2007 Readers' Choice Awards

Once again, the end users have spoken. Process control professionals assess the best technologies and vote on who best meets their needs in the 15th annual CONTROL Readers’ Choice Awards.

By Control Global Staff

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See who are the winners of the 2008 Readers' Choice Awards.

2007 Readers' Choice Awards

Choosy readers choose who?

This year’s Readers’ Choice Awards were based on a web-based survey across the CONTROL magazine readership. As of the cut-off date, the opinions of more than 700 automation professionals from all corners of the process industries had been tallied. Respondents identified their industry and job functions as follows.

Respondent Demographics

Industry Job Function
Chemical & Allied 21% Engineering 59%
Food & Beverage 13% Plant Operations 13%
Petroleum Refining 8% Research & Development 8%
Pulp & Paper 7% Administration 6%
Primary Metals Production 6% Other 14%
Stone, Clay & Glass 3%  
Engineering & Integration Firms 16%  
Other 9%  

 

15th Annual Readers's Choice Awards

Readers' Choice Awards
2006 RCA Winners
2005 RCA Winners
2004 RCA Winners

Analyzer, Ambient Gas Detector

1. MSA 21%
2. Emerson Process Management 11%
    General Monitor 9%
4. Draeger 7%
    Industrial Scientific 7%

Analyzer, Density/Concentration
1. Emerson Process Management 41%
2. Endress + Hauser 6%
    Thermo Electron 5%

Analyzer, Process Gas Chromatograph
1. Emerson Process Management 23%
2. Siemens Energy & Automation 13%
    Agilent 12%
4, ABB 10%
5. Perkin-Elmer 5%

Analyzer, Humidity/Moisture
1. (tie) Vaisala 16%
    GE Panametrics 14%
3. ABB 6%
    Ametek 6%
    Emerson Process Management 5%
    Kahn 5%
    Mettler-Toledo 5%

Analyzer, pH/ORP/Conductivity
1. Emerson Process Management 38%
2. ABB 9%
    Hach 9%
    Yokogawa 9%
5. Thermo Scientific 5%

Analyzer, Process Spectrometer
1. Hach 14%
2. Agilent 10%
    Perkin-Elmer 10%
4. ABB 7%
    Thermo Scientific 6%

Analyzer, Stack Gas
1. Emerson Process Management 38%
2. Ametek Thermox 13%
3. Teledyne 6%
    Thermo Electron 5%

Annunciator
1. Ametek Panalarm 33%
2. Ronan Engineering 16%
3. Rockwell Automation 10%
4. Federal Signal 5%

Calibrator, Portable
1. Fluke 56%
2. Altek/Transmation 11%
3. Beamex 6%
    Meriam 5%

Control Valve
1. Emerson Process Management 61%
2. Flowserve 9%
3. ASCO 5%

Data Acquisition System
1. Emerson Process Management 19%
2. OSIsoft 8%
    Rockwell Automation 8%
    GE Fanuc 7%
    National Instruments 7%
    Aspen Tech 6%
    Invensys/Wonderware 6%
8. Honeywell 5%

Enclosure
1. Hoffman Engineering 74%
2. Rittal 11%

Flowmeter, Coriolis
1. Emerson Process Management 81%
2. Endress + Hauser 6%

Flowmeter, Magnetic
1. Emerson Process Management 44%
2. Invensys Foxboro 12%
    Yokogawa 12%
    Endress + Hauser 10%
5. ABB 8%

Readers' Choice Awards
2006 RCA Winners
2005 RCA Winners
2004 RCA Winners

Flowmeter, Open Channel
1. (tie) Emerson Process Management 24%
    Siemens Energy & Automation 22%
3. Endress + Hauser 20%
4. Teledyne-ISCO 10%
5. Ohmart Vega 5%

Flowmeter, Positive Displacement
1. Emerson Process Management 49%

Flowmeter, Thermal Mass
1. FCI 33%
2. Emerson Process Management 26%
3. Endress + Hauser 7%
    ifm efector 5%
    Kurz 5%
    Sage 5%

Flowmeter, Turbine
1. Emerson Process Management 32%
2. Hoffer Flow Control 13%
3. Invensys Foxboro 6%

Flowmeter, Variable Area
1. Emerson Process Management 59%

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