<em>Control Engineering</em> 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.
February 1, 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.

http://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.

http://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.

http://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 .