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  1. Electronic Components Box. Small box for electronic circuits.

    Small box for PCB (Printed Circuit Board) with electronic components, very high water protection degree, without epoxy resin.
    No tooling costs, with reduced labour cost and without potting resins.
    This box is a simple and inexpensive solution to coat small electronic circuits with high quality materials (polyurethane).
    Cables or connectors can be according to customer's design; metallic sheaths or special cables are available, the item can also be supplied fitted with connectors according to customer's request: for example, Tyco, FCI, Deutsch, Molex, Amphenol, etc.
    Advantages:
    -  Overmoulded with PUR (polyurethane)
    -  Protection degree: IP67
    -  Simple and low-cost
    -  Small dimensions
    -  Very light weight
    -  Electrical cable exit: single or multiple.
    -  Cable type according to customer’s needs.
    -  Possibility to have protection conduit of galvanized steel or stainless steel, for applications where the most reliability and mechanical strength are requested.

  2. AND logic circuit with amplifier.

    Distribution box with 4 or 8 sockets;
    with built-in signal amplifier,
    to connect PNP sensors in series
    and recover any voltage drop.
    Advantages:
      -  Led near each M8 socket shows on-off signal status.
      -  It is possible to put sensors in series with high voltage drop as well.
      -  Connection of many sensors to the cabinet by a simple 3-pole M12 connector.
      -  Single PLC input can get signal from many sensors.
    Accessories: special male M8 connector for input exclusion.

  3. Safety circuits

    For application with safety circuits.
    - Standard circuits available to connect safety sensors.
    - Overvoltage category III, pollution degree 3.
    - Yellow body.
    - Customized circuit availability.

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  4. BUS DISTRIBUTION POINT

    The picture shows a distribution point for Can Open or Device Net bus applications. This distribution box can manage up to 12 circuit branches. It is a cost effective patch panel to connect many bus devices. Compact dimensions and easy to install.
    The box is available with many connection circuit options, plugs and/or sockets in any position, even for small production lots.

  5. Distribution Box with JPT connectors

    Very often it is necessary to connect a group of electrovalves and wires to a central cabinet.
    This electrical harness can be made with a plug-and-play solution, simple and heavy duty.
    Small quantities or big series are not a problem. Outputs quantity and cable lengths are designed upon request.
    Connectors can be EN 175301-803 (ex DIN 43650), Junior Power Timer (JPT), Superseal, Tyco, Deutsch (DT, DTP, DTM series: DT06, DTP06, DTM06, etc.), Hella or hybrid mixed combinations.
    Distribution Box material is polyurethane. Standard cables are of PVC or PUR, but Silicon, FEP and other high performance materials are available upon request.
    Most frequent applications are with ships, trucks, earth-moving machines, tree-cutting machines, cranes, lifting platforms, agricultural machinery, etc. and hydraulic power packs in general.

  6. Cable Protection Conduits

    Connectors and boxes can be supplied with cable protection coverage made of steel.
    It can be a conduit or an external braid of galvanized steel (stainless steel upon request).
    Metallic flexible tube increases temperature and fire resistance, tensile strength, mechanical abrasion and impact resistance.
    Steel flexible tube, compared to armoured cable, offers a better protection against crushing and could be even used just for a partial length; on the other hand its external diameter is bigger.
    Steel braid. In the case of metal braid, a further option is to put a second external sheath in order to protect the metal for outdoor applications, facilitating cable cleaning and preventing corrosion, but the diameter becomes bigger.
    Conduits of polyamide (nylon) are available as well; their dimensions are bigger than conduits of steel, but they have a very good chemical resistance and sometimes they are cheaper.
    Halogen free polyester braided sleevings can instead offer flexibility and high temperature resistance, 150°C working temperature, 200°C melting point.
    Applications with welding machines, construction equipment, agricultural machinery, food industry machinery, earth moving machines, lifting or air platforms, warehouse and moving goods plants.
    Another interesting application is to prevent rodent (rats, mice) and termite attacks. In many areas steel armouring is the best way to stop or reduce serious damage.
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  7. How to prevent connectivity mistakes

    Shield manufactures distribution boxes with M12 connectors that can have different mating keys (IEC 61076-2-101 standard); in this way it is not possible to mount connectors in the wrong position. Also, to facilitate the assembly visually, connectors may have different colours as well in addition to the key.
    Very useful for maintenance when box is positioned in difficult areas or when a connection mistake could cause delays or damages.

