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.
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.”
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.
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
Winner: NI LabVIEW 8.5 - National Instruments
Honorable mention: Wonderware System 3.0 - Invensys
Winner: Silver Series Plus - Maple Systems
Honorable mention: Interact Xpress and XPR PowerStations - Parker Hannifin
Winner: Wonderware InTouch 10.0– Invensys
Honorable mention: ClearSCADA 2007 - Control Microsystems
Winner: Stealth LPC-450 Little PC - Stealth Computer Corp.
Honorable mention: CP72XX Control Panel - Beckhoff Automation
Winner: Adjustable Speed Brushless BMC & BSM - Baldor Electric
Honorable mention: DS/CM Synchronous servomotors - SEW Eurodrive
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
Winner: Allen-Bradley PowerFlex DC drives - Rockwell Automation
Honorable mention: V1000 AC MicroDrive - Yaskawa Electric America Inc.
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
Winner: FlexPower Wireless nodes - Banner Engineering
Honorable mention: OneWireless - Honeywell Process Solutions
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
Winner: ThinkCore W345, embedded computer - MOXA Technologies
Honorable mention: F18 64-bit Core2Duo 3U CPCI Single Board Computer - MEN Micro Inc.
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
Winner: UWTC Thermocouple-to-Wireless Connector - Omega Engineering Inc.
Honorable mention: Foxboro FT10 Electrodeless Conductivity Sensor - Invensys Process Systems
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