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The Idea Smith

The Idea Smith

Uli Lei­de­cker is not only a new mem­ber of Phoe­nix Contact’s manage­ment board. He is also one of the most pro­mi­nent advo­ca­tes of open plat­forms, secu­ri­ty archi­tec­tures and a holistic…
Cli­ma­tic hot flashes

Cli­ma­tic hot flashes

Two degrees are hard­ly noti­ce­ab­le to the average per­son. But while the human sen­so­ry organs care litt­le about this tem­pe­ra­tu­re incre­a­se, Mother Earth and her gas shell are get­ting migh­ty…
From quar­ry to terminal

From quar­ry to terminal

If you read the few lines you find about Dirk Gör­lit­zer, you might think he is a typi­cal repre­sen­ta­ti­ve of a care­er in a flash: uni­ver­si­ty, employ­ment, top manage­ment. Not…
Mobi­li­ty by the seat of pants

Mobi­li­ty by the seat of pants

Speed is their moti­va­ti­on, decep­ti­on their métier and water their means of trans­port – when the­se Swiss tin­ke­rers get into the game, it gets wet, fast and almost cer­tain­ly breathtaking.…
Noble drops from the bean

Noble drops from the bean

When it comes to refi­ning water, many think of hops, malt or distil­le­ries. Howe­ver, if you want to shar­pen your sen­ses rather than befudd­le them, a drink made from the…
Pres­su­re makers in view

Pres­su­re makers in view

Would you have known? 20 to 25 per­cent of the electri­ci­ty gene­ra­ted world­wi­de is con­su­med by pumps. And 85 per­cent of the life cycle cos­ts of pres­su­re makers are attri­bu­ta­ble…
The torment of choice

The torment of choice

He has been with Phoe­nix Con­ta­ct sin­ce 2008, and Frank Pos­sel-Döl­ken has been a mem­ber of the manage­ment board sin­ce August 2020. What has chan­ged for the Chief Digi­tal Offi­cer…
Sawing for the future

Sawing for the future

Filing, mil­ling, dril­ling, sawing – just the right thing for Lars van Len­ge­rich. For the 16-year-old appren­ti­ce, stu­dy­ing is cur­r­ent­ly out of the ques­ti­on. During a visit to the appren­ti­ce…
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…
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…
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