Connection technology and electronics housings for building control

Building Intelligence

Intelligent control and operation of building functions.

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Your applications – our solutions

It would not be possible to automate buildings intelligently without controllers or human-machine interfaces (HMIs). Together with sensors and actuators, they make it possible to determine and display operating states and automatically control room functions such as light, heat, and shade. To ensure reliable operation, the control technology must be failsafe and also intuitive when it comes to maintenance. Whether for sending signals, transmitting data, or transforming power – device connections and electronics housings from Phoenix Contact provide proven solutions for numerous applications in building technology.

Common applications for device connections in building control

  • Display and operator terminals
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Controllers

Common applications for device connections in building control

  • Display and operator terminals
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Controllers

Your advantages

  • Wide range of applications: Solutions for board-to-board, wire-to-board, and wire-to-wire applications
  • Flexible use: Electronics housings and connection technology for control cabinet and building installations
  • Adaptive functionality: Numerous connection and locking technologies for easy installation and continuous operational safety
  • Uniform component design: Device connections and connectors for signals, data, and power from a single source
PCB terminal blocks and PCB connectors

PCB terminal blocks and PCB connectors

Versatile PCB terminal blocks and PCB connectors

Controllers and HMIs are as varied as the tasks they perform. Their scope of functions is also largely determined by the physical interfaces to the user. The more intuitively a device can be operated, the more reliably it can automate operating processes. Over the last few decades, PCB terminal blocks and PCB connectors from Phoenix Contact have proven their worth as an intuitive connection solution.

  • Connectors and terminal blocks for PCBs
  • For pitches from 2.5 to 5.08 mm
  • For currents up to 24 A (IEC)/20 A (UL)
  • Versions with screw or spring connections
SKEDD direct connectors for pluggable and detachable PCB connections

SKEDD direct connectors for pluggable and detachable PCB connections

SKEDD direct connectors for pluggable and detachable PCB connections

The technical equipment needed for control devices is as varied as the tasks they perform. SKEDD direct connectors for PCB connections are mounted directly in the PCB. No other components are required.

  • Body-bound rivets for secure interlock without soldering
  • Single- and double-row versions for 3.5 mm and 5.0 mm pitches
  • With Push-in spring connection or crimp connection
  • For currents up to 12 A and voltages up to 320 V
Board-to-board connectors for the in-device connection of PCBs

Robust board-to-board connectors for the in-device connection of PCBs

Robust board-to-board connectors for the in-device connection of PCBs

The components of industrial electronics devices are becoming more and more compact. At the same time, these components also offer a wider range of functions and higher performance. These types of devices are based on board-to-board connectors for the in-device connection of several PCBs. They are particularly suitable for decentral and modular applications in building technology such as controllers, frequency converters, or HMIs.

  • Compact pitches of 0.8 mm and 1.27 mm
  • Shielded and unshielded versions
  • Horizontal and vertical versions for different PCB orientations
  • For stack heights from 6 to 12 mm
Copper-based data connectors for high bandwidths

Copper-based data connectors for high bandwidths

Copper-based data connectors for high bandwidths in building control

Modern building technology offers fully automated or user-driven control of numerous functions. Controllers and HMI devices process signals and data around the clock. Higher bandwidths are also required in order to handle the increasing digitalization of buildings. Copper-based data connectors from Phoenix Contact ensure safe and reliable transmission at speeds of up to 10 Gbps.

  • Standardized pin connector patterns such as RJ45, USB, and D-SUB
  • Easy field assembly with fast connections such as IDC, pierce, or spring connection
  • Solutions for indoor and outdoor use
  • Reliable protection concepts for physical, mechanical, and electrical influences
Device and cable connectors for Single Pair Ethernet

Device and cable connectors for Single Pair Ethernet

Device and cable connectors for Single Pair Ethernet

Standardized cables and device connectors for Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) really come into their own wherever sensors and actuators are implemented in a confined space and must also be easy to maintain. SPE is the ideal solution for compact and efficient interfaces – for controllers, HMIs, and sensors, for example. The communication protocol for data cabling inside the building uses Single Pair Ethernet to cover the last few meters between the controller and the sensor. Application-specific, optimized cabling is therefore the basis for future-proof networking from the device to the cloud. It allows consistently intelligent and scalable application networking on all levels.

Compact M8 to M12 circular connectors

Compact M8 to M12 circular connectors

Compact M8 to M12 circular connectors

Inverters, controllers, or cameras in harsh outdoor environments often require protected interfaces up to IP65/IP67 for safe data transmission to PCs, HMIs, or operating terminals. Circular connectors in metric sizes M8 to M12 demonstrate their advantages here. They are standardized, compact, feature connection compatibility, and are reliable even in demanding environments. They have become an established standard in many applications. The Ethernet-based communication of sensors and actuators is also opening up new areas of application. The wide choice of codings enables uniform and consistent solutions for signal, data, and power transmission.

  • For signal transmission with up to 17 positions
  • For data rates up to 10 Gbps
  • For power up to 16 A/630 V
  • Hybrid connectors for data and power
ME-PLC series electronics housings for controllers in building automation

ME-PLC series electronics housings for controllers in building automation

ME-PLC series electronics housings for controllers in building automation

Control systems act as central junctions to intelligent building automation. All the necessary data is forwarded to a controller and processed. The scope of functions and intuitive operation of a controller determine how smoothly the processes work in building automation. Here, ME-PLC series electronics housings provide the ideal packaging, for example for high-performance PC- and Ethernet-based controllers or for modular I/O systems. The housing system offers a large PCB assembly area and efficient DIN rail connectors for a wide range of applications.

  • Front connection module with lever technology for high connection convenience
  • Generous housing dimensions provide plenty of space on the PCB
  • Convenient transmission of data and power with up to 50-pos. DIN rail connectors
  • Universal cover design for freely selectable connection technology
DCS series electronics housings for display applications

DCS series electronics housings for display applications

DCS series electronics housings for display applications

DCS series electronics housings for universal use are support systems for displays and touch panels. As such, they enable a wide range of applications. From displaying operating states to entering information on operator terminals or industrial PCs, for example. The DCS series electronics housings allow the user-friendly visualization of numerous applications in building technology. They reliably protect these displays against external influences and other electronics for mobile and stationary applications.

  • Corresponding displays from 5.7 to 15 inches are available
  • Easy integration of membrane keypads
  • IP54 housing made from impact-resistant ABS plastic
  • VESA holders for wall mounting or machine building profiles