Our 13th Annual Readers' Choice Awards

Find out who won as readers broadcast their opinions on the best suppliers in the process control and automation industry in CONTROL magazine's 13th Annual Readers' Choice Awards.

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1. Pepperl+Fuchs - 19%
2. Banner Engineering - 11%
    MTL - 11%
4. Rockwell Automation - 6%
    Phoenix Contact - 5%
    Turck - 5%


LEVEL GAUGES, ELECTRICAL PROPERTY-BASED
1. Ametek Drexelbrook - 16%
    Endress+Hauser - 16%
    Emerson Process-Fisher Controls - 14%
4. Magnetrol - 6%
LEVELS GAUGES, FLOAT/DISPLACER TYPE
1. Emerson Process-Fisher Controls - 35%
2. Magnetrol- Orion - 31%
3. Danaher Gems Sensors - 8%
    Dresser Masoneilan - 6% 
    K-Tek - 6%
LEVELS GAUGES, INVENTORY GRADE
1. Emerson Process- Saab Rosemount - 30%
2. Endress+Hauser - 12%

LEVEL GAUGES, NON-CONTACT RADAR
1. Ohmart Vega - 30%
    Emerson Process-Saab Rosemount - 28%
3. Endress+Hauser - 19%
4. Siemens-Milltronics - 7%
LEVEL GAUGES, NUCLEAR
1. Ohmart Vega - 36%
2. Thermo Electron - 33%
LEVEL GAUGES, TDR RADAR
1. Ohmart Vega - 31%
2. Emerson Process-Rosemount - 26%
3. Endress+Hauser - 22%
    Magnetrol - 22%
5. Krohne - 9%
LEVEL GAUGES, ULTRASONIC

1. Siemens Milltronics - 37%
2. Endress+Hauser - 11%
3. Magnetrol - 6%
    Emerson Process-Saab Rosemount - 6%
    Ohmart Vega - 6%
    Flowline - 5%
LEVEL SWITCHES, POINT
1. Endress+Hauser - 26%
2. Ametek Drexelbrook - 17%
3. Magnetrol - 11%
4. SOR - 5%
    Thermo Electron - 5%
OPERATOR INTERFACE TERMINALS
1. Rockwell Automation - 47%
2. Honeywell - 5%
PANEL DISPLAYS
1. Rockwell Automation - 45%
2. Red Lion - 10%
PORTABLE CALIBRATORS
1. Fluke, a Danaher Co. - 51%
2. Altek/Transmation - 12%
3. GE Druck - 7%
    Emerson Process-Rosemount - 5%
POWER SUPPLIES
1. Sola/Hevi-Duty - 27%
2. Acopian - 17%
3. Phoenix Contact - 8%
4. Idec - 5%
PRESSURE TRANSMITTERS
1. Emerson Process-Rosemount - 73%
2. Honeywell - 7%
PROCESS CONTROL/AUTOMATION SYSTEMS
1. Emerson Process Management - 29%
2. Rockwell Automation - 22%
3. Honeywell - 9%
    Invensys - 9%
5. Siemens - 6%
    ABB - 5%
PROCESS LOOP CONTROLLERS
1. Honeywell - 19%
2. Emerson Process Management - 9%
    ABB (sold to MicroMod Inc.) - 8%
    Invensys-Foxboro - 8%
    Yokogawa - 8%
    Moore Industries - 7%
7. Siemens - 5%
PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS
1. Rockwell Automation - 67%
2. Schneider Electric - 6%
    AutomationDirect.com - 5% 
    Siemens - 5%
PURGE SYSTEMS
1. Pepperl+Fuchs-Bebco - 36%
RECORDERS
1. Yokogawa - 25%
2. Honeywell - 14%
3. Invensys Eurotherm Chessell - 6%
   ABB - 5%
REMOTE TERMINAL UNITS
1. Rockwell Automation - 34%
2. Emerson Process Management - 6%
    Honeywell - 6%
    SixNet - 5%
RESISTANCE TEMPERATURE DETECTORS
1. Emerson Process-Rosemount - 47%
2. Pyromation - 10%
3. Omega Engineering - 7%
    Burns Engineering - 5%
    JMS Southeast - 5%
SAFETY/EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN SYSTEMS
1. Invensys- Triconex - 22%
2. Rockwell Automation - 11%
    Honeywell - 9%
4. Siemens - 6%
SIGNAL CONDITIONERS
1. Moore Industries Int’l - 18%
2. Invensys Eurotherm Action Instruments - 14%
3. Phoenix Contact - 8%
    Acromag - 6%
SOFTWARE, ADVANCED PROCESS CONTROL
1. Emerson Process Management - 25%
2. Honeywell - 12%
    Rockwell Automation - 11%
4. Aspentech - 9%
    Invensys - 9%
SOFTWARE, ASSET MANAGEMENT
1. Emerson Process Management - 37%
2. SAP - 8%
SOFTWARE, BATCH CONTROL
1. Emerson Process Management - 27%
2. Rockwell Automation - 13%
3. Invensys Wonderware - 8%
    Invensys Foxboro - 7%
    Honeywell - 6%
SOFTWARE, CALIBRATION MANAGEMENT
1. Emerson Process Management - 25%
2. Honeywell - 11%
3. Danaher Fluke - 5%
SOFTWARE, DESIGN/DOCUMENTATION
1. AutoDesk AutoCAD - 36%
2. Microsoft Visio - 8%
    Intergraph - 7%
SOFTWARE, HUMAN-MACHINE INTERFACE
1. Invensys Wonderware - 32%
2. Rockwell Automation - 24%
3. GE Infrastructure - 12%
SOFTWARE LOOP TUNING
1. Expertune - 20%
2. Emerson Process Management - 16%
3. Rockwell - 7%
    Honeywell - 6%
SOFTWARE, NEURAL NETWORKS
1. Emerson Process Management - 15%
2. Pavillion Technologies - 10%
SOFTWARE, PROCESS CONTROL
1. Emerson Process Management - 27%
2. Rockwell Automation - 18%
3. Honeywell - 10%
4. Invensys Wonderware - 7%
    Invensys Foxboro - 7%
SOFTWARE, PLC PROGRAMMING
1. Rockwell Automation - 68%
2. Schneider Electric - 6%
SOFTWARE, SCADA
1. Invensys Wonderware - 21%
2. GE Infrastructure - 12%
    Rockwell Automation - 11%
4. Emerson Process Management - 6%
    National Instruments - 6%
    OSISoft - 5%
SOFTWARE, SIMULATION
1. Aspentech - 20%
2. Mynah Technologies - 10%
    Rockwell Automation - 10%
    Invensys - 9%
TEMPERATURE SENSORS, INFRARED
1. Danaher Fluke- Raytek - 24%
2. IRCON - 13%
TEMPERATURE TRANSMITTERS
1. Emerson Process-Rosemount - 60%
2. Honeywell - 8%
3. Invensys Foxboro - 5%

