TE Connectivity Acquires Relay Technology from Phoenix Contact Group

TE Connectivity has acquired the force-guided narrow safety relay (NSR) elementary relay technology from the Phoenix Contact Group (Phoenix Contact), as part of a long-term partnership agreement. The acquisition adds a single-pole, force-guided offering to TE’s broad relay portfolio for the factory automation, elevator, and rail markets. As a part of the agreement, TE will assume responsibility for manufacturing and marketing the NSR element relays, supporting TE’s focus on bringing miniaturized solutions and advanced safety technology to market, particularly in robotic control, programmable logic control, elevator, and servo drive 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,” said Vish Ananthan, senior vice president and general manager of TE’s Industrial business. “When humans are involved, equipment must work every time, without restrictions to functional safety. 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.”