Cost effective HVAC system with PLC Logic and ILC 2050 BI

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Written by Deepan Patel, Industry Manager- Infrastructure

PLC Logic is a product provided by Phoenix Contact. This solution provides small IO potential for the Building Automation market.  The controller has enhanced functionality- like PID control- and I feel it is worth you knowing about this as it is capable to communicate over Modbus and integrates well with our Niagara controller ILC 2050 BI. This little gem could be used as a HVAC application but also has potential for other applications too.

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Stories from the road: M12 fast lock

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Written by Brian Booth, Field Sales Engineer, North – Device Connections

Firstly, Happy Monday!

My name is Brian Booth and I have been working at Phoenix Contact for the last 6 years (considerably longer in the Connector and Emech world generally!)

I work with the DC Division (Device Connections) and I manage technical and commercial sales within my area which covers Scotland down to Staffs and all points East and West.

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Quick and easy searching

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Written by Gary Nelson, Senior Product Manager- Device Connections

With product catalogues becoming a thing of the past the ability to find products online needs to be simple and effective, not a challenge. So is there an easy way to narrow your search?

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Relays for every application – nearly!

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Written by Fraser Cowie, Product Manager- Interface

Customers today have a vast choice of relays from lots of manufacturers – so how do they choose the best one for them? Does it really matter, because a relay is just a relay – right?

Relays are used for hundreds of different applications, so it is best to pick the relay and relay range that most suits an application.Phoenix Contact has been making relays for over 30 years, but always with customer applications in mind and always with the best quality materials and clever design.

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Flexible smart building solutions

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Written by Deepan Patel, Industry Manager- Infrastructure

After my last blog discussing the benefits of using our Building solutions, I wanted our readers to realise the great range of modules the ILC 2050 supports. I can’t list them all on here but you can visit the ILC 2050 page and browse the accessories tab to get the full list.

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The new way to connect!

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Written by Scott Mulholland, Product Manager- Industrial Components

Our new PTV terminals offer a new way to connect. If you are a customer using the screw connection method in your terminals, you will of course value the benefit of the conductor/wire entering the terminal from the side. If you are a push in connection method terminal user, you will know the speed of termination and resilience to vibration benefits that ‘push in’ delivers. Well now, you can enjoy all of the above benefits by using our new PTV terminals.

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Try before you buy

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Written by Gary Nelson, Senior Product Manager- Device Connections

When working on a new design and you need to decide which connection technology to use wouldn’t it be useful if you could try before you buy?

With so many connectors to choose from, as a design engineer you may need to try a few products before committing to the one that really fits your needs. If you include the different connection types for the printed circuit board (PCB) and how to connect the wires to the connectors themselves the choice becomes ever greater.

When you have reached an initial connector choice or more one of the main issues you may then face is having to commit to buying a complete box quantity. The last thing you want to do at this stage is start the process all over again because the option of only buying one or two pieces simply isn’t available.

To help ease this burden in the design process Phoenix Contact has launched an online sample service offering in excess of 3000 parts. The ranges include printed circuit board (PCB) terminal blocks, PCB connectors and circular connectors which are all available free of charge. When you are viewing a part on our website if it is available as a sample you’ll see the sample service image. If, however, another product within the range is available instead i.e. a different number of poles or a different colour you’ll be given the option of viewing the alternative part which you can then order as a sample instead.   

We want to ensure that choosing the connectors for your next design project is as straightforward as possible, so you don’t need to register to use the system. In a few easy to follow steps you can choose the connector or connectors you want, complete the required data fields and have them delivered directly to your door, for free. All requests placed before 2pm are ready for shipment the same day and after 2pm they will be processed the following day, so you know your sample will arrive quickly.

For more information, visit our website here

Contact Gary on 07780 483099 or email gnelson@phoenixcontact.com