2012 Engineers’ Choice finalists

Control Engineering Engineer’s Choice finalists, 2012

The 2012 Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Awards winners and honorable mentions have been announced! Read the announcement here.

Engineers’ Choice Award finalists for the 2012 awards follow by category. Subscribers voted on the best products in automation, control, and instrumentation, based on technological advancement, service to the industry, and market impact. Winners and honorable mentions will be featured in the February 2012 issue.


There are 102 finalists in 30 categories. Based on experience, subscribers voted in as many categories for which they felt qualified.


Note: Ballots submitted without a valid subscriber number were not be tallied. 

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Hardware – Handheld test, measurement, calibration

Hardware – HMI, operator interface, thin-client

Hardware – Industrial PCs

Hardware – Integrated HMI controllers

Machine and embedded control – Discrete sensors

Machine and embedded control – Machine vision, barcode readers

Machine and embedded control – PACs

Machine and embedded control – PLCs

Machine and embedded control – CNCs, board-level products

Motion control – Drives

Motion control – Servo drives

Motion control

Network integration – Ethernet hardware

Network integration – IO systems

Network integration – Network hardware

Network integration – Signal conditioning diagnostics

Network integration – Wireless IO

Network integration – Wireless products

Power – Energy, power protection

Power – Motor control center

Process control – Flowmeters

Process control – Process sensors

Process control systems

Safety – Machine safety

Safety – Process safety, intrinsic safety

Software – Applications

Software – Control design

Software – Diagnostics

Software – HMI software

Software – Mobile apps for controls, automation, instrumentation

More information about Control Engineering awards and recognition programs is available at www.controleng.com/awards.