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Molex Announced QuickConnect and Fast Start Up Features for Industrial Robotics at Pack Expo 2012
2012-10-26

up Molex Incorporated has announced the QuickConnect and Fast Start Up capabilities of Brad® HarshIO modules at Pack Expo International, October 28 – 31, Chicago, IL, Molex booth S2957. The QuickConnect feature is designed for use with Ethernet/IP protocol products and the Fast Start Up capability is designed for use with PROFINET protocol products that are part of the Molex HarshIO series of industrial I/O modules.

The QuickConnect and Fast Start Up technology enhancements for Ethernet/IP and PROFINET allow the robotic devices’ I/O modules to be powered up, functioning and communicating to the host device in a very short period of time (less than 500 milliseconds). Since only the I/O communications and power need to be connected to affect the end-of-arm tool change, tool changeovers can be done quickly, with minimal downtime.



A unique feature of Molex HarshIO module series is the patented Ultra-Lock™ M12 push-to-lock connection system, which provides secure connections and faster, easier installation. Molex offers a comprehensive line of Brad HarshIO modules for Ethernet/IP, PROFINET and other protocols.

For more information on Molex industrial automation products please visit http://www.molex.com/bradautomation.html.

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