Molex introduces new Brad Direct-Link unmanaged switches available in 5- and 8-port modules, both featuring Ultra-Lock push-pull technology. The new IP67 sealed Direct-Link switch modules provide a fast, simple and secure on-machine Ethernet switch solution reducing network cabling and installation costs. Direct-Link Ethernet switch modules allow users to quickly convert from traditional in-cabinet to on-machine mounting. Relocating the switch closer to the machine reduces installation time and costs for lengthy wiring runs, cabling and protected cabinet enclosures. The Ultra-Lock system of switch connectors and cordsets features a full sealed connection and secure mating, with easy push-pull plug-and-play installation. Suitable for installations located in extreme temperature conditions, the Direct-Link 8-port switches operate in -40 to +75 degC. Tested to NEMA 6 and IP67 environmental ratings, the Direct-Link Ultra-Lock connection ensures continuous operation in ambient dust, pressure washing and submersion in water. Mechanical keying and radial seals eliminate the need for skilled installation and risk of operator error commonly found in other switch connector systems.