Leadership in Automation 2015: First Team Honorees

For Automation World’s Leadership in Automation program, now in its fifth year, suppliers show how their continued innovation makes them the preferred choice among readers.

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Brand loyalty is alive and well in industrial automation just as it is in the consumer realm. Whether based on personal or corporate past experiences, geographic preferences, technologies, price or any number of criteria, Automation World’s readers have chimed in to show us where those loyalties lie today.

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 writing in not only the big automation suppliers that are household names in the industry, but also those that 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.

The 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 2016 online survey at www.automationworld.com/leadership. Your input is greatly appreciated.

Actuators & Valves

Emerson Process Management
Festo
SMC

Alarm Management

B&R Industrial Automation
Honeywell Process Solutions
Rockwell Automation
Schneider Electric
Siemens

Cables, Connectors & I/O modules

Belden
IFM Efector
Metz Connect
Panduit
Phoenix Contact
Turck
Wago
Weidmüller

Data Acquisition Hardware

Acromag
Advantech
GE
Honeywell Process Solutions
National Instruments
Omega Engineering
Opto 22
Red Lion Controls
Rockwell Automation
Schneider Electric
Siemens

Drives

ABB
B&R Industrial Automation
Bosch Rexroth
Danfoss
Lenze
Omron Industrial Automation
Rockwell Automation
SEW-Eurodrive
Siemens
Yaskawa

Enclosures

Hammond
ITS Enclosures
Pentair
Rittal
Saginaw

Energy Management

Honeywell Process Solutions
Schneider Electric
Siemens

Historian/Data Acquisition Software

GE
Honeywell Process Solutions
OSIsoft
Rockwell Automation
Schneider Electric
Siemens

HMI Hardware

AutomationDirect
AVG
GE
Pro-face America
Red Lion Controls
Rockwell Automation

HMI Software

GE
Honeywell Process Solutions
Rockwell Automation
Schneider Electric
Siemens

Hydraulic/Pneumatic

Asco Numatics
Bosch Rexroth
Eaton
Festo
Parker Hannifin
PHD
SMC

Industrial PCs

Advantech
B&R Industrial Automation
Beckhoff Automation
Rockwell Automation
Siemens

Machine Safety

B&R Industrial Automation
Banner Engineering
Omron Industrial Automation
Phoenix Contact
Pilz
Schmersal
SICK
Siemens

Maintenance/Reliability

Emerson Process Management
Honeywell Process Solutions

MES/MOM Software

Honeywell Process Solutions
Mitsubishi Electric Automation
Schneider Electric

Mobility

GE
Honeywell Process Solutions
Opto 22
Schneider Electric
Siemens

Motors

ABB/Baldor
Oriental Motor
SEW-Eurodrive
Siemens
WEG

Networking—Wired Components

Belden
Cisco
Eaton
Harting
Hilscher
Moxa
Omron Industrial Automation
Panduit
Phoenix Contact
Red Lion Controls
Rockwell Automation
Siemens
Softing

Networking—Wireless

Cisco
Honeywell Process Solutions
Kepware Technologies
Moxa
Pepperl+Fuchs
ProSoft Technology
Red Lion Controls
Siemens

Power Supplies

Eaton
Emerson/SolaHD
Omron Industrial Automation
Phoenix Contact
Rockwell Automation
Siemens

Process Control Software

Emerson Process Management
Honeywell Process Solutions
Rockwell Automation
Siemens
Yokogawa

Process Safety

ABB
HIMA
Honeywell Process Solutions
Mitsubishi Electric Automation
Rockwell Automation
Siemens

PLCs/PACs

AutomationDirect
Beckhoff Automation
Mitsubishi Electric Automation
Omron Industrial Automation
Panasonic
Rockwell Automation
Schneider Electric
Siemens

Robotics

ABB Robotics
Fanuc Robotics
Festo
Kuka Robotics
Mitsubishi Electric Automation
Yaskawa

SCADA

Honeywell Process Solutions
Inductive Automation
Rockwell Automation
Siemens

Sensors—Discrete

Balluff
Banner Engineering
MTS Sensors
Omron Industrial Automation
Pepperl+Fuchs
Rockwell Automation
Sick
Turck

Sensors—Process Control

Emerson Process Management
Endress+Hauser
Honeywell Process Solutions
Omron Industrial Automation

Simulation & Modeling Software

Autodesk
Eplan
Honeywell Process Solutions
Mynah Technologies
Siemens PLM

Vision Systems

Cognex
Matrox Imaging
Omron Industrial Automation
Teledyne Dalsa

 

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