Phoenix Contact has come a long way with our IPC. Yes! Industrial PCs. We have always been known for our terminal blocks and other passive components such as relays and PCB connectors. However, Phoenix Contact is not a name one would link to IPCs.
Embarking on a drive to introduce active components during the 1970’s, the ‘Second Industrial Revolution’, success was achieved in the European Automotive market since it was a period of rapid growth. With the mass production of cars fueling industrial progress, our INTERBUS range of automation products soon elevated Phoenix Contact to become a household name in the European Automotive Industry.
Unfortunately, the same success could not be replicated in Asia. With Japan being the only player in the past 5 decades and in recent times China, Thailand and Malaysia, the Phoenix Contact name did not really catch on in Southeast Asia for Automation products such as the Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC). Nevertheless, in the last two decades, Phoenix Contact continued to develope a wide range of automation products targeted at other industries.
One such industry is the Power Industry.
More Than Just Terminal Blocks
In one of our recent roadshows, we found out that a hydroelectric dam managed by the local utilities authority was expanding with two new plants. Our customer was in need of our components such as digital display, measuring instrument, relays, terminal blocks etc…and we provided them with samples to test.
During the engagement with the project team, we realised that they were in need of an Industrial PC to use with their software to drive the Power Management System. We proposed our product but the team was skeptical if our IPC would be compatible with their software. They have had no prior experiences with our IPCs.
Consequently, we loaned them a sample for testing. Reformatting our IPC to install a fresh copy of their software, our hardware was connected and tested with their system. The team concluded that our IPC was 100% compatible with their software.
Why Phoenix Contact’s IPC?
Phoenix Contact’s IPC was chosen not just because it was 100% compatible with our customer’s software but because of our teams dedication to ensuring that our customers would be successful integrating our products into their system.
Throughout the testing, our team provided close support and technical assistance to help streamline their engineering and design process.
What Products Do We Recommend?
Measuring instrument – EEM-MA600 – 2901366 : For measurement and indication of electrical parameters (voltage, current, frequency, etc) in which voltage and frequency are converted to analog outputs to feedback to Power distribution system for generator control.
Digital display – FA MCR-D-TUI-UI-2REL-UP – 2907064: For the measurement and indication of generator bearing and winding temperature via RTDs. Relay outputs from digital display triggered upon reaching temperature threshold.
Industrial PC – BL PPC 7000 – 2701398 – For the running and operation of the Power distribution software.
Relay Module – PR2-RSC3-LDP-24DC/2X21 – 2834643: Used as interposing relay which requires at least 10A.
Our team is dedicated to helping you to find the products that best fit your requirements. If you are successful, we are successful. Contact us and we will gladly visit you to let you know more about our products and services.