BradConnectivity™ Announces the New M12 Ethernet Product Line

BradConnectivity Announces the New M12 Ethernet Product Line

Rugged M12 Ethernet connection system to link enterprise systems to the factory floor


Lisle, IL – (March 19), 2007 – Woodhead Industries, a division of Molex, (NASDAQ: MOLX AND MOLXA), a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of automation and electrical products for industrial environments, announces a new line of M12 Ethernet connectors and cordsets.  The company introduced the industry’s first industrial Ethernet connection system, RJ-Lnxx®, in 2002 using an RJ-45 format and is now expanding its broad Ethernet portfolio with a family of M12 D-code connectors and cordsets.  This rugged industry-standard Ethernet connection system provides superior, Cat5e performance from the office environment to the harsh, demanding environment of the factory floor.  The new product line will be commercially available April, 2007.


Key features of the M12 Ethernet product family include:

  • Cordsets are available with standard M12 threaded connectors or the higher-performance Ultra-lock™ connection system.  The Ultra-Lock connection system is the fastest, easiest and most secure connection ever introduced.
  • Cordsets available in both unshielded versions suitable for most applications and shielded versions for electrically noisy and environmentally demanding locations.
  • Both mechanically tough PVC-jacketed cable for general-purpose applications and PUR jacketed cable for increased flexibility and higher resistance to oil-based fluids are available.
  • Straight and 90° versions are available.