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Phoenix Contact releases PSRmini safety relays

Phoenix Contact releases PSRmini safety relays

March 8, 2016 - Phoenix Contact releases PSRmini safety relays. At just 6-mm wide, the PSRmini allows for 6 A, force-guided safety connections, but at a 70 percent smaller footprint than standard 22.5-mm safety relays.

PSRmini safety relays come in two form factors, “slim” and “compact.” The 6-mm slim relay variants have one or two normally open (N/O) safety-rated contacts, and the 12-mm compact variants have up to three N/O safety-rated contacts.

The safety relays switch loads up to 6 A and are compatible with a variety of signaling devices, such as emergency stop equipment, safety-door switches, and light grids. The extensive list of approvals, including Performance Level (PL) e according to EN ISO 13849, and SIL 3 according to IEC 61508/61511, makes them suitable for many mechanical engineering and process industry applications.

With an elementary relay, the PSRmini safety relays were able to achieve CID2, ATEX, and IECex approvals. This means PSRmini relays are thinnest force guided SIL 3-rated safety relays that can be used to build distributed systems in potentially explosive areas. The terminal carriers also enable the use of system-cabling solutions for a fast and correct start-up and field connection.

Phoenix Contact developed new relay technology to make this compact design possible. The design is based on a slim but powerful basic relay characterized by minimal space requirements, low energy consumption, and high system availability.

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.

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