Over the past 6 months the UK Industry team have been working towards Phoenix becoming an established name within the BMS world. All the larger automation companies have established brands servicing this industry and Tridium’s Niagara software is one of the fastest growing platforms.
There is a movement towards the technology and techniques used in buildings to be utilised in manufacturing and automation. The discussions regarding Industry 4.0 mean manufacturing and automation companies will need to be more flexible and open in their approach. The emergence of IoT and ‘Smart Citites’ will push businesses to re-think the way they operate.
Niagara offers end users the ability to easily connect process data, energy data and environmental data to give a full overview of the ‘health’ of their facility. Niagara gives users the chance to customise how data is viewed from a basic graphical interface to a modern ‘game’ style interface.
Phoenix Contact has launched the first truly industrial grade ‘building’ controller, the ILC 2050 BI running Niagara4. We see this as an alternative to the standard type controller giving the end user a far more flexible and robust solution. Utilising Phoenix Contact’s extensive experience in machine building and automation the I/O which connects to the ILC 2050 BI is designed to offer maximum flexibility with minimum space used within the panel. With the controller at only 80mm wide and I/O from as narrow as 12mm, the ILC 2050 BI and associated I/O can save money in panels while utilising only the required I/O.
The Industry team is about to launch a campaign promoting the ILC 2050 BI and are expecting impressive growth and penetration into these new markets. To be part of this movement and for more information etc.