  8. Spider Distribution Box with modular outputs and connections

    Clients can order customized spider distribution box thanks to a special modular production technique.
    Distribution box is totally overmolded with thermoplastic polyurethane.
    Our tools flexibility makes these products application convenient even for small production lots on a wide range of machinery and equipment.
    Customized configuration can be delivered in quantity of 1 or 20 or 100 or even thousands pieces with very good cost/quality ratio.
    Many standard configurations are available as well.
    Machine manufacturer gets finished items ready for plug and play assembly.
    Advantages:
    1. Sockets on the box body allow to connect optional devices, if necessary.
    2. Easy and quick “plug & play” assembly.
    3. Reduction in time wiring and easy maintenance.
    4. Significant reduction of weight and overall dimensions.
    5. Reduction in number of machinery spare parts.
    6. Avoid cable waste during machine assembly.
    7. Long life and robustness. Very good cost/quality ratio.

  9. D-Sub connector, small dimensions, with IP67 protection

    Thanks to an innovative lip gasket, JxLF and JxMF series D-sub female connector family guarantees a high degree of protection against water and dust.
    Can be mounted on any male connector already present on the market.
    Terminals are crimped to wires, in this way ensure greater reliability compared to soldered or screwed terminals.
    The housing may contain resistors or other electronic components, if requested.
    PVC or PUR cable, with or without shielding. Standard wires with DIN 47100 colours.
    Connection from 9 to 62-pole, reliable and economic.
    Angled or straight versions.

  10. IP67 D-Sub connector assembly

    J series D-sub female connectors with IP67 protection degree can be supplied with customized wiring as well:
    - two, three or more cables may be
       overmoulded on the connector
    - BUS extensions
    - BUS backbone chain
    - 9-pole, 15-pole, 25-pole, 37-pole,
       Profibus, Interbus,
       DeviceNet and CanOpen applications
    - stepping motor driver
    - small motors
    - servo motor controller
    - video camera
    - industrial switch
    - fieldbus gateway
    - PLC, programmable logic controller
    - etc.

  11. Coloured and/or A-B-C-D-P coded M12 connectors

    M12 - IEC 61076-2-101 connectors can be supplied with many different key codings to prevent assembly and maintenance mistakes.
    Numbers of poles: from 2 up to 17.
    Differently coloured connectors are also available to help easy matching, when plugs and sockets are positioned in difficult places for the operator.

  12. Simplify your wiring assembly!

    How many Hours do you waste organizing your electrical wiring?
    Would it be useful for your machine to have less Spare Parts?
    How much Space could you save reducing the dimension of distribution boxes and cables?
    Is the Weight of cables and boxes relevant for your application?
    Does your wiring assembly require Specialized Workers

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  13. Small 6-signal splitter

    Splitter for several actors/sensors
    Application: When there are many sensors and valves in small space.
    For example the head of industrial robot.
    Each 8-pole M12 connector can drive from 1 up to 6 connectors M8.
    Advantages:
    - Reduces weight
    - Reduces dimensions
    - Very quick assembling
    - Reduces inventory codes
    - Easier maintenance
    - Possible customizations
    - Spiral cables are available as well

  14. Relays are no longer necessary

    Do you have an on/off electrovalves application ?
    Even if your electrovalve supplies current over 0.5A,
    relays or PLC power boards are no longer necessary.
    This connector contains a static relay and
    is the right solution to drive high current solenoids.
    (example: control of power electrovalves, mini-motors, contactors, etc.)
    Allows to control power loads up to over 3A, with a small PLC signal.
    The socket can connect the electrovalve to distribution box or directly to central cabinet.


