Push-pull sealed connection is fast and reliable

April 24, 2017 // By Julien Happich
The Molex Brad Ultra-Lock system is designed to bring the ease of a push-pull connector to IP67/IP68/IP69K rated sealed connections in industrial environments. The M12-compatible Brad Ultra-Lock technology provides a seal that surpasses the performance and reliability of traditional threaded connectors, claims the manufacturer.

The positive-locking Ultra-Lock design with built-in reliability eliminates the need to turn a coupler and connector-related intermittent signals due to harsh conditions or installer error resulting in a loose connection. The ability to change machine configurations quickly, without the need to hire a licensed electrician, can yield up to a 50 percent reduction in total installed cost.

Brad Ultra-Lock connectors are designed to remain securely mated under the stresses of machine vibration, cable pulls and in-plant traffic of workers and mobile vehicles. The patented technology incorporates a mechanical locking feature and radial o-ring compression seal to lock out moisture, water, dust, solvents and other chemical contaminants.  Installed with a single push, the stainless steel IP69K rated Ultra-Lock repeatable seal can withstand high-pressure washdowns up to 1,500 PSI. Rated for Class 2 power and network circuit applications, Ultra-Lock connections are rated to 250V AC/DC, and up to 4.0A.

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