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Sponsor Profile 43 Phoenix Contact: Automation for the future Phoenix Contact is the worldwide market leader of components, systems and solutions in the area of electrical engineering, electronics and automation. The product range comprises components and system solutions for energy supply including wind and solar, device and machine engineering as well as control cabinet engineering. TODAY, THE FAMILY-OWNED COMPANY employs 15,000 people worldwide and had an turnover of 1.97 billion Euros in 2016. The corporate headquarters is located in Blomberg in North Rhine-Westphalia. The Phoenix Contact Group has twelve companies as well as more than 50 sales subsidiaries. In addition, the worldwide presence is consolidated by 30 representations in Europe and Overseas. Phoenix Contact produces with a high vertical range of manufacture all over the world. Besides screws, plastic and metal parts, highly automated assembly machines are also built in-house. Wide product range A diverse product range of modular terminal blocks and special-purpose terminals, printed circuit terminal blocks and plug connectors, cable connection technology and installation accessory offers innovative components. Electronic interfaces and power supplies, automation systems on the basis of Ethernet and Wireless, safety solutions for man, machine and data, surge protection systems as well as software programs and tools provide installers and operators of systems as well as device manufacturers with comprehensive systems. The automotive, renewable energy and infrastructure markets are supported with holistic solution concepts including engineering and training services and further service features according to their specific demands. Product innovations and specific solutions for individual customer requests are developed at the locations in Germany, China and the United States. Numerous patents underline the fact that many developments from Phoenix Contact are unique in their own. In close cooperation with universities and science, future technologies like e-mobility and environmental technologies are explored and integrated into products, systems and solutions for the market. Phoenix Contact supports the digital transformation with products, systems and solutions. Based on the experience in the in-house machine building, the company knows the requirements of the digitalization and integrated data flow from the engineering through the production and furthermore along the whole product life cycle. Future-proof automation platform The open control platform based on the innovative PLCnext Technology enables parallel programming on the basis of established industrial ethernet book 04.2017 software tools such as Visual Studio, Eclipse, Matlab Simulink, and PC Worx as well as freely selectable linking of their created program code. With the PLCnext Technology, functions can be combined with routines from C/C++, C# or Matlab Simulink according to IEC 61131-3, for example. This enables the easy integration of software from the open source community in the Phoenix Contact automation system. The new PC Worx Engineer, an adaptive engineering platform which offers the user a completely new user experience, is used for programming according to IEC 61131-3. As well as programming, this software is also used to configure, diagnose, and visualize the entire system in one program. The engineering platform impresses with its individually adaptable, clutter-free, and intuitive interface as well as its use of forward-looking functions. The basic version of the software is free. Numerous extension modules can be purchased individually so that the user can put their own individual software together using these function add-ins. Reusable automation modules and the comprehensive support for PC Worx Engineer safety and security concepts reduce the development time. As a result, the software platform is an efficient and future-proof engineering tool. Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG Email: info@phoenixcontact.com Phone: +49 52 35 300 www.phoenixcontact.com


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