Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems
MCR Surge Protection Device offers multi-stage monitoring.
Press Release Summary:
October 12, 2012 - As intelligent MCR device with remote monitoring, PT-IQ provides proactive functional monitoring for signal interface surge protection devices. System informs user if plug replacement is needed before components fail due to overload, preventing unnecessary service while also ensuring system availability and signal quality. Other features include impedance-neutral plugging, insulation measurement without disconnection, and snap-lock mechanism for facilitated plugging/unplugging.
Original Press Release
Phoenix Contact Introduces Intelligent MCR Surge Protection Device
Press release date: October 3, 2012
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – Phoenix Contact has introduced PT-IQ: an intelligent MCR surge protection device with multi-stage remote monitoring. It provides proactive functional monitoring for signal interface surge protection devices.
The system informs the user if a plug replacement is needed long before the components fail due to overload. This can prevent unnecessary service costs, while ensuring system availability and signal quality.
The device’s multi-stage/three-stage monitoring system enables fast and clear status identification. A yellow signal indicates that the performance limit has been reached as a result of frequent surge voltages, while a small reserve capacity ensures that protection remains effective. A red signal indicates failure. A controller monitors and sends status reports back to the control room where users can inspect the system.
PT-IQ features impedance-neutral plugging, insulation measurement without disconnection and a snap-lock mechanism for easy plugging and unplugging. In addition, the PT-IQ’s T-bus connection provides reliable power and data transmission, easy and error-free installation and automatic integration of SPDs without wiring.
PT-IQ provides protection for up to five signal wires and is available in floating and directly grounded shield connections. One power terminal block powers 28 SPDs, reducing installation cost.
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 47 international subsidiaries, including Phoenix Contact USA in Middletown, Pa.
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