Phoenix Contact

Middleton, PA 17057


About Phoenix Contact

Phoenix Contact’s range of connectors, monitoring tools, and firmware are found in industrial production facilities, in the field of renewable energies, in infrastructure, and in environments requiring complex device connection.

Product Summary

Manufactures products and offers solutions for processes that need to run automatically.


586 Fulling Mill Road P.O. Box 4100
Middleton, PA 17057

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Phoenix Contact, founded over 80 years ago, is a leading manufacturer of electric connection and industrial automation technology. 11,000 employees, 47 own sales companies and 30 sales partner worldwide ensure customer proximity.

Products & Press Releases


Power Supply

April 11, 2024
Phoenix Contact has released the Trio Power 24V power supply featuring an optional integrated multi-channel circuit breaker. The Trio Power has a narrow width allowing multiple...

Wire Processing System

Nov. 21, 2023
The clipx Wire Assist System is a customizable system that includes a software program and an optional adjustable workbench with a variety of accessories. The software controls...

Industrial PC for Edge Computing

Dec. 7, 2020
Phoenix Contact's compact BL2 BPC 1500 is designed for entry-level automation featuring fan-less design, solid-state mass storage, and metal housing.
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Compact M12 Connectors and Cables for High-Power Applications

Nov. 20, 2019
Phoenix Contact’s new M12 power cables and connectors make it easy to power drive motors, fans, lighting, and other distributed control boxes, even in tight spaces.
Network Upgrade Insights

Best Practices for Your Network Upgrade

Industrial networking technologies and the cyber attacks they face have evolved dramatically over the past several years. As a result, greater attention to network upgrade best...
Safety Switch Works Without Contacts

Safety Switch Works Without Contacts

Sept. 1, 2019
The PSRswitch from Phoenix Contact’s is for smart door safety and position monitoring in machines and assembly lines.
Wireless Networks and Industrial Mobility

Wireless Networks and Industrial Mobility

The “Automation World Gets Your Questions Answered” podcast gets insights on industrial wireless technology from Justin Shade at Phoenix Contact to better understand the technology...
Phoenix Contact’s new QUINT DC UPS provides real-time information about a battery’s health over standard industrial networks.

UPS Communicates Battery Health via Industrial Networks

Jan. 29, 2019
Phoenix Contact’s Quint DC uninterruptible power supply provides real-time information about a battery’s health over standard industrial networking protocols, such as EtherNet...
2019: The Year of the Industrial Network Protocol

2019: The Year of the Industrial Network Protocol

The OPC Foundation, CC-Link Partner Association and ODVA have all made announcements about major moves planned for 2019, indicating serious movement toward greater device and ...
Buying Behaviors Alter Automation Technology Sales

Buying Behaviors Alter Automation Technology Sales

Just as consumer buying behaviors have shifted online, the purchase of automation technologies is undergoing the same transition—and it’s changing how technology suppliers and...

Articles & News

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Modbus TCP/IP Keeps it Simple

How the universal internet TCP/IP transport protocol is used for the Modbus messaging structure.
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Supplier News

XTV terminal blocks are the first to feature Push-X connection technology.

Feb. 9, 2023
The new XTV terminal blocks can accommodate the direct insertion of all conductor types: ferruled, solid, or stranded wires. The XTV series is the first product family to feature...
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Profinet: Designed for Openness and Determinism

Jan. 28, 2023
A look at Profinet’s development, from its Profibus fieldbus origins to its adpatability amid industrial Ethernet’s evolution, and how it provides the determinism required by ...
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Is Time Sensitive Networking the Key to IT/OT Convergence?

As a vendor-independent standard that allows on Ethernet, TSN is poised to converge IT and operations networks. But some challenges remain in terms of cost, complexity, and need...
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Enclosures: The Workforce of Industrial Automation

Often overlooked and under considered, the right enclosure is critical to ensuring the healthy lifecycle of automation and industrial control applications.
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Making Sense of Industrial Networks: Fieldbus and -20mA in the Age of IoT

Aug. 2, 2022
This installment in our series on key industrial network technologies explains why fieldbus and 4-20mA communications remain relevant despite the proliferation of Ethernet-based...
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Schneider Electric Continues its Open Automation Journey

June 14, 2022
Plug-and-produce hardware-independent software and agreements with Claroty and Intel accelerate the new era of automation software.
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How OPC UA Creates Interoperability and Gives Data Context

May 17, 2022
This second installment in a four-part series on key industrial network technologies explains why OPC UA continues to be recognized as the global interoperability method of choice...
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The Differences Between Local and Remote I/O

Understanding how local and remote I/O modules work can benefit your operations through improved safety, less wiring, and standardization for spare parts and engineering drawings...
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Why the MQTT Protocol is So Popular

This first installment in a four-part series on key industrial network technologies explains how an ultra lightweight data transfer protocol became a widely used data gathering...

Videos & Resources

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The Next Stage of the Open Process Control Journey

July 1, 2022
OPAF, Schneider Electric working on universal automation for industrial control.
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Tour an industrial enclosure centered around Emerson Delta V

Oct. 18, 2013
Phoenix contact takes you through a representation of products for industrial automation including ethernet switches, internet security, foundation fieldbus, quick cabling, terminal...
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Asset Management in Continuous Process

June 6, 2013
The presenters in this video from The Automation Conference 2013 worked on the implementation of an online instrument asset monitoring system at Nova Chemicals’ Corunna, Ontario...
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Cabinet Innovations

Oct. 16, 2012
Phoenix Contact exhibited at the 2012 Emerson Exchange Conference and showcased these cabinet innovations: Oring redundancy modules and its L-Carrier. (Approximate Time - 1:36...

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UniversalAutomation.Org Founded to Facilitate Interoperable Automation

Dec. 1, 2021
Several automation technology suppliers and end users have partnered to create an independent, not-for-profit association to accelerate the development and deployment of vendor...
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IIoT Retrofits for Legacy Equipment

If you’re like most manufacturers, you’re not operating a greenfield site with the latest internet-ready equipment. However, you’re likely facing numerous digitalization initiatives...
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Industrial Ethernet Advances Broaden the Network’s Value Across Industries

July 13, 2021
Recent innovations in industrial Ethernet’s physical layer—Single Pair Ethernet and Ethernet Advanced Physical Layer—are being heralded as game-changers for their ability to extend...
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Network Protocols Harmonize Around Time-Sensitive Networking

Aug. 14, 2020
As the TSN standard nears completion, excitement is growing over the prospect of bringing IT and OT closer together. Industrial protocol associations have been working hard with...
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The Road to 5G Starts Now

Proponents make the case for 4.9G wireless technology as a stepping stone to 5G to empower new Industry 4.0 applications, from cobots to augmented reality-enabled predictive maintenance...
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Mobile Device Safety and Security

Insights into addressing manufacturing and processing plant security and safety issues amid the growing use of mobile devices in industrial facilities.
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Where Ethernet (Still) Isn’t

March 20, 2020
Automation World’s latest poll revisits our 2016 survey on the state of industrial Ethernet adoption. The numbers seem to suggest nothing much has changed. But is that what’s ...
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Open-Source Software Meets Industrial Automation

Feb. 25, 2020
As more automation technology suppliers incorporate open-source tools, the ability to use open-source software in automation projects no longer depends on access to arcane software...
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A New Generation of PLCs for a New Generation of Engineers

Nov. 1, 2019
The Industrial Internet of Things demands more data than ever before from systems and processes that have traditionally not been connected to business systems. The end goal is...