Woodhead Industries Highlights Advanced Ethernet Solutions for Manufacturing Applications


April 16, 2007, Hannover, Germany and Deerfield, IL USA. - Woodhead Industries, a division of Molex Incorporated, (NASDAQ: MOLX and MOLXA), a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of Brad® Ethernet technology solutions, automation and electrical products for industrial environments, is showcasing the latest technology for implementing intelligent safety networks (ISNs) in manufacturing environments in (Hall 9, Booth #A68) at the Hannover Fair taking place through
April 20.

Ethernet technologies are being used to support overall plant operations. Woodhead Industries offers global manufacturers a new generation of automation solutions that will help speed the adoption and implementation of intelligent safety networks at the right cost. The company's Brad® automation solutions for Industrial Ethernet include cord sets, receptacles, field attachable connectors, I/O modules, PC interfaces, gateways, switches, diagnostic tools and simulation software. Applications include supervisory HMI messaging, real-time control, bridging networks and devices, physical connections in harsh environments and I/O communications.

"With an increasing number of manufacturing companies mandating the use of ISNs, developing products that support this technology is no longer an option for machinery suppliers and other manufacturers," said Ed Nabrotzky, director of industry sales and marketing, Woodhead Industries. "We recognized this emerging requirement among our customers and have made support for ISN's a strategic focus as these initiatives take place."

"Replacing hardwired 'safety only' systems with ISN's softwired systems on Ethernet-based products can significantly reduce plant operating costs through increased plant efficiency and productivity and lower maintenance costs," concluded Nabrotzky.

More information on these and other automation solutions can be found at www.woodhead.com.

About Woodhead Industries, Inc.
Woodhead Industries, a division of Molex Incorporated, (NASDAQ: MOLX AND MOLXA), is a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of a wide array of Automation and Electrical products engineered for superior performance in demanding, harsh, or hazardous industrial environments. Woodhead Industries "Empowers the Industrial Infrastructure" with innovative products and solutions that extend from mechanical, electrical and electronics, to communications/networking devices and diagnostic software. Woodhead Industries' Brad® lines of Automation products include such globally recognized names as applicom®, Direct-Link(TM), mPm®, RJ-Lnxx® and SST(TM). The Woodhead family of Electrical products includes globally recognized names such as Aero-Motive®, Daniel Woodhead®, Watertite® and Super-Safeway®. Molex operates from 54 locations in 18 countries spanning North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific.

For more information, please visit www.woodhead.com or www.molex.com.

For more information, contact:
Corporate Contact:
Larry Wegner
Tel.: 847.753.6986
Email: Larry.wegner@woodhead.com

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