Don’t overlook the basics. Power touches every aspect of a control system, and logic platforms are dependent on proper power and protection. No matter how sophisticated your control system, a “line down” situation is only one power disturbance away.
True power reliability involves protection against surges and overcurrents and conversion of AC to DC while providing redundancy and battery back-up, monitoring for faults, and distributing power to end-devices. Combined, these four elements provide the foundation on which reliable control systems should be built.
E-finity and QUINT
E-finity uses QUINT power supplies for turbines and other control systems to air those in need.
Energy monitoring and management made easy
The fastest way to measure energy, new and improved EMpro energy measuring devices acquire your energy data and communicate it quickly and easily to control and management systems.
Protect safety circuits to meet NFPA 79 (2018)
This video outlines everything you need to know to ensure your safety circuits are protected.
Where to install SPD types 1-2-3 in accordance with UL 1449
Type 1, 2, and 3 surge protective devices (SPDs) are UL Listed SPDs that can be installed as standalone suppressors within their specified application locations. This paper explains where to install each type.
Fundamentals of overcurrent protection
Overcurrent protection is selected based on the nominal voltage, nominal current, and, if required, the starting current of an end device. The expected error situation –short circuit or overload – then determines the appropriate shutdown behavior.
More than just circuit protection
A new customizable circuit breaker system offers advantages from design through operation.
Case studies and white papers
Flexible printed housing eliminates wiring errors
By using Phoenix Contact’s BC Housing and other products, Mesa Technologies gained clear labeling options and fewer wiring errors, and saved space.
Energy management at the DC distribution level
An automotive manufacturer needed a circuit breaker system to deliver smart,connected DC power to the plant floor.
Auto supplier needs to detect connection failure on AGV charging station
An automotive manufacturer wanted a better way to monitor the voltages and currents in its facility. The manufacturer chose the EMpro energy meters with Rogowski coils, so they can now catch failures before they occur.