Molex/Brad Harrison Industrial Connectors and Cordsets
Molex, formerly known as Daniel Woodhead Company, manufacturers a comprehensive line of industrial Circular Connectors, Cordsets, Multi-Port Interconnection Systems, and Industrial Network Media products. Electro-Matic Products has been an authorized distributor and representative for these products for over thirty years. We inventory a large amount of finished Molex Industrial Connector product in our warehouse in Farmington Hills, Michigan. These Industrial Connectors are commonly used in manufacturing environments such as: automotive assembly plants, welding production lines, processing facilities, and automated assembly production lines.
The Brad Harrison or Molex cordsets are commonly used to provide a quick connection means from industrial proximity switches or photoelectric sensors to junction boxes or multi port interconnection systems. They also can be used to connect valves, small motors, and solenoids to output switching devices to control automation. The multi port interconnection devices, or MPIS, can be passive or active. The MPIS then relays and often multiplexes control inputs or outputs and interfaces them to networks that ultimately connect to a Programmable Logic Controller, or PLC. These networks are typically Industrial Ethernet, Profibus or ProfiNet networks that allow for intelligent signaling and control.
Molex Product Offering:
1) Brad Harrison Cordsets - These cordsets are built for harsh industrial environments and are watertight and impervious to industrial cooling fluids. They provide a quick disconnect means allowing for easy maintenance of industrial control systems. These cordsets can carry AC or DC signals from sensors or switches and are most commonly 3 pole or 5 pole cable assemblies. They can be single ended plug assemblies or double ended cordsets and are typically pre-built in 3 foot, 6 foot, or 12-foot lengths. Longer lengths can be constructed to meet your application considerations. These cordsets come in various sizes and are commonly referred to as Mini-change connectors or Micro-Change Connectors depending on the power and voltage requirements. Brad Power Connectors come in larger wire gauges to carry Motor or other Power Device current to the field devices.
2) Multi Port InterConnect Systems or MPIS – The MPIS is a junction device that typically has 4, 6, or 8 ports. This convenient system typically mates with Cordsets from various sensors and brings these signals to a home run cable that then goes to a Control Box. Intelligent MPIS blocks multiplex these signals that then can be sent via Industrial Ethernet, DeviceNet, or ProfiNet networks back to the Programmable Logic Controller. These MPIS blocks are suitable for mounting in harsh environments as they are watertight and sealed and are IP67 rated .
3) Input/Output blocks – These I/O blocks take on a variety of configurations and are environmentally sealed to meet IP67 requirements. They can meet various voltage and configuration requirements to transfer control input signals or output signals to PLCs via Industrial Ethernet, Devicenet, or Profinet. These I/O blocks can connect to Siemens PLC’s or Rockwells PLC’s on their I/O communication networks.
Please contact us directly at 888-273-6164, to discuss your needs and to answer your questions.