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Phoenix Contact Introduces ‘Smart’ Relay System
Phoenix Contact USA Posted 04/01/2015
Phoenix Contact’s new PLC Logic system combines basic programmable logic capability with the company’s PLC relays, creating a “smart” relay system. The PLC Logic system houses the logic in a small module that plugs directly into a block of eight PLC Relays. By eliminating the need for a standalone controller, PLC Logic saves space and simplifies maintenance.
The pluggable logic modules are compatible with a wide range of Phoenix Contact’s electromechanical and solid-state relays and are available in various voltage ranges. When connected to a set of eight relays, the complete PLC Logic system measures only 50 mm wide. Thanks to hot-swappable relay capability, individual relays can be replaced without shutting down the entire system.
Each relay channel can be configured as an input or an output, from 16 to 48 I/O points, with the use of expansion modules. The logic modules have eight integrated digital inputs, two of which can be defined as analog inputs (0-10 V).
With the LOGIC+ programming software, the user can simply drag and drop to configure the system. The software also includes commands for configuring timer, counter, threshold, and more options. It is available as a free download.
About Phoenix Contact
Phoenix Contact develops and manufactures industrial electrical and electronic technology products that power, protect, connect and automate systems and equipment for a wide range of industries. Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, Blomberg, Germany, operates 50 international subsidiaries, including Phoenix Contact USA in Middletown, Pa.
Tel: 717-944-1300 ext. 3721