2016

Ensuring SCADA/HMI cybersecurity

Ensuring SCADA/HMI cybersecurity

By Mariam Coladonato, Phoenix Contact

Plant Engineering - November 2016

Critical industries depend on supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems for daily operations. An article in AppliedAutomation (supplement to Plant Engineering and Control Engineering) discussed the importance and shared responsibility of strengthening weaknesses in these systems.

‘The possibilities are endless’

‘The possibilities are endless’

Interview with Jack Nehlig, president of Phoenix Contact USA

Control Engineering and Plant Engineering – September 2016

Jack Nehlig, the keynote speaker at the 2016 Global Automation Summit, spoke with CFE Media about his vision of Phoenix Contact as both a U.S. and global company, and his views on how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will change his business as a manufacturer and as an industrial supplier.

Applying network best practices via Ethernet network redundancy

Applying network best practices via Ethernet network redundancy

By Ken Austin, Phoenix Contact

Applied Automation (supplement to Control Engineering and Plant Engineering) – August 2016

Implementing redundancy in an industrial network and choosing an appropriate application method can ensure continuing reliability and operational success.

Perspective: Taking the Surprise Out of Protecting PTC Systems

Phoenix Contact's VAL MS BE-AR

By Dick March and John Moore, Phoenix Contact

Progressive Railroading – June 2016

Surprises caused by damaging lightning events can cause system downtime and inconvenience.

Best Practices for Designing an Industrial Wireless Network

Best Practices for Designing an Industrial Wireless Network

By Zechariah Hoffman, Phoenix Contact

Flow Control – May 2016

This article will serve as a guide in what to look for to find the most reliable wireless solution for well-pad applications.

Plugs Improve Flexible LED Strips

Plugs Improve Flexible LED Strips

By Lukas Muth and James Dunbar, Phoenix Contact

ConnectorSupplier.com – April 2016

A new direct-plug solution makes connecting LED strips almost as easy as screwing in a light bulb.

Power Supply Lightning and Surge Protection for 4G Mobile Radio Systems

Power Supply Lightning and Surge Protection for 4G Mobile Radio Systems

AGL – April 2016

Selecting an appropriate surge-protection device starts with considering the equipment’s current exposure to lightning. 

PCB connection technology keeps pace with power demands

PCB connection technology keeps pace with power demands

Design World/ConnectorTips.com – March 2016

As power electronics devices become more compact, it is up to PCB connector manufacturers to fit within these space constraints while helping to increase efficiency.

Railway Cabling Systems from a Single Source

Railway Cabling Systems from a Single Source

ConnectorSupplier.com – March 2016

Manufacturers of rolling stock require high-quality electrical connection systems, and there is increasing demand for custom-tailored railway cabling solutions from connector manufacturers.

Secure Protection from Attacks, Malicious Software, and Unauthorized Access

Secure Protection from Attacks, Malicious Software, and Unauthorized Access

Automation.com – March 2016

Using an industrial firewall with a NAT function can support the individual, simple segmentation of networks, allowing the “Defense-in-Depth” concept.

M12 Versus RJ45 Ethernet Connections on the Factory Floor

M12 Versus RJ45 Ethernet Connections on the Factory Floor

ConnectorSupplier.com – March 2016

When it comes to surviving in a hostile plant environment, few would argue against the superiority of the M12 connector system over the traditional RJ45 connector and socket.

Using wireless for closed-loop applications

Using wireless for closed-loop applications

Applied Automation (supplement to Control Engineering and Plant Engineering) – January 2016

When considering wireless for control applications, including it in the system design early can prevent surprises during or after installation.

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