Monthly Archives: February 2017

Finding Gems @ NTU Career Fair 2017

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Our First Career Fair

This is the first time ever that Phoenix Contact has participated in a career fair as part of Human Resource’s (HR) recruitment campaign. We were pleasantly surprised by the overwhelming crowd and would like to share this exciting and fruitful experience with you.

The NTU Career Fair 2017 was a large scale event catering to the almost 8,000 graduating students. The fair spanned 3 days (9th, 14th and 17th of February), with each day catering to different faculties. Phoenix Contact participated in the Manufacturing & Engineering Industry category, together with organisations from various industries, such as Public Service, healthcare, banking, etc. Throughout the fair, hundreds, if not thousands, of current and graduating students massed the booths, hoping for a chance for both full time employment and internship opportunity.

NTU Career Fair 2017 Hall NTU Career Fair 2017 Hall

The enthusiasm of the visitors amazed us; undergraduate and graduate students alike. Even the first year undergraduates joined in the throng passionately looking for internship opportunity for their summer break this year. In our chats with some of these students, they shared that they were eager to learn new things so that they will be equipped and ready for their future employment.

NTU Career Fair crowd rear NTU Career Fair crowd front

Our Mission

One of our missions here at Phoenix Contact is “To create progress with innovative and inspiring solutions”. Therefore, we need to start training the young and energetic talent. Those who are willing to take up the challenge to drive the success of the company to another level.

Phoenix Contact Staff engaging graduates

Engaging the graduates

Despite being overwhelmed, we enjoyed the time spent connecting with these young gems and understanding their different perspectives of employment. Till next time!

If you are interested to find out more about a career with us, check this link out.


HR Team

Eliminate Extra Terminal Blocks Using Phoenix Contact’s PLC Relay

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Pluggable Compact (PLC) Relay

Pluggable Compact PLC Relay

Is space and cost a concern for you when designing-in relays for automation?

Phoenix Contact’s PLC Relay eliminates the need for extra terminal blocks, helping you reduce both space and cost. Let us see how.

PLC Relay Actuator Series

PLC Relay-Actuator Setup

Relay-Actuator Setup

In applications where only one normally-open(N/O) contact function is required, you can use Phoenix Contact’s PLC to Actuator output relays to interface with actuators, such as motors, contactors or solenoid valves.

You can connect all actuator connections, including the load return line, directly to the relay. Hence, eliminating the need for additional output terminal blocks to transfer power.

The benefit is daisy-chaining or looping the wiring for the power will not be necessary. This is illustrated in the wiring layout below.

PLC Relay-Actuator Interface

Relay-Actuator Interface

PLC Relay-Actuator Schematic

Relay-Actuator Schematic


PLC Relay Sensor Series

PLC Relay-Sensor Setup

Relay-Sensor Setup

Likewise, Phoenix Contact’s PLC to Sensor input relays can be used to interface with sensors, such as proximity switches, limit switches or auxiliary contacts, where only one normally-open(N/O) contact function is required.

PLC Relay-Sensor Interface

Relay-Sensor Interface

PLC Relay-Sensor Schematic

Relay-Sensor Schematic

Similar to the Actuator Series, you can also connect all sensor connections, including the supply voltage for the sensors/switches.

As you can see, available with screw, spring or push-in field terminals, Phoenix Contact’s relays will:

  • Open up Space on the DIN rail
  • Reduce Labor and components costs
  • Eliminate an extra point of failure

Ultimately, you can save approximately 80 Pecent on your DIN rail and approximately 60 percent less time on installation.
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Marine-Certified TPM3000 – Built for the High Seas

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Marine-certified HMI

Marine-certified HMI


Salt and water are the natural enemies of most man-made product and in any marine environment, you will find these in abundance. Saltwater will corrode all manners of metal over time. Therefore, to qualify for marine certification, any product has to pass stringent test.

Consequently, for any insurance to be arranged or licenses to be issued, it is necessary for ships and off-shore platforms to be surveyed and certified to international and/or national regulations by one of the marine classification boards.

To fulfill such exacting requirements, Phoenix Contact offers the TPM 3000 series Touch Panels. Designed for maritime applications, these Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) were specially tested and approved for shipbuilding.

Available in a range of sizes (4.3″, 5.7″, 7″, 10.4″, 12.1″ and 15″), each model features two buttons for dimming the display brightness, an external horn, and on the rear, a floating output for connecting external signal generators.

TPM 3000 Series Touch Panel

TPM 3000 Series Touch Panel

Summary of Benefits

  • Tested quality: certified according to GL, LR, BV, DNV, ABS, and EN 60945
  • Dimmable backlight
  • Acoustic warning from integrated buzzer
  • Flexible communication, even with third-party systems
  • Floating output for connecting external signal generators.
  • Readable in direct sunlight, thanks to GFG touch technology with anti-reflection coating

With wide choices of display sizes and range of functions, the TPM 3000 series will provide you with user-friendly and reliable operation, monitoring and alerting while at sea. The robust TPM 3000 series are designed for demanding applications on board ships.
>> Read more about the TPM 3000