2008 New Product Award Nominees


POMStrace **Honeywell Process Solutions www.honeywell.com/ps
Wonderware IntelaTrac*Wonderware www.wonderware.com
Data Acquisition
DT9837AData Translation www.datatranslation.com
DXAdvanced R3 *Yokogawa www.yokogawa.com/us
ReDAQ SLX920 **Dataforth Corp. www.dataforth.com
Design, Simulation
Eplan Electric P8 v1.9 **Eplan Software & Services www.eplan.us
SimSci-Essor Inplant 4.1Invensys Process Systems (IPS) www.ips.invensys.com
SolidWorks 2009 *Dassault Systemes SolidWorks www.solidworks.com

HMI Hardware
EZSeries *EZAutomation www.ezautomation.net
PanelMate ePro PS **Eaton Corp. www.eaton.com
ProVuPrecision Digital Corp. www.predig.com
SV-2400 LCD TouchscreenStealth.Com Inc. www.stealth.com
UV1000 Universal VerbalizerOmega Engineering www.omega.com
Vision350Unitronics www.unitronics.com
HMI Software
FactoryTalk View Machine Edition*Rockwell Automation www.rockwellautomation.com
FactoryTalk ViewPoint **Rockwell Automation www.rockwellautomation.com
Genisis64Iconics www.iconics.com
Proficy HMI/SCADA - iFIX 5.0GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms www.gefanuc.com
Industrial PC
APL3000 Series **Pro-face www.profaceamerica.com
Kontron Industrial Silent Server (KISS)Kontron www.kontron.com
PowerPanelPC *Modular Industrial Computers www.mic.com

Micro Motion 2-wire transmitter *Emerson Process Management, Micro Motion Division www.micromotion.com
Optimass 2000Krohne Inc. www.krohne.com
SM Magnetic Inductive Flow Meterifm efector inc. www.ifmefector.com
ST51 Flow Meter **Fluid Components International (FCI) www.fluidcomponents.com
Process Sensors
Fluke Ti25 Thermal Imager *Fluke Corp. www.fluke.com
Saveris **Testo Inc. www.testo.us
SlurrytracCiDRA ww.cidra.com

Discrete Sensors
Multi-Code Readerifm efector inc. www.ifm.com/us
OG-Cube **ifm efector inc. www.ifmefector.com
R-Gage QT50R Sensor *Banner Engineering Corp. www.bannerengineering.com
Machine Vision
In-Sight Micro *Cognex www.cognex.com
IPD GigE VA61 Vision ApplianceDalsa www.goipd.com
NI Smart Camera Family **National Instruments www.ni.com
CX1030 Embedded PC * (tie)Beckhoff Automation www.beckhoffautomation.com
Simatic ET 200S IM151-8 PN/DP **Siemens Energy & Automation www.sea.siemens.com
The Click PLC * (tie)AutomationDirect www.automationdirect.com
CR6300 series ** (tie)CR Magnetics www.crmagnetics.com
EPower *Eurotherm www.eurotherm.com
Sitop ** (tie)Siemens Energy & Automation Inc. www.sea.siemens.com
Contactron Reversing StarterPhoenix Contact www.phoenixcontact.com
SafetyEye *Pilz Automation Safety LP www.pilz.com
Simatic Safety Matrix V6.1 **Siemens Energy & Automation www.sea.siemens.com

AF-6 Series Drives *GE Consumer & Industrial www.geelectrical.com/drives
ION 3000 Digital DrivePerformance Motion Devices, Inc. www.pmdcorp.com
MCA 121 EtherNet/IP Option**Danfoss Drives www.danfossdrives.com
Motion Controllers
Aries ControllerParker's Electromechanical Automation Division www.parkermotion.com
IndraControl MLC with Robotics *Bosch Rexroth - Electric Drives and Controls www.boschrexroth-us.com
MR-MQ100Mitsubishi Electric Automation Inc. www.meau.com
Q170MCPU **Mitsubishi Electric Automation Inc. www.meau.com
Motors, Motion
8KS series motorB&R Industrial Automation Corp. www.br-automation.com
Electric Monorail System **SEW-Eurodrive www.seweurodrive.com
LaserTurn 1 *Aerotech Inc. www.aerotech.com

Net-Access Overhead Cable Routing System **Panduit Corp. www.panduit.com
Net-Access Server Cabinet and Cooling DoorPanduit Corp. www.panduit.com
Vortex A/C, Model #7770 *Vortec - ITW Air Management www.vortec.com
Ethernet Hardware
Compact Link Selector *B&R Industrial Automation Corp. www.br-automation.com
EK1501, EK1521 EtherCAT **Beckhoff Automation www.beckhoffautomation.com
X20 Stand-alone hubB&R Industrial Automation Corp. www.br-automation.com
Ethernet Switches
750-871 Ethernet Programmable Fieldbus Controller **Wago Corp. www.wago.us
EDS-G308 Ethernet SwitchMoxa Americas Inc. www.moxa.com
Lanolinx LNX-1802GNAaxeon Technologies Inc. aaxeon.com
Stratix 8000 *Rockwell Automation www.rockwellautomation.com
I/O Systems
HART-enabled migration solutionInvensys Process Systems, Foxboro www.ips.invensys.com
IO-LinkBalluff www.balluff.com
IP67 Ethernet I/O Module **Molex www.molex.com
Snap I/O for Allen-Bradley Systems *Opto 22 www.opto22.com
Network Hardware
MES Interface ApplicanceMitsubishi Electric Automation Inc. www.meau.com
SeaLink USB Serial Adapters**Sealevel Systems Inc. www.sealevel.com
Versacard PCIe *Molex Inc. www.woodhead.com/
Signal Conditioning or Diagnostics
eNetMeter DNMolex Inc. molex.com
EtherStax Analog Input Modules **Acromag www.acromag.com
miniMoore *Moore Industries www.miinet.com
Wireless, General
ConnectPort X4 NEMA **Digi International www.digi.com
Ion Wireless Security Application *Apprion www.apprion.com
OnCell G3100Moxa Technologies www.moxa.com
SAI BluetoothWeidmuller www.weidmuller.com
Wireless, IEEE 802.11
AWK-3121Moxa Technologies Inc. www.moxa.com
ILX34-AENWG *ProSoft Technology www.prosoft-technology.com
Intrinsically Safe Power over EthernetMTL Inc. www.mtl-inst.com
MatchPort b/g Pro **Lantronix www.lantronix.com

Note: Engineers' Choice Award *winners and **honorable mentions designated below; all nominees product descriptions available online at www.controleng.com/awards
Control Systems
AC 700F *ABB www.abb.com/controlsystems
Centum VPYokogawa www.yokogawa.com/us
Loop-Pro with NSS ModelingControl Station Inc. www.controlstation.com
SmartSignal Plant PlantAPS**SmartSignal Corp. www.smartsignal.com

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