High-speed, future-proof data transmission
Splices boxes are transfer and distribution points between field levels (fiber-optic cables) and the active components of the communication infrastructure (switches). Our splice boxes provide plenty of space for the secure connection of fiber-optic cables and, at the same time, have compact outer dimensions. They can be used at temperatures from -25 to +70°C, and selected variants can be used between -40 and +85°C. Because they feature different fiber and connector types and up to 12 duplex front connections, our splice boxes are flexible and future-proof.
Robust marking for outdoor systems
Stainless steel signs are ideal for outdoor marking. They withstand even extreme weather conditions for decades. You can use our TOPMARK NEO to mark stainless steel materials. It processes 650 marking materials such as stainless steel, aluminum, ABS, polyacrylic, and polycarbonate.
Autonomous, impact-free sensors
Lots of valuable diagnostic information is available to contribute to higher infrastructure availability. The basic challenges are impact-free data collection to ensure that the safety documentation remains unchanged and the energy is supplied to the sensors. Phoenix Contact provides sensors that collect data on the temperature, icing, and location, and can report via radio. Their power is supplied via integrated solar cells, which opens up many application options that could not be realized before.
Electronics housings for conversion and modernization
To be able to continue using the equipment that already exists in the railway infrastructure or to add new interfaces to it, it may be necessary to integrate it into a modern housing or retrofit it with a pluggable device connection. Use our wide range of standard electronics housings to do so.
VARIOFACE system cabling
When it is based on pre-assembled system cables such as our VARIOFACE system cabling, quick, uniform wiring without errors is possible every time. VARIOFACE is a wiring concept that was specially developed for coupling to I/O modules. It integrates a front adapter, system cables, and modules into different functions such as relay, solid-state relay, and feed-through connectors.
Wireless-based communication is increasingly used for non-safety-relevant railway applications – particularly where using cable would cause disproportionately high costs. Depending on the applications, Phoenix Contact provides various wireless technologies, including Trusted Wireless, Bluetooth, and WLAN (IEEE 802.11).
3D printing - additive manufacture of special or replacement parts
In additive manufacturing, 3-dimensional components are “printed” layer by layer from a formless starting material. With the development of versatile new materials and constant optimization of the manufacturing process, new areas of application are constantly opening up for additive manufacturing – the railway industry is one of them. There, 3D printing is primarily significant for retrofitting old systems. Not least because various metals and plastics can be used to produce replacement parts in batches of 1.