SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland—TE Connectivity has acquired the force-guided narrow safety relay (NSR) from the Phoenix Contact Group as part of a long-term partnership agreement. TE Connectivity is market leader in connectivity and sensors. Phoenix Contact is a leading global component and systems manufacturer for industrial automation. 

The acquisition adds a single-pole, force-guided offering to TE’s relay portfolio for the factory automation, elevator and rail markets. As a part of the agreement, TE will assume responsibility for manufacturing and marketing of 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,” says 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 customers manage the dramatic increase of signal, power and data in production.”