Product Spotlight – Red Lion Sixnet Series RAM Cellular RTU

With an intuitive web-based, menu-driven interface that requires no knowledge of programming languages, the powerful RAM event engine can quickly be configured to trigger actions when pre-defined alarm values are met. For example, if a tank level is too high or a pressure level is out of range, the RAM event engine will not only cycle a relay to stop a pump or close a valve, but can also send text message notifications to alert when actions should be taken. This function helps automation engineers, technicians, production managers and network operators make critical decisions.

“With the addition of the web-based event engine, the RAM cellular RTU becomes an all-in-one platform for remote monitoring and control,” said Paul Bunnell, product manager at Red Lion Controls. “This versatile solution takes the complexity out of configuring events and notification without requiring additional equipment.”

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Product Spotlight – N-Tron 1008TX

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Red Lion’s 1008TX is a plug-and-play, unmanaged Gigabit Ethernet switch housed in a hardened, metal DIN-rail mountable enclosure designed to provide cost-effective, reliable performance in the harshest industrial environments. Ideal for use in mission-critical data acquisition, security and surveillance, control and Ethernet I/O applications, the 1008TX delivers low latency and high bandwidth to industrial networks.

Faster, high-volume data and video applications are becoming the norm in industrial networking,” said Diane Davis, director of product management, networking at Red Lion Controls. “Users implementing Gigabit Ethernet networks to manage this flow of information will find that our new N-Tron series 1008TX switches cost-effectively deliver reliability and high performance in a rugged, space-saving package.”

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Red Lion Named #1 Panel Meter Provider


Red Lion Named #1
Panel Meter Provider.
CD Award

Red Lion issued a press release today to announce that we have been recognized in eight Control Design Readers’ Choice Awards 2015 award categories, including the coveted top Panel Meter slot. This marks the 15th consecutive year that Control Design readers like you have named us the leading provider of panel meters in the industry, and we appreciate your support.

In addition to panel meters, we also thank you for listing Red Lion as an acclaimed brand in the following categories:

  • Operator Interface
  • Software, HMI
  • Data Recorder
  • Network Components, Wired
  • Network Components, Wireless
  • Network Protocol Converters/Bridges/Adapters
  • Network Routers & Switches

Control Design sent questionnaires to approximately 15,000 magazine subscribers who work directly with industrial automation and control products. The questionnaire included an unaided ballot in which participants were asked to identify the vendors that came to mind in response to the questions. Respondents like you selected the Red Lion brand from memory or experience, not from multiple-choice questions, and only companies that received at least five percent of the category vote were included in the results. Since the survey began 2001, Red Lion has consistently dominated the panel meter category.

For more information visit to register for Red Lion’s free trade-up panel meter program.

“Each year we ask Control Design’s readers, practicing machine automation professionals, to share with us their supplier preferences in a variety of technology categories. Red Lion’s consistent ranking atop the Panel Meter category is a clear indication of its technology leadership and customer commitment.”

Mike Bacidore
Control Design

“Being selected for fifteen years in a row by the readership of Control Design as the industry’s #1 panel meter provider is a significant milestone for our organization. Additionally, Red Lion’s overall recognition in eight award categories validates that our automation and networking products are delivering value across the industrial sector. We appreciate our customers’ vote of confidence.”

Jesse Benefiel
Red Lion Controls

Product Update – Red Lion New Approvals

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Red Lion issued a press release last Monday to announce that our rugged Graphite® Human Machine Interface (HMI) operator panels have been tested to meet ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) standards. ABS approval assures equipment is safe for operation in a manner that protects life, property and the marine environment when used in shipboard and offshore settings. In addition to ABS approval, Graphite HMIs are Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Class I, Division 2 listed for hazardous locations and ATEX and IECEx zone 2/22 approved for potentially explosive environments.

In addition, Red Lion’s compact NT24k™ Ethernet switches have recently received ABS approval as well as EN 50155, EN 50121 and EN 61373 certifications to ensure safe operation on railway rolling stock. With over 100 mixed-media configuration options, our rugged NT24k platform combines the benefits of noise-immune fiber with the versatility of 10, 100, 1000Base copper connectivity to provide a robust migration path across varying industrial applications.

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