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Phoenix Contact Ltd

Halesfield 13
Telford
Shropshire
TF7 4PG
United Kingdom

Telephone : 01952 681 700
Fax : 01952 681 779
Email : info@phoenixcontact.com
Web : www.phoenixcontact.com


Editorial archive;

Space-saving surge protection solution 08/06/2017
Phoenix Contact believes that its Termitrab product range allows it to offer the narrowest surge protective devices on the market. Full Story...

Cloud system for Profinet simplifies distributed automation 12/07/2016
The new Proficloud system from Phoenix Contact enables easy and secure communication and control of machines and systems. The combination of the Profinet standard and Proficloud services is said to open up new possibilities for automation. Full Story...

Quick and cost-effective solution for control cabinet wiring 14/06/2016
Aimed at offering more cost-efficient control cabinet manufacturing, the new BT barrier terminal blocks from Phoenix Contact have been developed for the connection of conductors with ring cable lug. Full Story...

Heavy-duty connectors for every application 02/02/2016
Heavycon complete heavy-duty connectors from Phoenix Contact offer a reliable seal up to degree of protection IP69K. There are matching plug-in connections for every requirement with housings from three series types and matching contact inserts which can be combined. Full Story...

Powerful PC technology looks good 12/01/2016
The new Valueline generation of industrial PCs from Phoenix Contact includes box PCs of various performance classes as well as attractive panel PCs equipped with capacitive touch screens. Full Story...

Narrow type-2 surge protection device 15/12/2015
The new Valvetrab-SEC, from Phoenix Contact, is said to be the world's narrowest type-2 surge protective device. It includes features such as durability and high performance, thanks to the use of Safe Energy Control (SEC) technology. Full Story...

Type-1 lightning current arrester 06/10/2015
The Flashtrab SEC-PLUS type-1 range of lightning current arresters from Phoenix Contact, which incorporate Safe Energy Control Technology (SEC) to ensure durability, has been complemented by the addition of two new product variants. SEC technology ensures that the spark gap safely prevents any power supply secondary current so that the load of the entire installation is reduced to a minimum in the event of a lightning event. Full Story...

Intelligent surge protection 22/09/2015
The Plugtrab PT-IQ surge protection devices for MCR and process technology from Phoenix Contact, give plant operators a warning before protection of the plant is lost.  Full Story...

Powerful new safety relays are just 6 mm wide 08/09/2015
The new PSR Mini relays from Phoenix Contact are the world’s slimmest safety relays with the power of a large safety relay. With their compact 6-mm width, they ensure high safety thanks to positively driven contacts.  Full Story...

Optimum control cabinet lighting 08/09/2015
With LED technology and integrated optics, the new PLD enclosure lights from Phoenix Contact offer control cabinet illumination adapted to the environment, even down to the lowest area of the cabinet. Full Story...

Space saving I/O modules for the control cabinet 19/01/2015
Phoenix Contact has extended its range for the Axioline F I/O system with the addition of five compact analogue I/O modules.  Full Story...

New I/O module for relay connection without tools 31/10/2014
With the new digital output module for Axioline F, coupling relays can be easily connected to I/O stations via pre-assembled system cabling, says Phoenix Contact. Full Story...

Functional safety without safe I/O modules 05/08/2014
The new TÜV-certified Safe AI solution package from Phoenix Contact is designed to process safety-related analogue values. Full Story...

Compact plug-in test system 22/07/2014
Complex switching operations in medium and high-voltage switchgear can now be carried out safely in just one test with the Fame 2 test system from Phoenix Contact. Full Story...

Visualisation app for mobile device operation tasks 03/06/2014
The new Visu+ mobile visualisation app from Phoenix Contact is designed to bring system visualisation to smart phones or tablets, enabling flexible operation and monitoring concepts, with the option of universal access to the system at any time and from any location. Full Story...

