Molex Showcases Encompass Program Solutions at Rockwell Automation Fair® 2016

Three Demos and Multiple Displays Focus on Advanced Automation

LISLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Molex plans to highlight Rockwell Automation Encompass Program solutions at the upcoming Rockwell Automation Fair® 2016, November 9-10 in Atlanta, GA. At booth 1814, Molex will present three demonstrations and multiple displays featuring advanced automation technologies.


"Among our top priorities is putting knowledge and best-in-class industrial automation solutions in the hands of customers"
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Molex will showcase SSTTM ControlLogix and CompactLogix backplane communication modules, featuring Modbus Serial, Modbus TCP and Siemens Industrial Ethernet and PROFIBUS industrial network protocols. Molex automation solutions are designed for applications in a range of industries, including oil and gas, petrochemical, refining, wastewater, milling, mining, packaging and manufacturing.

"Among our top priorities is putting knowledge and best-in-class industrial automation solutions in the hands of customers," says, Chuck Clark, partner programs and channel manager, Molex. "An expanding portfolio of SST communication and Woodhead® electrical solutions underscores our expertise and commitment as an Encompass Program partner."

Molex Booth Demonstrations

Universal Modbus Module Demonstration features CompactLogix and ControlLogix communication modules simultaneously transferring data between Modbus serial and Modbus TCP devices. Also, the demonstration will showcase a ControlLogix communication module communicating to Siemens S7 and S5 PLC's over Siemens Industrial Ethernet Protocol
PROFIBUS Module Demonstration features CompactLogix and ControlLogix PROFIBUS master/slave communication modules simultaneously transferring data between various PROFIBUS devices. Additionally, the demonstration will showcase a Molex IP67 Hazardous location PROFIBUS Remote Ethernet/IP Gateway communication to PROFIBUS devices.
Safety Toolkit for CIP Safety Scanner and Adapter demonstrates the exchange of data between controllers and various safety devices.
Molex Booth Product Displays

Fully integrated into the Rockwell Automation environment, Molex SST communication modules, control systems simulation software, network diagnostic tools and protocol software development kits maximize network flexibility and enable rapid connection of Rockwell ControlLogix and CompactLogix systems to EtherNet/IP, Modbus serial and Modbus Ethernet, PROFIBUS, and other networks. Product displays at the Molex booth will include:

PICS Simulation® software simulates real-world systems and machines controlled by DCS, PLC and PC control systems. The entire system (communications, sequencing/ interlocking, HMI/SCADA and alarms) can be tested, all emergency faults can be verified and operators trained prior to the system going operational.
DeviceNet Diagnostic Tools such as; the handheld NetMeter™ DN, eNetMeter™, Portable eNetMeter™, NetAlytix™ Software allow DeviceNet users to not only troubleshoot existing network issues but, also allow for monitoring the health of the DeviceNet network.
SST ControlLogix Ethernet and Serial Communication Modules provide faster and easier connection for Modbus serial, Modbus/TCP, PROFIBUS and Siemens Industrial Ethernet to Rockwell Automation in the backplane modules.
SST CompactLogix Ethernet and Serial Communication Modules provide faster and easier connection for Modbus serial, Modbus/TCP and PROFIBUS to Rockwell Automation in the backplane modules.
EtherNet/IP CIP Safety ToolKit, which are available in the Rockwell Encompass Program, allow implementation of EtherNet/IP and CIP Safety protocols.
"Supporting flexible network designs, our integrated in-chassis SST communication modules provide easy configuration, commissioning, and diagnostics for seamless integration in small-to-large Rockwell architectures used in process control, factory automation and complex machinery," adds Clark.

Also on display at the Molex booth will be Molex Woodhead electrical and safety solutions, including wiring devices, portable lighting, GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupters), cord and cable reels, wire mesh grips, a LED Wide-Area Portable Magnet Light and portable power. A trusted name for exceptional performance in harsh environments, Woodhead products improve worker safety while delivering high performance and longer service life.

For more information, please visit Molex booth 1814 at Rockwell Automation Fair or http://www.connector.com/solutions/encompass. For information regarding service and support please contact Molex product experts on the support hotline (877) 427.0850 or at ic.support.na@molex.com.

About Molex:

Molex brings together innovation and technology to deliver electronic solutions to customers worldwide. With a presence in more than 40 countries, Molex offers a full suite of solutions and services for many markets, including data communications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, commercial vehicle and medical. For more information, please visit www.molex.com.

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