Red Lion Controls Recognized in Four Categories in “Leadership in Automation” Awards

Industrial Automation and Networking Leader Named “First Team” Honoree Several Years Running

York, Pa. - January 17, 2017 - Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced that it has been named a “First Team Supplier” by the readers of Automation World magazine for the sixth consecutive year. Automation World, the leading business magazine serving automation professionals, invited readers to vote for their favorite industry vendors in unaided-recall surveys.

The Automation World “Leadership in Automation 2016” program recognizes companies that represent a wide variety of automation technologies, software and products used in the manufacturing industry. Red Lion was recognized as a 2016 First Team Honoree in the following categories:

  • Data Acquisition Hardware: The Red Lion ProducTVity Station® is a ready-to-deploy visual management system that supports the use of Andon messaging and KPIs on the factory floor to boost productivity by turning any television screen into a plant floor data display.
  • HMI Hardware: Red Lion’s Graphite® HMI series is the industry’s first rugged solution to combine flexible, plug-in modules with protocol conversion, data logging and web-based monitoring.
  • Networking Components - Wired: The Red Lion N-Tron series NT24k® modular switches deliver up to 24 Gigabit Ethernet ports and a wide range of connectivity options to handle the most challenging industrial environments with high reliability and hot-swappable communication modules. Additionally, Red Lion’s RAM® 6021 routers provide secure communication between remote equipment monitoring facilities.
  • Networking Components – Wireless: Red Lion’s RAM® 6000 and 9000 industrial cellular RTUs are ready-to-deploy remote monitoring and control devices that enable customers to reliably connect, monitor and control equipment in industrial environments from nearly any location.

“The readers of Automation World have recognized Red Lion now for the sixth year in a row,” said Jack Lee, president of Red Lion Controls. “It is a great honor to receive such a testament from those using our portfolio of industrial automation and networking devices every day. As their needs evolve, we will continue to help our customers with a wide range of industrial solutions.”

Jim Chrzan, publisher of Automation World, said, “Our First Team Honorees represent not only best-in-class product innovation but also superior customer service. Congratulations to the honorees. And thank you to the end-users who took the time to vote for their favorite solution providers.”

Leadership in Automation First Team Honorees are recognized in Automation World’s January 2017 issue, available at For additional information about Red Lion, please visit

About Red Lion Controls

As the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, Red Lion has been delivering innovative solutions for over forty years. Our automation, Ethernet and cellular M2M technology enables companies worldwide to gain real-time data visibility that drives productivity. Product brands include Red Lion, N-Tron and Sixnet. With headquarters in York, Pennsylvania, the company has offices across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Red Lion is part of Spectris plc, the productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls company. For more information, please visit

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