Phoenix Contact TC Extenders don't just extend simple point-to-point Ethernet paths via Plug-and-Play. All extender paths and devices can be easily monitored remotely using a single managed device via IP. In the case of unexpected events such as a weakening of the path, this information is available via SNMP trap (Simple Network Management Protocol) and can be issued as a warning to one or more freely selectable network devices. Visitors to the SPS IPC Drives trade show in Nuremberg are able to get a closer look at this application at the main Phoenix Contact booth.
In addition, the managed Ethernet extenders feature integrated, replaceable surge protection. The intelligent Plugtrab PT-IQ technology doesn't just provide appropriate protection. It can also call up the status of the surge protection remotely at any time and, in emergencies, can also transit this status as an SNMP warning. This means that the devices independently provide information on which surge protection should be replaced soon or where immediate replacement is required.
Using automatic topology and data rate detection, extender applications can be easily expanded into line and ring topologies during operation, easily and without configuration, and without impact through the addition of up to 50 extenders. The use of special cables is not required here. Any existing two-wire cables can be used for Ethernet networking. This enables transmission ranges beyond the corresponding standard and up to as much as 20 km per extender segment.
The Phoenix PLCnext Control RFC 4072S controller is the first high-performance controller for the PLCnext Technology ecosystem. It can be used to leverage all the advantages of the control platform: programming in your favorite programming language and programming environment, using open source software, apps, Proficloud and soon, the real-time version of the PLCnext store.
In addition to a high-performance Intel i5 dual-core processor, the controller also includes 4 GB RAM. The safety-relevant calculations are performed by two independent CPUs that are based on different architectures. Therefore, it is suitable for applications with high safety requirements in accordance with SIL 3 or PLe.
The safety-oriented controller uses the current Profisafe profile 2.61 for Profinet and Profisafe systems. In the Profisafe network, it performs the function of an F-Host and can put up to 300 lower-level F-Devices into operation. Standard and safety programming has been combined with PLCnext Engineer software to create a single engineering tool.
IO-Link, the transmission protocol with an open standard for tomorrow's automation, is currently the fastest growing communication standard in the field of industrial automation. To this end, Phoenix Contact offers a comprehensive IP20 and IP67 portfolio of IO-Link masters, IO-Link devices, cabling, and software.
So all the devices speak the same language and can simply be diagnosed, parameterized, and configured by the controller. The direct connection to the Proficloud via the controller or a Cloud IoT Gateway makes a convenient evaluation and diagnostics of data possible, from any place in the world.
With the IO-Link system that comprises I/Os, motor starters, safety relays, and software, Phoenix Contact provides all components for the industry of the future.
With Contactron Pro, Phoenix Contact provides a new version of Contactron hybrid motor starters. The new devices have an additional simple safety integration and modular extension options.
The upstream safety relay guarantees a secure stop of the connected motors after an emergency stop up to performance level PLe. Using the DIN rail connector, you can perform an emergency stop group shutdown of all the downstream hybrid motor starters without the need for additional wiring. In addition, all modules can be supplied from the system power supply. The optional response module allows for monitoring the motor status from the control room.
Thanks to the combination of wear-free semiconductor technology and robust relay technology, the hybrid technology ensures high system availability