M12s improve operational efficiency & reduce cost

28th May 2015
Nat Bowers

Designed for factory automation and industrial lighting applications, the Brad Micro-Push M12 connectors have been introduced by Molex. Featuring an innovative push-on mating interface, the connectors reduce installation time up to 80% compared to screw-style connectors and facilitate simple blind-mate connections in tight locations.

Constructed without any metal components, the solution reduces material costs, provides excellent seal performance to IP65 specifications to protect against ingress of solids and withstands low-pressure water streams.

The connectors also include a threadless coupling design that eliminates reverse threading in high-vibration environments, reducing downtime for even greater cost savings. The visual and tactile keyway alignment ensures complete interface mating to deliver excellent vibration resistance while the non-metallic coupler alleviates grounding and electrostatic discharge concerns.

Nathan Caughel, Global Product Manager, Molex, commented: “Cost cutting is an issue across the board, forcing OEMs and system integrators to find new ways to save money. In certain applications, an IP65 rated connector provides plenty of protection but without a viable M12 version many had to turn to the more costly and complex IP67 option. The Brad Micro-Push solves this issue by delivering high level M12 connectivity without the unnecessary features, helping reduce material costs and simplify the assembly process.”

The Brad-Micro Push also offers backward compatibility with legacy M12 connectors.

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