The Sole-Mate II is a user friendly footwear tester designed to test the electrical continuity of static dissipative footwear prior to entering EX / HAZLOC areas exposed to pontentially flammable and combustible atmospheres.
Regular testing of static dissipative footwear is recommended to ensure the static dissipative properties of the shoes do not chage over the period of use.
The Sole-Mate II provide process operators with a quick and easy means of ensuring the shoes they are going to use in the EX / HAZLOC area are capable of preventing electrostatic charge accumulation on their bodies. The Sole-Mate II tests the condition of the shoes by measuring the resistance of the electrical loop through the operator and their footwear. If the resistance of the shoes is too high, the Sole-Mate II will indicate that the shoes have failed the test via a red lamp and buzzer alarm. If the shoes pass the test a green lamp will indicate to the operator that the shoes are fit for purpose.
Additionally, specifiers can interlock the tester with audible alarms or entry doors into hazardous areas so that personnel not wearing suitable footwear cannot enter the hazardous area.
All units are supplied with 3 m cable to connect to a mains electrical supply. The U.S. Unit is supplied with 6ft. cord and a standard U.S. 3 prong plug.
Equipment specifiers must ensure that the ffotwear tester resistance level selected is compatible with the static dissipative range the shoes are manufactured in accordance with.