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Ren­un­cia­ti­on is no solu­ti­on

Ren­un­cia­ti­on is no solu­ti­on

Dr. Gun­ther Kegel is CEO of Pepperl+Fuchs AG and pre­si­dent of the Ger­man Elec­tri­cal and Elec­tro­nic Manu­fac­tu­rers’ Asso­cia­ti­on, ZVEI. And thus, qua­si auto­ma­ti­cal­ly, a sup­por­ter of an All Elec­tric Socie­ty.…
Turn of time

Turn of time

With the mis­si­on state­ment of the All Elec­tric Socie­ty, Phoe­nix Con­tact descri­bes its stra­te­gic ori­en­ta­ti­on for the next deca­de. Roland Bent, CTO and mem­ber of the manage­ment board of Phoe­nix…
Skil­led hands can mine gold any­whe­re

Skil­led hands can mine gold any­whe­re

In this inter­view, Gene­ral Mana­ger Pro­fes­sor Dr. Gun­ther Olesch reveals why he atta­ches par­ti­cu­lar impor­t­an­ce to skil­led work, the impor­t­an­ce of the Phoe­nix Con­tact brand when choo­sing a care­er, and…
Future Mega­watt Con­nec­tor

Future Mega­watt Con­nec­tor

Three at one go: We could not miss the chan­ce to talk to the two mana­ging direc­tors of Phoe­nix Con­tact E‑Mobility, Micha­el Hei­ne­mann and Ralf Döh­re, as well as the…
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…
You should be fri­ends

You should be fri­ends

And many more than just the ele­ven a foot­ball team needs! In the “it‘s OWL” know­ledge clus­ter, 200 regio­nal com­pa­nies are working tog­e­ther as a net­work to be pre­pa­red for…
Hops, malt, yeast, water … and PLCnext

Hops, malt, yeast, water … and PLCnext

This sto­ry real­ly bub­bles. And his­ses. And fer­ments. Becau­se when it comes to Manu­el Fritsch and his con­trol­lers, the result of his pro­gramming skills is a fine craft beer. Home-bre­wed.…
Fast net­works for valu­able data

Fast net­works for valu­able data

Is data the new raw mate­ri­al? Natu­ral­ly, the finis­hed pro­duc­ts con­ti­nue to gene­ra­te added value in the pro­cess indus­try. Howe­ver, new net­wor­king pos­si­bi­li­ties are enab­ling increa­singly intel­li­gent and reli­able pro­ces­ses.…
The Swiss light­ning bolt

The Swiss light­ning bolt

Through the tubes at 500 km/h – Swiss pre­cisi­on and Blom­berg inno­va­ti­on are paving the way for the high-speed trans­por­ta­ti­on of the future. Swiss­loop “Mujin­ga” NCIS Zurich. It is not…
Bet­ween big block and Tes­la

Bet­ween big block and Tes­la

Ame­ri­ca has always been a land of con­trasts. Whe­re is the mother­land of auto­mo­ti­ve mass pro­duc­tion hea­ding? With Vin­ce Cario­ti, Phoe­nix Con­tact has an abso­lu­te insi­der in its ranks. And…
The mobi­le makers

The mobi­le makers

Inter­view with Micha­el Hei­ne­mann and Ralf Döh­re, the two mana­ging direc­tors of Phoe­nix Con­tact E‑Mobility.Micha­el Hei­ne­mann is CEO, Ralf Döh­re is COO – both lead the inno­va­ti­ve sub­si­dia­ry tog­e­ther. How…
A store is born

A store is born

Phoe­nix Con­tact laun­ched the next evo­lu­tio­na­ry sta­ge of PLCnext Tech­no­lo­gy at the SPS IPC Dri­ves in Nur­em­burg. Now with its own soft­ware store, the open plat­form is beco­m­ing even more…
The groun­ding gar­de­ner

The groun­ding gar­de­ner

Mur­ders do not hap­pen in his gar­den, but things do start to beco­me some­what “tur­bu­lent” behind the Schie­der Trai­ning Cen­ter when Ger­hard Wolff lets the sparks fly or throws his…
The CO2 collec­tor

The CO2 collec­tor

Visi­tors to this year’s Wind Power Tech­no­lo­gy Con­gress were fasci­na­ted by Jörg Spitzner’s visi­on of a wind tur­bi­ne that not only gene­ra­tes elec­tri­ci­ty, but also extrac­ts CO2 from the air.…
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