Molexs New Interface Modules Offer Significant Time Savings

(PRWEB) March 16, 2006

The new 39170 series Interface Modules from Molex provide a cost effective method to interface field wiring to PLCs and other control devices. Molexs new DIN-Rail mounted devices have been developed to connect a high-density cable from a PLC or electronic control system to terminal blocks where wiring from field devices is terminated.

In order to respond more effectively to Molexs customers demands, the connections between the high-density PLC cable and the terminal blocks are prewired on a printed circuit board. The result is a significant reduced wiring time as much as 50%, as well as a quicker checkout of new control systems and faster troubleshooting of installed systems. The 39170 series also offers space savings of up to 60% compared to standard DIN rail terminal blocks, and allows a lower total installation cost.

Highly versatile for a number of industries and types of control systems, the new modules are ideally suited for a vast range of applications from industrial control equipment such as PLCs and motion controllers, to machine builder applications such as packaging and milling machines, and are also tailored for material handling equipment including conveyor systems and elevators, or transportation applications such as signal control, railway switching and jetway systems.

Interface Modules support from 9 to 50 circuits per module, and offer design flexibility with a choice of connection methods. The modules are available with fixed or pluggable terminal blocks, and the PLC/controller interface is available with a ribbon cable connector or a D-sub connector. Clear terminal markings help eliminate wiring errors, and reliable connections are assured using rising cage clamp technology.

Molex can also customize the Interface Modules with the specific components or connectors needed for high volume OEM applications. Electrical components that can be added include resistors, capacitors, diodes, and light emitting diodes (LEDs).

The new Interface Modules offer our customers a time-saving and cost-effective solution to interface their PLC and electronic control systems to wiring from field devices, said Mark Wuolle, Product Manager, Molex Incorporated. Molex proves to be flexible by addressing various customers requirements, which includes the addition of components for conditioning, electrical isolation, or visual indication.

For more information about the Interface Modules from Molex, please contact your authorized Molex distributor, or visit:

About Molex Incorporated

Molex Incorporated is a 67-year-old global manufacturer of electronic, electrical and fiber optic interconnection systems. Based in Lisle, Illinois, USA, the company operates 55 manufacturing facilities in 19 countries. The Molex website is

For further information, please contact:

Lisa Whetnall, UK Sales & Marketing Assistant, Molex UK

Tel: +44 (0)1252 720729

Fax: +44 (0)1252 720721

[email protected]

Audrey Grover-Husson, Technical Publicity

Tel: + 44 (0) 1582 878878

Fax: +44 (0) 1582 878855

[email protected]


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