Want to know more about our funky Phoenix Contact Tools?

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(written by Kevin Mann)

I have been focussing on Marking and the relevant printers as the mainstay of my division since blog one. However, the Marking Company consists of 3 subdivisions: Marking, Tools and Installation.

Arguably, from an on-the-job artisan point, tools have to be one of the more exciting products. Traditionally, these “boy-toy” products have gone through some major improvements and ergonomic upgrades over the past few years. Phoenix Contact has played more than its part in the development of innovative new products as well as improvement of existing hand held tools. This has undoubtedly led to tools that are easier on the hand, stronger and in many cases lighter.

Personally, and having 18 years of experience in the harshest of environments (from the deepest mines in the world to cement and glass factories), next to safety, is the quality of the work you do. Coupled to this it is quite obvious that the tools you use would make a huge difference.  Phoenix Contact is fast becoming renowned for tools that not only meet the highest international standards (IEC/DIN/UL where appropriate) but in-house testing in Germany often takes our tools to an even higher level.

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The QUINT LOW POWER Range

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(Written by Tony Rayner)

The QUINT LOW POWER range, fondly known as the “QUINNIE“, provides superior system availability in a compact range of power supplies up to 100W. Preventative function monitoring, static and dynamic boost are all standard features in this new range. These 24VDC output units are available in low current options of 1.3A, 2.5A and 3.8A. Featuring a choice of either Screw type connection or Push In connection. Continue reading

Ethernet Connectivity – We make Ethernet easy

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(Written by Roger Powell)

In the Modern age of Automation, everything needs to communicate in some way or another. When we say, “We make Ethernet easy”, we are talking about controlling the complexity of the high-performance Ethernet networks. As such, we have consistently designed our products with the knowledge, the tools and the skills of the user in mind, the automation specialist. Continue reading

Device Technology – PCB Connectors

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(Written by Simone Sellar)

Wow can you believe that we are already in October, it’s my second blog post and there are only 2.5 months left of this year? Time sure does fly when you have so many exciting products to share! Phoenix Contact offer a comprehensive range of connection technology for transmitting signals, data and power. Discover our wide range of New products by clicking on this link. Moving on, I’m going to share with you some professional solutions for every application – Phoenix contact lighting the way!

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Marshalling terminals – Then VS Now

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(Written by Bruce Patton)

Why is it that even though we know the Electra Mining Exhibition takes place every alternate year, it always seems to sneak up on us catching us by surprise? This year was no different but thanks to Sheree’s professional attention to detail and her ability to keep us PM’s in line, last weeks exhibition exceeded all my expectations. What a pleasure it was to host our loyal customers and introduce ourselves and our products to future clients on a stand that made us proud. Well done Sheree and all those involved.

Electra Mining 2018

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HEAVYCON Modular – endless possibilities!

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Do you want to transmit various media over a single interface or quickly connect cables to power distributors? Phoenix Contact offers the right solution: contact inserts with a wide range of connection technologies for transmitting data, signals, and power.

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Electra Mining Innovations 2018

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(Written by Dereck Styane)

The technology used in mining has certainly changed over the years and looking back at the history of mining is certainly very interesting. If one looks at diamond mining, the Kimberly Diamond Mine known as “the Big Hole” produced 14,5 Mil carats over a period of 43 years. In 2017 the Debeers mining group produced a massive 33,4 Mil carats in just one year! It is staggering to see the growth in production. This is obviously due to the developments in technology and innovative solutions available in the market today. The latest developments in digitilization or “Digi Mining” are now making mining smarter year on year and obviously assisting in cost reductions as well as growth in production.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THERMOFOX – Simply Easy!

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Does anyone old enough remember the snow of 1981 in Johannesburg. That happened in the month of September. I was in my second year of high school and we had an exchange student over from Australia. South Africa was the last place she expected to experience snow!
Well, summer is on its way and we’re already touching midday highs of 28C, but be warned – it may yet snow! A few weeks ago I thought it was going to snow when the Boss gave the go-ahead to radically reduce the pricing of our THERMOFOX hand held printer, DIN rail and trunking. Three cheers for Dereck !!! Continue reading

MID certified Energy Meters Empro

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MID energy meters are tested in accordance with the European Measuring Instruments Directive. MID certification makes it possible to bill the measured energy consumption via the cost centers. The measuring instruments measure the most important electrical parameters and communicate them via common interfaces to higher-level control systems. With the new product family, Phoenix Contact can address more markets than before. The products are an extension of the existing EMpro energy measurement device family. Continue reading

QUINT 4 UPS – The Intelligent UPS Range

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(Written by Tony Rayner)

Interest continues to grow in having HIGH SYSTEM AVAILABILITY in all facets of industry. There is, therefore, a firm focus on supply reliability. To achieve this, a reliable uninterruptible power supply is required, with an operating state that can be viewed at all times from any location. Therefore, convenient integration into a variety of networks is particularly important for remote diagnostics and scheduled system maintenance. Also important are powerful output criteria, compact design and a controlled system shutdown. All this is achieved with the NEW QUINT 4 UPS Range. Continue reading