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  15. Micro Connector, also for SMC valve

    DIN 43650 form C connectors.
    The micro connectors with overmoulded cable produced by Shield are now available for all the electrovalves on the market, including SMC valves.
    Contacts distance: 8 mm or 9.4 mm
    PUR connector housing: very good oil resistance, IP67

  16. Electronic Box for lighting information

    Distribox can be used to contain lighting arrows or coloured signals.
    Advantages:
    - Small dimensions
    - Weightless
    - Good water proof
    - High efficiency
    - Low consumption
    - Design upon request as well

  17. Electronic Box with power LED lamps

    Distribox can be used to contain LED lights to illuminate dark angles of the machine.
    Advantages:
    - Small dimensions
    - Weightless
    - Good water proof
    - High efficiency
    - Low consumption
    - Design upon request as well

  18. Distribution box for electrical cabinet panel

    Distribox can have a rear cable, or a simple rear terminal block.
    In this way, the distribution box can be mounted on the front of an electrical panel or cabinet.

  19. Cover for an electronic box

    A Distribox with rear connection can also become the cover of a box for electronic circuits.
    The number and the type of connectors can be changed according to the project needs.
    In this way the customer can put inside his own circuit, even of big dimensions.
    Here below the most common sizes are listed
    (L x W x H mm):
    120 x 80 x 55
    120 x 80 x 85
    160 x 80 x 55
    160 x 80 x 85

  20. Simple box for electronic circuits

    Distribox can also become the container of electronic printed circuit board with cable, or with connector; polyurethane housing guarantees optimal water resistance.
    Tooling modularity allows to eliminate all connectors from the box upper side, or to leave one or more connection males, with necessary poles quantity.
    There are several advantages:
    - wide range of dimensions, surface and thickness
    - Led available
    - minimum use of space
    - low assemblage cost
    - protection degree: IP67

  21. Y Splitter, M12-M12 connector

    Splitter useful to join on the same cable the signals coming from 2 different sensors or to control 2 electrovalves.

  22. Receptacles

    M8, M12, M23, 7/8", male or female, angled or straight for mounting on panel.
    Available with unsheathed or sheathed wires, with soldering or for printed circuit contacts.

  23. M12 male-female through-wall connector

    Useful to connect/disconnect cables,
    easily, on both sides of a panel.

  24. Extension cord M12 / USB

    Extension cords are available with the following connectors at each side:
    - USB type A or type B
    - M12 male / female and with / without nut connected to the cable shielding.

  25. IEC 60335-1 Certification Household Appliances

    Shield valves connectors can be supplied with certification
    IEC 60335-1 – household appliances
    IEC 60695-2-12 and IEC 60695-2-13 glow wire test

  26. Bus extension cables

    Shield produces M12 extension cables for several bus systems:
    Profibus DP, Profibus PA, DeviceNet, CanOpen, EtherNet, EtherCat.
    - UL/CSA approved cable
    - cable lengths according to customer demands.

  27. Alternative solutions to Bus: special circuits

    Solutions with distribution boxes without Bus in many cases may be more advantageous, for example when they have circuits with special connections or when they contain electronic circuits dedicated to specific applications.

    Disadvantages of the distribution boxes with Bus:
    • complex circuits which require qualified technicians
    • higher price
    • equipments for control tests are expensive
    • generally slower reaction times
    • devices like sensors or actuators have different versions for each bus standard on the market: selection and availability are more difficult
    • one or more Bus systems can prevail in the future and others may become obsolete: the risk to invest in the choice of a Bus system increases.

    Advantages of the distribution boxes with special circuits:
    -  Modular system: several boxes shapes already available
    -  It is possible to combine from 2 to 15 female sockets or male plugs on the same box
    -  It is possible to integrate any electronic circuit: series or parallel connections, AND / OR, special connections with or without components of any type
    -  If necessary you can also add DIP switches, buttons and electronic displays
    -  It is possible to include a Push-pull control connector guaranteed for 5000 connections cycles (ODU, LEMO, FISCHER), useful for applications on devices which need to be changed frequently.

  28. Approvals and Certifications

    Shield's sales department is at your disposal to help you to choose products with approvals from international organizations of specific quality trademarks.
    The whole Shield's organization is Certified ISO 9001 for design, development and manufacture of sensors, distribution boxes and connectors of industrial automation with and without cable; manufacture and trade of electrical cables.

