LIGHTNING PROTECTION SYSTEMS

PRX Grounding Clamps

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Model PRX PAT-7 


Model PRX SMART-72 



Model PRX PAT-7 

The grounding clamp model PRX - PAT 7 is specially designed to facilitate the grounding of metal masses.

The Grounding Clamp is entirely made of 304L stainless steel.

It is equipped with a hydrocarbon-resistant retractable spiral cable that offers excellent mechanical resistance and easy retraction, thus preventing it from being exposed to accidental deterioration by remaining on the ground in the work area. 

Specifications

Model PRX PAT-7

  • Dimensions: 200 x 35 x 80 (external measurements in inches) 
  • Handle: Biodegradable lactic polyacid
  • Maximum opening: 40 mm
  • Hardened steel teeth: 320-350 HB
  • Closing force: 4 kgf/cm2
  • Weight: 0.84 kg
  • Total cable length: 7m
  • Maximum operating temperature: 60 °C
  • Thermal conductivity: 0.038-cal / (cm.s.°C)
  • Impedance: 0.770 Ω

Certificate PRX PAT-7

Model PRX SMART-72 

The PRX-SMART-72 intelligent grounding clamp is a clamp capable of monitoring the grounding circuit to which it is connected.

It indicates the status of the connection by means of indicator lights and an audible signal.

In order to significantly increase the safety of the grounding circuit, it must be possible to monitor the connection status of the elements connected to the grounding system.

Main Characteristics of the Smart Gripper

The grounding monitoring system is incorporated into the clamp as a single unit.

The clamp has two "fangs" hardened by heat treatment, which gives it great durability and also ensures an excellent connection on any type of surface.

No external power supply required. The clamp is powered by two AAA alkaline batteries which can be replaced by the user (one set of batteries lasts for more than 1 year).

The PRX SMART-72 model is entirely made of stainless steel, has insulated handles, and the area where the monitoring system is housed is made of plastic.

The monitoring system of the gripper is electronically and intrinsically protected, thus providing a high degree of operational safety in flammable or hazardous areas.

Its connection cable is spiral, resistant to abrasions, solvents and/or hydrocarbons. The swirl provides a retractable feature that makes it easy for your operator to use.

How the Smart Clamp Works

The PRX-SMART-72 clamp is capable of providing information on the status of the grounding in a simple and practical manner.

If an element is perfectly connected, the clamp will emit a green light confirming this condition.

If the connection of an element is deficient, the clamp will emit a red light and give an audible signal indicating that this connection is not adequate.

A connection is considered poor if the contact resistance between the metal ground to be grounded and the clamp is greater than 10Ω.

Thanks to the PRX-SMART-72 clamp, the connection status of the elements connected to the earthing system can be monitored regularly, significantly increasing safety.

Correct connection

Green Indicator

Poor Connection

Red Indicator

Specifications

Model PRX SMART-72

  • Gripper length: 9.8 in
  • Gripper width: 1.4 in
  • Total cable length: 3.3 ft
  • Batteries: 2 x AAA alkaline
  • Light indicators: Built-in green and red LEDs
  • Sound indicator: Buzzer

Certificate PRX SMART-72



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Maintenance

No maintenance required

* PRX PAT-7: its electronics are capable of withstanding the stresses generated by lightning without deterioration or breakage of its components.


* The PRX SMART-72 does not require any specific maintenance. It will only require battery changes that can be performed by a qualified user.


Warranty

You are fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction-Warranty.


The PRX SMART-72 and PRX PAT-7 have a 1 year warranty.

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