Yearly Archives: 2017

New products revealed for 2017 [Discover the Highlights]

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Highlights 2017: Solutions for the digital industry

Discover an understanding of applications and technological expertise bundled in unique solutions for the digital future.

Discover the highlights 2017As Mr. Ronald Bent – CTO at PHOENIX CONTACT – said: “Inspiring innovations are born from the creative tension between the possibilities presented by new technologies and the requirements of the various markets. With that in mind, the trend toward digitalization faces a world full of challenges: population growth, the rise of megacities, dwindling resources. We need more energy, clean water, and clean air. We believe that digitalization offers the potential to overcome these challenges. The intelligent networking of business processes, components, systems, things, and people is the key to the solutions of the future. Our highlights for 2017 are making an important contribution here.”

A wide range of new products from the fields of connection technology, automation components, surge protection, marking, and tools will be revealed at the Hannover Messe 2017.

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Nobody Manufactures 6mm Safety Relays. Until Now.

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Highly-compact safety relays: PSRmini

PSRmini safety relays – full performance on 6 mm

PSRmini Safety RelaysPhoenix Contact developed this relay technology and built in house, enabling a particularly narrow device design – without impairing performance. This robust elementary relay with force-guided contacts enables the setup of safety-related applications under completely new space and cost aspects.

Uniquely, safety relays with forced guidance in comparison to standard relays means:

  • Robustness
  • Reliability
  • Diagnostic capability

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Customizable power supply for superior system availability

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Customizable Power supplies with maximum functionality

Thanks to individual parameterization, you can optimally adapt your power supply to your application

The new generation of the high-performance QUINT POWER power supplies from Phoenix Contact ensures superior system availability by means of new functions.

Customizable power supplyOver 40 parameters can be adjusted individually with the new power supplies of the Quint Power series from Phoenix Contact. The devices can be ordered from the factory with customized parameters that vary from standard settings. The integrated NFC interface makes changing the signaling thresholds and characteristic curves more convenient than ever before.

The new Quint Power power supply from Phoenix Contact can be unpacked, installed in the control cabinet, connected and operated for many years. In addition, it is equipped with an integrated NFC interface and can be parameterized via mobile end devices or PCs if desired. This allows signaling thresholds and characteristic curves, for example, to be precisely adapted to the requirements of the system. In total, there are over 40 parameters that can be customized. The settings can be duplicated, which is especially practical. If the power supply is parameterized once, the settings can be transmitted to other devices easily using the app or software. The button located on the front side for adjusting the output voltage and all other configured parameters is also password-protected.

Customizable power supplies are:

• Integrated NFC interface
• Configurable reporting thresholds and characteristic
• SFB technology:
6 times the nominal current for 15 ms
• Power reserves:
– Static boost: Up to 125 % for a sustained period
– Dynamic boost: Up to 200 % for 5 s
• Monitoring of outputs
• Evaluation of operating hours
• Mains buffering time > 20 ms
• High level of immunity thanks to integrated gas-filled surge arrester

To learn more about this product line, please visit our website.

Energizing 3 days at the Middle East Electricity [MEE2017]

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Phoenix Contact at the Middle East Electricity 2017

Energizing the infrastructure industry with Phoenix Contact’s inspiring innovations

For more than 10 years now, Phoenix Contact typically participates at the Middle East Electricity Exhibition MEE 2017; the world’s largest power event covering all sectors of the power industry.

Middle East Electricity MEE 2017

The event was held at the Dubai International Exhibition center in Dubai – UAE from 14th to 16th February, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily. The Phoenix Contact booth was located in hall 6 at stand no. 6A10.

On our booth were wall exhibits showing the latest innovative products and solutions from Phoenix Contact. Some of these innovations include Solutions for Power Transmission & Distribution, Solutions for Renewable Energy, Push-in technology, Relay technology, Industrial Communication, Wireless Technology, Networking, Ethernet switches with IEC 61850, Power Supplies and System Availability, the latest Surge Protection technology – SEC (Safe Energy Control Technology), HMIs and industrial PCs. Tools, Signal conditioners, Marking and labeling, Cyber Security and Safety relay modules.

Cyber Security - Industrial network security provides protection against the dangers posed by increased networking

As the world is tapping into the new era of Cyber Security, Phoenix Contact showcased industrial firewalls and solutions for secure remote maintenance and security infrastructure for safeguarding industrial systems against cyber-attacks and viruses.


The protective circuit against surge voltages Moreover, Phoenix Contact shed light on surge protection and the latest devices that help protect against transient and high-energy voltage peaks.

An “effective protective circuit” helps to implement seamless surge protection.

And this is how it works:

Draw an imaginary circle around the object you want to protect.

Surge protective devices must be installed at all points where cables intersect this circle. The area within the protective circuit is therefore protected in such a way that conducted surge voltages are prevented.

Consider the following areas during planning:

  • Power supply
  • Measurement and control technology
  • Data processing, telecommunications
  • Transceiver devices

For more information about the wide range of products and solutions described above, please visit our website.

SOLARCHECK RSD wins the GIT Security Award

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The automatic SOLARCHECK RSD photovoltaic panel shutdown has won the GIT Security Award

The automatic SOLARCHECK RSD photovoltaic panel shutdown won the GIT Security Award in the Fire & Explosion Protection, Industrial Safety category.

The coveted prize in safety technology is awarded each year by the magazines GIT Sicherheit, GIT Security, and messtec drives Automation on behalf of publisher Wiley-VCH.

Electrical safety in photovoltaic systems: in 95% of systems the panels are connected to strings in series. This can generate potentially lethal DC voltages of up to 1000 V. Disconnection to protect against electric shock is difficult. Occupational health and safety can only be guaranteed if each individual panel is disconnected automatically. SOLARCHECK RSD safely shuts down your system during installation, maintenance or in hazardous situations. A safe state is achieved without intervention by an electrician. Even those who are not familiar with the safety rules and dangers, such as roofers or cleaning personnel, are protected.

Find out why the SOLARCHECK RSD makes working on photovoltaic systems so safe