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2016 Leadership in Automation: First Team Honorees


Date:2017-01-19


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For Automation World’s Leadership in Automation program, now in its seventh year, readers have named their preferred suppliers across a variety of automation technologies.

Considering that most automation technologies are installed with the goal of having them operate for years or even decades, it’s no surprise that buyers tend to return to the brands that they have come to trust. Whether based on personal or corporate past experiences, geographic preferences, technologies, price or any number of criteria, Automation World’s readers have again chimed in to show us where their brand loyalties lie.

The Leadership in Automation First Team Honorees receive their recognition from an open-ended survey. This is important so that respondents are not swayed by a set list on a voting form. Instead, they must write in their preferences, which—as you can see on the following pages—include not only the major automation suppliers, but also smaller vendors they have more recently come to trust. The major suppliers still play a dominant role in many of the categories (no surprise, given their breadth of expertise), but smaller players also garner enough write-ins to make the list in many places.

This list of recommendations from your peers is designed to help you better assess suppliers as you make your product buying decisions in the coming year. Return the favor by letting us know who your preferred suppliers are as well. Stay tuned for voting to open soon for the 2017 online survey at www.automationworld.com/leadership. Your input is greatly appreciated.

Actuators & Valves

Asco
Emerson
Festo
SMC


Alarm Management

Emerson
Honeywell Process Solutions
Rockwell Automation
Schneider Electric
Siemens Industry

Cables, Connectors & I/O Modules

Belden
Lapp
Omron Industrial Automation
Phoenix Contact
Rockwell Automation
Turck
Wago
Weidmüller

Data Acquisition Hardware

Advantech Industrial Automation Group
GE’s Automation & Controls
Honeywell Process Solutions
National Instruments
Omega Engineering
Omron Industrial Automation
Opto 22
Red Lion Controls
Rockwell Automation
Schneider Electric
Siemens Industry

Drives

ABB Drives and Controls
Danfoss
Lenze
Omron Industrial Automation
Rockwell Automation
Siemens Industry
Yaskawa America

Enclosures

Hammond Manufacturing
Pentair
Rittal

Energy Management

ABB
GE Digital
Rockwell Automation
Schneider Electric
Siemens Industry

Historian/Data Acquisition Software

GE Digital
Honeywell Process Solutions
Inductive Automation
OSIsoft
Rockwell Automation
Schneider Electric
Siemens Industry

HMI Hardware

AutomationDirect
GE’s Automation & Controls
IDEC
Pro-face America
Red Lion Controls
Rockwell Automation
Schneider Electric
Siemens Industry

HMI Software

GE Digital
Rockwell Automation
Schneider Electric
Siemens Industry

Hydraulic/Pneumatic

Asco
Bimba Manufacturing
Bosch Rexroth
Festo
Parker Hannifin
SMC

Industrial PCs

Advantech Industrial Automation Group
B&R Industrial Automation
Beckhoff Automation
Dell
Pro-face America
Rockwell Automation
Siemens Industry

Machine Safety

ABB Jokab Safety
Banner Engineering
Omron Industrial Automation
Pilz Automation Safety
Rockwell Automation
Schmersal
Sick
Siemens Industry

Maintenance/Reliability

Emerson
Fluke
GE Digital
Honeywell Process Solutions
Siemens Industry

MES/MOM Software

Epicor Software
GE’s Automation & Controls
Rockwell Automation
Schneider Electric
Siemens Industry

Mobility

GE’s Automation & Controls
Honeywell Process Solutions
Opto 22
Schneider Electric
Siemens Industry

Motors

ABB Motors and Drives
Omron Industrial Automation
Oriental Motor
Rockwell Automation
Siemens Industry

Networking—Wired Components

Antaira Technologies
Belden
Cisco Systems
Hilscher North America
Moxa
Omron Industrial Automation
Phoenix Contact
Red Lion Controls
Rockwell Automation
Siemens Industry
Softing
Weidmüller

Networking—Wireless

Advantech Industrial Automation Group
Cisco Systems
Kepware Technologies
Moxa
ProSoft Technology
Red Lion Controls
Rockwell Automation
Siemens Industry

PLCs/PACs

AutomationDirect
Delta Products
GE Digital
IDEC
Mitsubishi Electric Automation
Omron Industrial Automation
Rockwell Automation
Schneider Electric
Siemens Industry

Power Supplies

Eaton
Emerson/SolaHD
Omron Industrial Automation
Phoenix Contact
Rockwell Automation
Siemens Industry
Traco Power

Process Control Software

Emerson
Honeywell Process Solutions
Rockwell Automation
Schneider Electric
Siemens Industry
Yokogawa

Process Safety

ABB
HIMA Americas
Honeywell Process Solutions
Rockwell Automation
Siemens Industry

Robotics

ABB Robotics
Fanuc Robotics
Kuka Robotics
Mitsubishi Electric Automation
Omron Industrial Automation
Universal Robots
Rethink Robotics
Yaskawa America

SCADA

Emerson
GE Digital
Honeywell Process Solutions
Inductive Automation
Rockwell Automation
Schneider Electric
Siemens Industry

Sensors—Discrete

Balluff
Banner Engineering
Omron Industrial Automation
Pepperl+Fuchs
Rockwell Automation
Sick
Siemens Industry
Turck

Sensors—Process Control

Emerson
Endress+Hauser
Honeywell Process Solutions
Omron Industrial Automation
Siemens Industry

Simulation & Modeling Software

Autodesk
Emerson
Eplan
Mynah Technologies
Schneider Electric
Siemens PLM

Vision Systems

Banner Engineering
Cognex
Keyence
Matrox Imaging
Omron Industrial Automation
Sick
Teledyne Dalsa

Source :automationworld.com