Connectors conform to smaller, M8 form factor standards

May 31, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
Designed for industrial, aerospace and defence network connectivity, compact Brad Nano-Change connectors are designed to be easy to install and to deliver superior reliability in tight spaces

Molex is targeting industrial automation, aerospace and defence network connectivity with its compact Brad Nano-Change (M8) connectors. The rugged Nano-Change product line offers the broadest selection of space-saving connectors, cordsets, receptacles, inserts, splitters and moulded junction boxes for sensor and actuator applications.

“Secure network connectivity in harsh environments demands sealed connectors and cable assemblies that are up to the task,” states Jimmy Adjunta, Product Manager, Molex. “Designed for device manufacturers and end-users that need superior reliability, Brad Nano-Change connectors deliver total interoperability and rock-solid performance.”

Complementing Molex’s Micro-Change connectors for M12 interfaces such as I/O junction blocks, Nano-Change connectors conform to the smaller M8 form factor standards. Sealed Nano-Change connectors are available in IP67 threaded or IP65 push-on versions. Gold-plated copper alloy contacts and phosphor bronze sockets ensure reliable, low resistance performance. Providing robust performance in tight spaces, Nano-Change connectors minimise downtime and wiring by simplifying maintenance and installation.

Molex offers a comprehensive range of standard length cable assemblies. A variety of Nano-Change distribution boxes includes the flexibility of 4, 6, 8 or 10 port versions, single and dual I/O, and vertical or horizontal mounting. The fully potted housing ensures reliable performance in harsh environments. An anti-vibration feature prevents loss of connection even in high vibration applications.