Molex BradControl I/O Modules Support EtherNet/IP Protocol

Molex Incorporated (NASDAQ:MOLX) and (NASDAQ:MOLXA), announces the addition of EtherNet/IP(tm) to the industrial protocols supported through its Classic 60mm wide family of BradControl(tm) I/O modules. The BradControl family of I/O modules provides a reliable solution for connecting industrial controllers communicating on industrial networks to I/O devices. BradControl Classic 60mm wide I/O modules already support connections to Modbus TCP (UDP) and now support EtherNet/IP.

The module comes in an 8-port 16 channel format with the availability of multiple I/O configurations supporting both PNP and NPN input devices. The I/O module operates as a slave device in the Ethernet control system, gathering signals and data from local field devices. Each BradControl I/O module comes equipped with diagnostic LEDs providing status information on network, power, inputs and outputs. Other features include a built-in 2-port switch for network connections, and a four digit display for addressing and status information. To facilitate input and output device wiring, BradControl Classic 60mm I/O modules support connections using standard threaded M12 connectors or the Ultra-Lock(tm) connection system.

The Ultra-Lock connection system provides an innovative “push-to-lock” mechanism to provide fast, simple and secure connections between the I/O module and the I/O devices. With the Ultra-Lock connection system, performance and reliability are designed right into the connector. The unique radial seal design provides a reliable, operator independent seal each and every time, eliminating the risk of under- or over-tightening. When installers hear and feel the connector click, they can be assured it’s locked in place – with no guesswork required.

BradControl discrete I/O modules are ideally suited for use with material handling equipment and automated assembly machinery. They can be machine mounted and are rated for IP67 harsh environments.

Through its Brad® product line, the company offers a complete line of Ethernet products which empowers the industrial infrastructure including PC & PLC interfaces, switches, gateways, diagnostic tools, I/O simulation software, cordsets, connectors, receptacles, and IP67 on-machine and IP20 in-cabinet I/O modules.

About Molex and the Global Automation and Electrical Products Division
Molex Incorporated, (NASDAQ: MOLX AND MOLXA), is a 70-year-old global developer, manufacturer and marketer of a wide array of Automation, Electrical, Fiber Optic and Electronic products engineered for superior performance in demanding, harsh, or hazardous industrial environments. Molex, “Empowers the Industrial Infrastructure” with innovative products and solutions that extend from mechanical, electrical and electronics, to communications/networking devices and diagnostic software. Based in Lisle, Illinois, USA, the company operates 59 manufacturing facilities in 19 countries spanning North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. The Automation and Electrical Products Division (AEPD), Brad® lines of Automation products include such globally recognized names as applicom®, Direct-Link(tm), mPm®, RJ-Lnxx® and SST(tm). The family of Woodhead Electrical products includes globally recognized names such as Aero-Motive®, Daniel Woodhead®, Watertite® and Super-Safeway®.