Archive for June, 2013


Phoenix Contact – New Industrial Ethernet Products

Industrial Ethernet

Industrial Ethernet


Phoenix Contact has some new Ethernet products that offer increased security, reliability and improvements in real-time and wireless features. Easily integrated into your automation infrastructure, making these the products to choose.

The advantages for using these products include improved real-time for your application with PROFINET IRT switches, reliable and fast networks with highspeed WLAN access points and finally, secure machine networks thanks to the new generation of security routers.


High speed WLAN access point

High speed WLAN access point

Highspeed WLAN access point

The WLAN 5100 access point combines robust industrial technology and high performance and it is contained in a compact metal housing.  You can design more reliable and faster networks. The configuration and maintenance of WLAN networks is easier with cluster management and replaceable memory cards enables simple replacement of devices.


IP67 PROFINET realtime switch

IP67 PROFINET Realtime Switch

IP67 PROFINET Realtime Switch

Increase the realtime capability of PROFINET applications using the new PROFINET realtime switch. With push/pull connection technology on the IP67 housing enables easy installation and with no cabinet. Ensure optimal realtime properties with the hardware based PROFINET prioritisation.


Security Routers

MGUARD security routers from Phoenix Contact reliably protect your network against unauthorised access and tampering. A rugged metal housing and extended temperature range give you the bonus of greater reliability. The SD card slot enables fast device replacement.


Contact us if you require any further information.



Rittal Announces CDL as their Rittal Alliance Partner of the Year


 rittalCDL accepts Rittal’s Prestigious Award at this Years Hannover Messe confirming them as the UK’s Number One Alliance Partner of choice



CDL Presentation2

Company Director Lee Clarke (Right) of Controls and Drives Ltd in Leicester travelled as a guest of Rittal UK to this Years Hannover Exhibition and can be seen in this picture recieving his Award from Thomas Rehhorn (Centre) Director of International Sales, Export Northern Europe.




Controls and Drives Limited were announced as the most dominant figure for Rittal in 2012 and have continued to grow their business in the UK , ensuring that they are always up to date with current standards and Market Trends in their Industry.

Maintaining a Positive and Proactive attitude towards Rittal and Aligning with their Strategies, combined with providing an extensive Stockholding, Technical knowledge and customer Service enabled CDL to stand out as the number one Rittal UK Partner of Choice.

Ian Clarke, Rittal UK’s Industrial Sales Director also seen in the Picture (Left) accompanied customers and Partners during a 3 day Trip where all participants enjoyed a full itenary including tours of the Rittal Factories starting with their HQ  in Herborn , and then manufacturing plants in Rittershausen where the floor standing enclosures are manufactured and Rennerod where the Climate control products are produced.

CDL are proud to be working with Rittal who are the UK’s market leading manufacturer of electrical enclosures. Their extensive range of standard enclosures and enclosure accessories is complimented by bespoke and application specific products from Control desks to kiosks. To aid with the planning process Rittal’s EPLAN software has also become the benchmark in electrical design streamlining both the design and drawing process.

CDL would like to Thank Rittal UK for their continued support and will continue to develope their already successful business model to ensure that they are a nominee for next Years award.


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