Molex has developed IP67 I/O modules that easily connect industrial controllers to sensors and actuators in harsh environments.
Marketed under the brand name Brad HarshIO, these Ethernet I/O modules employ QuickConnect (QC) and Fast Start-Up (FSU) technologies, enabling them to start and operate in less than 500ms. As a result, they meet the requirements for industrial applications in factory automation and complex machines such as in the printing, packaging or textile industries.
They have been successfully tested with Rockwell controllers conforming to EtherNet/IP Quick Connect Class A and Siemens controllers conforming to PROFINET Fast Start-Up, requirements to start and operate in less than 500ms. With the introduction of the QC for EtherNet/IP and FSU for PROFINET, the Brad HarshIO Ethernet I/O Modules from Molex bring speed to the market and versatility to all industries using robots for repetitive tasks with precision.
Additionally, Brad HarshIO Modules support safety automation architectures using separate power supplies to power the inputs (sensors) and the outputs (actuators). The HarshIO Ethernet power connector includes separate grounding isolation between the input/logic ground and the output ground. This feature allows powering the module with two distinct power supplies, a scenario commonly used in safety applications.
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