Technical Notes and Application Notes

Motor controls

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Motor Starter Circuits: Recommended CONTACTRON 4-in-1 Connections (PDF 0,13 MB)

Motor Starter Circuits: Recommended CONTACTRON 4-in-1 Connections

The CONTACTRON 4-in-1 motor starter is a safety rated, reversing motor starter. This product is commonly used to replace redundant emergency stop contactors in safety circuits. This document highlights the recommended wire connections.

CONTACTRON 4-in-1 SIL 3 (PDF 0,24 MB)

CONTACTRON 4-in-1 SIL 3

This technical note contains the reliability data for the CONTACTRON 4-in-1 motor starter products. Additional product information can be found in the online catalog or by contacting Technical Service.

CONTACTRON 4-in-1 Theory of Operation: Hybrid Reversing Motor Starter (PDF 0,17 MB)

CONTACTRON 4-in-1 Theory of Operation: Hybrid Reversing Motor Starter

The idea behind the word "hybrid" is an intelligent combination of wear-free, microprocessor-controlled, solid-state switches and low power dissipation relay contacts. The CONTACTRON 4-in-1 employs the best features of both of these switching devices.

Industrial networking

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Creating certificates

Creating a certificate using XCA

Certificates are a useful and secure way to authenticate users, verify the validity of information or files, and bind an identity to an electronic key.

This example will walk through the steps to create and export X.509 certificates, with a focus on using them for VPN authentication. 

FL mGuard RS2000 configuration

FL mGuard RS2000 configuration

The FL mGuard RS2000 is optimized for use in softwareindependent remote maintenance scenarios. The FL mGuard RS2000 can be used as a VPN client for up to two concurrent VPN tunnels, and it functions as a robust remote maintenance infrastructure for the secure connection of globally distributed machines and control units.

Remote VPN NAT and FL MGUARD

Remote VPN NAT and FL MGUARD firewall/router

Using the FL MGUARD..., an OEM or equipment supplier can create a virtual private network (VPN) tunnel from their end customer/machine site back to their central location.

FL mGuard Technical FAQS (PDF 0,07 MB)

FL mGuard Technical FAQS

This document provides an in-depth look at the capabilities of the FL mGuard products and how they can be used. The information is presented in a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) format.

Industrial PCs, programmable controllers and software

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Steeplechase VLC 7.2 System Requirements (0,06 MB)

Steeplechase VLC 7.2 System Requirements

This document provides the system requirements for running Steeplechase® VLC® 7.2 with specific operating systems. CPU and RAM requirements include what is necessary for the software and the respective operating systems.

Updating nanoLC and nanoNavigator (1,07 MB)

Updating nanoLC and nanoNavigator

From time to time Phoenix Contact will have updates available for the nanoLine products. This document gives instructions on installing firmware and software updates to the nanoLC.

ValueLine IPC Warranty Extension (0,55 MB)

ValueLine IPC Warranty Extension

Reducing susceptibility to surges is crucial for increasing uptime and extending the life expectancy of the ValueLine IPC and its power supply. Phoenix Contact's surge suppression protects these devices from damaging surges, protecting your investment.

Power quality and surge protection

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Testing Surge Protection to IE/ANSI C37.90.1 -2002 (PDF 0,05 MB)

Testing Surge Protection to IE/ANSI C37.90.1 -2002

In 2002, the IEEE/ANSI C37.90.1 and IEC 61000-4-18 standards were harmonized and the resulting differences are very small. For this paper we used text from the IEC standards to clarify the testing of surge protective devices (SPD).

ANSI/UL 1449-2006 (PDF 0,05 MB)

ANSI/UL 1449-2006

The industry standard for surge protection is UL 1449 (ANSI/UL 1449-2006). Every few years the standard is revised, reflecting best practices for safety. On September 29, 2009 the new, 3rd edition of UL 1449 went into effect.

Surge Protection for DeviceNet™ Networks (PDF 0,24 MB)

Surge Protection for DeviceNet™ Networks

The MCR-PLUGTRAB PT consists of a header (PT PE/S+1x2-BE) and a plug (PT PE/S+1x2-24-ST). The header (base unit) attaches to standard DIN rail, and the replaceable plug fits into the header.

Power Supply Warranty Extension: Extending Power Supply Warranty to 5 Years Unconditional (PDF 0,79 MB)

Power Supply Warranty Extension: Extending Power Supply Warranty to 5 Years Unconditional

Increasing uptime begins with a high-quality power supply from Phoenix Contact. Reducing vulnerability to surges further increases uptime and extends the life expectancy of the power supply.

