OPC UA server for PC Worx-based controllers

31 Jul

The PC Worx UA server from Phoenix Contact makes it possible to access all variables of PC Worx-programmable controllers via the standardized OPC UA (Unified Architecture) communications protocol.

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The server is designed for high-volume processing: It can pass data from up to 200 controllers to a visualization or production control system. The mapping of variables takes place via the standardized PLCopen profile. Communication is performed using the binary protocol, which allows the OPC UA server to achieve high data transfer speeds. A certificate-based security concept protects against unauthorized access, manipulation, and operator errors. In addition to authentication of OPC UA clients using certificates, the server offers the optional ability to encrypt the data flow between client and server. Close attention was paid to detailed diagnostics. Using the supplied configurator, users can easily configure security settings and diagnose the current communication connections to the clients and controllers.

Ethernet media converters for basic requirements

29 Jul

The new class 1000 Ethernet media converters from Phoenix Contact are designed for industrial applications with basic requirements. They offer a simple and cost-effective entry into optical transmission technology.

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Data transmission via fiber optics optimizes Ethernet applications in terms of performance and transmission reliability. In addition to a higher range, the benefits of electrical isolation are also reaped. The compact units in robust metal housings bridge distances of up to 9.6 kilometers. Multi-mode glass-fibers are used, optionally with SC duplex or B-FOC (ST) plugs.

Start-up is simplified by auto negotiation and auto crossing. In addition, data rates of 10 and 100 Mbps can be firmly set. Besides numerous diagnostics LEDs, the media converters are equipped with LFP function (Link Fault Pass-through). This ensures permanent and continuous monitoring of the connection. In the event of a connection loss, redundancy mechanisms can take over operation immediately.

Robust DC fuse adapters for photovoltaic systems

27 Jul

The new DC fuse adapter from Phoenix Contact is an easy-to-install protective element for photovoltaic systems. Its optimized thermal behavior prevents premature failure due to age. The fuse adapter meets all applicable international requirements, including the latest TÜV test specifications.

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The adapters in the Sunclix product family are available with high-quality Littelfuse fuse inserts, from 6 to 30 A. They are designed for a voltage of up to 1500 V. The fuse adapter for outdoor deployment according to Protection Class IP68 (24h/2m) further rounds out Phoenix Contact’s photovoltaic system product range

Multi-point multiplexer for process use

24 Jul

Phoenix Contact offers a solution combining the new RS-485 bus coupler with Radioline I/O wireless modules to provide customers with a multiplexer system specifically for process use.

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As in the Radioline wireless system, thumbwheels on the front provide a fast and simple way to address the head modules and easily perform I/O mapping of the expansion modules. This allows users to distribute I/O signals in an RS-485 bus system without any programming or software configuration.

In addition to operation by means of a two-wire RS-485 bus line with up to 99 stations, the new RS-485 stations can also expand the Radioline wireless system, so that I/O mapping can be extended to cover all media. Alternatively, the stations can also be operated in stand-alone mode on a Modbus/RTU master, thus allowing for direct connection to a controller.

For robust use in continuous industrial operation, the I/O expansion modules from the Radioline product family feature electrical channel-to-channel isolation and a wide operating range from –40 to +70 °C. The system also offers an extensive package of approvals including ATEX, IECEx, and UL certifications.