Phoenix Contact joins CESMII


Membership in The Smart Manufacturing Institute will accelerate digitalization

Middletown, Pa. – Phoenix Contact Development and Manufacturing, Inc., has joined CESMII –The Smart Manufacturing Institute. As a platinum member, Phoenix Contact will work with CESMII and other member companies to radically accelerate the development and adoption of advanced sensors, controls, platforms, and models – all to enable Smart Manufacturing (SM) to become the driving sustainable engine that delivers real-time business improvements in U.S. manufacturing.

Louis Grice, Phoenix Contact vice president of digitalization and government affairs, was named to the CESMII board.

“Since Phoenix Contact embarked on its digitalization journey several years ago, we’ve introduced many exciting technologies that help our customers make Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) a reality,” Grice stated. “But just as importantly, we’ve embraced Smart Manufacturing on our own production floor. By working with CESMII, we’ll contribute to a mission-driven association dedicated to driving performance, increasing quality, improving reliability, and saving energy for sustainable and competitive U.S. manufacturing.”

“The democratization of Smart Manufacturing is a national imperative as we work together to create a more competitive manufacturing environment. This journey requires a productive and sustainable ecosystem, and it’s an honor to have Phoenix Contact partnering with us on this important endeavor,” said John Dyck, CESMII Chief Executive Officer.

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