Sole-Mate footwear control stations

Sole-Mate footwear control stations
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Sole-Mate footwear control stations

Newson Gale Sole-Mate

Sole-Mate is a simple-to-use device intended for checking footwear or gloves for ability to carry away electrostatic electricity (anti-electrostatic properties) prior to the worker’s entering the threatened area (explosion risk atmosphere).

The system is calibrated to measure resistance according to EN 20345 (lower and upper range). In addition, the station is equipped with LED light and sound signalling, informing about the possibility of entering an explosive area.


Staff shall be provided with appropriate clothing made of conductive materials or materials with low electrification capacity. It is extremely important that workers comply with the prohibitions on putting on and taking off clothes in explosive atmospheres and cleaning them by wiping or sweeping, even if the clothes are made of so-called antistatic materials.

System components:

  • Control unit mounted on a wall
  • Well visible indicators and a penetrating sound alarm
  • Independent power source (a battery as part of equipment)
  • Battery discharge indicator

Principle of operation

After entering with both feet, on which the anti-electrostatic shoes (or antistatic shoe bands) are placed, on the measuring plate and pressing the button, the control unit will measure the resistance of the shoes. If the LED lights up green, this means that the resistance of the footwear is below the upper limit of the standard and can be worn safely in a potentially explosive atmosphere. However, if the LED lights up red and an audible alarm sounds after a few seconds, shoe resistance is above the upper limit of the standard and must not be worn in an area where there is an explosion hazard.

In addition to these protective measures, it is necessary to ensure that the floor is sufficiently conductive, as wearing shoes will be ineffective if the worker walks on an insulating floor or floor covering.

Electrostatic Earthing – the offer

Earthing control systems

Earth control systems
with process lock (tanks, big bags)

You can use them in the field of earthing monitoring of e.g. road tankers, railways, big-bags, as well as components of process plants. Earth-Rite systems verify easily and safely that the stored loads are properly discharged to the ground through a monitoring unit with a signal lightning diode. If the earthing is not performed properly, the controllers block the process.

Multiple elements earthing control system

Multiple elements
earthing control system

The MULTIPOINT II system is a device designed to control the earthing of up to 8 self-acting or interconnected system components at the same time. According to the guidelines of international standards for the control of unwanted static discharges, the correctness of earthing will only be confirmed by the system if the resistance of the earthing node on each channel is less than 10 Ω.

Clamps with earthing control

Clamps with earthing control
(IBC tanks, drums, big-bags)

We can offer you clamps with monitoring the state of earthing of barrels, tanks, etc. These solutions, in addition to earthing the equipment operating in production rooms, by means of a monitoring unit with a signalling diode, easily and safely verify that the charges accumulated on the equipment are properly discharged to earth.

Simple earthing clamps for single- and two-core cables

wires, spools

Earthing clamps can be used in two configurations – as a set of two simple clamps connected with each other by a spiral cable, or as a connection of the clamp to a earthed container and a ring clamp, which is located at the end of the cable, to a earthing strip.

Shoe inspection stations Ex ATEX

Shoe inspection
stations Ex ATEX

The electrified human body is one of the most serious sources that pose a fire or explosion hazard in industrial conditions. An example of a solution that checks footwear for its ability to dissipate electrostatic charges before an employee enters an area with flammable atmospheres is the Sole-Mate shoe control system.

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