    Omega Engineering - 5%


TERMINAL BLOCKS
1. Rockwell Automation - 26%
    Phoenix Contact - 24%
2. Weidmuller - 17%
3. Entrelec - 7%
THERMOCOUPLES
1. Omega Engineering - 23%
    Emerson Process- Rosemount - 21%
3. Pyromation - 7%
    JMS Southeast - 5%
    Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company - 5%
VALVE ACTUATORS, ELECTRIC
1. Flowserve-Limitorque - 13%
    Rotork - 12%
3. Emerson Process-Fisher Controls - 10%
    Flowserve-Valtek - 8%
5. Beck - 6%
VALVE ACTUATORS, PNEUMATIC
1. Emerson Process-Fisher Controls - 54%
2. Flowserve-Valtek - 12%
VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVES
1. Rockwell Automation - 58%
2. ABB - 6%
    Toshiba - 6%
VIBRATION SENSORS
1. GE Energy (Bently Nevada) - 57%
VISUAL LEVEL INDICATOR
1. Magnetrol-Orion - 18%
    K-Tek - 16%
3. Penberthy - 11%
4. Clark-Reliance (Jerguson) - 8%
    Emerson Process-Brooks - 8%
WEIGHING SYSTEMS, LOAD CELL
1. Mettler Toledo - 35%
2. Vishay BLH - 13%
3. Hardy Instruments - 10%
4. Danaher Venture Measurement (Kistler Morse) - 7%
WEIGHING SYSTEMS, INLINE
1. Mettler Toledo-Hispeed - 20%
2. Thermo Electron-Ramsey - 9%
    Siemens-Milltronics - 9%
WIRE & CABLE
1. Belden - 56%
Notes: 
Differences of  less than 3% are ties.
Company divisions are shown: "Emerson Process-Rosemount"
Trade names or former names are shown: "Thermo Electron (Polysonics)"
Service scores are rounded to a single decimal
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Readers' Choice Awards survey demographics

Demographics: Total  555 responses
  • System integrator/design firm - 34%
  • Chemicals - 20%
  • Food - 9%
  • Electric, Gas and Sanitary Services - 8%
  • Refining - 8%
  • Paper - 7%
  • Rubber and Plastic - 5%
  • Primary Metals - 4%
  • Stone, clay glass and concrete - 3%
  • Textile - 1%
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