Phoenix Contact is promoting its range of interface products for the process industries. As an integral part of the process in many plants, the interface level, if designed correctly, can increase efficiency and availability. With the range from Phoenix Contact, there are products to suit all requirements and, in the case of upgrades and modifications, compared with comparable devices from our competition, the problem of utilising existing space and cabinet sizes is overcome with some of the company’s compact modules.
MINI Analogue is the modular isolating amplifier system:
- Mini width 6.2mm reducing rail space by 50 to 70 per cent
- Intergrated Galvanic Isolation, 1 or 2 channels
- V8 Adapter and pre wired system cables to suit most control systems available to reduce installation costs
MACX Analogue – safe and high-performance signal isolating amplifiers. All modules are SIL-certified and are also available for the Ex area
- Intrinsically safe field devices (Ex i)
- Safety Application (SIL) up to SIL 3 in accordance with IEC/EN 61508
- Macx width 12.5mm reducing rail space up to 45 per cent when compared with comparable devices
Controlling and monitoring a complex system requires a large number of signals. Wiring individually can lead to high installation and start-up costs, with human error and testing being an unseen cost. Then add in additional high costs for upgrades or modifications and the Capex and Cost of ownership increases well beyond the initial figure.
The new termination carrier from Phoenix Contact is specifically designed to reduce the cost of engineering, installation, maintenance and future modification/upgrades by quickly and smoothly connecting isolating amplifiers. Used together with pre-assembled and tested system cables, the termination carrier design reduces the assembly time and often tedious troubleshooting during start-up, therefore facilitating tasks such as the factory acceptance test (FAT) of entire control cabinets.
More information about interface products for the process industry, including sample applications and industries served, can be found by following the link.