York, Pa. – November 10, 2015 – Red Lion Controls, global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced that its flagship Graphite® HMI panels and N-Tron® series NT24k® managed industrial Ethernet switches were both named “Best Products of 2015” by Control Engineering China. Additionally, Red Lion’s Graphite HMIs were honored with a “2015 Innovation Product of China Automation Industry Award” from MM Automation. The awards were presented as part of Industrial Automation Show award ceremonies in Shanghai earlier this month.
Awards from Control Engineering China honor tools, products and solutions that help international plant managers do their jobs more efficiently. Red Lion received “Best Product of 2015” awards for Graphite HMIs in the “HMI” category and NT24k switch platform in the “Bus and Ethernet” category.
MM Automation’s MM Innovation Awards include three categories: automation, drive and logistics technology. Red Lion’s Graphite HMIs were honored with a “2015 Innovation Product of China Automation Industry Award” in the automation category. Part of Vogel Business Media’s MM Maschinenmarkt, MM Automation Chinese version is an award-winning print and e-magazine focused on automation and logistics.
“We value our reputation as one of the industry’s most trusted brands in China, and are gratified to once again be honored by awards from these publications,” said Mike Granby, President, Red Lion Controls. “Red Lion strives to develop products that meet the rigorous and evolving needs of the industries we serve. Our HMIs and industrial switches help enable customers to realize more efficiency, operability and cost savings across both factory and extreme environments.”
With rugged aluminum construction, a wide operating temperature range and flexible plug-in modules, Red Lion’s Graphite HMIs enable customers to connect, monitor and control processes in several industries to meet varying industrial automation requirements. Since its launch in July of 2013, Red Lion’s Graphite platform has received numerous additional global accolades, including Automation World’s “First Team Supplier, HMI Hardware” award, the “Industrial Control Award” from Plant Engineering and “Best Product of 2014” from Control Engineering.
Red Lion's NT24k industrial managed switches provide network flexibility with over 100 mixed-media Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet and Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) options. Designed to maximize connectivity options, network speed and security, the rugged NT24k platform meets industrial networking requirements across industries that include factory automation, alternative energy, utilities, water/wastewater and transportation environments. Previously, Red Lion’s NT24k switches received a “Best Product of 2013” award from Control Engineering and a Design News Golden Mousetrap for Industrial Networking Technologies, Automation and Control.