Controller-specific system cabling

Controller-specific system cabling

Our controller-specific system cabling was specially developed to allow quick, error-free connection to the I/O modules of a wide range of controllers. With the simple plug-in front adapters, system cables, and termination boards, especially the new VARIOFACE Front Connect generation, you can make time savings of up to 90% and space savings of up to 60% in comparison with conventional solutions. VARIOFACE system cabling is available for all common I/O systems.

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Your advantages

  • Fast, error-free coupling to the I/O modules of a wide range of automation devices, thanks to controller-specific system cabling
  • Wide range of different functions such as relay, solid-state relay, and feed-through connector
  • Individual design, thanks to interface modules in single-, double-, or three-conductor connection technology
  • Flexible – connect with Push-in, spring-cage, or screw connection technology
  • Simple planning using the configuration cross-reference list or online selector
  • System cabling is part of the COMPLETE line system

New products

Product image: VARIOFACE Front Connect INTERFACE system cabling
VARIOFACE Front Connect
The next generation of termination boards between remote I/O and the field level

The new generation of ultra-compact termination boards is the perfect addition between the remote I/O system and the field level. An innovative design ensures fast and fault-free wiring as well as space savings in the control cabinet. VARIOFACE Front Connect ideally supports decentral peripheral devices with a high degree of flexibility and a slim design.

These are the main features

  • Fast, clear, and fault-free wiring thanks to Push-in terminal blocks with front connection technology
  • Up to 60% less space required in the control cabinet compared to conventional solutions due to the innovative design with an installation width of 19 mm
  • Plug and Play connection to the remote I/O and field level with the comprehensive system cabling program from Phoenix Contact.
  • Optimal support for your decentral I/O devices due to high flexibility and the slim design
  • Optically and haptically suitable for modern remote I/O systems

These are the advantages

  • Width: 19 mm
  • Push-in front connection
  • System connector: IDC/FLK or D-SUB
  • Connection data: Up to 1.5 mm² with ferrules
  • Operating temperature up to +70°C

Universal front adapters for Allen Bradley ControlLogix®
Universal front adapters for Allen Bradley ControlLogix®
High flexibility due to open ends and convenient, tool-free handling of the I/O card

The universal front adapters for Allen Bradley ControlLogix® are available for 20- and 36-pos. I/O cards. Due to the open cable ends, any termination board can be connected.

These are the main features

  • High degree of flexibility due to universal 1:1 connection
  • Individual marking with standard marking material
  • Selection of four standard cable lengths for easy configuration
  • High quality through 100% testing
  • Easy handling due to tool-free unlocking

These are the advantages

  • Cable ends marked and equipped with ferrules
  • Integrated shield
  • Marking options on the adapter
  • For modules up to 250 V AC/DC, 4 A

VARIOFACE system cabling with plug-in components

VARIOFACE system cabling with plug-in components

Overview of controller-specific system cabling

The VARIOFACE controller-specific system cabling consists of the following components:

  1. Front adapters: the front adapter marshals the signals, eliminating the need for complex wiring with single-core wires. Simply plug the adapter into the correct input/output card of the controller. Solutions are available for the following controller manufacturers: ABB, Allen Bradley, Emerson, Honeywell, GE Fanuc, Phoenix Contact, Mitsubishi Electric, OMRON, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Yokogawa
  2. System cables: the signals are transmitted from the controller to the module via a pre-assembled system cable. Different versions are available, depending on length, number of positions, and shielding.
  3. Termination boards: the termination board transmits the control and field signals. You also benefit from our varied product range in this case. Termination boards are available in a wide range of connection technologies, overall widths, and different functions.
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VARIOFACE Front Connect

The new generation of ultra-compact termination boards is the perfect addition between the remote I/O system and the field level.An innovative design ensures fast and error-free wiring as well as space savings in the control cabinet.VARIOFACE Front Connect ideally supports decentral peripheral devices with high flexibility and a narrow design. 

VARIOFACE Front Connect

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Conventional cabling with single-core wires

Conventional cabling with single-core wires

Conventional wiring with single-core wires

Wiring the I/O devices with single-core wires is very time-consuming and prone to errors.
Features:

  • Time-consuming, because many work steps are necessary – such as cutting the wires to length, stripping, marking, crimping, and laying them
  • Each single-core wire connection is a possible error source
  • The arrangement of the cable bundles is confusing
  • Arduous troubleshooting
  • Maximum flexibility with single-core wires
VARIOFACE system cabling

VARIOFACE system cabling

VARIOFACE system cabling

The system cabling is a harmonized wiring concept that consists of a front adapter, system cable, and module.
Features:

  • Plug-in components allow fast and error-free connection
  • Time savings of 90% compared to conventional wiring with single-core wires
VIP power cabling with connection to the field side of the terminal block range

VIP power cabling with connection to the field side of the terminal block range

Controller-specific system cabling for signal and power wiring

Use the VIP power cabling universal front adapters to couple all signal types to your SIMATIC S7-300 controller modules via Plug and Play. The adapter versions with COMBI connector or free cable end are suitable for signal and power wiring. Implement applications with different switching requirements safely and flexibly.

The connection to the CLIPLINE complete terminal block range on the field side means that you can also benefit from the full scope of functions of the terminal block.

Modular relay system with system connection

Controller-specific system cabling with PLC-V8 adapter

The system cabling adapter allows fast and error-free connection of relay modules to the control level. This solution combines the product features of PLC-INTERFACE and VARIOFACE system cabling. The input and output block allows a channel-specific assembly depending on the switching requirements, thanks to the modular structure.

Remote I/O systems perfectly extended
VARIOFACE Front Connect
The new generation of ultra-compact termination boards is the perfect addition between the remote I/O system and the field level. An innovative design ensures fast and error-free wiring as well as space savings in the control cabinet. VARIOFACE Front Connect ideally supports decentral peripheral devices with a high degree of flexibility and a narrow design.
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