Expanded offering of BradConnectivity™ Diagnostic D-Sub Connectors for PROFIBUS now available

June 16, 2006, Deerfield, IL USA. Woodhead Industries, Inc., (NASDAQ:WDHD) a designer and manufacturer of industrial communication products for the global automation market, has announced the addition of a 45° format to its family of BradConnectivity™ diagnostic D-Sub connectors for PROFIBUS®.

BradConnectivity diagnostic D-Sub connectors for PROFIBUS are now available in 0°, 90° and the newly introduced 45° formats, making the physical connection to PROFIBUS devices that much easier.

Through their unique design, the BradConnectivity PROFIBUS diagnostic D-Sub connectors effectively reduce installation, connection and troubleshooting time. A high transfer rate allows the connector to perform comprehensive test functions that speed up implementation and troubleshooting in PROFIBUS applications up to 12 MBaud. To help ensure a fast and error free installation, the connector is equipped with a dual entry cable guide. Additionally, its LED display pinpoints power, bus, device and termination errors. An integrated port is also included for field diagnostic monitors or analyzers.

With a captive single screw mechanism, the connector quickly and easily fastens tightly the 2-conductor cable into its slot for a sound connection with no loose parts. Designed for harsh duty applications, the connector features an all metal construction with transparent cable slots and covers for increased visibility and safety. It is also fully shielded for high noise immunity and features IDC connections for fast and reliable installations.

The company offers a complete line of PROFIBUS automation solutions through its PC & PLC interfaces, gateways, diagnostic tools, physical media, and I/O modules.

About Woodhead Industries, Inc.
Woodhead Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:WDHD) is a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of a wide array of Automation and Electrical products engineered for superior performance in demanding, harsh, or hazardous industrial environments. Woodhead Industries “Empowers the Industrial Infrastructure” with innovative products and solutions that extend from mechanical, electrical and electronics, to communications/networking devices and diagnostic software. Woodhead Industries operates from 21 locations in 10 countries spanning North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. Woodhead Industries’ Brad® lines of Automation products include such globally recognized names as applicom®, Direct-Link™, mPm®, RJ-Lnxx® and SST™. The Woodhead family of Electrical products include globally recognized names such as Aero-Motive®, Daniel Woodhead®, Watertite® and Super-Safeway®.