Yearly Archives: 2019

ImpulseCheck: Intelligent monitoring of surge protection

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Written by Dipl.-Phys. Claas Rittinghaus, Product Marketing Surge Protection, Business Unit Trabtech, Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, Blomberg, Germany

Condition Monitoring with ImpulseCheckProcess plant

Surge protective devices are safety-related components and, as such, an essential part of process plants. Information about the status and performance of these components as well as on the status of the plant itself play an important role in continuous monitoring and predictive maintenance. ImpulseCheck acquires all this information – and also enables it to be utilized in the Internet of Things.

The green “OK” notification on a typical status indicator of an SPD (Surge Protective Device), displayed on the device itself or read out by means of a remote indication contact, is not indicative of the current status of the arrester. Neither does it provide any information on the specific stress caused by surge currents and transient overvoltages since the installation of the SPD. Taking a look at the indicator during the maintenance or periodic inspection of a lightning protection system thus isn’t very meaningful. The surge protective system might fail just the next day – or in a few years’ time.

This is where ImpulseCheck, Phoenix Contact’s new system, comes into play. Surge currents and transient overvoltages discharged and limited by the SPD are detected in real time, and can then be analyzed in ImpulseAnalytics – a Proficloud application. In addition to comprehensive tools for the evaluation of the measured data, which are available to the user, the state of health (SoH) for each mode of protection is calculated for Phoenix Contact SPDs. The state of health is the current state of the arrester. As opposed to former, purely reactive replacements of surge protective equipment based on the green/red status indicator, this status information allows for the implementation of predictive maintenance plans. The efficiency of maintenance work can thus be improved, money can be saved, and system availability better protected.

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Phoenix Contact Creates New Platforms, Alliances and Partnerships

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Digital transformation with Phoenix Contact

Phoenix Contact achieved sales of EUR 2.38 billion in 2018 with sales growth of 8%. At the same time, the number of employees increased to 17,400 worldwide.

“From a global perspective, we had very good growth figures in the markets, but had to accept negative currency effects,” says CEO Frank Stührenberg.” In Germany, still our most important market for Phoenix Contact, we again achieved a very good result with 7%. There was double-digit growth in all regions of the world”.

The company invested €207 million in IT infrastructure, machinery and equipment as well as buildings. An amount in excess of 200 million euros will again flow into investments this year. In China, for example, Nanjing, the headquarters of our Chinese subsidiary, will expand its production and logistics facilities to a total of 23,000 m². The location will be completely built according to Industry 4.0 standard. The site in France will invest 15 million euros in logistics and office space by 2020. The logistics in Harrisburg, USA, will be expanded by 7,700 m². A new building for printed circuit board connection technology with 10,300 m² is currently being built in Blomberg. Development units, laboratories and product management offices in the immediate vicinity of the production building will find their home here.

In the current year 2019, a budget of 7% of sales for research and development will primarily serve product technology for digital transformation as well as solutions for the future markets of energy, mobility and infrastructure.

At the Hannover Messe, which began on April 1, Phoenix Contact, once again, was the third largest exhibitor presenting its solutions for the digital transformation. With a total of 2,500 m², the company was present at 11 trade fair stands.

Learn more about our highlights and focal points at Hannover Messe.

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Circuit breakers to protect your individual devices

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Narrow electronic circuit breakers – Universal at 6 mm

Narrow electronic circuit breakers – Universal at 6 mmIdeally suited for simple, space-saving potential distribution: the PTCB single-channel electronic circuit breaker can be bridged to the CLIPLINE complete terminal block system, and offers a setting range from 1 to 8 amperes with an exceptionally narrow overall width.

Your advantages

  • Simple application setup due to bridging option to CLIPLINE complete terminal block system.
  • More space in the control cabinet: narrowest protection with a width of just 6 mm.
  • Flexible use and a reduced inventory due to adjustable current values on each device for a wide range of applications.

Main features

  • Overall width: 6 mm
  • Operating state indicated via LED display in traffic light colors
    Fixed nominal current
  • Satisfies requirements in accordance with NEC Class 2
    Flexible use
  • Integrated remote signaling function

For more information, please download the flyer by clicking here or visit our website.

Visit us at Middle East Electricity 2019!

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Join Phoenix Contact Middle East

at Middle East Electricity 2019!

Middle East Electricity is the world’s leading trade event for the power industry. The show is split into five key sectors – power generation, transmission and distribution, lighting, solar, and energy storage and management solutions.

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Phoenix Contact, a global market leader and innovator in the field of electrical engineering, is headquartered in Germany. Phoenix Contact has five production sites in Germany and eleven abroad, with more than 50 sales subsidiaries and 40 representations. Its mission is to provide the best possible solution for your electrical engineering tasks. Phoenix Contact Middle East in the United Arab Emirates is an independent subsidiary with local management, sales, training, support and logistics operations. Their reliable presence in the region brings Phoenix Contact’s products and expertise into closer proximity to their clients and partners in the Middle East and Northeast Africa.

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Most popular topics of 2018

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Happy New Year!

Here we are uncovering to you the top rated topics and most read news of 2018!

In case you missed out on any of this, you now have another chance to read it.

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The narrowest pluggable device protection with an overall width of 6 mm, type 3 / Class III, with remote indication contact and Push-in connection technology. Also suitable for DC applications.

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The new Quint DC UPS uninterruptible power supply can be integrated into established networks and continues to supply your systems without interruption even in the event of a mains failure.

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For the first time, Phoenix Contact’s QUINT POWER power supply is offering superior system availability in the power range up to 100 W in a very small size.

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