IP67 protected connector bridges PROFIBUS to PROFINET

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The 30mm narrow units are machine-mountable for connecting industrial controllers to I/O devices in harsh-duty environments. The I/O channels, which can be individually configured as inputs or outputs with M8 or M12 connectors, are ideal for attaching sensing devices or actuators. This enables machine designers and installers to connect a digital signal and maintain a high density of I/O points using the minimum amount of space while eliminating wiring errors and provide faster installation times.

Featuring an IP67-rated housing to resist dust, liquid and vibration, on-machine mounting of the Brad HarshIO IP67 Compact Ethernet Module eliminates the need for a protective cabinet. The daisy-chain wiring topology and integrated 2-port switch with 100 Mbps full duplex data transmission enables an application to be wired entirely without switches at a lower cost. Supporting PROFINET ‘Simple Device Replacement’ the patented Ultra-Lock® push-to-lock connection system allows fast, safe, operator independent IP67-sealed connection of cordsets.

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