Connection technology and electronics housings for I/O systems

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Your applications – our solutions

I/O systems record all the data points in a modern building. They transmit input and output data between the control and application levels. They are the interface between Ethernet networks and sensors and actuators, which are often based on fieldbuses. Modular I/O modules can be easily extended in order to integrate additional functions. Phoenix Contact offers modular electronics housings and harmonized connection technology for a wide range of functions. With them, you can easily assemble custom electronics modules with standardized device interfaces or particularly compact front connections.

Common device connection applications for I/O systems

  • I/O modules
  • I/O controllers
  • Control of actuators and sensor inputs

Your advantages

  • High degree of flexibility due to the modular system with corresponding connection technology
  • Standardized device connections such as RJ45, USB, D-SUB, or antenna sockets
  • Easily customizable design, colors, and printing
  • DIN rail connectors with parallel and serial contacts for easy module-to-module communication
PCB terminal blocks and PCB connectors

PCB terminal blocks and PCB connectors

Versatile PCB terminal blocks and PCB connectors

I/O systems are as varied as the tasks they perform. Despite the limited installation space, the devices must be easy to install and maintain. Compact PCB terminal blocks and PCB connectors from Phoenix Contact combine uncompromising reliability with highly convenient operation.

  • 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
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 not just 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 distributed and modular applications in I/O controllers or I/O modules.

  • Compact 0.8 mm and 1.27 mm pitches
  • Shielded and unshielded versions
  • Horizontal and vertical versions for different PCB orientations
  • For stack heights from 6 to 12 mm
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 I/O modules is as varied as the tasks they perform. SKEDD direct connectors for PCB connection enable a high degree of flexibility when it comes to planning PCB design. Alongside I/O systems, they are also used in gate and door controls and for signal lamps, operator terminals, displays, alarm systems, or smoke and fire alarms.

  • 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
ME-IO series electronics housings for I/O controllers

ME-IO series electronics housings for I/O controllers

ME-IO series electronics housings for I/O controllers

I/O modules for installation on DIN rails in control cabinets usually feature a modular design so that additional automation devices can be easily integrated. Compact dimensions combined with a high degree of flexibility when it comes to choosing and arranging the connection technology are crucial to success. ME-IO series electronics housings are the ideal choice for meeting these requirements. The modular design allows you to very easily assemble custom I/O groups or, for example, signal marshalling with front connections for up to 54 positions per module.

  • Three overall module widths (18.8 mm, 37.6 mm, and 75.2 mm) for a wide range of applications
  • Convenient front connections for transmitting signals, data, and power
  • High connection density: 4- and 6-pos. connectors with pitches of 3.5 mm and 5.0 mm
  • Blockbelts for mechanically grouping PCB connectors in any way in a confined space
ICS series electronics housings for automation devices

ICS series electronics housings for future-oriented automation devices

ICS series electronics housings for future-oriented automation devices

In addition to analog inputs, modern I/O modules often include communication interfaces for Ethernet-based communication. ICS series DIN rail housings enable the particularly flexible configuration of individual modules with standardized connections such as RJ45, D-SUB, USB, or antenna sockets. Various overall widths, depths, and installed heights enable highly flexible applications such as small fan motors or IoT applications. Extensive thermal simulations support you when designing the PCB layout. Optional heatsinks also make them suitable for demanding applications with high processor clocking speeds.

  • Flexible use due to the comprehensive modular system and corresponding connection technology
  • Standardized connections such as RJ45, USB, D-SUB, and antenna sockets
  • Easily customizable form factor, design, colors, and printing
  • 8-pos. DIN rail connectors with parallel and serial contacts for easy module-to-module communication
ME MAX series electronics housings in a modular design

ME MAX series electronics housings in a modular design

ME MAX series electronics housings in a modular design

Functional and design-oriented ME MAX series half-shell housings provide versatile solutions for adaptive I/O modules and all other applications inside control cabinets. The modular design, orthogonally arranged connection technology, and efficient 5-pos. DIN rail connectors enable application-specific device designs.

  • Seven overall widths from 6.2 to 90 mm
  • Connection technology with screw or spring connection for 3.5 mm, 5.0 mm, and 7.25 mm pitches
  • Up to three connection levels on the upper and lower housing part
  • 5-pos. DIN rail connectors with parallel and serial contacts for easy module-to-module communication
ME series electronics housings in cup shape

Cup-shaped ME series electronics housings for easy installation of electronics

Cup-shaped ME series electronics housings for easy installation of electronics

The ME series electronics housings provide functional packaging for assembled PCBs. The cup shape with pre-assembled side panels greatly simplifies final assembly. The orthogonally arranged connection technology enables a wide range of solutions for control cabinet applications, such as individual I/O modules. In addition, the ME series provides functional packaging for assembled PCBs and the use of TFT displays for displaying energy consumption data, for example.

  • Seven overall widths from 12.5 to 90 mm
  • Easy-to-install cup principle for fast final assembly
  • Connection technology with screw or spring connection in pitches of 3.5 mm, 5.0 mm, and 7.25 mm
  • Up to three connection levels on the upper and lower housing part
  • 5-pos. DIN rail connectors with parallel and serial contacts for easy module-to-module communication