Power Electronics

Brad®HarshIO Ethernet I/O Modules

Molex Incorporated introduces new Brad® HarshIO Ethernet I/O Modules with QuickConnect (QC) and Fast Start-Up (FSU) technologies to provide a reliable solution for connecting industrial controllers to I/O devices in harsh environments where liquids or vibrations may be present. Delivering significant operational advantages over conventional I/O modules, the Brad HarshIO Ethernet I/O Modules 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.

QC and FSU technologies enable the module to start and operate in less than 500ms to meet the requirements for industrial applications in factory automation and complex machines such as in the printing, packaging or textile industries. With the introduction of the QC for EtherNet/IP and FSU for PROFINET, the Brad HarshIO Ethernet I/O Modules from Molex bring exceptional 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.

Brad HarshIO Modules are complemented by a wide range of Molex products, including cordsets, receptacles, field-attachable connectors, Ethernet switches, PC interfaces, gateways, diagnostic tools and simulation software.

Molex Incorporated
Part Number: Brad HarshIO

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