SST™ Harsh IP67 Remote Communication Module from Molex Delivers On-Machine PROFIBUS Connectivity to Rockwell Logix

  SST™ Harsh IP67 Remote Communication Module from Molex Delivers On-Machine
  PROFIBUS Connectivity to Rockwell Logix Controllers

  Fast commissioning and cable cost reductions save users valuable time and
                                    money

Automation Fair 2012

Business Wire

LISLE, Ill. -- November 07, 2012

Molex Incorporated will showcase its SST™ IP67 PB3 Remote Module for PROFIBUS
at Automation Fair®, November 7 - 8, Molex booth 1417. A linking device with
on-board PROFIBUS* and Ethernet communication ports, the SST IP67 PB3 remote
module provides a fast and easy solution for adding PROFIBUS Master and Slave
connectivity to Rockwell Logix controllers (CompactLogix, ControlLogix,
SoftLogix†, etc).

“The PB3 module provides the same features of an in-chassis module, with
greater flexibility and Ethernet connectivity to simplify monitoring tasks,”
said George Kairys, product manager, Molex. “The PB3 module is designed to be
installed on machines or in cells—or any convenient location on the industrial
plant floor.”

The harsh duty remote design allows the SST IP67 PB3 remote module to be
installed directly on the machine or in the field to reduce the requirement of
costly PROFIBUS cabling required to connect the controller and field device.
Designed for factory automation, process control and complex machine
applications, the powerful module executes high speed PROFIBUS-DP data
exchange with the Logix controller with up to 2KBytes Input + 2KBytes Output
PROFIBUS process data. It is fully integrated into the Rockwell Software
Architecture through features such as add-on instructions, access to PROFIBUS
DP-V1 services and diagnostics and direct access from RSLogix† 5000 to
PROFIBUS I/O data, without writing any ladder logic.

Additional features include:

  *Engineering software console for automatic DP device discovery,
    configuration and diagnostics
  *AOI export of PROFIBUS I/O variables in RSLogix 5000 (.L5X) format, so
    users can browse PROFIBUS tags (with correct name, type, etc.)
  *Ability to simultaneously run PROFIBUS master and slave protocols
  *CommDTM driver allowing Rockwell users in process control industries to
    perform asset management with software, such as FactoryTalk AssetCentre†,
    PACTware‡ and FieldCare§
  *Optional conformal coating version extends the working life and improves
    security and reliability of performance in extreme or humid conditions

“The Molex IP67 SST PB3 remote module enables easy installation and sharing of
I/O process data—and the ability for multiple types of automation equipment to
connect to a single module,” adds Kairys.

For more information please visit www.molex.com/link/sstpb3remote.html. For
information on other Brad automation products from Molex visit
www.molex.com/bradautomation.html. To receive information on other Molex
products and industry solutions, please sign up for our e-nouncement
newsletter at www.molex.com/link/register/.

About Molex Incorporated

Providing more than connectors, Molex delivers complete interconnect solutions
for a number of markets including data communications, telecommunications,
consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, medical, military and lighting.
Established in 1938, the company operates 40 manufacturing locations in 16
countries. The Molex website is www.molex.com. Follow us at
www.twitter.com/molexconnectors watch our videos at
www.youtube.com/molexconnectors, connect with us at
http://www.facebook.com/molexconnectors and read our blog at
www.connector.com.

Molex is a registered trademark of Molex Incorporated* PROFIBUS is a trademark
of PROFIBUS International

† CompactLogix, ControlLogix, SoftLogix, RSLogix and FactoryTalk AssetCentre
are trademarks or registered trademarks of Rockwell Automation.

‡ PACTware is a trademark of FDT Group

§FieldCare is a trademark of Endress+Hauser

Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners

Contact:

Outlook Marketing Services
Christa Carroll, 630-922-6995
Christa.Carroll@molex.com
or
Molex Incorporated
Larry Wegner, 630-527-2650
Larry.Wegner@molex.com
 
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