Molex Incorporated as introduced the Brad Ultra-Lock (M12) EX Connection System, providing process automation installers with a safe, quick connection interface for instrumentation and control devices in what could be potentially explosive and hazardous areas.
As with other Brad Ultra-Lock connectors, the Ultra-Lock (M12) EX features patented push-to-lock technology, providing a simple and secure operator-independent connection. In addition, the Ultra-Lock (M12) EX includes an integral isolating ring that limits access to the release mechanism of the connector, allowing the connector to be pushed on but requiring a screwdriver to disconnect. Because the connection point is considered non-arcing it is suitable for use in a Class I, Division 2 and Zone 2 classified areas.
“Molex understands the extreme challenges associated with operating in potentially explosive and hazardous locations and our products are developed to take into account safety, reliability and productivity in the toughest environments,” said Jimmy Adjunta, product manager, Molex. “The innovative isolating ring on the Ultra-Lock (M12) EX and the locking mechanism, which has been made integral to the cordset, help to reduce costs and increase productivity without compromising safety.”
The Ultra-Lock (M12) EX includes pre-wired moulded connections with polarised positioning on the cordset, providing more reliable performance in high vibration applications and reduced wiring termination errors. The radial seal offers IP67 / IP68 / IP69K watertight connections for temporary submersion making the connectors ideal for environments such as oil refineries, petrochemical complexes, waste water processing plants, pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities and food and beverage processing plants.