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Inspi­ring tomorrow’s engi­neers

Inspi­ring tomorrow’s engi­neers

Phoe­nix Con­tact USA and Midd­le­town Area Midd­le School have a long-las­ting com­mu­ni­ty part­nership. Near­ly 15 years ago, several Phoe­nix Con­tact engi­neers saw a gap. Young peop­le were not get­ting enough…
Gent­le boun­cers

Gent­le boun­cers

The more gent­le the boun­cer, the more plea­sant the ent­ran­ce. A visit to the West­pha­li­an town of Lipp­stadt shows why this is not only the case when it comes to…
Do you remem­ber, back in 2020 …?

Do you remem­ber, back in 2020 …?

Ima­gi­ne a con­ver­sa­ti­on in 20 years. How will we judge today’s deve­lop­ments in mobi­li­ty in 20 years time? How will we exp­lain terms such as traf­fic jams, gas pump noz­z­les,…
The dis­ruptor

The dis­ruptor

Simi­lar­ly to a velo­ci­rap­tor in the jung­le of pri­me­val times, our dis­ruptor sweeps through the elec­tro­nic and mecha­ni­cal under­growth of his ter­rito­ry. Always on the loo­kout for an app­li­ca­ti­on that…
IRMA keeps watch

IRMA keeps watch

Big Bro­ther is watching you. Even more so if it’s actual­ly a mem­ber of your own fami­ly and not an unknown intru­der. The public uti­li­ties in Bad Pyr­mont the­re­fo­re tend…
Bet­ween Fietsen and E

Bet­ween Fietsen and E

The last part of the mobi­li­ty series deals with the future on two and four wheels. Espe­ci­al­ly sin­ce both ver­si­ons are omni­p­re­sent in Ams­ter­dam, the ener­ge­tic metro­po­lis in the heart…
The digi­tal blacks­mith

The digi­tal blacks­mith

The Vin­ci Group is not only a glo­bal play­er when it comes to the con­struc­tion and main­ten­an­ce of buil­dings and infra­st­ruc­tu­re. It also ope­ra­tes an in-house for­ge. Red-hot iron, howe­ver,…
Ams­ter­dam and its water

Ams­ter­dam and its water

The Nether­lands is a nati­on on, some­ti­mes in and some­ti­mes even under water. Also in the metro­po­lis at Ams­tel and Ij water plays an important role as an obsta­cle, but…
Traf­fic hub Cen­traal Sta­ti­on

Traf­fic hub Cen­traal Sta­ti­on

In the heart of Ams­ter­dam you can find the Cen­traal Sta­ti­on, the big traf­fic junc­tion of the Dutch city. Howe­ver, almost all types of mobi­li­ty meet here. Ams­ter­dam Cen­traal Just…
Dutch under­ground

Dutch under­ground

Off to the Under­ground. On the mobi­le tour through the Dutch metro­po­lis we lea­ve light, air and bright­ness behind us and move the next kilo­me­ters under canal, track and road.…
Lack of par­king space

Lack of par­king space

Brid­ges and car parks have a signi­fi­cant influ­ence on traf­fic in Ams­ter­dam. While some are being moder­nis­ed, others are beco­m­ing increa­singly scar­ce. The Sin­gel­grachts­brug is a typi­cal so cal­led Dutch…
Tower buil­ding at Rott­weil

Tower buil­ding at Rott­weil

ThyssenKrupp installed state-of-the-art technology in the Rottweil test tower. Also from Phoenix Contact.
Under­ne­ath the metro­po­lis

Under­ne­ath the metro­po­lis

24 hours, a metro­po­lis, as many means of trans­por­ta­ti­on as pos­si­ble with refe­rence to solu­ti­ons from Phoe­nix Con­tact – the second part of the jour­ney through the Dutch metro­po­lis. This…
Bles­sing and cur­se water­way

Bles­sing and cur­se water­way

Sin­ce time imme­mo­ri­al, many paths con­ver­ge on the his­to­ric tra­ding metro­po­lis of Ams­ter­dam. Trans­port is a cen­tral the­me in the Dutch capi­tal. Exac­t­ly the right place to get clo­ser to…
Net­work for a water tre­at­ment plant

Net­work for a water tre­at­ment plant

The Höchen­schwan­der­berg water uti­li­ty asso­cia­ti­on in the sou­thern Black Forest sup­plies around 24,000 inha­bi­tants with drin­king water from its three deep wells. The con­trol tech­no­lo­gy nee­ded to be moder­ni­zed –…
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