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TE Connectivity acquires Phoenix Contact safety relays

22 December, 2021

TE Connectivity has acquired Phoenix Contact’s force-guided narrow safety relay (NSR) technology as part of a long-term partnership agreement between the companies. TE will assume responsibility for manufacturing and marketing the PSRmini single-pole NSR relays, as part of its focus on bringing miniaturised systems and advanced safety technologies to the market, especially for robot, PLC, elevator and servodrive applications.

“As the industry continues to shift toward more advanced automation technologies, operator safety has easily become one of the most critical issues facing our customers today,” says Vish Ananthan, senior vice-president at TE and general manager of its industrial business. “The addition of the NSR product line underscores our commitment to this vital need and to providing much needed space savings as our customers manage the dramatic increase of signal, power and data in the modern production environment.”

Phoenix Contact launched its PSRmini range of narrow safety relays in 2015. They were among the smallest on the market. To achieve this level of miniaturisation, the company had to develop innovative methods and technologies for both product engineering and production processes, resulting in a large number of patents.

Phoenix Contact board member Ulrich Leidecker says that “this partnership agreement with TE Connectivity will be the optimal basis for a successful global marketing of the NSR. With their expertise in engineering, manufacturing and distribution, we will bring the marketing of the NSR technology to a higher level and develop additional markets. We look forward to the expansion of this long-term partnership, which is an essential element of our safety relay strategy.”

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TE Connectivity is taking over the manufacturing and marketing of Phoenix Contact’s narrow safety relays

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