New Freedom control panel

Declare automation freedom

Liberate yourself from outdated or obsolete legacy control systems

Declare freedom from legacy control systems, boost resilience, and future-proof your utility

Ensuring the availability and reliability of critical water and wastewater processes can be a significant challenge when the automated control systems regulating them have become outdated or even obsolete. These systems are expensive to operate and maintain, and the increased likelihood of failure reduces the resilience of the utility.  The Phoenix Contact Engineering Services team helped one utility address this challenge by completely modernizing an obsolete control system at the New Freedom Borough Wastewater Treatment Plant in southern Pennsylvania.

The Phoenix Contact Engineering Services team helped the New Freedom Borough Wastewater Treatment Plant in southern Pennsylvania modernize its obsolete, plant-wide control system. The utility reduced maintenance costs, increased resilience, and is ideally equipped for future requirements as well. 

Benefits of updating legacy systems

  • Reduce maintenance and operational costs
  • Maximize uptime
  • Enhance the reliability and resilience of critical water processes
  • Eliminate worries of maintaining old control systems
  • Enable functionality for advanced system security

Tour the Facility

Take a closer look at the New Freedom control system using Phoenix Contact eXtended Reality (PXR) to learn more about automation & control, networking, power reliability and more.

PHOENIX CONTACT

586 Fulling Mill Road
Middletown, PA 17057
(800) 888-7388

Customer case study

WWTP modernizes rain overflow basins with PLCnext Technology

WWTP modernizes rain overflow basins with PLCnext Technology
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Wastewater system gets an upgrade

An outdated wastewater system was becoming less efficient. With an upgraded wireless system, the Lehigh County Authority is able to better serve their population.

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