Top 5 tips for marking systems

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Written by Andy Neat, Product Manager- Marking & Installation

Morning and welcome again to one of my Monday morning blogs! Today I’m going to talk about ‘top tips’, which is very topical in the Neat household at the moment as I have a 5 week old baby. So all hints and tips for a full night’s sleep are gladly welcome at the moment!

So if you use Phoenix Contact marking systems or are looking at using them in the future then with out further a do, please read on where I’m going to jump straight in and give you my low down on top tips for using Phoenix Contact marking systems:

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Engineering Design show 2019 impressions

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Written by Duncan Nicol, Sales & Marketing Manager- Device Connections

The 2019 Engineering Design Show took place earlier this month at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry and in case you missed it, here are some highlights of the show.

The show attracted 4000 resisted visitors and covered a broad range of solutions from robotics, 3D printing, embedded systems, device connectivity and much more besides.

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Do you have issues when switching DC Solenoids?

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James West, technical support engineer for Interface technology and switching devices discusses one of the technical problems he regularly gets asked about.

As a technical support engineer, I get a lot of support enquiries requesting replacement relays. Most of these application problems could be avoided by using the correct type of relay.

Solenoids are a common method of controlling valves in an automated machine. They do not have a particularly high holding current, however they are often used in high frequency switching applications and it’s this factor which will cause any associated mechanical relay to eventually fail.

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Efficient energy management

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Written by Fraser Cowie, Product Marketing Manager- Interface

Phoenix Contact has an innovative and coordinated portfolio of class leading products that can save you time when it comes to energy data acquisition. Future-oriented communication solutions and digital services help you to integrate, manage and process your data.

Whether you are doing complex energy measurements or simple cost centre billing Phoenix Contact has a solution for you with EMPro multifunctional energy measuring devices, including MID certified meters, conventional current transformers and retrofit Rogowski CTs.

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Protect your most sensitive equipment

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Written by Mark Lloyd, Senior Product Manager- Power Supplies & Surge Protection

If you were to ask any electrician or plant maintenance engineer what the main reasons are for electrical equipment failure, some of the answers would be insulation degradation, poor grounding, bad connections but I would put money on voltage spikes as being one of the top answers…..

Voltage spikes can be harmful to electrical and electronic devices and increasing the voltage above a devices nominal operating voltage can cause internal arcing and heat generation that can cause damage to circuits, and with devices becoming smaller and more sophisticated this increases the likelihood of this kind of damage. Often if damage occurs within the devices usually warranty period, the cause may not even be identified. 

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Time for the new standard

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Written by Tony Parrot, Business Development Manager- Machine Building

Exciting times are looming with a simple new concept from Phoenix Contact. Simple in conception but very far reaching in its consequences.

As a manufacturer, Phoenix Contact is taking component supply to another level with all the current trends of efficiency and cost saving the real focus. In line with the new forward thinking manufacturing industries, Phoenix Contact really wants to take partnership all the way through from product selection to integration into systems and machinery with all the relevant support.

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Phoenix Contact’s answer to smart buildings

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Written by Deepan Patel, Industry Manager- Infrastructure

  • Have you needed to use the Niagara Framework on critical applications?
  • Have you needed to fight for space in your cabinet?
  • Have you ever needed to have a more robust hardware?

Phoenix Contact answers those questions and many more! Introducing our Building Controller, a full N4 Niagara Framework (provided by Tridium) controller. The solution to make your building “smart”. Our ILC 2050 BI controller offers native integration of numerous protocols as standard as well as two NICs with 4 ports.

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Simplicity + Safety?

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Written by Andy Maskell, Product Manager- Functional Safety

Implementation of functional safety can cause a bit of head scratching and confusion over the best way to physically connect everything without creating a complex web of cabling and drawings. Not only does this take time it also creates the opportunity for errors.

So let us make it simple for you.

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Electrifying our world

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Written by Duncan Nicol, Sales & Marketing Manager- Device Connections

The year is 2050 and the Paris climate agreement of 2016 is a distant memory but the world has responded dramatically to the existential threat of climate change.

As I sit here writing this blog, the electricity charging the battery in my tablet is 100 percent green and coming from my solar tiled roof. The national grid still exists but is fed from thousands of micro grids dotted around the country and coastline. These micro grids are no longer powered by the dirty leftovers from the dinosaur era but by solar, wind and wave generated energy and backed up by utility scale battery farms.

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