Molex introduces industrial USB 3.0 Panel-Mount Receptacles and Overmoulded Cordsets

MX2986 - Industrial USB 3.0 GroupMolex Incorporated introduces its next-generation series of USB 3.0 panel-mount receptacles and overmoulded cordsets. An expansion to its existing USB 2.0 line, the new industrial-rated connectors are designed and engineered to USB 3.0 standards to deliver 5 Gbps data speeds – 10 times faster in comparison – suiting a wide range of applications ranging from data and computing, and consumer and home appliance, through to industrial automation, as well as automotive and commercial vehicle.

“Maintaining high-speed, reliable connections for control elements in factory automation, commercial vehicle equipment and other applications is a continual challenge,” notes Ted Szarkowski, global product manager, Molex Integrated Products Division. “That, coupled with increased productivity demands, is forcing engineers to search for more robust solutions. Molex’s Sealed Industrial USB3.0 Panel-Mount Receptacles improve system performance and reliability with a sealed, rugged design and EMI shielding protection.

The USB 3.0/2.0 compatible Molex sealed industrial USB 3.0 panel-mount receptacles and cordsets blend robust construction and protective features; the IP67-rated USB 3.0 connector assembly features rugged overmoulded cordsets with integral strain relief for robust pull-out resistance and faster installation than field-wired designs, while the IP67-rated dust cap seals the connection when not in use to prevent damage due to inclement conditions. In addition, the fully-shielded cable provides excellent electromagnetic interference/radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI) protection for optimal reliability.