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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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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