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07.05.2019

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Intelligent Monitoring of Surge Protection — Act before a Component Fails

Surge protective devices are safety-related components and, as such, an essential part of process plants. Information about the status and performance of these components as well as on the status of the plant itself play an important role in continuous monitoring and predictive m...

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24.04.2019

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Exciting with Inspiration and Innovations

Ever since the 1920s, Phoenix Contact has been driven by one thing: the pursuit of “better.” Already in its early years, the company demonstrated with its first series terminal block, the so-called RWE terminal block, that it works closely with its customers on all new developmen...

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24.04.2019

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“NOA is Triggering Huge Bursts of Innovation”

Digitalization in process automation was not a complete surprise, according to CTO Roland Bent, Phoenix Contact. But “it was not necessarily the obvious, logical conclusion of what happened in the years before.” He sees great potential in new approaches like NOA (Namur Open Archi...

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10.12.2018

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Automated Monitoring of Pipe Trace Heating Increases Availability and Reduces Costs

In process engineering systems, it is essential that piping systems are heated in winter. Otherwise, the liquids transported in these systems would either become viscous or even freeze completely. In the case of water-based liquids, the pipes could also burst. A monitoring soluti...

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26.10.2018

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A Highly Effective Approach to Modernization and Digitalization of Brownfield Sites

State-of-the-art automation systems can revitalize old equipment if they are deployed purposefully and with sound judgment. Read how to rejuvenate your equipment, ranging from simple control system migration to the introduction of digitalization and artificial intelligence.

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25.04.2018

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New Touch panel PCs

The Industrial PCs (IPC) of the Valueline product family from Phoenix Contact are suitable for use in Ex areas, among other things.

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23.04.2018

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New Touch panel PCs

The Industrial PCs (IPC) of the Valueline product family from Phoenix Contact are suitable for use in Ex areas, among other things.

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07.09.2017

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What Does Effective Surge Protection Look Like in Practice?

Assessing and minimizing risks is managed in an ever more transparent way today, and it is now often a matter for the boss. Lightning and surge protection for structural installations also plays a part. At the end of the calculation, tolerable risk and the effort required are wei...

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29.05.2017

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Internet-based Data Transmission for Pipeline Monitoring

If process technology parameters need to be monitored in an extensive system, copious cable connections tend to be required. As the application example of a pipeline shows, this type of data can also be transmitted securely and quickly with standard components via the Internet.

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02.03.2017

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New Phoenix Contact company for additive manufacturing

Germany – Phoenix Contact founded a new member of the Group of companies, Protiq, based in Blomberg. The focus of the new company is additive manufacturing, using 3D printing.

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08.11.2016

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This Spanish Refinery is Both on Air and In Control with Wireless Automation

A Spanish refinery makes the best of its challenging location with state of the art wireless monitoring — A refinery never stands still: Hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil, fuel and petrochemicals are pumped back and forth each day. With stakes that high, valve monitoring be...

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30.11.2015

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Pluggable Disconnect Terminals for Process Engineering Systems

More complex, more compact, more efficient — this is the credo for system engineers in the chemical and process industries. Of course, this also increases the MCR effort required to squeeze production into tighter and tighter process schedules. Phoenix Contact’s new pluggable tes...

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03.09.2015

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For a Good Connection between the Field Signal and Control Room

Process engineering systems feature many sensors and actuators that allow ongoing processes to be measured and controlled directly from the control room. During commissioning, maintenance, or system errors, the signals of these field devices must be quickly, easily, and locally a...

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23.04.2015

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Times Have Changed for Wireless Process Control

Fast and easy data integration into control systems: wireless communications in Brownfield applications—When it comes to using wireless technology in the process industry, system operating companies have objected for a few years now that wireless communication is too insecure in ...

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23.04.2015

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SIL3-Certified Coupling Relay

With its PSR-ETP coupling relay, Phoenix Contact is offering a power adaptation module with electrical isolation specifically designed to address the requirements of the process industry, where safe switch-on is becoming increasingly more important.

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02.04.2013

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How to Protect Windows-Based Automation Systems Against Malware

After the appearance of Stuxnet, Duqu, and Conficker, also in the process industries new industrial security solutions are required to reliably protect against malware without requiring updates and issuing false alarms. For PC-based automation systems, conventional antivirus solu...

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28.05.2012

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How to Reduce Costs and Time for Wireless Hart in Industrial Networks

With process instruments getting “smarter” year over year, their capabilities are often under-utilized. Important data that could help save costs remains unused. This potential can be tapped by using WirelessHart.

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17.09.2011

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How to Facilitate Re-use of Field Wiring in Control System Upgrades

Since its introduction in 1979, the Simatic S5 PLC-based control system has penetrated many areas of the process industries. Although many installations are still working reliably, however, in 2003 Siemens began to phase the system out. Faced with the prospect of an eventual lack...

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14.07.2011

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Wireless Data Transfer for the Process Industry

Phoenix Contact presents a new wireless HART adapter that allows the connection of existing 4–20 mA systems with new wireless technology.

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14.04.2011

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Keeping Life Cycle in Mind: Infrastructure System for Foundation Fieldbus H1 and Profibus PA

Fieldbus systems represent the best way to use the knowledge available from intelligent process devices. One example is in reducing the cost of maintaining instrumentation.

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09.02.2007

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Wireless Network Access Points Developed for Industrial Applications

Factory Line Wireless LAN (FL WLAN) from Phoenix Contact is a range of IEEE 802.11 b/g wireless network access points developed specifically for industrial applications.

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23.01.2007

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S-MAX 406 CE Controller Adds Profinet

When it comes to adding specialized functions such as visualization to the standard tasks of controllers, PC-based solutions are the perfect choice, says Phoenix Contact.

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