Red Lion Controls Recognized in Annual “Leadership in Automation” Awards

Industrial Automation and Networking Leader Named “First Team” Honoree Four Years in a Row

York, Pa. January 13, 2015 – 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 fourth consecutive year. Automation World, the leading business magazine serving automation professionals, invited automation professionals to vote for their favorite vendors in unaided-recall surveys.

The Automation World “Leadership in Automation 2014” 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 2014 First Team Supplier 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.

“For the fourth year in a row, the readers of Automation World have recognized the value, reliability and flexibility of Red Lion’s industrial automation and networking solutions,” said Jesse Benefiel, vice president of products and marketing for Red Lion Controls. “We take great pride in providing users with a growing portfolio of products to meet varying requirements. Our successful integration of the Sixnet® and N-Tron brands has positioned us to better help our customers connect, monitor and control a wide range of industrial processes – on the plant floor, or in the harshest remote environments.”

Jim Chrzan, publisher of Automation World, said, “Our First Team Honorees offer truly outstanding examples of product innovation and customer service. Congratulations to them, and our sincere thanks to all the end-users who participated in this program by identifying their favorite solution providers.”

Leadership in Automation First Team Honorees are recognized in Automation World’s January 2015 issue, available at For additional information about Red Lion, please visit

About Red Lion Controls

Red Lion has delivered innovative solutions to global markets since 1972 through communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking. The company’s technologies enable customers worldwide to gain real-time data visibility that drives enhanced productivity. Red Lion is part of Spectris plc, the productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls company.

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