Get connected in hazardous locations
Published: 24 October 2012 - Joe Bush
New from Molex Incorporated is the Brad Ultra-Lock (M12) EX Connection System which provides process automation installers with a safe, quick connection interface for instrumentation and control devices in potentially explosive and hazardous areas.
The Ultra-Lock (M12) EX features patented push-to-lock technology, providing secure operator independent connection. In addition, the Ultra-Lock (M12) EX includes an integral isolating ring that limits access to the release mechanism of the connector, allowing the connector to be pushed on but requiring a screwdriver to disconnect. Because the connection point is considered non-arcing it is suitable for use in Class I, Division 2 and Zone 2 classified areas.
The Ultra-Lock (M12) EX Connection System includes pre-wired moulded connections with polarised positioning on the cordset, providing more reliable performance in high vibration applications and reduced wiring termination errors. The radial seal offers IP67/IP68/IP69K watertight connections for temporary submersion making the connectors suitable for environments such as oil refineries, petrochemical complexes, waste water processing plants, pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities and food and beverage processing plants.
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