Hybrid connectors: More Than the Sum of Their Parts
With more complex regulations and control tasks comes greater cabling complexity and, thus, a greater impact on the availability of the entire system. Hybrid connectors – for transmitting signals, data, and power over a single cable – offer a way out of this dilemma
Selecting the Right Antenna
This paper provides guidelines for antenna selection, alignment, and placement. It will explore antenna theory and recommend practical rules of thumb to use when recommending and installing antennas.
The Problems with Tinning Wires
Tinning wires could be the reason for loose connections in screw terminal blocks. While tinning does have benefits, there are better alternatives that could save you the headache of loose terminations.
Top 10 Concerns for Signal Connections
Where do you find signals in industrial/semi-industrial settings? Everywhere. Generally, devices such as sensors, actuators, switches, valves, and cameras need signal connections for control and monitoring.
Fiber-Optic M12 Data Connectors
The M12 circular connector has made a name for itself in industrial applications – a wide variety of coding, connection, and mounting options are therefore available.
This white paper gives information to help select the correct solid-state drive for your embedded system.
Maximize Your Uptime
Maximize your uptime by reducing risk of power supply failure with high-power transient voltage surge suppression devices.
This white paper addresses the top five challenges in selecting the correct industrial PC for the factory floor.
Push In Relays
Push-in relays can provide the advantages of faster installation time, fewer wiring errors, and less cabinet space.
This paper from January 2014 discusses the latest standards, regulations, and guidelines that can be applied to the power industry to increase cybersecurity.
This white paper from Phoenix Contact explains why surge protection is necessary.
UL 1449 Key Changes
UL 1449, 3rd edition, restructured some of the key requirements for surge protective devices and redefined some of the technology and terminology.
This paper from January 2014 provides an overview of the various license-free, spread-spectrum technologies and their appropriate use for industrial applications.
Wi-Fi Wireless Technologies
This paper focuses on the industrial use of public standard IEEE 802.11 technology while comparing different wireless technologies currently deployed in industrial automation applications.