Factory Automation

Manufacturing is an integral part of today’s economy. Factories around the world manufacture products for industries such as aerospace, automotive, electronics, food and beverage, packaging, plastics and more. While strategic practices such as Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Total Quality Management and Continuous Improvement are used by many organizations to improve processes, technology is ultimately transforming the world of manufacturing.  Our industrial automation and networking solutions help manufacturers – both large and small – connect, monitor and control operations via products that include:

Red Lion's ProducTVity Station is a ready-to-deploy plant floor visual management system that displays real-time Key Performance Indicator (KPI) data and Andon messages on large televisions to drive efficiency. Using a built-in library of over 300 industrial protocols, the ProducTVity Station can connect to almost any plant floor equipment to help improve process improvement. Easily configured with Crimson® 3.0 software in just minutes, the ProducTVity Station can deliver unmatched visibility into process and equipment performance in manufacturing environments. Learn more.
Red Lion’s N-Tron® series NT24k® industrial managed Gigabit Ethernet switches offer a wide array of port configurations, media types and Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) models that include 10/100/1000 copper,  Fast Ethernet and Gigabit fiber options. With up to a -40° to 85°C operating temperature range, wide 10 to 49 VDC power inputs and 50g vibration and 200g shock tolerances, our rugged NT24k switches provide reliable network performance in industrial applications. Learn more.
The Data Station is designed to act as the factory floor hub for industrial data collection and management. Providing multiple protocol conversions, data logging and remote machine access via a built-in web server, the Data Station also includes Red Lion’s powerful Crimson® programming software that features a simple drag-and-drop, point-and-click configuration. With three serial ports and one 10/100Base-T(X) Ethernet port, the Data Station allows disparate devices to communicate seamlessly, regardless of manufacturer or cable connection, compiling data into a single CSV-formatted file, where it can be stored, displayed, emailed or automatically synchronized. The Data Station is the most powerful communication platform available today!  Learn More.