The Sole-Mate is a user friendly device that is designed to test the condition of static dissipative footwear prior to entering safety critical hazardous areas exposed to potentially ignitable atmospheres.
International Standards (detailed below) recommend regular testing of static dissipative footwear. The Sole-Mate provides a time efficient and cost effective method of ensuring personnel operating in hazardous areas are wearing static dissipative shoes that are capable of preventing electrostatic charge accumulation on their bodies.
The Sole-Mate 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 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, users 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 Sole-Mate units are supplied with 3 m cable to wire into a mains supply. The U.S. unit is supplied with 6 ft. cord and U.S. 3 prong plug.
Relevant International Standards
Based on user preference, the Sole-Mate can be ordered to measure upper level resistance as defined by the following standards:
E.g.: a 1 x 108 resistance level should not be selected for
EN ISO 20345 compatible shoes.
Simple Pass / Fail
indication to personnel.
to control entry to the hazardous area.
with CLC/TR: 50404
EN ISO 20345