  29. Distribution Backbone Chain

    Chain made of electrical connections series.
    The backbone is usually made with wires of 1,50 mm2 or 2,5 mm2.
    Infinite number of connections.
    The distance between 2 connections is upon request. Typically 1 meter.
    Each output can be direct cable or connector, male or female, M8 or M12.
    Example of application: Led illumination.

  30. Distribution box with M12 sockets and built-in male 7/8" (or M23) control connector

    Classic distribution box family with 4, 6, 8 or 10 socket connectors. Sockets can be M8 or M12.
    Caps for unused sockets are available.
    Control male connector is 7/8" of 14 or 19 or 25 poles (M23 of 12 or 19 poles).
    This solution allows to easily change the box without unwiring the whole system.
    The picture shows type SK205PD.

    The internal circuit can be customized according to customer's request, for instance:
    - indipendent and separated outputs
    - series outputs
    - parallel outputs
    - AND/OR logic wiring
    - electronic logic upon request

  31. Distribution box with input and output connectors of various sizes

    SK3FxPD is a distribution box family with triple line of output connectors. The output connectors in the same box may be of different sizes and poles quantity. The control connector is a 7/8" of 14 or 19 or 25 poles (M23 of 12 or 19 poles). Caps for dust protection are available.
    Advantages: 
    - reduction of boxes quantity
    - no more need of adaptors
    - possibility to prevent connection mistake using different sizes and codings.

  32. Distribution box with M12 + 7/8" (M23) sockets and built-in male 7/8" (M23) control connector

    These series are extremely multipurpose.
    SK2HxPD: double line M12 + 7/8" (M23) sockets, built-in male 7/8” (M23) control connector.
    SK3HxPD: triple line M12 + 7/8" (M23) sockets, built-in male 7/8” (M23) control connector.
    Solutions with 3 or 4 or 5 modules. The male control connector can be 14-pole, 19-pole or 25-pole.
    Standard or customized connection circuits.
    The image shows a solution with 5 modules: the SK2H5PD distribution box with 5-pole M12 sockets + 7/8" socket, built-in 19-pole 7/8” male control connector.


  33. Top mounting Distribox series

    Distribution boxes,
    top mounting M8 and/or M12 sockets,
    from 2 to 15 sockets,
    1, 2 or 3 signals each socket,
    with or without signalling Led,
    for connection of sensors, actuators, etc.;
    special circuits on request.

  34. Triple exit connector

    Multiple exit cable connector,
    to connect up to 3 sensor switches each socket,
    when used with an appropriate
    distribution box.

  35. Triple Distribox

    Star shape Distribox,
    triple line M12 sockets,
    from 3 to 15 sockets,
    for sensors electrovalves, etc.

  36. Timers for condensate drain electrovalves

    For electrovalves with square connector
    EN175301-803 style A (former DIN 43650-A),
    ISO 4400;
    long life, easy installation and programming;
    SMD technology, small dimensions, no maintenance;
    adjustable timer setting; multi-voltage;
    installation in any position.
    Analogue type:
    interval time = from 0.5 to 45 minutes, adjustable
    discharge time = from 0.5 to 10 seconds, adjustable
    Digital type:
    interval time = from 0.1 sec to 99 hours, adjustable
    discharge time = from 0.1 sec to 99 hours, adjustable

  37. Triple line Distribox

    Space saving
    top mounting distribution box,
    triple line M8 sockets,
    from 6 to 15 sockets,
    for sensors or small signals connection, etc.

  38. SK23 series Distribox

    Distribution boxes,
    top mounting M8 sockets,
    from 4 to 10 sockets,
    with or without signalling Led,
    for connection of sensors, etc.;
    special circuits on request.

  39. SF23 series Distribox

    Distribution boxes, narrow pitch,
    top mounting M8 sockets,
    from 4 to 10 sockets,
    with or without signalling Led,
    for connection of sensors, etc.;
    special circuits on request.

  40. SD20 series Distribox

    Distribution box,
    side mounting M12 sockets,
    with small space profile,
    from 2 to 10 sockets, 1 or 2 signals each socket,
    with or without signalling Led,
    for connection of sensors, actuators, etc.;
    special circuits on request.

