Let’s talk the torque!

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Written by Andy Neat, Product Manager- Marking & Identification and Industrial Cabinet Solutions

Good morning everyone! First and foremost, I hope you’re well and that your family and loved ones are too.

The last time I wrote a blog I could pop to Sainsbury’s without a queue or face mask among many other normal realities, such is the world we live in now.  Staggering how fast the world has changed…

The UK seems to be easing its way back to normal now with shops, bars & restaurants reopening their doors and with that a very healthy discount is being offered to those that do choose to venture out. Perhaps you’re slowly getting back to semi-normality by going back to work yourself and if you are (or even if you’re not) then we also have offers to help you out in the pocket if you wish to upgrade your toolbox!

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Can you “see” what is going on?

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Written by Andy Maskell, Product Manager- Safety & Networks

In just about every area of industry we see the need for lighting in one form or another. Whether its on machines to provide a clear status or warning, to view production through protective doors and barriers or inside a control cabinet so you can safely carry out maintenance or servicing work.

Lighting has become an essential requirement in all of these areas.

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Finally, you can buy yourself some time!

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Written by Tony Parrot, Business Development Manager- Machine Building

A new concept from Phoenix Contact is now the backbone of our customer offer. Simple in conception, but very far reaching in its consequences.  Complete Line is here to stay and is the comprehensive solution for your control cabinet.

As a manufacturer Phoenix Contact are taking component supply to another level with the focus being the current trends of efficiency and cost saving. COMPLETE line is a system comprising of technologically leading and coordinated hardware and software products, consulting services, and system solutions that help you optimise your processes within control cabinet manufacturing. Engineering, purchasing, installation, and operation become significantly easier for you. The core of this approach is:

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Good things come in small packages

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Written by Tony Deane, Technical Manager

This has never been more apt than when it comes to our new I/O system Smart Elements.

Today, more and more within the machine building industry, the push for system enclosure sizes to be kept to a minimum demands a compact footprint within the control cabinet. There is also the ever present drive to save time and money on builds. Axioline Smart Elementsrises to these challenges and delivers spectacularly!

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Configure your product online

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Written by Gary Nelson, Senior Product Manager- Device Connections

When you’re looking for a cable assembly to be a specific length, a printed circuit terminal block to be marked or you want to create an electronics enclosure solution where do you start?

As a design engineer looking for interconnect and enclosure products you sometimes need something a bit different to suit your project. It may be a case of simply changing the colour of a printed circuit board (PCB) terminal block to help differentiate it from others or possibly having numbers or letters marked on the surface to help clearly show wiring positions. With electronics enclosures you may be looking to have holes milled to accommodate data ports or LEDs and you could be looking for printing perhaps with a company logo.

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Don’t let the weather catch you out!

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Written by Scott Mulholland, Product Manager- Industrial Components

As the previous week has shown, the UK is no stranger to rain. So when we need to transfer data, signals and power outside of the building, Phoenix Contact’s outdoor cabling and connectors come into their own.

You may initially think that finding a solution that is waterproof will suffice. But there are other factors to consider in the outside environment. Factors which could seriously undermine your installation’s performance if not given the attention they deserve.

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Don’t leave yourself unprotected!

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Written by Nigel Dawbarn, Sales & Marketing Manager- Industry Management

Did you know that the UK has gone for more than 2 months without using coal power?  The reason for this is the development of renewable power installations throughout the UK of Wind and Solar and also hydro-power.

Boosting the uptake of solar through the next decade needs to form an essential part of the Government’s package of measures to deliver net zero as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

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Device Connectivity for industrial applications

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

During these unprecedented times, the DC team have been busy hand-picking products with specific applications in mind and we thought is was about time we shared our findings. So, here are a few applications you may be interested in and solutions from our 2020 highlights.

If you are really interested, why not click here to find out more and request a sample, delivered free to your door.

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The ideal power supply for Building Automation

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

Flat and efficient is a good, if boring, overall description of the STEP range of power supplies.

Originally launched in 2003, updated in 2008, and now launched in its third generation, the STEP3 is now even more efficient. In fact, it is the first din rail power supply in the world to deliver Efficiency Level VI – the highest level possible – in no-load and part-load operation. With an efficiency of more than 94% and no-load losses of less than 0.1W, there is far less unwanted heat generated compared to most power supplies on the market. 

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Time is more important than you think

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Written by Gareth Chamberlain, Product Manager- Cyber Security & IT Automation

If the COVID-19 Lockdown has taught me anything, it has taught me that time is everything. Over the past 11 weeks we have been helping with problems and solutions from all over the world to help engineers with a wide array of applications while working from home. The Engineers that we have been working with have been supporting applications from home or have being working with social distancing at the application site.

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