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New voltage variants under 100W
The Quint Power power supplies from Phoenix Contact in the power range up to 100W are now also available with special voltages of five and 12V. Three new single-phase power supply units (5V DC with 5A, 12V DC with 2.5A and 7.5A) supplement the portfolio, which until now has included 24V devices in the power range of up to 100W.
Shielded double-row PCB connectors
It has been announced that shielded PCB connectors in 2.54mm pitch are now supplementing the existing Phoenix Contact product portfolio. Due to their EMC shielding, the DMCC series double-row connectors enable the reliable supply of data and power to devices – also via a single Ethernet cable (PoE).
Power supply with 40A output current and multi-stage PFC
The new Quint Power power supplies with 40A output current from Phoenix Contact feature innovative new functions, including the single-phase device with a multi-stage PFC on the input side optimises the degree of efficiency across the entire power range to achieve a long service life. The three-phase device does not generate any inrush current, therefore preventing unintended tripping of the backup fuse after a short mains interruption.
More wiring space in heavy-duty connectors
The new tall sleeve and surface mounting housings for Heavycon Standard B-series connectors from Phoenix Contact are particularly suitable for modular applications. Their taller design and larger cable outlets in M50 format provide more space for wiring. This also means larger cable diameters and cable bundles can be connected conveniently.
Connector provides assembly for simple motor connections
The new QPD installation system connector for assembly from Phoenix Contact has been designed specifically to connect motors such as those of retractable awnings or external blinds. The robust and vibration-proof housing is highly reliable and protected against splash water and dust due to its IP54 degree of protection.
Pluggable terminal blocks with push-in connection
Multi-level terminal blocks from Phoenix Contact increase wiring density under limited space conditions. The new, multilevel terminal blocks with a diagonal design are just 3.5mm wide and save space for wiring. Another advantage of the diagonal design is the user-friendly cable entry.
Narrow surge protection with 4+0 circuit
The narrow type 2 surge protective device, Valvetrab SEC, is now also available with a 4+0 circuit. This version can be used in TN-S and IT power supply systems. Delivering a high continuous voltage of 440 V AC, the extremely powerful surge protective device protects systems in the 400/690 V AC voltage level.
Power supply announced with SIL certification
The new Quint Power power supply from Phoenix Contact enables you to achieve high operational safety, even for demanding applications. The Plus version with protective coating and ATEX/IECEx approval enables use in potentially explosive areas (zone 2). It has an integrated decoupling MOSFET and double overvoltage protection with SIL 3 certification.
eYoungsters take second place
Trainees Jana Schwarze and Alexandra Kerps, who are both 21 and have just started their careers at Phoenix Contact, took second place in the WAVE Trophy, the largest e-mobility rally in the world. During the WAVE Trophy, the two aspiring industry sales representatives covered 3241 kilometers in their eGolf nicknamed “E-Mil”.
Power connectors for assembly with compact crimp connection
The new M12 Power connectors for assembly with crimp connection from Phoenix Contact offer a great deal of power in a compact design. Whether for AC or DC applications, various numbers of positions and codings are available. Due to the small wiring space, the shielded connectors are compact and supply motors and devices with up to 16A or up to 690V. This means that conductors may be crossed.
New gateways for Modbus-to-Ethernet/IP
The device family of serial device servers and gateways from Phoenix Contact aims to enable a variety of protocols to be seamlessly integrated into a network or the simple migration of existing serial devices into the modern Ethernet. The new Modbus-to-Ethernet/IP gateways can integrate existing Modbus devices (TCP or RTU slaves) into the Ethernet/IP protocol.
Functional safety in signal systems
With type 200S signal lights, Phoenix Contact offers high levels of security for applications in maritime signal systems, e.g. at locks or movable bridges. An integrated and autonomous monitoring function guarantees the safe diagnostics of LED lights in accordance with safety standard IEC 61508.
RJ45 contact inserts for heavy-duty connectors
For the safe, compact integration of RJ45 data cables into heavy-duty applications, Phoenix Contact offers suitable contact inserts. The new RJ45 adapter and gender changer enable data transmission in the space-saving D7 housing. In tight spaces, data of up to 10Gbps can be reliably transmitted using Profinet, Industrial Ethernet, or EtherCAT.
Configure and order heavy-duty connectors online
Customers can now use the Heavycon online configurator from Phoenix Contact to design customised connectors in just a few steps. The configurator helps the user create the exact design they want. Image representations in 2D and 3D make it easier for the user to make their selection.
Active redundancy module as OVP version
The new VP version of the QUINT S-ORING module from Phoenix Contact extends the active redundancy modules of the QUINT 4 power supply family. By decoupling and monitoring, it increases system availability.
New standards announced for single pair of Ethernet connectors
The companies Phoenix Contact, Weidmüller, Reichle & Massari (R&M), Belden, and Fluke Networks announced a technology partnership for Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) at the Hannover Messe. These companies are developing and supporting the pin connector patterns collectively added to the IEC 63171-2 (office environment) and IEC 63171-5 (industrial environment) standards. These standards define IP20 and IP65/67 pin connector patterns for si...
Vertical push-in connection for confined spaces
The PTV terminal block series with side conductor connection is a new Phoenix Contact innovation. This ensures clearer wiring without bending radii in confined spaces. The conductor and connection marking is more recognisable. This Phoenix Contact series features feed-through, three-conductor and four-conductor terminal blocks.
Certification awarded in accordance with IEC 62443-4-1 and 2-4
According to the company, Phoenix Contact is one of the first companies in Germany to have been certified by TÜV SÜD in accordance with the IEC 62443-4-1 and 2-4 series of standards for IT security. This confirms that the company develops secure by design products in compliance with the IEC 62443-4-1 process and designs secure automation solutions in compliance with the IEC 62443-2-4 process.
Partnership develops IoT platform solution
With the systematic elimination of conventional power generation sources, distribution systems will face new challenges in the future; volatility is on the rise as a result of renewable energies, and consumer requirements for security of supply are increasing. This, in turn, makes it more difficult to manage assets from a cost-optimised perspective in today's environment.
Interference-free transmission with the Ethernet media converter
The new media converter, FL MC EF 660 SCRJ, from Phoenix Contact aims to enable the connection of cost-effective polymer and HCS/PCF fibre technology. The optical transmission of data via fibre optics is free of electromagnetic interference and provides complete electrical isolation on the transmission path. This is therefore particularly suitable for Ethernet applications.