Control cabinet building Join us in shaping your control cabinet production to be as efficient as possible. We are your partner for the holistic optimization of your value chain in control and switchgear engineering.

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Consistent process chain from engineering right through to the finished control cabinet

Phoenix Contact provides you with innovative solutions and products for all the functional areas of the control cabinet. We will be by your side to support you throughout the entire control cabinet building process, from engineering right through to the finished control cabinet. Discover our modular and scalable solutions for efficient control cabinet building.

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Consulting services
Our partnership approach provides you with custom consulting services to optimize your process chain in control cabinet building. From engineering to production – we will help you to make your control cabinet building as efficient as possible.
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Consulting services
Engineering and configuration
System discontinuities cost time in the planning, procurement, and production processes in control cabinet building. A continuous data flow, fully digitally described items, and seamless system interfaces are the basis for optimized processes in control cabinet building.
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Engineering and configuration
Procurement
Functioning supply chains and seamless ordering processes are particularly important in times of increasing complexity and enormous deadline pressure. Real-time data increases transparency for you regarding delivery dates and costs. We will provide you with help in mastering order peaks and meet your individual requirements with our customized product services.
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Procurement
Mechanical processing
The mechanical processes in control cabinet building typically have predominantly manual work steps. Nevertheless, efficiently designed and digitally supported workflows can significantly reduce production times and costs.
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Mechanical processing
Assembly
The assembly of DIN rails in control cabinet building requires a very wide range of components and project variants. Digital manufacturing documents and assistance systems support the worker in this process. This significantly reduces the production time and the error rate.
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Assembly
Marking
The consistent marking of all components for identification is a very time-consuming but important process step in control cabinet building. Design this task to be efficient and intuitive: The holistic MARKING system range provides you with user-friendly solutions for all requirements and applications – from manual to automated marking processes.
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Marking
Wire preparation
Wire preparation and processing accounts for a large part of the work time in control cabinet building. With software-supported worker assistance systems that guide users step-by-step through the process, as well as the right hand tools, automatic tools, and printing systems, you can make the most of this potential to increase efficiency.
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Wire preparation
Mounting and wiring
Significantly reduce your mounting and wiring effort. With the Push-in and Push-X technologies, you can benefit from quick and tool-free control cabinet wiring thanks to easy insertion. We enable efficient work at any location with our flexible product solutions, ergonomic hand tools, and mobile marking solutions.
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Mounting and wiring
COMPLETE line
Set up control cabinets quickly and easily with the comprehensive and coordinated COMPLETE line product portfolio for all functional areas. The COMPLETE line products have a uniform design and uniform haptics, which makes them very easy to install. This will save you time during installation, startup, and maintenance.
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Service
With our comprehensive range of services, we provide you with flexible solutions tailored to your individual needs. Our service team is always available to assist you with software, equipment installation and setup, training, maintenance, and repair. This means that we can support you in the error-free implementation of your processes, simplifying your day-to-day work.
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Driving control cabinet building forward

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Control cabinet manufacturers are faced with particular challenges in terms of the cost-effectiveness of their processes. It is often very difficult or even impossible to influence external conditions, such as the delivery capability of suppliers, their pricing policies, and the shortage of skilled workers. This is different with in-house production. Here, significant increases in efficiency can often be achieved through process optimization, the use of end-to-end software and interface solutions, through to auxiliary and automatic tools, marking systems, and assistance solutions.

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The whole world is talking about an impending shortage of skilled workers. In some areas, depending on the field, there is already a shortage of qualified workers today. Experts estimate that there will be a shortage of more than 80 million workers on the market worldwide by 2030. The machine and control cabinet building sector is being hit particularly hard. We provide our customers with support in setting up their production to be future-proof and efficient: with digitally supported workflows and manufacturing documents to reduce production times and avoid errors.

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Optimized cooperation between planning and manufacturing can significantly reduce production times in control cabinet building. The prerequisites for this are the continuous flow of data, complete item data, and seamless system interfaces. Our engineering software ensures these digital and seamless processes from planning, through procurement, right through to manufacturing. Continuous data flow and intelligent functions contribute significantly to increasing efficiency and provide individual and convenient process support.

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Regardless of whether your control cabinet building process involves a high degree of standardization or you tend to manufacture in a batch size of 1, make the best possible use of your potential in terms of cost-effectiveness and flexibility. Whether process-supporting worker assistance systems, ergonomic hand tools and automatic tools, easy-to-use marking solutions, or seamless software solutions, we will support you throughout your entire process with modularly combinable and individually scalable concepts.

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The necessary expansion and modernization of the power grid for the All Electric Society requires 16 million kilometers of new, digitalized network infrastructure. One essential factor for achieving this kind of network development involves control cabinets. We assume that around 5.5 million control cabinets will have to be produced and installed by 2030 for this network expansion alone. In order for you to be able to master and serve the increasing order volume in the future as well, Phoenix Contact has set itself the goal of making control cabinet building as efficient as possible.

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Process consulting Partnership-based and sustainable optimization of your process

Phoenix Contactʼs partnership-focused approach provides tailored consulting services to optimize the value chain in control cabinet building, using practice-oriented lean production methods. This allows significant savings through processes that can be implemented rapidly with little financial outlay. The consulting services are based on years of experience with the methods and include a comprehensive range of consulting activities and training programs for employees.

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Service Reliable support tailored to your needs

We will be by your side throughout the entire process of control cabinet production. Benefit from individual service packages and customized product services tailored to your requirements and processes. Our expert service team will support you with services such as the installation and setup of software and equipment, training in operation, and maintenance and repair. This means that we can support you in the error-free implementation of your processes, simplifying your day-to-day work.

We are your partner for efficiency in control cabinet building: from the fast-connection technologies of our terminal blocks, through holistic marking solutions and fundamental process optimization, right through to digitalization and automation.

Expert team for efficiency in control cabinet building - Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG

Every day with passion for more efficiency in control cabinet building

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Solutions for the control cabinet
COMPLETE line is a system comprising technologically leading and coordinated hardware and software products, consulting services, and system solutions that help you optimize your processes in control cabinet manufacturing.
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Solutions for the control cabinet