Profinet-compatible switch with a slim design 04/03/2014
Phoenix Contact has introduced a compact version to its range of automation switches, to accommodate its use in PROFINET systems. Full Story...

Radioline wireless system gains Ex certification 25/11/2013
Phoenix Contact’s Radioline system has recently been certified to meet the ATEX and IECEx standards, allowing for its use in any zone-2 areas, subject to gas explosion risks. Full Story...

Anti-glare machine lights with integrated lenses 28/10/2013
The LED machine lights from Phoenix Contact's Phoenix Lighting Devices (PLD) range are designed to illuminate panels or machines for start-up, maintenance, and fault detection, as well as during production. Full Story...

Active redundancy for high system availability 27/08/2013
The Quint Oring active redundancy module for an output current of 80A is a new addition to the Phoenix Contact range, which already includes 20A and 40A models. This can make it possible to increase the operational reliability of the overall redundant power supply concept for high-rated power PSUs. Full Story...

System cabling with 16 digital I/Os 06/08/2013
The latest addition to the Varioface system cabling range allows a connection to be established to the input/output boards of the 16-channel digital I/O components of the Modicon M340 which is said to greatly simplify the task of wiring. Full Story...

New I/O modules expand safety system 14/05/2013
The new SafetyBridge I/O modules from Phoenix Contact are said to expand its network-independent SafetyBridge system in terms of flexibility, functionality, and application areas. Full Story...

Network isolator provides protection in the network 02/04/2013
Phoenix Contact’s new FL Isolator 100-M12 network isolator provides protection when electric potential differences occur. Full Story...

Intelligent UPS communicates with higher level controllers 12/12/2012
The IQ technology is said to turn Phoenix Contact’s Quint UPS-IQ power supply into an intelligent UPS that is able to provide continuous information about the charging state, remaining runtime, and lifespan of its energy storage devices, maximising system availability. Full Story...

M12 device connectors 09/10/2012
New M12 device connectors have expanded Phoenix Contact’s product portfolio for fast 10-Gbps data transfer. Full Story...

Sensor/actuator cabling for the food sector 12/09/2012
Phoenix Contact has expanded its existing range of sensor/actuator cabling products with new versions designed for applications in the food industry. These products feature smooth stainless steel surfaces and a hygienic design. Full Story...

The latest in data, signal and power device connection technology for PCB 02/02/2012
Stand F30: Phoenix Contact’s position as a global market leader in device connection technology, industrial control and automation solutions is achieved by providing 'Inspiring Innovations'. Full Story...

Wireless HART adapter 16/08/2011
Simplified and faster retrofitting and expansion of systems with 4-20mA signal cables is possible with a new wireless HART adapter from Phoenix Contact. Full Story...

Time for Action: Support Expires for Windows 2000 in Industrial Automation 12/05/2010
All things come to an end. And so it is with Microsoft® Extended Support and Security Updates for Windows 2000, which will cease this year in July 2010. Full Story...

At Hannover Messe, Vodafone and Phoenix Contact Sign M2M Agreement 20/04/2010
Communications provider Vodafone and Phoenix Contact signed a collaboration contract to offer complete solutions for industrial data communication in the mobile network. The two companies say they are convinced that a high percentage of control systems in the future will be connected via telecommunication networks. Full Story...

SafetyBridge Technology 08/03/2010
This new idea in safety technology uses what looks like standard safety I/O modules distributed across a wide area. But, there's a big difference: for one thing, there's no safety bus such as Profisafe or Interbus Safety connecting them. And for another, there isn't any safety PLC to control their operation. Full Story...

Phoenix Contact launches Axioline, which it calls ‘The world’s fastest I/O system’ 29/11/2009
‘Ethernet meets the terminal block’ is the theme of this innovation, presented to the public for the first time at SPS/IPC/Drives. With bus couplers for Profinet and SERCOS III, and more on the way, its makers say the I/O speed is so fast, all discussion of the significance of what ‘real time’ response means becomes irrelevant. Full Story...

