2016 Engineers’ Choice Awards Finalists

2016 Engineers’ Choice Awards finalists

Below are the 111 finalists across 27 categories in the 2016 Engineers’ Choice Awards program. Voting will close on Dec. 21, 2015; Winners and honorable mentions will be notified by Dec. 30, 2015.

Details and photos are available for each product. For program FAQs, please click here. Winners and honorable mentions will be featured in the February 2016 issue.

Finalists by category

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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

  • IndraMotion MTX micro CNC, Bosch Rexroth Corp., www.boschrexroth-us.com
  • DT7837 signal acquisition module, Data Translation Inc., www.datatranslation.com
  • Sinumerik 808D Advanced panel-based CNC, Siemens, www.usa.siemens.com/808d

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

  • APR-3100N network router and wireless access point, Antaira Technologies, www.antaira.com
  • Industrial Wireless 3700 Series Wi-Fi access point, Cisco Systems, www.cisco.com
  • Digi XLR Pro 900 MHz radio, Digi International, www.digi.com
  • UC-8112-T-LX Linux-based programmable wireless gateway, Moxa Inc., www.moxa.com

Network Integration I/O — Ethernet, wireless

Power — Energy, power protection

  • Low Profile Compact Circuit Protector, Eaton, www.eaton.com/electrical
  • Power Xpert gateway (PXG) 900, Eaton, www.eaton.com/electrical
  • SC9000 encapsulated powerpole (EP) arc-resistant drive, Eaton, www.eaton.com/electrical
  • EZPPS Din-Rail Mount Power Supply, EZAutomation, www.ezautomation.net
  • PACT RCP Rogowski Coil Solution, Phoenix Contact, www.phoenixcontact.com/usa_home

Process Control — Flowmeters

  • FLUXUS XLF low-flow non-invasive metering system, Flexim Americas Corp., www.flexim.com
  • Model 5700 Coriolis flow and density transmitter, Micro Motion Inc., www.micromotion.com

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

  • KPIWorX, app to create, save, and load self-service dashboards on tablets and smartphones; Iconics; www.iconics.com
  • groov 3.0, to build mobile apps to securely monitor and control from smartphones and tablets; Opto 22; www.opto22.com

Software — Process applications