Brad HarshIO IP67 Digital Compact Ethernet Module from Molex

By 22 September 2014

Small form-factor 30mm (M8) module connects I/O on-machine PROFINET industrial Ethernet

Brad HarshIO IP67 Digital Compact Ethernet Module

“Integrated Brad solutions deliver the advanced features and secure connections customers need for optimal machine performance and industrial automation,” states George Kairys, 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 HarshIO-Ethernet-M8-Compact_250pxEthernet 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 eight I/O ports can be individually configured as inputs or outputs, with M8 connectors that are ideal for attaching sensing devices or actuators. This enables machine designers and installers to connect a single digital signal per port and maintain a high density of I/O points using the minimum amount of space while eliminating wiring errors and providing 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.

“HarshIO compact Ethernet modules offer a smooth and easy transition to PROFINET connectivity for machine builders currently using PROFIBUS or DeviceNet compact modules. The advanced design features of the modules maximize your connectivity and cost-effectiveness,” adds Kairys.

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