LISLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Molex Incorporated introduces the rugged ML-XT™ sealed connection system, which employs an innovative two-shot molding seal technique to achieve IP68 rating with SAE J2030 and IP69k product validations underway. The solution provides drop-in replacements for industry-standard connector systems used in critical marine wiring applications in harsh environments, including salt water. The cost-competitive ML-XT accommodates a vast range of sensor technologies and low circuit count functions. Molex will showcase the system at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition 2014, September 30 – October 2, booth 2135.
“Rated to IP68, the ML-XT sealed connection system is one of the most reliably sealed systems on the market,” says Denis O’Sullivan, global product manager, Molex. “The advanced one-piece, two-shot LSR- (liquid silicone rubber) molded integrated seals prevent ingress of fluids even under extreme conditions. By providing definitive and repeatable retention of the seals during mating and unmating, this molding technology can guarantee correct seal positioning to ensure seal integrity and eliminate the risk of lost or forgotten seals during installation and maintenance.”
The ML-XT system has been initially released in a two-circuit version with 9 color-coded housings and two cable range options. It utilizes Molex proven XRC™ terminals with current ratings up to 13.0 A, which supports tooling widely used at harness makers. With fewer component parts than existing versions on the market, the ML-XT system helps reduce inventory levels for harness manufacturers, simplify assembly and lower final assembly costs.
“Growing application complexity in marine vehicles is driving the requirement for intelligent sensing applications and increasing the connector content in wiring-harnesses,” adds O’Sullivan. “By preventing electrical failures and machinery downtime, the ML-XT sealed connection system achieves superior reliability over de-facto, industry-standard systems and is cost-competitive.”
About Molex Incorporated
Providing more than connectors, Molex delivers complete interconnect solutions for a number of markets including: data communications, telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, commercial vehicle, aerospace and defense, medical, and lighting. Established in 1938, the company operates 45 manufacturing locations in 17 countries. The Molex website is www.molex.com. Follow us at www.twitter.com/molexconnectors, watch our videos at www.youtube.com/molexconnectors, connect with us at www.facebook.com/molexconnectors and read our blog at www.connector.com.
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