M12, 12-Pole Connecter uses push-to-lock technology.

Press Release Summary:

Available in shielded and unshielded versions, BradConnectivity(TM) Micro-Change® M12 12-Pole Connection System is offered with standard or Ultra-Lock(TM) connection. Cordsets are IP67/68-rated, Ultra-Lock versions are IP69k-rated, and all withstand harsh industrial environments. O-ring radial seal is operator-independent, eliminating chance of over-tightening or under-tightening. There is also no twisting or turning, and cable is UL/CSA-approved as well as halogen-free.

Original Press Release:

Molex Launches the BradConnectivity(TM) Micro-Change® M12 12-Pole Connecter

New connection system has a broad product range

Lisle, IL - May 27, 2008 - Molex Incorporated (NASDAQ: MOLX AND MOLXA), introduces the Micro-Change® M12 12-Pole Connection System featuring the convenience and security of an Ultra-Lock(TM) connection in an even higher pin count to handle a broader array of applications such as encoders, resolvers, safety light curtains, trainable sensors and instrumentation.

The new Micro-Change M12 12-pole connectors are offered in shielded and unshielded versions. Micro-Change M12-pole cordsets are IP67/68, the Ultra-Lock versions are IP69k rated and all are designed to withstand harsh industrial environments. The cable is UL/CSA approved and halogen free. The product is available as either a M12 standard or Ultra-Lock connection system. In addition the Ultra-Lock 12-pole uses innovative push-to-lock technology to make quick M12 connections by "pushing down" to connect and "pulling up" to disconnect. The unique O-ring radial seal is operator independent, so there's no chance of over tightening or under tightening. There is also no twisting or turning like standard threaded connectors. The results are the elimination of downtime, increased productivity and lower costs reducing installation time by 90 percent.

Designed for performance and reliability, the Ultra-lock Connection System incorporates a simple push-to-lock connection that simplifies assembly and eliminates downtime related to intermittent signals due to loose connections. Its unique radial seal design ensures a consistent, operator independent seal every time. Fewer intermittent signals mean less downtime, more uptime and better productivity.

To learn more about the Micro-Change M12 12-pole Connector visit Molex at Fluidtrans, Milano, 27-30 May 2008, Pavilion 13, Booth M25 N30 or www.woodhead.com or www.molex.com

About Molex and the Global Automation and Electrical Products Division
Molex Incorporated, (NASDAQ: MOLX AND MOLXA), is a 70-year-old global developer, manufacturer and marketer of a wide array of Automation, Electrical, Fiber Optic and Electronic products engineered for superior performance in demanding, harsh, or hazardous industrial environments. Molex, "Empowers the Industrial Infrastructure" with innovative products and solutions that extend from mechanical, electrical and electronics, to communications/networking devices and diagnostic software. Based in Lisle, Illinois, USA, the company operates 59 manufacturing facilities in 19 countries spanning North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific.

The Automation and Electrical Products Division (AEPD), Brad® lines of Automation products include such globally recognized names as applicom®, Direct-Link(TM), mPm®, RJ-Lnxx® and SST(TM). The family of Woodhead Electrical products includes globally recognized names such as Aero-Motive®, Daniel Woodhead®, Watertite® and Super-Safeway®. For more information, please visit www.woodhead.com or www.molex.com

For more information, contact:
Corporate Contact:
North America Europe
Larry Wegner Gregor Majhen
Ph. 1.847.353.2646 Tel: +49 7252 9496 450
Email: larry.wegner@molex.com Email: gregor.majhen@molex.com

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