Control Engineering-Engineers’ Choice nominees, 2011

Nominations are closed for the 2011 Control Engineering Engineers' Choice Awards. Nominees follow, by category. Subscribers may now vote once per ballot if they meet the appropriate criteria ...

November 2, 2010

Engineers’ Choice Award nominees for the 2011 awards follow by category. subscribers vote on the best products in automation, control, and instrumentation, based on technological advancement, service to the industry, and market impact. Winners will be announced in February 2011. More information about Control Engineering awards and recognition programs is available at, including voter qualifications. Nominated products follow.

Machine and Embedded Control – machine vision

Machine and Embedded Control – PACs

Machine and Embedded Control – PACs – motion

Machine and Embedded Control – PLCs

Motion Control – drives

Motion Control – motors

Motion Control – robotics

Motion Control – servo drives

Network Integration – data acquisition, integration

Network Integration – Ethernet hardware

Network Integration – I/O systems

Network Integration – signal conditioning/diagnostics

Network Integration – wireless

Network Integration -wire, cable, cordsets, connectors

Power – monitoring, protection

  • WM30 Smart Power Quality and Utility Analyzer from Carlo Gavazzi Inc.
  • C440 Electronic Overload Relay from Eaton Corporation
  • SSG-RP Series Ultra-Wide Temperature UPS, Falcon Electric Inc.
  • Fluke 381 Remote Display True-rms Clamp Meter with iFlex, Fluke Corporation

Process Control – analysis, optimization, tuning

Process control systems

Process Sensors – flowmeters

Process sensors – other


Safety sensor

  • Harmony Biometric Switch from Schneider Electric
  • miniTwin Safety Light Curtain from Sick

Safety controller

Hardware – Handheld testing, calibration

Hardware – HMI, operator interface, displays

Hardware – industrial PCs

Hardware HMI – bar code and ID readers

  • iVu Bar Code Reader from Banner Engineering
  • DataMan 8000 from Cognex Corporation

Software – application software

Software – connectivity, integration software

  • KEPServerEX v5 from Kepware Technologies
  • FactoryTalk Transaction Manager from Rockwell Automation
  • FactoryTalk Historian Machine Edition from Rockwell Automation
  • FactoryTalk VantagePoint EMI from Rockwell Automation

Software – design, simulation, diagnostics

Software – HMI software