Lumberg Automation Passive Distribution Box (ASB Series)

Passive distribution boxes come in a variety of configurations and meet practically every on-machine application requirement.

They include 4, 6, 10 or 12-port designs with M8 or M12 connections, single or duplex assignments, fixed home run cables or as an on-board pluggable variant.

All variants are available with or without LED function indicators.

Characteristics

  • IP67
  • IP69K
Full Description

Passive distribution boxes come in a variety of configurations and meet practically every on-machine application requirement.

They include 4, 6, 10 or 12-port designs with M8 or M12 connections, single or duplex assignments, fixed home run cables or as an on-board pluggable variant.

All variants are available with or without LED function indicators.

For particularly harsh environments, a series of distribution boxes with stainless steel housing and stainless steel screwing are available. The portfolio also includes actuator/sensor distribution boxes for avoiding electrostatic discharges. The distribution boxes are made from a special conductive plastic, which releases resulting electrostatic charges to the machine bed or machine ground, which is an indispensable part of universal ESD protection measures.

In order to meet the special requirements of the food and beverage industry, the product range includes distribution boxes whose materials are characterized by a high degree of resistance to aggressive cleaning and chemical agents.

Flexibly and Quickly
Depending on the design, the bus can have a fixed connection to the distribution box or can be attached to the corresponding plug connection using an M12 or M23 connection line to provide more flexibility. Pluggable versions make it possible to replace individual defective wires instead of the entire distribution box, which facilitates quick maintenance and repair, while reducing costs.

Guaranteed Reliability
Lumberg Automation™ products are fully tested to ensure complete functionality and maximum operational reliability. LEDs for operating voltage and standard input/output signals make it easier to find errors relating to system malfunctions or other situations requiring maintenance or repair. This minimizes downtime.

IP67 – Resistance to Vibration and Jarring
Another advantage to using actuator/sensor distribution boxes is their particularly high level of resistance to vibration, which also increases the safety of the electrical wiring. With a minimum IP67 protection rating, actuator/sensor distribution boxes enable on-site installation close to inputs and outputs, which, in turn, simplifies the wiring and improves signal performance. A protective housing or additional protection using a subdistribution box is not necessary.

Optimal Handling
Lumberg Automation™ products combine compact construction and optimum handling characteristics to enable fast, easy, and safe wiring.

Compact: Due to their compact construction, M8 and M12 distribution boxes only take up a small amount of space in on machines or larger automated systems.

Turn 8 into 16
As with all Lumberg Automation™ distribution boxes, the gaps between individual slots have been designed to allow connection of 2-way T-distribution boxes, making it possible to control up to 16 actuators and sensors over a single 8-port distribution box.

For Harsh Environments
Stainless-steel models are also provided for use in food-processing machinery and other special applications where aggressive chemicals or cleaning agents are used.

For a more detailed description of this connector series please see the manufacturers brochure which is available to download above.

For a personalised quotation on any of the part numbers seen in this range please complete the 'Quick Quote' form or simply call us on 01744 815001.

Features & Specification

Standard features:
• Space-saving design for versatile applications in a minimum of space
• Quick installation, due to various fixing options
• Simple installation of both moulded and field attachable connectors, thanks to displaced arrangement of the connections in the M8 distributors
• Broad range of applications, thanks to high vibration and shock resistance

Customer Benefits
• Cost savings/profit increases
• Simple installation and maintenance: because the signals are bundled, the time required is minimized
• Flexibility: various connection technologies (M12 and M8 sensors and actuators, pluggable on the side of the control unit or wired/flexible port variants from four to twelve)
• Ultimate reliability: fail-safe modules with long service life (long-term stability)
• Competitive edge, owing to simple procurement of spare parts via worldwide sales network

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