  41. SK20 series Distribox

    Distribution box,
    top mounting M12 sockets,
    from 4 to 10 sockets,
    1 or 2 signals each socket,
    with or without signalling Led,
    for connection of sensors, actuators, etc.;
    special circuits on request.

  42. 7/8" and M23 moulded connectors

    HD and HE series.
    Round middle power connector up to 600V, 12A,
    from 2 to 6 poles for power connection,
    versions of 14, 19 and 25 poles for signal connection;
    female contact + female thread,
    female contact + male thread,
    male contact + male thread,
    male contact + female thread,
    with anti-vibration system,
    wide cable choice,
    single head or extension cable;
    application with motors and distribution boxes, etc.

  43. M23 connectors

    HE series.
    Round middle power connector,
    up to 150V, 8A, from 12 to 19 poles,
    female contact + female thread,
    female contact + male thread,
    male contact + male thread,
    male contact + female thread,
    with anti-vibration system,
    wide cable choice,
    single head or extension cable;
    application with motors and distribution boxes, etc.

  44. SF20 series Distribox

    Distribution boxes, narrow pitch,
    top mounting M12 sockets,
    from 4 to 10 sockets,
    1 or 2 signals each socket,
    with or without signalling Led,
    for connection of sensors, actuators, etc.;
    special circuits on request.

  45. FPV and FPH
    magnetic micro switches

    Magnetic micro switches for cylinders are small,
    only 30 mm, but with long electrical life.
    Top ( FPH reed and hall-effect )
    or side ( FPV reed and FPV hall-effect ) assembling versions.
    Available with reed normally closed or normally open contacts, pnp or npn electronic types.
    Also available with direct cable or with M8 plug.

  46. FPC and FPA
    magnetic micro switches

    Magnetic micro switches for cylinders are small,
    only 23 mm, but with long electrical life.
    Top ( FPA reed and hall-effect ) or
    side ( FPC reed and FPC hall-effect ) assembling versions.
    Available with reed normally closed or normally open contacts, pnp or npn electronic types.
    Also available with direct cable or with M8 plug.

  47. Triple line distribution box

    SD30 series.
    Distribution box,
    triple line M12-A sockets
    from 3 to 15 sockets, 1 or 2 signals each socket,
    with or without signalling Led,
    for connection of sensors, actuators, etc.;
    special circuits on request.

  48. L-left-profile distribution box

    SD40 series.
    Distribution box,
    M12-A sockets,
    double line, L-left-profile,
    from 2 to 10 sockets, 1 or 2 signals each socket,
    with or without signalling Led,
    for connection of sensors, actuators, etc.;
    special circuits on request.

  49. Spiderbox ®

    SP17 series.
    Distribution box,
    up to 12 fixed connected cables, single line,
    for connection of sensors, actuators, etc.;
    special circuits on request.

  50. Spiderbox®

    SD27 series.
    Distribution box,
    up to 20 fixed connected cables, double line,
    for connection of sensors, actuators, etc.;
    special circuits on request.

  51. Spiderbox® with mixed connections

    Distribution box,
    with mixed connections such as direct cable, M8 and M12 sockets, etc.,
    up to 20 fixed connected cables or 15 sockets,
    for connection of sensors, actuators, etc.;
    special circuits on request.

  52. Safety protection connector

    Electrovalve connector with special safety protection.
    The frontal gasket has a particular shape to prevent terminals to be touched before the complete electrical disconnection.
    The central fixing screw is totally insulated inside the connector.

  53. Electrovalve DIN, ISO or EN connectors

    EN175301-803 connector,
    (former DIN 43650), ISO 4400, ISO 6952,
    built-in gasket,
    polyurethane or thermoplastic rubber housing,
    wide cable choice, single head or extension cable;
    application with electrovalves, pressure switches, filters, etc.

  54. Sub-D

    Sub-D subminiature series connector,
    9, 15, 25, 37 poles standard density,
    15, 26, 44 and 62 poles high density,
    IP40 or IP67 version available,
    single head or extension cable,
    application with electrovalves and distribution boxes, etc.