Molex Incorporated has introduced its new Brad HarshIO IP67 Compact Ethernet Module, which features a compact housing format to help meet customer requirements for in-cabinet or on-machine mounting, as well as being compatible with the M8 and M12 connectors.
“Integrated Brad solutions deliver the advanced features and secure connections customers need for optimal machine performance and industrial automation,” said Eric Gory, global product manager, Molex. “Easily configurable, small form-factor HarshIO IP67 Compact Ethernet Modules ease the transition for machine builders from traditional PROFIBUS to a PROFINET industrial Ethernet fieldbus.”
Brad HarshIO IP67 Ethernet Modules are a reliable, machine-mountable solution for connecting industrial controllers to I/O devices in harsh-duty environments. Narrow 30mm housings are well suited to compact machines where space is limited. The I/O channels, which can be individually configured as inputs or outputs with M8 or M12 connectors, are ideal for attaching sensing devices or actuators. This enables machine designers and installers to connect a digital signal and maintain a high density of I/O points using the minimum amount of space while eliminating wiring errors and provide faster installation times.
Featuring an IP67-rated housing to resist dust, liquid and vibration, on-machine mounting of the Brad HarshIO IP67 Compact Ethernet Module eliminates the need for a protective cabinet. The daisy-chain wiring topology and integrated 2-port switch with 100 Mbps full duplex data transmission enables an application to be wired entirely without switches at a lower cost. Supporting PROFINET ‘Simple Device Replacement’ the patented Ultra-Lock push-to-lock connection system allows fast, safe, operator independent IP67-sealed connection of cordsets.