Control Engineering 2010 Engineers' Choice Awards Honorable Mentions

2010 Engineers’ Choice Award honorable mentions are designated below. For winners, see prior pages in this supplement or go online to: www.controleng.com/awards.

02/01/2010


Here are the 2010 Engineers’ Choice Award Honorable Mentions. For winners in each category, visit www.controleng.com/awards .

 


 

PROCESS CONTROL

 

Flowmeters

 

Endress+Hauser

 

Promass 83 from Endress+Hauser is billed as the first mass flowmeter for EtherNet/IP Networks.

 

www.us.endress.com

 

Instrumentation and actuators

 

Fisher Control-Disk Valve

 

Emerson Process Management

 

Emerson Process Management offers its Fisher Control-Disk Valve, a high-performance butterfly valve.

 

www.Fisher.com

 

Power monitoring

 

Fluke 233 Remote Display Multimeter

 

Fluke Electronics

 

The Fluke 233 Remote Display Multimeter makes test reading readily visible, even when the meter is not.

 

us.fluke.com

 

Power protection

 

Up-Link fuseholder

 

Littelfuse

 

Littelfuse says its Up-Link fuseholder is the next generation of plant maintenance technology.

 

www.littelfuse.com

 

Process sensors and transmitters

 

Rosemount 5300 Series High Performance Guided Wave Radar with Dynamic Vapor Compensation

 

Emerson Process Management

 

This overcomes challenges associated with high-pressure steam applications.

 

www.rosemount.com

 

Control systems, analysis, process control

 

Industrial IT Extended PAT

 

ABB

 

xPat provides simplified engineering and streamlined integration.

 

www.abb.com

 

Process safety

 

STA Safety Trip Alarm

 

Moore Industries-International Inc.

 

STA Safety Trip Alarm from Moore Industries-International can be used as a safety system logic solver at a fraction of the cost and complexity of a safety-certified PLC.

 

www.miinet.com

 

 

 

DISCRETE CONTROL

Machine safety

 

Sunx SF4C Safety Light Curtain

 

Sunx , a subsidiary of Panasonic Electric Works

 

The SF4C Safety Light Curtain from Sunx offers a reliable machine safeguarding solution without sacrificing productivity in ultra slim 13 mm profile.

 

pewa.panasonic.com/acsd

 

Machine vision

 

BOA Vision System

 

Dalsa

 

The BOA system from Dalsa is a fully integrated vision system in a compact “smart” camera format, with multiple processing engines.

 

www.dalsa.com/ipd

 

PACs

 

Productivity3000 programmable controller

 

Facts Engineering and Koyo Electronics

 

This device is said to set a new price-per-feature benchmark for industrial controllers, with 50 MB user memory.

 

www.automationdirect.com

 

PLCs

 

Panasonic FP0R Series Micro PLC

 

Panasonic Electric Works

 

FP0R Series is a compact micro PLC with 0.08 micro sec step processing speed with many functions available in dedicated motion controllers.

 

pewa.panasonic.com/acsd

 

Motion Control

Drives

 

FR-D700 Variable Frequency Drive

 

Mitsubishi Electric

 

The Mitsubishi Electric FR-D700 Variable Frequency Drive allows adjustable speed control of an ac induction motor. It is a 5th generation micro drive.

 

www.meau.com

 

Motion control

 

Sigma-5 with EtherCAT (SGDV) servo amplifier

 

Yaskawa Electric America Inc.

 

Sigma-5 with EtherCAT servo amplifier from Yaskawa Electric America allows users to control a master in many modes.

 

www.yaskawa.com

 

Motors

 

SH630 Above NEMA AC Induction Motor

 

Siemens

 

The SH 630 Above NEMA AC Induction Motor offers higher horsepower in a smaller footprint while meeting the requirements of the most demanding applications.

 

www.usa.siemens.com

 


 

SOFTWARE

Application software

 

Versatyle Testr3 Studio 2009

 

Versatyle Test Corporation

 

This stand-alone application is engineered to build an effective test automation environment without third-party software.

