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2021 Readers' Choice Awards: Unmask the winners

May 28, 2021
After a wild ride of a year, Control Design's audience determines the Readers' Choice Awards

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If there were ever a year when we could all use some good news, it's this one. And this roster of Readers' Choice Awards winners is full of great solutions from solid manufacturers. After months and months of sheltering in place and social distancing and videoconferencing, we've witnessed remote connectivity, artificial intelligence, machine learning and autonomous mobile robots transforming from science fiction into permanent components of the industrial-manufacturing landscape. This year we saw small change in the companies' components and devices preferred by our readers. 

Let's take off the mask and reveal the winners. 


More than 15,000 individuals who identify themselves as having buying influence or authority were invited to access our confidential ballot for the 2021 Control Design Readers' Choice Awards. All of the voting is unaided, meaning no list of supplier choices is provided for guidance or assistance in the ballot. It is created entirely by the participants, who may vote for first, second and third preferences in each category. The results are grouped by Control, Hardware, Motion, Networking, Safety, Sensing and Software categories. The results do not knowingly include votes from any suppliers in the final tally.

About the Author

Mike Bacidore | Editor in Chief

Mike Bacidore is chief editor of Control Design and has been an integral part of the Endeavor Business Media editorial team since 2007. Previously, he was editorial director at Hughes Communications and a portfolio manager of the human resources and labor law areas at Wolters Kluwer. Bacidore holds a BA from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He is an award-winning columnist, earning multiple regional and national awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. He may be reached at [email protected] 

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