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2018 Readers’ Choice Awards: Giving machine builders what they want

June 22, 2018
In this, the 18th year, voting has matured and reached a level of consistency that respects tradition and acknowledges new solutions that meet the needs of today’s machine builders

The Control Design Readers' Choice Awards have come of age. In this, the 18th year, voting has matured and reached a level of consistency that respects tradition and acknowledges new solutions that meet the needs of today’s machine builders. The people have spoken. You’ve made your choice with your integration and your voice.

The 2018 Control Design Readers’ Choice Awards winners were selected by readers like you. More than 15,000 individuals who identify themselves as having buying influence or authority were invited to access our confidential ballot. All of the voting is unaided, meaning that no list of supplier choices is provided for guidance or assistance in the ballot. It  s 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.

Once again, Rockwell Automation was the go-to brand for most products, finishing first in 20 categories. Other multiple winners included Fanuc (2), Turck (2), nVent (2), Schneider Electric (3), Cisco (4), Pepperl+Fuchs (2), Cognex (2), Emerson (3) and Banner Engineering (2).

⇒ Click here to see the full list of Readers' Choice Award winners.

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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