New Product Compendium, an online index of more than 150 control, instrumentation and automation products introduced to North America in 2007. The 21 product winners and 22 honorable mentions are published in a supplement .

 

The annual awards competition is open to products introduced and available for purchase between Jan. 1, and Nov. 1, 2007. It garnered more than 150 nominees, a 25% increase versus last year. Products from 34 companies earned awards or honorable mentions in 21 subcategories (See list below.)

 

Ballots were sent to members of the Control Engineering community—engineers and manufacturing professionals with hands-on interaction and/or purchasing influence for the technologies in each product class. “Response was excellent,” said Marc Moschetto, Control Engineering editorial director. “We generated more than 870 completed ballots, marking a 20% increase versus last year.”

 

The

 

2007 New Product Compendium

 

an annual list of new products to act as a reference,” said Moschetto. The list includes product names and descriptions, and links to vendor Websites for more information, divided into the same product classes and subcategories as the awards.

 

“We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all the vendors whose products were in the running, as well as to our readers who participated in the voting process. Their contributions ensure that manufacturers and other industrial organizations can achieve the levels of agility, efficiency and effectiveness necessary to compete and win in today’s global economy,” said Moschetto.

 

Renee Robbins, senior editor
Control Engineering News Desk


2007 Engineers’ Choice Award winners and
honorable mentions
Click on the class headline to access product descriptions.

 

 

Application & Programming Software

 

 

Applications

 

Winner: SolidWorks 2008 - SolidWorks Corporation

 

Honorable mention: promis-e 2007– ECT International Inc.

 

Enterprise Integration and Analysis

 

Winner: FactoryTalk Historian Site Edition - Rockwell Automation

 

Honorable mention: Proficy Tracker - GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms

 

Programming

 

Winner: NI LabVIEW 8.5 - National Instruments

 

Honorable mention: Wonderware System 3.0 - Invensys

 

Human Machine Interface and Industrial PCs

 

HMI Hardware

 

Winner: Silver Series Plus - Maple Systems

 

Honorable mention: Interact Xpress and XPR PowerStations - Parker Hannifin

 

HMI Software

 

Winner: Wonderware InTouch 10.0– Invensys

 

Honorable mention: ClearSCADA 2007 - Control Microsystems

 

Industrial PCs

 

Winner: Stealth LPC-450 Little PC - Stealth Computer Corp.

 

Honorable mention: CP72XX Control Panel - Beckhoff Automation

 


 

Motors, Motion Control & Drives

 

 

Motors

 

Winner: Adjustable Speed Brushless BMC & BSM - Baldor Electric

 

Honorable mention: DS/CM Synchronous servomotors - SEW Eurodrive

 

Motion Control

 

Winner: Allen-Bradley CompactLogix L45 - Rockwell Automation

 

Honorable mention (tie): C396 Electronic Overload Relay - Eaton Corporation

 

Honorable mention (tie): Ethernet Powerlink MotionBus controller and drives, ACR90x0 & AR-xxCE - Parker Hannifin

 

Drives

 

Winner: Allen-Bradley PowerFlex DC drives - Rockwell Automation

 

Honorable mention: V1000 AC MicroDrive - Yaskawa Electric America Inc.

 


 

Networks, Communications Hardware & Software

 

 

I/O Products & Cabling

 

Winner: Bluetooth I/O Module - connectBlue

 

Honorable mention: DeviceNet I/O - Balluff

 

Network Software & Diagnostics

 

Winner: KEPServerEX - Kepware Technologies

 

Honorable mention: Industrial SNMP - Kepware Technologies

 

Switches, Routers & Gateways

 

Winner: N-Tron 7000 series Gigabit capable industrial Ethernet switches - N-Tron

 

Honorable mention: EKI-2735, Ethernet switch - Advantech

 

Wireless Solutions

 

Winner: FlexPower Wireless nodes - Banner Engineering

 

Honorable mention: OneWireless - Honeywell Process Solutions

 


 

Machine and Embedded Control

 

 

Controllers

 

Winner: Modicon M340 PAC - Schneider Electric

 

Honorable mention: SIMOTION D410– Siemens Energy & Automaton

 

Discrete Sensors & Readers

 

Winner: AccuProx Analog Inductive Sensor - Eaton Corporation

 

Honorable mention: S300 Safety Laser Scanner - SICK

 

Embedded Products

 

Winner: ThinkCore W345, embedded computer - MOXA Technologies

 

Honorable mention: F18 64-bit Core2Duo 3U CPCI Single Board Computer - MEN Micro Inc.

 


 

Instrumentation & Control Components

 

 

Components & Connectors

 

Winner: Fluke 771 Milliamp Process Clamp Meter - Fluke Corporation

 

Honorable mention: BLUEMARK X1 printer - Phoenix Contact

 

Instrumentation & Analysis

 

Winner: SM500F four channel recorder - ABB Instrumentation

 

Honorable mention: FieldMate Versatile Device Management Wizard - Yokogawa Corporation

 

Process Sensors

 

Winner: UWTC Thermocouple-to-Wireless Connector - Omega Engineering Inc.

 

Honorable mention: Foxboro FT10 Electrodeless Conductivity Sensor - Invensys Process Systems

 


Process & Advanced Control

 

Advanced Control

 

Winner: RSLogix 5000 Fuzzy Designer - Rockwell Automation

 

Honorable mention: LOOP-PRO Product Suite - Control Station Inc.

 

Process & Batch Control

 

Winner: Simatic PCS 7 Box 416 - Siemens Energy & Automation Inc.

 

Honorable mention: Fisher LCP100 - Emerson Process Management

 


Control Engineering
News Desk

 



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