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Phoenix Contact's Valueline 3 Boasts Fully-Configurable PCs for Industrial Applications

July 8, 2024
The Valueline 3 series taps Intel's 11th-gen Celeron and Core processors for increased efficiency and productivity.
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What you'll learn

  • Insight into Phoenix Contact’s VL3 series of industrial PCs
  • Knowledge of their differences
  • Potential applications and operating environments

Phoenix Contact's Valueline 3 (VL3) series of industrial PCs combine reliable CPU operation with increased performance and energy efficiency. The scalable, configurable VL3 series is designed for rugged environments and comes equipped with Intel 11th gen multi-core Celeron and Core processors and DDR4 RAM for increased efficiency and productivity. The VL3 line is fully configurable and is assembled at the company's headquarters outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, offering lead times of about a month and, in some cases, just five days, depending on the configuration.

The Valueline 3 series of industrial PCs (Fig. 1) come in two configurations - a panel PC with up to a 21.5-inch multi-touch widescreen or a stand-alone box PC. Both feature the same flexible hardware configuration options. Both also offer DiplayPort++, supporting 4K resolution, and support RAID 1 configurations, which provide reliable backup for critical data. 

The VL3 features internal Wi-Fi with multiple antenna connectors and up to 4 serial ports, along with a pair of Gigabit Ethernet ports for connectivity and a host of digital I/O options for connecting third-party add-ons. The panel PC version provides a glove-operable screen and can operate in humid and wet environments, while the box PC offers four USB 3.1 ports, two display ports, a power switch, and a connector for a remote power switch. Both versions run on standard 24VDC and are UL class I approved for operation in the US and Canada.

About the Author

Cabe Atwell | Technology Editor, Electronic Design

Cabe is a Technology Editor for Electronic Design. 

Engineer, Machinist, Maker, Writer. A graduate Electrical Engineer actively plying his expertise in the industry and at his company, Gunhead. When not designing/building, he creates a steady torrent of projects and content in the media world. Many of his projects and articles are online at element14 & SolidSmack, industry-focused work at EETimes & EDN, and offbeat articles at Make Magazine. Currently, you can find him hosting webinars and contributing to Electronic Design and Machine Design.

Cabe is an electrical engineer, design consultant and author with 25 years’ experience. His most recent book is “Essential 555 IC: Design, Configure, and Create Clever Circuits

Cabe writes the Engineering on Friday blog on Electronic Design. 

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