2016 Engineers’ Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, until Dec. 21.
By Amanda Pelliccione October 15, 2015

Vote now! For a limited time, the official Engineers’ Choice ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers. At www.controleng.com/2016ECABallot, vote for the best Engineers’ Choice finalists of 111 entries across 27 categories after logging into the website. Update: Polls have closed. Watch for the winners in the Control Engineering February 2016 issue.

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. Winners and honorable mentions will be featured in more detail in the February 2016 issue of Control Engineering.

Note: Only qualified subscribers are eligible to vote. One ballot per subscriber will be accepted. Multiple ballots from the same subscriber will be invalid. Manufacturers of products listed as finalists are not eligible to vote—ballots submitted by these manufacturers will be invalid.


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

Hardware — Handheld test, measurement, calibration

Hardware — HMI, operator interface, thin-client

Hardware — Industrial PCs

Hardware — Integrated HMI controllers

Machine & Embedded Control — CNCs, board-level products

Machine & Embedded Control — Discrete sensors

Machine & Embedded Control — Machine vision, barcode readers

Machine & Embedded Control — PACs, PLCs

Motion — Motors

Motion Control

Motion Control — Drives, servo drives

Network Integration — Ethernet hardware

Network Integration — Network hardware

Network Integration — Wireless products

Network Integration I/O — Ethernet, wireless

Power — Energy, power protection

Process Control — Flowmeters

Process Control Systems

Safety — Machine safety

Safety — Process safety, intrinsic safety

Software — Alarm management

Software — Applications

Software — Control design

Software — Diagnostics

Software — HMI software

Software — Mobile apps for controls, automation, instrumentation

Software — Process applications

Originally posted Oct. 15, 2015, this article has been re-dated since then to keep it on the Control Engineering home page. On Nov. 19, the file was updated to include the date the polls will close.