 

www.versatyle.com

 

Connectivity software

 

Proficy iFix WebSpace

 

GE Intelligent Platforms

 

Web interface gives knowledge workers a real-time view of what’s happening on the plant floor.

 

www.ge-ip.com

 

Dashboard software– Energy

 

Corporate Energy Management Application

 

Invensys Operations Management

 

This application enables manufacturers to quickly and easy establish an energy management program.

 

www.invensys.com

 

Dashboard software– General

 

FactoryTalk VantagePoint EMI

 

Rockwell Automation

 

Software helps empower users at every level of an enterprise with information from web-based dashboards.

 

www.rockwellautomation.com

 

Design, simulation, diagnostics

 

EyeSim Immersive Training Solution

 

Invensys Operations Management

 

Virtual and augmented reality, process simulation and controls combine in an immersive, interactive, 3D experience.

 

www.iom.invensys.com

 

HMI software

Genesis64 v10.5

Iconics

Designed with OPC Unified Architecture (OPC-UA) and 64-bit multi-core platforms, the suite helps connectivity.

www.iconics.com


 

HARDWARE

HMI hardware - tie

 

EZ Durapanel EZD-T10C-S

 

EZ Automation , division of AVG Automation

 

HMI offers bright LCD backlights with lower voltage and long lifespan.

 

www.ezautomation.net

 

HMI hardware- tie

 

GT16 Series HMI Platform

 

Mitsubishi Electric

 

HMI combines a 64-bit RISC (for common HMI functions) and Mitsubishi’s own graphic accelerator.

 

www.meau.com

 

Industrial PCs

 

IOS-7400 I/O Server Industrial PC

 

Acromag

 

Compact, industrial PC has integrated I/O for monitoring and control applications. A carrier card slides out for insertion of up to four mezzanine I/O modules.

 

www.acromag.com

 

Integrated HMI / controller

 

EZ Series TouchPLC EZPP-T6C-FS-PLC

 

EZ Automation division of AVG Automation

 

With features of a high-end HMI and a high-performance PLC, it uses one tag database and easy free flow ladder logic said to be easy to use.

 

www.ezautomation.net

 

 

 

NETWORK INTEGRATION

 

Data integration appliance

 

Wave TTA, Universal Transmitter Trip-Amplifier, 8938670000

 

Weidmuller

 

Signal processing appliance offers a combination of high performance and exceptional configurability for process industry applications.

 

www.weidmuller.com

 

Ethernet hardware

 

EDS-691 Series managed Ethernet switch

 

Moxa Inc.

 

Compact modular managed Ethernet switch is designed for high-port-density industrial networking communications, especially for field site networking systems where space and multi-fiber communications are important.

 

www.moxa.com

 

I/O Systems– Wireless

 

Smart Wireless Thum Adapter

 

Emerson Process Management

 

First WirelessHART adapter delivers rich diagnostic data from existing HART devices. Can retrofit on any 2- or 4-wire HART instrument.

 

www.emersonprocess.com

 

Network hardware

 

ioLogik E1200 Series Ethernet I/O

 

Moxa Inc.

 

Remote Ethernet I/O products come with two embedded Ethernet switch ports that can be used to form a daisy-chain topology for easy cabling. Connection in series saves space and wiring costs.

 

www.moxa.com

 

Wireless I/O controllers

 

IoLogik W5340 Wireless RTU

 

Moxa Inc.

 

Wireless RTU is designed for remote monitoring, and harder wiring environments. The unit offers a compact solution that integrates a GPRS modem, I/O controller, data logger, and one serial port into one rugged aluminum box.

 

www.moxa.com

 

Wireless products - General

 

AWK-5222 RF Access Point

 

Moxa Inc.

 

This redundant, dual RF access point allows total network flexibility. It addresses widespread user concern about the stability of wireless communication. It is designed to be immune to disconnections caused by radio interference.

 

www.moxa.com

 


 

For winners in each category, visit www.controleng.com/awards .



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