Wireless connections for mobile devices 12/11/2009
This Bluetooth module from Phoenix Contact was designed for wireless data transfer between machine units that are moved frequently. It uses Bluetooth to transfer any Ethernet protocol, such as Profinet, Profisafe, Modbus/TCP or standard TCP/IP. Full Story...

Tutorial: Working with "semi-wireless" instrumentation 21/10/2009
Will all wireless instrumentation really be completely wireless? Many devices are not suited to battery powering, so is removing just the data cable enough? What are your options for semi-wireless devices? Full Story...

IO-Link Master for Connection in the Control Cabinet 06/07/2009
The new Inline-Modular IO Link Master permits IO Link-capable sensors and actuators to be connected in the control cabinet. IO Link is the new standard for communication in the lowest field level and therefore solves the “problem of the last meter”. Full Story...

The Model Builders at Hannover Fair 05/06/2009
Most engineers, when they are young (and some even when they’re a little older), build model cars or airplanes. So when they think of models, they think of the small-scale replicas of BMWs and Airbuses they’ve seen over the years. For Hannover Fair, they make models, too, but they do just the opposite. They make huge models of industrial control devices—fifty times bigger than what they really are. And they make them with surprising precision. Full Story...

Phoenix Contact’s Configurable Safety Relay 05/06/2009
The PSR Trisafe relay is the new configurable safety module from Phoenix Contact. Entire safety circuits in machines and plants—from emergency stops to safety door monitoring— can be monitored using just a single intrinsically safe switching device. Full Story...

RS grabs distribution rights for new Phoenix products 12/05/2009
RS Components says it has scooped first rights to market new Phoenix Contact products launched at Hannover. The PSR-Trisafe, Contractron and power supplies from Phoenix are now available from RS throughout Europe. Full Story...

Interbus’ ‘next generation’ 06/05/2008
Interbus may be 20 years old, but development activity is still vigorous and is now set to launch a new-generation ‘SUPI 4’ slave chip that will provide new advantages for integrators and end users. The tiny chip has 90,000 transistors and is capable of propelling transmission speeds to 16 Mb/s, yet it is fully compatible with previous 500K and 2 Mb/s systems. Full Story...

Profinet IRT+ 06/05/2008
Eager to show its leadership in Profinet technology, Phoenix Contact had its first display of a new generation of Profinet IRT protocol that is claimed to turbocharge the real-time fieldbus to new speed levels (there was a similar exhibit in the PNO stand). Full Story...

Wireless: Bluetooth vs. Bluetooth 25/04/2008
Most industrial applications require more than a standard Bluetooth wireless solution concerning robustness, optimised performance and enhanced reliability. Further, the implementation should be flexible enough to configure for a specific application by optimising throughput, latency, power consumption, range, or a combination. Full Story...

Open-source controller 01/11/2007
Designed for serial systems and serial machine production, the Controlpanel product line with integrated Ethernet and USB can be simultaneously controlled and operated on a variety of tested hardware without licensing fees. Full Story...

Profinews 58, October 2007 01/10/2007
Profinews, the official newsletter of PI, is published 6 times each year Full Story...

IO Link should not be thought of as a classical bus system, but Systems 01/06/2007
Low-cost distributed automation systems are now penetrating the automation landscape. Full Story...

IO Link—Communication for sensors and actuators on the way to becoming a standard 01/10/2006
Minimising downtime and maintenance can be achieved through systematic diagnostics and centralised handling of parameter data. To accomplish this, automation engineers need powerful, intelligent sensors and actuators with comprehensive diagnostics and precise adjustment options. Full Story...

IO Link: Standardised Communication at the Lowest Field Level 01/09/2006
This interface for sensors and actuators represents the new standard for communication at the lowest field level. Integrated device parameterisation is provided by gateway and communication DTMs (Device Type Manager). Full Story...