PHOENIX CONTACT, a leading developer and manufacturer of industrial electrical and electronic technology, established in the UK and Ireland for over 20 years, are no strangers to innovative solutions. A vast range of products from high quality industrial power supplies, surge protection equipment and signal converters to PLCs, HMIs and Fieldbus and networking solutions is supported by a network of over 30 local outlets of major distributor groups and independent companies giving local, specialist support across this extensive range. Use of web based technology improves customer service even further, providing access to new product releases, news, downloadable data sheets and software, as well as an online catalogue.

In 2007 PHOENIX CONTACT expanded their range of Inline controllers with the compact but powerful ILC150ETH controller. This small and highly modular controller is configured and programmed using the IEC61131 compatible PCWorX Automation software via its integrated Ethernet interface, which also gives direct communication capabilities to TCP/IP devices and OPC Servers.

Focussing on the starter kit as an entry level PLC PHOENIX CONTACT are proposing a unique offering with each unit sold including the option of a free place on a half day Introductory training course at their UK headquarters in Telford, Shropshire. These courses will be presented on regular dates throughout the year and will be delivered by training specialists from Professional Automation Support Services Ltd.

PASS Ltd. has been developing and delivering high quality, effective and competitively priced training courses to the automation industry since 1996. With an ever increasing portfolio covering all major PLCs, HMI, SCADA, and communication products as well as their drives range of courses, PASS Ltd. is one of the foremost automation training providers in the UK.

All PASS Ltd. training specialists have many years practical experience in engineering as well as in training, ensuring that not only do they have the necessary technical knowledge and expertise, but also the skills to share their knowledge with others.

PASS Ltd. publishes a schedule of the most popular courses which take place at its headquarters in Crewe, Cheshire throughout the year. In addition many courses take place at customers’ own sites throughout the UK, Ireland and overseas, frequently tailored around a specific system or the requirements of course participants.

The ILC150 Introductory training course will only be one of many courses PASS Ltd. will be offering in conjunction with PHOENIX CONTACT. Courses will be offered both in Telford and in Crewe as well as on-site as required.

With their training expertise PASS Ltd. will ensure that the highest quality training courses complement the outstanding range of products from PHOENIX CONTACT continuing the drive to improve customer service and better meet the needs of both company’s customers.