Sensor protection: 3- and 4-wire RT D and Strain Gage Protection using the PLUGTRAB PT 4… (PDF 0,59 MB)

Sensor protection: 3- and 4-wire RT D and Strain Gage Protection using the PLUGTRAB PT 4…

The PLUGTRAB signal line surge protection from Phoenix Contact protects three- and four-wire sensor signals, such as Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTD) and strain gage sensors, from surges.

Instrumentation and Control Surge Protection: 120 V AC I/O digital signal protection using the PT PLUGTRAB (PDF 0,69 MB)

Instrumentation and Control Surge Protection: 120 V AC I/O digital signal protection using the PT PLUGTRAB

120 V AC digital I/O signals require surge protection to ensure the PLC/controller is not damaged by surges. This document explains why PLUGTRAB is recommended, how it is wired and how to remotely monitor the status.

Instrumentation and Control Surge Protection: Protecting discrete digital signals using the PLUGTRAB PT 4X1… and PT 2X1… (PDF 0,51 MB)

Instrumentation and Control Surge Protection: Protecting discrete digital signals using the PLUGTRAB PT 4X1… and PT 2X1…

Protect discrete/digital signals using PLUGTRAB signal line surge protection from Phoenix Contact. This application note provides information about proper wiring and grounding for installation of surge protection used to protect I/O signals to and from...

Analog Signal Surge Protection: Protecting analog signals (4-20 mA current loop) with the PLUGTRAB PT 1X2… and PT 2X2… (PDF 0,46 MB)

Analog Signal Surge Protection: Protecting analog signals (4-20 mA current loop) with the PLUGTRAB PT 1X2… and PT 2X2…

Protect your analog signal (4-20 mA current loop) using PLUGTRAB signal line surge protection from Phoenix Contact. This application note provides information about proper wiring and grounding for proper installation of surge protection.

Instrumentation and Control Device Surge Protection: Best Practices for Grounding and Bonding PLUGTRAB Devices (PDF 0,69 MB)

Instrumentation and Control Device Surge Protection: Best Practices for Grounding and Bonding PLUGTRAB Devices

The PLUGTRAB signal line surge protection from Phoenix Contact offers protection from the toughest surges caused by direct or close-by lightning events. For surge protection to be effective, it must be properly grounded with a low impedance connection.

Data Signal Protection: Protecting Industrial Bus (Data) Signals (PDF 3,12 MB)

Data Signal Protection: Protecting Industrial Bus (Data) Signals

Industrial networks, such as Profibus®, Foundation Fieldbus and RS-485, can be protected with the PLUGTRAB (PT…-HF…) product series. The PT…-HF… products feature a unique hybrid circuit with specially arranged components to minimize circuit capacitance.

Industrial wireless technology

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900 MHz Wireless Radio Warranty Extension (0,63 MB)

900 MHz Wireless Radio Warranty Extension

Wireless radios have two paths for a damaging surge to enter and cause damage: the input power and antenna. Properly installed protection placed on these two paths can prevent damage.

GPRS/GSM Modem and SMS Messaging (PDF 0,85 MB)

GPRS/GSM Modem and SMS Messaging (PDF 0,85 MB)

The PSI-GPRS/GSM-MODEM/RS232-QB… modems have the ability to send and receive messages using SMS protocol, available on many cellular telephones.

DIN Rail terminal blocks

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UTME Application: CT Shorting using ME Series Test Disconnect Terminal Blocks

UTME Application: CT Shorting using ME Series Test Disconnect Terminal Blocks

During testing or troubleshooting procedures, a current transformer (CT) cannot have its circuit interrupted while current flows through it. However, the CT needs the circuit broken to test the transducer or inject a calibration signal.

Machine safety technology

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PSR-TRISAFE-S and Safety Relay Expansion Modules (PDF 0,29 MB)

PSR-TRISAFE-S and Safety Relay Expansion Modules (PDF 0,29 MB)

The PSR-TRISAFE-S is a standalone safety controller with 20 safe inputs, four safe outputs and two safe ground-switching outputs.

Safety Controller: Using Safe Ground Switching Outputs (PDF 0,63 MB)

Safety Controller: Using Safe Ground Switching Outputs (PDF 0,63 MB)

Two "safe" ground-switching outputs are provided to allow a similar functionality to redundant, safe, electromechanical relays typically used with a safety controller. However, the PSR-TRISAFE-S provides this function as a solid-state device.

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