York, Pa. --- Red Lion Controls has captured the top panel meter slot for the 16th consecutive year in the 2016 Control Design Readers' Choice Awards. In addition to naming Red Lion the leading provider of panel meters in the industry, the publication’s readers also placed Red Lion in the top five for the following categories: wired network components; network routers and switches; and network protocol converters, bridges and adapters.
“Winners from the 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards were elected to the top spot once again this year in more than 75 percent of the product categories,” said Mike Bacidore, editor in chief of Control Design. “Our readers have spoken, making it clear that Red Lion is a valuable partner and supplier for a variety of automation technology.”
Bacidore added that machine builders are sticking with what works, made clearly evident by Red Lion once again being named the top choice for panel meters.
“Such customer reception for our industrial automation and networking products is truly gratifying,” said Mike Granby, President, Red Lion Controls. “As a ‘Customer First’ driven organization with over forty years of history, we strive to provide performance and reliability that our end users have come to rely on. This award is a true testament to our achievement of that goal.”
Control Design invited more than 22,000 individuals who indicated they have buying authority or influence at their organizations to access the confidential ballot. The voting is unaided, which means no list of suppliers is included for guidance or assistance; it’s a ballot of the machine builders, by the machine builders and for the machine builders. Each participant was asked to indicate the first, second and third preference in more than sixty product categories, which were grouped as Control, Hardware, Motion, Networking, Safety, Sensing and Software. The votes of suppliers are not knowingly counted in the tabulations.
With more than 4.5 million panel meters sold since the company’s inception, Red Lion’s range of digital and analog meters is the most comprehensive in the industry. Red Lion panel meters easily accommodate a wide range of applications through varying models, inputs, sizes and other capabilities. From compact CUB indicators to versatile PAX2 process meters, Red Lion provides flexibility that allows customers to seamlessly add or change capabilities with plug-and-play field installable option cards.