LISLE, Ill.--Molex recently introduced the industry’s first ODVA conformance tested and approved IP67 EtherNet/IP I/O module to interface with roller drives. The space-saving Brad® HarshIO for Roller Drives Modules are machine-mountable to connect industrial controllers to I/O devices directly, even in the toughest environments. Interfacing with up to 4 roller drives makes the modules an economical choice for conveyor applications.
Featuring an IP67-rated housing, the HarshIO modules provide protection against the ingress of dust and liquid in high vibration environments. Machine mounting saves on cabinet space and reduces wiring costs in the field. An integrated two-port switch with 100Mbps delivers full duplex data transmission and enables a daisy-chain wiring topology for additional cost-savings. The Molex patented Ultra-Lock® push-to-lock connection system delivers further time saving benefits for reliable IP67-sealed connection of cordsets during commissioning.
The HarshIO module supports 8 digital inputs, with 4 digital outputs and 4 analogue outputs, to control the speed of the drive. Featuring built-in protection to help prevent short circuit and current overload events, the modules also come equipped with diagnostic LEDs for visual feedback on network, power and I/O status.
“Conveyors require economical connectivity solutions to replace complex wiring and terminal boxes,” says Eric Gory, product manager, Molex. “Harsh-duty Brad modules ease the wiring burden for machine and system builders, they are industry-compliant and proven in some of most rugged industrial environments, including automotive, automation and food and beverage, as well as general applications.”
For additional information about Brad HarshIO EtherNet/IP modules and cordsets from Molex for industrial power, I/O and bus connectivity, please visit www.molex.com/link/harshio.html.
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