Cable management for connecting your cabinet

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Written by Nigel Venaruzzo, Product Manager – Device Connectivity and Industrial Field Connectivity

When designing your Electrical Cabinet, have you considered its location?
Is it 680m up in a service cavity of the Burj Khalifa? Does it have to withstand the harshest conditions within mining? Or is it required to withstand regular high-pressure cleaning at temperature in a food processing plant?

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Cut, Strip and Crimp – Tools to Ease Your Cabling Pains

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Cutting, Stripping and Crimping of wires sound easy and effortless. As mundane as it sounds, this task for an electrician doing daily requires a high quality, optimal tool rather than a standard tool.

Just like any other product developed by Phoenix Contact our tools range have been developed with utmost care, considering ergonomics and usability to provide quality precision and effectiveness. It is no secret Phoenix Contact tools are of the highest quality and always have been a huge talking point when visiting engineers. As one of our customers said, “If you use quality tools, your quality of work improves, and therefore you have less callouts for repairs.”

Nicely put. Let us explore more…

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Termitrab Complete

Small on Size, but BIG on Features – TERMITRAB Complete: Narrowest Surge Protection for MCR Technology

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Article by Michael Hennessy, Product Manager – Trabtech, Phoenix Contact Australia

Phoenix Contact has revolutionized surge protection devices for Measurement and Control Technology (MCR) and extra low voltage applications with the release of its TERMITRAB Complete (TTC) Range.

TTC provides you with a complete Surge Protection system kit for your MCR signals, featuring an integrated status indicator and a unique optional “optical” remote signalling set.

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Secure fuse protection

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Short circuit protection concepts with Push-in fuse terminal blocks

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Every systems manufacturer – from machine building to process engineering – should be concerned with the issue of “fuse protection for circuits”. Whether it is a matter of protection against overloads or short circuits – fuses protect devices and cables from failure. The fuse elements in use today have scarcely changed in many years. Anyone who would nevertheless like some savings when wiring circuits opts for fuse terminal blocks with Push-in connection. Continue reading

Modernizing automation technology in the Monsheim wastewater treatment plant

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The modernization of water management systems usually only involves individual process steps. The Monsheim wastewater treatment plant, however, is undergoing a complete overhaul. The main focus of the new concept is on achieving a more process-oriented way of working, as well as reducing energy consumption, 100 percent of which is to be self-generated in future.

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The Original Push-in Connection Technology

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Consistent from the field to the controller

Push-in from Phoenix Contact is the connection technology of the future.

Push-in connection technology reduces the costs and installation times and makes a significant contribution towards leaner production processes and automated wiring.

Push-in Product Range

Phoenix Contact Push-in Technology

Push-in connection technology allows direct, tool-free conductor connection for solid conductors or conductors pre-assembled with ferrules. The special spring profile enables the easy insertion of solid conductors and conductors with ferrules starting from 0.25 mm² combined with maximum conductor pull-out forces. Continue reading

Marking Made Easy!

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Many people recognise Phoenix Contact solely as a manufacturer of terminal blocks for electrical cabinets, but not everyone knows that we actually have more than 60,000 products in our portfolio. Even though we do have a wide range of terminals to cover all your needs in control cabinet building, we also have a huge variety of other products aimed to help you in all areas of industrial cabinet connectivity and electronics.

In this post, we shed light on another significant part of our product list – Marking Systems and Labelling. Whether you need to label terminal blocks, relays and power supplies inside the cabinet, or you need to put a label on all the conductors that connect all these devices – Phoenix Contact has something to offer you.

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PLCnext Control – The Start of a New Era in Automation

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Today, there are already more networked devices than there are people, and the trend is accelerating. The traditional automation pyramid is being replaced by networked structures and cloud technologies. The requirements on the security, openness, and interoperability of these systems are increasing. Additionally, innovation cycles are being drastically shortened and different development tools and processes are needed to meet the increasingly demanding “time to market”.

These developments have to be taken into account. Today, one year after introducing the PLCnext Technology, Phoenix Contact presents the first industrial controller that is based on PLCnext Technology: PLCnext Control (order designation AXC F 2152).

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