There are number of trends in the world of automation, one of the more recent ones is the increasing use of circuit breakers designed specifically to protect DC lines. So called electronic device circuit breakers are fast replacing standard AC circuit breakers as the first choice. Despite AC breakers being lower cost the technical advantages of DC electronic breakers to protect critical loads and the peace of mind that brings is driving a rapid growth in their usage.
One of our more popular products is the 4 channel CBMC electronic circuit breaker. Each channel can be individually set up to a maximum of 10A to protect the connected loads. In our Vlog we are featuring a version with an IO-link interface which now enables remote access to the device via platforms such as Proficloud.
Written by Duncan Nicol, Sales & Marketing Manager- Device Connections
PCB designers often complain about the lack of space when laying out a PCB. The overall dimension of the device has often been defined right at the outset and before the circuit design is complete. Therefore finding extra space on the PCB is a very welcome and valuable asset.
Written by Mark Lloyd, Senior Product Manager- Power Supplies and Surge Protection
For critical applications within the process industry (and increasingly from other sectors) it has long been common practice to use redundant power supply systems. Previously this has required 2 or more separate power supplies decoupled from each other using either diodes or for more sophisticated systems, redundancy modules.
Written by Andy Maskell, Product Manager- Safety, I/O and Networks
The new PSR-MM30 Safe Speed monitoring relay from Phoenix Contact forms part of the COMPLETE LINE system that offers intuitive installation and operation.
The PSR-MM30 monitors motion with either encoder or proximity sensor and is fully configurable using PSRmotion software. The software is free to download via the Phoenix Contact website.
Written by Andy Moore, Industry Manager- Energy
Around 5 months ago I started working for Phoenix Contact as an industry manager for energy. The goal of this role was to look at the market in detail and promote Phoenix Contact’s products. In doing so I hoped to be able to make a positive effect and enable the energy network to become smarter and more efficient and, ultimately, I will be aiming to support and develop a sustainable future in the energy market working alongside Phoenix Contact customers.
Written by Andy Mills, Sales & Marketing Manager- Industrial Components & Electronics
We often get asked by customers “can you please come and do a workshop to show everything that you do?”…
The answer is of course “No problem”.
The downside to this approach is the sheer amount of
products we are able to show, so there will likely be some aspects which are
less applicable to the customer’s needs.
Written by Gary Nelson, Senior Product Manager- Device Connections.
With temperatures rising and thunderclouds forming our weather systems create challenging environments for externally based electronic devices so how do you ensure they still function?
We all hear of global warming in the media almost daily and, whether you believe the hype or not, none of us can deny that our UK weather has a tendency to change dramatically very quickly. As people, we can change the layers of clothing we wear to compensate for temperature changes and it’s a worldwide commonly used myth that all British people carry an umbrella everywhere, so the constant rainfall doesn’t stop us going about our daily lives. All this is fine for us, albeit the umbrella reference really is a myth, however externally mounted electronic devices have no choice but to continue to function whatever the weather.
Written by Gareth Chamberlain, Product Manager- Cyber Security & IT Automation
In 2017 Economists wrote an article regarding the rise of the use of data for companies and how oil is no longer the most valued resource in the world. With the rapid rise of companies desperate to get hold of vast amounts of data to improve their algorithm or process, they were not wrong.
For engineer’s, data is increasingly in demand for use in future developments, process adjustments and maintenance. The ability to obtain this information and use the data is becoming a way to keep your business competitive but, most importantly, to stay ahead of the curve and ahead of your competitors.
Written by Karl Fazakerley -Product Manager, Device Connections
Suppose you have an optical lens of some sort onto which you shine a light with a known photonic output. While most of the incident light passes through the lens, some fraction of the light is reflected and some is absorbed (the behaviour is also dependent on the wavelength of the incident light). You’d like to characterise that lens: Exactly how much light was reflected? How much passed through? What is it about the lens that prevented all of the light from passing through?
Written by Andy Neat- Product Manager, Marking & Installation
I’ve put my selfie stick down from vlogging today and turned back to my keyboard for a change, after all, it has been nearly a year since my last blog so why not?!
Just like Game Of Thrones, all good things must come to an end…well I didn’t actually watch Game Of Thrones, but everyone told me it was good…apparently Jon Snow knows nothing??…anyway, like I was saying, all good things come to an end and is also the case for our long serving design software Clip Project.