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Brad® Direct-Link Industrial Ethernet Switches

Industrially hardened, managed and unmanaged Ethernet switches provide reliable, robust performance across complex networks

Molex's Brad® Direct-Link Industrial Ethernet SwitchesIndustrial-control applications require complex networks with high data-rates and timesensitive devices whilst harsh environments on the plant floor create vibration, heat and other hazards. Molex's Direct-Link® Ethernet switches meet the 3 main challenges posed by industrial Ethernet applications: determinism, robustness, and integration. Determinism is the assurance that control communication will occur in a set period of time. Delivery of information in the prescribed time requires the use of industrialized protocols: EtherNet/IP, PROFINET or Modbus TCP.

Unmanaged, standard duty (SD) switches in tough, Lexan-plastic enclosures provide a cost-effective network solution for a multitude of low-end applications. Heavy-duty (HD) aluminum enclosures with wide temperature operation provide solutions for tough industrial applications.

Easy configuration of managed switches with advanced flexibility and diagnostics provides a superior user experience.

  • Automotive
  • Semiconductor
  • Material handling
  • Water and wastewater
  • Pulp and paper
  • Food and beverage
  • Mining and metal
  • HMI/SCADA systems
  • Industrial I/O connections
  • Robot cell control
  • Packaging line control systems
  • Substation control

Digi-Key P/N Manufacturer P/N Description
WM21111-ND 1120360045 CONN RCPT UM SD 8 PORTS RJ45 1FX Datasheet
WM24102-ND 1120360035 CONN RCPT UM SD 5 PORTS RJ45
WM24103-ND 1120360036 CONN RCPT UM HD 5 PORTS RJ45
WM24104-ND 1120360037 CONN RCPT UM SD 8 PORTS RJ45
WM24105-ND 1120360038 CONN RCPT UM HD 8 PORTS RJ45
WM24106-ND 1120360039 CONN RCPT MG HD 5 PORTS RJ45
WM24107-ND 1120360040 CONN RCPT MG HD 8 PORTS RJ45
WM24108-ND 1120360041 CONN RCPT MG HD 16 PORTS RJ45
WM24109-ND 1120360042 CONN RCPT MG HD 18 PORTS RJ45
WM24110-ND 1120360043 CONN RCPT UM SD 4 PORTS RJ45 1FX
WM24112-ND 1120360048 CONN RCPT MG HD 3 PORTS RJ45 2FX
WM24113-ND 1120360052 CONN RCPT MG HD 6 PORTS RJ45 2FX