Control Engineering 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:


Here are the 2010 Engineers’ Choice Award Honorable Mentions. For winners in each category, visit .









Promass 83 from Endress+Hauser is billed as the first mass flowmeter for EtherNet/IP Networks.


Instrumentation and actuators


Fisher Control-Disk Valve


Emerson Process Management


Emerson Process Management offers its Fisher Control-Disk Valve, a high-performance butterfly valve.


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.


Power protection


Up-Link fuseholder




Littelfuse says its Up-Link fuseholder is the next generation of plant maintenance technology.


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.


Control systems, analysis, process control


Industrial IT Extended PAT




xPat provides simplified engineering and streamlined integration.


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.





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.


Machine vision


BOA Vision System




The BOA system from Dalsa is a fully integrated vision system in a compact “smart” camera format, with multiple processing engines.




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.




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.


Motion Control



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.


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.




SH630 Above NEMA AC Induction Motor




The SH 630 Above NEMA AC Induction Motor offers higher horsepower in a smaller footprint while meeting the requirements of the most demanding applications.




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.


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.


Dashboard software– Energy


Corporate Energy Management Application


Invensys Operations Management


This application enables manufacturers to quickly and easy establish an energy management program.


Dashboard software– General


FactoryTalk VantagePoint EMI


Rockwell Automation


Software helps empower users at every level of an enterprise with information from web-based dashboards.


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.


HMI software

Genesis64 v10.5


Designed with OPC Unified Architecture (OPC-UA) and 64-bit multi-core platforms, the suite helps connectivity.



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.


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.


Industrial PCs


IOS-7400 I/O Server Industrial PC




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.


Integrated HMI / controller




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.






Data integration appliance


Wave TTA, Universal Transmitter Trip-Amplifier, 8938670000




Signal processing appliance offers a combination of high performance and exceptional configurability for process industry applications.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



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