Process automation – creating solutions for a sustainable industry Creating sustainable processes with innovative products, open and secure digitalization solutions, and scalable services. The key to this is electrification, networking, and automation to create a resource-conserving world, the All Electric Society.

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The key to achieving a sustainable process industry lies in increasing efficiency and output while reducing energy consumption. The decisive factor here is the use of open and secure digitalization solutions for greater data transparency.

Wilfried Grote - Phoenix Contact, Director Global Industry Management Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals
Director Global Industry Management Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Wilfried Grote

Individual solutions for the process industry

Highly complex production plants in the process industry must be able to keep pace with constantly growing demands for higher levels of safety, security, availability, reliability, and efficiency even under extreme conditions. What is important is to correctly capture, transfer, and process your data: Benefit from our tailor-made solutions for the digitalization, monitoring and sustainable modernization of your production plants and their infrastructure.

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Get a full overview of your process plant from the control room.

Digitalization from the field to the cloud High efficiency and system availability with intelligent monitoring and observation solutions

Increase personal and system safety, prevent unexpected downtimes, and meet regulatory requirements for environmental and energy efficiency, such as ISO 50001. Whether operating data, energy levels, or alerts, we will create an optimum concept for the acquisition and transmission of your field data, ensuring that the data is available exactly where it is needed. From monitoring emergency showers and production sites to developing a digital map of your production plant, discover our examples of monitoring solutions for various system areas.

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Modular automation Respond quickly and flexibly to the latest requirements

To ensure a long-term competitive position, you must be able to respond flexibly to the market situation at all times. To be efficient along the entire value chain, the modularization of process systems offers many added values. As a plant operator or module supplier, the short engineering times give you the ability to respond to your customers’ requirements on short notice and tap into the market potential. Increase your efficiency now and reduce energy consumption at the same time.

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Solutions for electrification, networking, and automation in the power-to-X industry.

Power-to-X With Power-to-X to the All Electric Society

Make your production energy- and resource-efficient with our open, secure digitalization solutions and innovative products. We will help you to automate, electrify, and digitalize the processes around power-to-X.

Our solutions are already used in the traditional process industry. Many of our applications also meet the requirements of the hydrogen industry – find out more!

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Open and secure digitalization solutions
How can we make process industry digitalization a success? Under the motto “Enhanced Connectivity for Smart Production”, you will discover solutions in our virtual processing plant that will help you accelerate the digital transformation of your plant.
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Our expertise for the open and secure networking of your plants in process automation.


Individual solutions for process automation based on reliable products.

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All components from our extensive product portfolio interact seamlessly in our tailor-made solutions.

We offer various products and solutions developed from connection, communication, and automation technology for typical control, monitoring, and optimization tasks. They enable you to reliably capture, transport, and process data.

Our comprehensive product portfolio ranges from terminal block systems with modern connection technologies, system cabling for various control systems, power supplies and UPS systems through electronic motor management systems for pump and motor monitoring to remote I/Os. Furthermore, we provide network components for fieldbus and Ethernet networks as well as wireless solutions and cloud connections.

Download further information on our products for the process industry here.

Industries in focus

Each industry has specific requirements. We will provide you with confidential support from a network of specialists with a wealth of industry- and country-specific experience.

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Solutions for oil and gas

From production and transport, right through to the refining and processing of oil and gas, we accompany you every step of the way as you migrate to digital and future-proof systems that will also withstand extreme conditions. Our digital oil field solutions are based on an open control platform and facilitate more rapid and economical diagnostics, as well as more efficient monitoring.

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Solutions for the chemicals and pharmaceuticals industry

We provide you with technologies and concepts for digitalization trends in industrial parks, production plants, and package unit applications. New observation and monitoring solutions based on an open control platform enable new ways to increase your system availability and efficiency.

Paper and pulp production

Further process industries

Our open, secure and scalable solutions can also be transferred to other sectors in the process industry. These include, for example, the food and beverage industry, the pulp and paper industry, and the cement industry.

With our industry-wide know-how and many years of experience in the process industry, we develop technologies and concepts for your applications based on open standards in hardware and software.

Customer references

Find out why our process industry customers choose Phoenix Contact.

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Increased system availability and safety at Braskem Idesa

"Phoenix Contact’s solutions help us increase our plant safety,"says Enrique de Dios, supervisor at Braskem Idesa in Mexico.

Learn more about our cooperation with Braskem Idesa, a manufacturer of plastic materials, in the video. Our monitoring solutions enable production plants to be highly available and competitive.

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