Comprehensive automation solutions from a single source

For Conrad Electronic, the year 2020 is all about automation technology and the continuous expansion of its product range. The Conrad Sourcing Platform is now being expanded to include even more products from Phoenix Contact so that B2B customers can obtain as many components as possible for their automation solutions from a single source.

"The new products from Phoenix Contact in our range include PLCnext Technology, the power supplies of the UNO, TRIO and QUINT POWER series as well as the two Ethernet switches, FL SWITCH SFNB 5TX and FL SWITCH SFNB 8TX, with which we are further enhancing our product range in the industrial automation sector,” says Michael Schlagenhaufer, Senior Director Product Management Core Electronics & Automation at Conrad Electronic.

PLCnext Technology is a unique, open ecosystem for modern automation and is therefore able to meet all the requirements of the IoT world. The combination of an open control platform, modular engineering software and systemic cloud integration enables easy adaptation to changing requirements and efficient use of existing and future software services.

When choosing PLCnext Technology, users not only benefit from PLC-typical real-time performance and data consistency even for high-level languages and model-based code, but also from a high level of adaptability due to the fast and easy integration of open source software, apps and future technologies. Further advantages include intelligent networking through cloud connectivity and integration of current and future communication standards, as well as rapid application development. Several developers can work independently in different programming languages using their preferred programming tools.

The AXC F 2152 starter kit with pre-installed components is available to test the functional principle and handling of PLCnext Technology in smaller applications. Another innovation based on PLCnext Technology is the AXC F 2152 controller for the Axioline I/O system. The controller is fast, robust and simple as well as consistently tailored for maximum performance, easy handling and use in harsh industrial environments. PROFINET support, connection to PROFICLOUD and support for numerous protocols such as http, https, FTP, SNTP, SNMP, SMTP, SQL, MySQL and DCP are among the advantages of the AXC F 2152 controller. Up to 63 AXIO I/O modules can be connected directly.

Choosing power supplies from the QUINT, TRIO and UNO series means that applications receive power for maximum system availability. Like all POWER products from Phoenix Contact, the functionality and design of the power supplies are optimally tailored to the requirements of different industries. Depending on the chosen product, single-phase and three-phase power supplies of the QUINT POWER series are equipped with the unique SFB technology (Selective Fuse Breaking technology six times the rated current for 12 ms) and can trip standard circuit breakers reliably and quickly. Faulty current paths are switched off selectively, faults are limited, and operation can continue in the important parts of the system.

Industrial Ethernet products from Phoenix Contact are known for their easy integration into the automation infrastructure. Unmanaged or administration-free Industrial Ethernet switches, such as the new FL SWITCH SFNB 5TX and FL SWITCH SFNB 8TX in Conrad’s range, all come with standard functions, a variable number of ports and with various designs. Thanks to their high interference immunity, robust metal housing and wide temperature range, the switches are suitable for industrial use and continuous operation.


Über Conrad Electronic SE


Simple, fast and comprehensive procurement: Conrad Electronic has stood for technology and electronics since 1923 and offers a wide and deep range with more than 5 million articles on Whether basic technology, special applications, tailor-made services or individual solutions, technology and electronics users can cover all their technical needs via Conrad’s professional Sourcing Platform. With 19 shops in Germany, subsidiaries in 16 countries across Europe and the steadily growing B2B marketplace available through, the family-owned business, based in the Upper Palatinate town of Hirschau in Eastern Bavaria, is one of the leading omnichannel providers of convenient one-stop shopping. Customers living outside Germany can access the Conrad local language websites or go to

Conrad is also a leader in electronic procurement. B2B customers benefit not only from personal consultancy from key account managers, inside sales and business consultants in the branches, but also from custom-tailored e-procurement solutions. Specialist product procurement, offers, smart ordering and rental services as well as on schedule (just-in-time) and call orders, complete the extensive services portfolio. The offer is complemented by the professional delivery processes, which include 24-hour standard delivery for business customers and a Click & Collect service via Conrad shops in the individual countries.

The assortment available through Conrad’s Sourcing Platform includes products from leading manufacturers and brands such as Voltcraft, Toolcraft, Tru Components, Renkforce, Speaka Professional, C-Control and Makerfactory. The calibration and recalibration service, a printed circuit board service for small series and prototypes as well as the 3D printing service (either online or in the 3D print hubs in the branches on-site) can assist B2B customers who look to optimise their projects. Conrad Connect, one of the leading Internet of Things project platforms, also allows the interconnection of smart devices, apps and services across multiple manufacturers’ devices for business requirements and personal use.

Firmenkontakt und Herausgeber der Meldung:

Conrad Electronic SE
Klaus-Conrad-Str. 1
92240 Hirschau
Telefon: +49 (0)9604 408787

Christina Bauroth
Public Relations/Pressestelle
Telefon: +49 (9622) 304627
Fax: +49 (9622) 304-323
Birgit Schoeniger
Telefon: +44 (20) 8429-6554
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