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2015 Engineers’ Choice Awards winners

2015 Engineers’ Choice Awards: Spotlight on Innovation

Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 26 categories.

The 28th annual Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Awards shines a light on 26 categories of control, instrumentation, and automation products, revealing the best of those introduced in 2014 as chosen by you, Control Engineering’s print and digital audience. Review the winners and honorable mentions here to see if their innovative solutions can help you solve one of your most pressing problems.

Also, join us in congratulating these technological innovators. Let them know you learned about their solutions in Control Engineering, and tell them what problems you need solutions for next. Their continuous improvement ensures that manufacturers, machine builders, and automation system integrators can achieve the levels of agility, efficiency, and effectiveness necessary to compete—and win—in today’s global economy.

Ninety-four finalists from 56 companies were listed on ballots for evaluation. Automation professionals from Control Engineering’s subscriber lists—all of whom are responsible for or influence technology purchases, or have hands-on day-to-day interaction with the technologies in each category—then voted to identify the products they felt were the most exceptional based on technological advancement, service to the industry, and market impact. The result is a short list of Engineers’ Choice Awards winners and honorable mentions in 26 categories. A total of 26 winners and 27 honorable mentions were named for 2015.

Control Engineering staff extends appreciation to all who nominated products and took the time to vote. The 2015 Engineers’ Choice Awards will be presented to the winners on March 23, 2015, in Chicago.

2015 Engineers’ Choice Awards winners


Control ComponentsDataTuff TC Cat 5e Cord Sets
for 600 V Cable Trays


Control SecuritymGuard Secure Cloud
Phoenix Contact
Hardware –
HMI, Operator Interface, Thin-client
Honeywell Experion
Orion Console

Honeywell Process Solutions
Hardware –
Integrated HMI controllers

Hardware –
Test, Measurement, Calibration

Fluke 714B Thermocouple Temperature Calibrator
Fluke Corp.

Machine & Embedded Control – Machine Vision, Barcode ReadersDS1000 Series
Cognex Corp.

Machine & Embedded Control – PACs, IPCsModicon M580 ePAC
Schneider Electric

Machine & Embedded Control – PLCs

MachineStruxture Next Generation
of Machine Controllers

Schneider Electric

Motion Control

Smart Motor

Motion Control – Drives
PowerXL DG1
Adjustable Frequency Drive


Motion Control –
Servo Drives
Allen-Bradley Kinetix 5500
servo drive with integrated safety

Rockwell Automation

Network Integration –
Ethernet HardwareEthernet to Belden 9463
Blue Hose Industrial
Media Converter

ProSoft Technology


Network Integration –
I/O Systems
ADAM-6200 Intelligent
Ethernet I/O Modules


Network Integration –
Network Hardware
MGate 5105-MB-EIP EtherNet/IP to Modbus Industrial Ethernet Gateway
Moxa Inc.

Network Integration –
Signal Conditioning, DiagnosticsMINI Pro Signal Conditioners
Phoenix Contact



Network Integration –
Wireless Products
Allen-Bradley Stratix 5100
wireless access point (WAP)

Rockwell Automation

Power – Energy, Power Protection
Panduit Industrial Network UPS
Panduit Corp.

Process Control Systems
Allen-Bradley Dynamix 1444 Integrated Condition Monitoring
Rockwell Automation

Safety – Machine SafetyPSR-MXF
Phoenix Contact

Safety –
Process Safety, Intrinsic Safety
One Series Safety Transmitter
United Electric Controls

SensorsRosemount 3051S
MultiVariable Wireless Transmitter

Emerson Process Management

Software – ApplicationsKEPServerEX
Kepware Technologies

Software – Control DesignAutodesk AutoCAD Electrical
Autodesk Inc.

Software – DiagnosticsHoneywell DynAMo
Alarm Suite

Honeywell Process Solutions

Software – HMI SoftwareVTScada 11 HMI Software

Software – Mobile Apps for Controls, Automation, InstrumentationMobileHMI

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