Red Lion Controls Claims “Leadership in Automation” Award for Seventh Consecutive Year

Industrial Automation and Networking Leader Honored in Six Categories

York, Pa. – February 1, 2018 – Red Lion Controls, 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 seventh 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 2017” program recognizes companies that represent a wide variety of automation technologies, software and products used in the manufacturing industry. Red Lion products were recognized in the following categories:

  • Data Acquisition Hardware: The 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: The 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.
  • HMI Software: Crimson® 3.1 is a powerful programming software for HMIs, controllers and other products, featuring support for over 300 protocol drivers.
  • Networking Components – Wired: NT24k® modular switches deliver a wide range of connectivity options with high reliability and hot-swappable communication modules. Additionally, RAM® 6021 routers provide secure communication between remote equipment monitoring facilities.
  • Networking Components – Wireless: 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.

“It is truly humbling to be selected by the readers of Automation World for yet another year,” said Jack Lee, president of Red Lion Controls. “Our portfolio of industrial automation and networking devices have been honored in six categories, expanding on years past. We will continue to evolve 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 2018 issue, available at For additional information about Red Lion, please visit

About Red Lion Controls

As global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, Red Lion has been delivering innovative solutions for over 47 years. Our automation, Ethernet and cellular M2M technology enables companies worldwide to drive productivity through data visibility. Product brands include Red Lion, N-Tron and Sixnet. With headquarters in York, Pennsylvania, the company has offices across the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Middle East. Red Lion is part of Spectris plc, the productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls company.

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