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Cabling System provides connectivity for Siemens I/O cards.

Press Release Summary:

Cabling System provides connectivity for Siemens I/O cards.

Feb 02, 2010 - VARIOFACE Professional (VIP) overmolded front adapter/cable system features encapsulated plug-in adapter that connects to Simatic S7-300 I/O card. Standard ribbon cable connector mates with corresponding interface module on other end. Both ends are overmolded to provide maximum strain relief and protection. Featuring single-piece design and 2 points of connection, unit is available in versions for 32- and 16-channel I/O cards.

Original Press Release

Robust Systems Cabling Solution for SIMATICĀ® S7-300

Press release date: Jan 27, 2010

Phoenix Contact expands its VARIOFACE Professional (VIP) systems cabling line with a robust overmolded front adapter/cable system for the Siemens SIMATICĀ® S7-300. Like any systems cabling solution, this cabling system dramatically reduces installation time and virtually eliminates wiring errors.

The unique characteristic of this cabling system is the polymer overmolding surrounding each end of the cable. A completely encapsulated plug-in adapter connects to the Simatic S7-300 I/O card, providing a firm, secure connection. Meanwhile, on the other end, the standard ribbon cable connector that mates with a corresponding interface module is also overmolded. Together the overmolded ends provide maximum strain relief and optimal protection.

The single-piece construction makes installation easy and efficient. To transmit signals from the S7-300 to the field, just plug in both ends of the cable. With only two points of connection, there are fewer points of possible failure, and a more secure signal transmission is achieved. Additionally, the single-piece construction creates fewer parts to order and maintain.

The overmolded front adapter/cable system for Siemens SIMATIC S7-300 is compatible with Phoenix Contact's existing VIP interface modules. The VIP line includes two versions of the Siemens SIMATIC S7-300 cabling system for 32-channel I/O cards, and a separate solution for 16-channel I/O cards.

About Phoenix Contact
Phoenix Contact is a leading developer of industrial electrical and electronic technology. The company's diverse product range includes components and system solutions for industrial and device connection, automation, electronic interface and surge protection. Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, Blomberg, Germany, operates 46 international subsidiaries, including Phoenix Contact USA in Middletown, Pa. Phoenix Contact's formal Integrated Management System is registered to ISO quality, environmental and safety standards (ISO 9001:2008,14001:2004 and 18001:2007).

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