|[September 04, 2013]
Brad® Solutions from Molex: Compact, Rugged Designs Ideal for Packaging Environments including Harsh Duty Food and Beverage
LISLE, Ill. --(Business Wire)--
Incorporated will showcase its Brad® automation products at Pack
Expo International, September 23 - 25, Las Vegas, NV, booth 5884.
Designed to meet the needs of packaging machine builders, robot
manufacturers and system integrators worldwide, the products offer a
complete solution for implementing intelligent, on-machine control
systems and enabling easy implementation of industrial network
protocols, including Industrial Ethernet. They also include features
that make them ideally suited for harsh duty environments such as those
found in the food and beverage industry, including IP67 ratings and
stainless steel construction.
"One of the industries that stand to benefit the most from implementing
Brad products into the packaging line is food and beverage," said Ted
Szarkowski, product manager, Molex (News - Alert). "We offer a range of solutions that
work with existing legacy systems but also enable migration to an
Ethernet-based industrial network infrastructure, which will be critical
for reducing costs, increasing reliability and improving operational
efficiencies. And our products are able to withstand the harsh
conditions found in these plants, including extreme temperatures and
Brad automation products are grouped into several categories and address
multiple needs and applications in food and beverage packaging.
M12 Power Connection System is the latest addition to the Brad
family, providing a 16.0A current capability within the traditional
M12 connector envelope, as well as an IP67-sealed interface. By
delivering greater power in a small, watertight package, Brad M12
connectors allow machine designers to create more compact and
efficient machinery for harsh and wet environments.
Micro-Change® M12 CAT6A�Connector System with
innovative X-coded cross-shielding achieves superior signal integrity
and up to 10 Gbps Ethernet for vision systems and other high-speed
data transfer applications in harsh environments. Conforming to IEC (News - Alert)
61076-2-109, the M12 CAT6A connector version delivers
superior signal integrity and speed in the M12 form factor.
Micro-Change® M12 Circular Hybrid Technology (CHT) Connectors
combine CAT5e Ethernet with auxiliary power lines, offering high
signal integrity and excellent performance with ruged IP67-sealing.
Combining power and data lines in one M12 connector, Micro-Change CHT
connectors feature a reduced footprint and lower installation and
cabling costs in packaging process and automation control applications.
Ultra-Lock® Connection system provides a positive locking,
push-to-lock, pull-to-disconnect, fast, secure, and reliable
connection to control devices. With its IP69K rating. This connection
system is ideal for machines exposed to high pressure, wash down
a modular, quick-connection system that makes it easy to replace hard
wiring of machine motors and other high amperage devices. This modular
connection system allows for quick reconfiguration of machinery for
process control, material handling and packaging. Watertight, crush
resistant, stainless steel designs are UL approved, NEC (News - Alert) compliant and
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HarshIO are machine-mountable IP67 harsh-duty I/O modules that
support all major industrial fieldbuses including PROFIBUS-DP,
DeviceNet, CANopen, Modbus TCP, EtherNet/IP and PROFINET. Brad HarshIO
features, such as 60 and 30mm housing formats, user configurable I/O
channels, and 4- and 5-pin power supply versions, simplify user choice
and satisfy a broad range of industrial applications in a variety of
applications including food and beverage filling machine and robotic
fast tool changeovers.
PC-Based Network Interface Cards (NIC) deliver reliable,
cost-effective, high-speed communications and control for a multitude
of industrial protocols used for process control in critical
manufacturing robot control and more. Offering intelligent
communications, NIC (News - Alert) cards are suitable for various computer bus
PCI, PCI Express, CompactPCI, PC/104, USB and VME
1x or 2x ports versions connected directly to industrial networks
DeviceNet, PROFIBUS, EtherNet/IP and PROFINET
SST™ IP67 Remote Communication Module for PROFIBUS-connectivity is
a powerful PB3 remote module designed to execute high-speed PROFIBUS
DP data exchange with Rockwell's Logix Controllers. Its harsh duty
design and remote capabilities allow the module to be installed on
machines, in production cells, or in the field where Ethernet
connectivity allows the module to be easily managed remotely.
For more information on integrated Brad solutions for manufacturing
automation, please visit http://www.molex.com/bradautomation.html.
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About Molex Incorporated
Providing more than connectors, Molex delivers complete interconnect
solutions for a number of markets including: data communications,
telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive,
commercial vehicle, aerospace and defense, medical, and lighting.
Established in 1938, the company operates 41 manufacturing locations in
15 countries. The Molex website is http://www.molex.com.
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