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Snow Shield - Passive

Walton De-Ice's Snow Shield | Passive | 0.6 to 6.3 meters

The Snow Shield Cover is designed for antennas in size from 0.6 meters to 6.3-meters in diameter. The Snow Shield consists of coated material, which is virtually invisible to RF, stretched over the satellite antenna. The Snow Shield can be used as a passive, Ice Quake, or heat system that can be added for a higher level of protection.

Introducing the NEW Lower-cost Snow Shield fabric covers and coatings

Walton’s Snow Shield antenna covers now come in three varieties – all of which surpass our competitor’s covers, giving you better performance at lower system cost. Choose from a variety of options based on your performance, operational and budget requirements.

Unlike competing products that need to be removed during warmer weather to increase their useful life according to manufacturers suggestions, Walton Snow Shield architectural fabric with either a Kynar® or Tedlar® coating give you many years of service without the need to remove the Snow Shield Covers during warmer months.

Compare the costs and downtime of having to replace your antenna cover several times over a 10-year period using our competitor’s models with the price and performance advantages of a Walton De-Ice solution. With Walton De-Ice Snow Shield covers, an installed Kynar® or Tedlar® Snow Shield Cover will function from 10 to 15 years. Our top-of-the-line PTFE coated fabrics offer a usable life of 20 plus years.

Walton Snow Shield covers offer up to five times the useful life of competing products on top of all the other advantages.

Flexible, Modular - Unique Ability to Add Gas or Electric Heating

Snow Shield covers can be used as passive or actively heated covers, and used in combination with our electric or gas heaters.

Only Walton offers you the powerful combination of a combined antenna cover and active heating – thanks to our patents in this area.

In addition, with our Ice Quake product patents, only Walton offers you the ability to add vibration to your antenna cover to vibrate off ice and snow.

Upgrade your Snow Shield and add an electric heater or gas heater or Ice Quake System, either at the time of purchase, or at a later date without having to remove the Snow Shield from your antenna.

Compare Walton Snow Shields to the competition’s Antenna Covers here: Snow Shield Comparative Advantages

Snow Shield cover options:

PTFE Snow Shield – the industry leader
• With nearly 5,000 PTFE Snow Shield covers deployed worldwide, and a perfect track record of zero failures, this Snow Shield model delivers unsurpassed performance and reliability.
• White PTFE fabric is coated for a life expectancy to exceed 20 years.
• The market-leading product since 1996.

NEW! Tedlar® Coated
• High reliability, RF performance, and functionality, we offer a Snow Shield that uses polyester fabric coated in Tedlar®.
• Superior to competing antenna covers.
• RF transparency close to PTFE, for nearly 50% lower cost.
• This architectural material has been proven in successful use in outdoor structures for over 25 years.

NEW! Kynar® Coated
• Perfect solution for tighter budgets – less than half the price of PTFE solution.
• Superior to competing antenna covers.
• Our polyester fabric is coated with Kynar®, a rugged architectural material proven in outdoor structures since the 1940s.
• RF transparency similar to PTFE, for close to 65% lower cost.

Compare Your Snow Shield fabric options

Architectural Kynar® Fabric

Architectural Tedlar® Fabric

PTFE fabric / PTFE Coated

Our most economical option

High-Performance and Cost-Effective

Unsurpassed Performance for Snow Shield Cover

RF transparency close to PTFE at C/Ku-Band

Fabric quality superior to competing cover options on the market

Save 65% compared to our PTFE Snow Shield covers

Ability to add active Electric/Gas heated De-Icing Systems

Ability to add an Ice Quake de-icing system

Long useful performance life: you’ll replace 3 of our competitors’ covers before ours wears out

RF transparency close to PTFE at C/Ku-Band

Fabric quality superior to competing cover options on the market

Save 50% compared to our PTFE Snow Shield covers

Ability to add active Electric/Gas heated De-Icing Systems

Ability to add an Ice Quake de-icing system

Long-lasting: you’ll replace 4 of our competitors’ covers before ours wears out

RF transparency superior at C/Ku/Ka-Band

Fabric quality superior to other options on the market

Over two decades of field-proven performance in 1,000s of locations worldwide

Ability to add active Electric/Gas heated De-Icing Systems

Ability to add an Ice Quake de-icing system

Longest-lasting: you’ll replace 5 of our competitors’ covers before ours wears out

Protecting Your Signals From Ice and Snow Just Got Better

Snow Shield Electric Heaters along with the DS-4, DS-6 and the DS-12 are now under directive De-Icer Air Heater 29KJ. Snow Shield Electric Heaters along with the DS-4, DS-6K and the DS-12K now meet the European Union Declaration of Conformity, Directive 2006/95/CE