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Automation Inside Readers’ Choice Awards 2017

About - Automation Inside Awards

Automation Inside Portal is proud to present the fourth annual edition of the Automation Inside Readers’ Choice Awards, a global voting competition that covers the major innovations and best products in automation technology. Through an online nomination and voting process, the Automation Inside Awards recognizes and honors the best products, solutions and companies in 16 categories. Follow the links to know the Winners of previous editions of the Automation Inside Awards:


  • Nominations – From October 11th, 2017 to October 31st, 2017. The nominations will close at 23:59:59 Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+00:00). The Nominations are now Closed. Click here to submit your nominations. Click here to see the complete list of nominations.
  • Online Voting – From November 1st, 2017 to November 30th, 2017. The Online Voting is now Closed. Click here to vote. The online voting process will close at 23:59:59 Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+00:00).
  • Winners Announcement – December 4th, 2017. Click here to know the winners.


  • Best Automation Company
  • Best Control System (PLC, I/O Devices, Controllers, Etc.)
  • Best Robot
  • Best Sensor (Position, Load, Pressure, Torque, Temperature, Level, Distance, Inductive, Etc.)
  • Best Measurement System
  • Best Embedded System/HMI (Industrial PC, Panel PCs, Fanless Computers, Box PCs, Industrial Motherboards, Indicators, Industrial Displays, Human-Machine Interfaces, Etc.)
  • Best Automation Software (Cloud, Mobile, Embedded, Apps, Etc.)
  • Best Motion System (Servo Drives, Motors, Gear Boxes, Etc.)
  • Best Identification Technology (RFID, Vision, Readers, Cameras, Etc.)
  • Best Encoder (Safety, Rotary, Incremental, Etc.)
  • Best Network Technology (Industrial Routers, Gateways, Switches, Wireless, Transmitters, Extenders, Etc.)
  • Best Packaging System
  • Best Data Logger/Analyzer/Storage
  • Best Electrical Product (Relays, Surge Arresters, Power Supplies, Insulation, Connectors, Cables, Disconnectors, Circuit Breakers, Etc.)
  • Best Signaling System (Bar Lights, LED Signal Lights, Pilot Lights, Etc.)
  • Best Cabinet Solution (Control Cabinets, Distribution Boxes, Cabling Accessories, Enclosures, Switching Devices, Wiring Components, Busbars, Etc. )


  • Each company registered on the Suppliers Directory of the Automation Inside Portal (under Enhanced Listings) can nominate up to 3 different products/solutions and one nomination per category only. The other companies not registered or registered under Basic Listings, can only nominate 1 product to the Automation Inside Awards
  • Each participant can add the badge of the Automation Inside Awards (image and clickable link) to their official website (suggestion: you can add a News Item with the Logo and Link to your web page News Section so that you can share your participation with your customers and contacts).
  • The nominations can be submitted in the Automation Inside Portal by a representative of the automation company who owns the rights of the product, solution, etc. - only brands can participate with their products (a valid company email address is required)
  • Each product/solution can participate in one category only
  • All companies participating in one or more categories, will automatically be nominated to the Best Automation Company category
  • Each company or product/solution can win one, two or three product categories and best company category
  • The voting process comprises one vote per category/valid e-mail address. The online voting will be handled by Polldaddy online platform for surveys and polls. Their voting rules and validations are applied
  • The categories with zero nominations or zero votes will be removed from the contest (no winners will be announced)
  • The winners will be notified by email and will be announced on the Automation Inside Portal and Social Media Pages (LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter)

Automation Inside Awards Badge

Copy and paste the code bellow in your webpage to be eligible to participate on the Automation Inside Awards (do not change the code). You can also download the image, upload it to your website with the link to the Automation Inside Awards page (http://www.automationinside.com/p/aia.html):
<a href="http://www.automationinside.com/p/aia.html"><img border="0" width="300" height="218" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-h3BPLI005G4/Wd17v4asWPI/AAAAAAAAEkY/gRklGfdYWYsljP_y61rp3SdU3M7QiquCgCLcBGAs/s1600/AutomationInsideAwards2017Logo_Final-01.png" /></a>
The badge should look like as follows:


The winners of the Category “Best Automation Companies” will receive:
  • 1st place - 6 Months of Free Advertising on Automation Inside Portal (300x250 Ad)
  • 2nd place - 3 Months of Free Advertising on Automation Inside Portal (300x250 Ad)
  • 3rd place - 1 Month of Free Advertising on Automation Inside Portal (300x250 Ad)
  • Note - All ads must be used during the year of 2018

All winners (from all categories) will be announced on the Automation Inside Portal and in the Social Media pages. Each winner will receive a custom Automation Inside Awards Badge (JPG or PNG file) with their name and category name. The name of the winners and their logos will remain on the Automation Inside Awards page for extra recognition until the next edition of the Automation Inside Awards.

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