TIMM’S GROUNDING CONTROL DEVICE EKX-4 (2-POLE)
Specialised version for containers, IBCs, barrels and trays
The danger of electrostatic charges must always be monitored when loading, unloading or handling bulk solids or inflammable liquids in the
petrochemical, chemical, gas, as well as in the food and feed industries.
EKX-4 (2-pole) ensures that static electricity is safely discharged to the ground. It continuously monitors the electrical resistance of the grounding
connection including the connection points at the grounding clamp.
Only when the connected object is detected and properly grounded, will the filling release be signalled by green LEDs and the control outputs will switch.
If there are any breaks in the grounding connection, the LEDs will change to red and the filling will be interrupted immediately.
EKX-4 (2-pole) is mounted stationary, close to the loading/unloading gantry. It is used in gas and dust hazardous areas of zone 1 and 21 for
objects to be grounded, that cannot be detected by the standard 1-pole Grounding Control Device EKX-4 (such as containers, IBCs or barrels).
Other applications are the grounding of materials handled with trays on conveyors in automated industrial processes.
Controlled low resistance grounding connection especially for containers, IBCs and barrels
Automatic diagnosis system continuously self-monitors all safety-related functions
Possible to connect longer cables (up to 50m)
NAMUR-compatible Ex i control output
Opening the housing under voltage is permissible - thanks to Intelligent Explosion Protection Concept (IEPC)
Highest safety levels in in hazardous areas
Leading technology in monitoring, diagnostics and configuration
Easy to operate through ability to open housing in hazardous areas
Type of protection according to ATEX 2014/34/EU:
II 2 G – Ex eb q [ib] IIC T4 Gb
II 2 D – Ex t [ibD] IIIC T80°C Db IP65
230 V AC ± 10 %, 50 Hz, approx. 10 VA
2 potential-free closing contacts
1 change-over contact | 1 NAMUR-output
Operating temperature: - 30°C up to + 60°C
Approvals: ATEX, EAC Ex, CQST, SIL 2
Cables with 2-Pole Clamp
Coiled grounding cable up to 15m
Straight grounding cable up to 50m