The basic function of an Earthing system is to limit the voltage to earth, which makes it possible to ensure the performance of the protections and eliminate or reduce the risk of a breakdown in the electrical materials used.
Electroníquel is a pioneer in Europe in the design and manufacture of protective and grounding elements. Our different production lines allow us to manufacture rods, electrodes, accessories, plates, meshes, terminals, connectors and derivations, elements that allow us to have comprehensive control in the event of overvoltages or natural electrical discharges.
ELECTRONIQUEL stakes are easy to install cylindrical electrodes with a steel core and a thick layer of pure electrolytic copper molecularly bonded together. Due to this molecular bond, steel and copper are physically inseparable and therefore, when faced with corrosion attacks, they behave as electrodes of the highest quality and durability. Valid for any type of grounding: lightning rod, home, antennas, machinery, instrumentation ...
As a complement to its steel-copper rods, Electroniquel manufactures a wide range of accessories in brass and bronze to cover all the needs in the earth network, staples for stakes and cable, for cable with cable, cable with metallic structures.
Other needs may arise in the earth network such as additives to improve the resistivity of the ground, earthing plates, copper-plated steel conductor cable as a valid and more cost-effective solution regarding the installation of bare copper, aluminothermic welding.
Electroniquel is one of the main European manufacturers of Earthing since the 70s. Currently our pikes are buried in thirty countries in all types of facilities, electrical generation and distribution, residential, rail ...
The steel used in the core of the pick must be a fine carbon steel with an adequate tensile strength, normally between 600-770 N / mm2. The content of impurities such as sulfur and phosphorus are limited to 0.04%. The copper used must be of the type defined in the UNE 20003 Standard, with a conductivity at 20ºC equal to 58 m / Ωmm2.
The deposition of copper by electrolytic methods ensures the perfect adhesion of the copper to the steel core, as well as an adequate environmental resistance, for this the steel bars are immersed in a battery of vats to carry out the pretreatment of the steel and its subsequent copper plating.
The picks are marked on the chamfered end according to the reference standard used.
The inspection carried out throughout the process, both in the reception of materials, as in the manufacture and on the final product, ensure the conformity of the picks to the reference standards. Routine tests are carried out on all manufactured batches, with the ISO 2859 standard determining the batch size. Dimensional tests are carried out (length, diameter, thickness of the copper layer according to ISO 2178), although other types of tests (adherence by clamps, environmental corrosion, electrical tests, ...) have been specifically carried out externally by accredited laboratories.
It limits the stress of the metal parts in an installation with respect to the ground and therefore allows other protection devices such as circuit breakers to function properly.
The installed elements have sufficient protection against corrosion, as well as galvanic compatibility in all installed parts.
With product quality certificate in AENOR, and manufacturing under the most demanding international standards and customer specification.
Laboratory to carry out corrosion tests on the materials to be installed.
We manufacture earth rods with calibrated steels with low carbon content to guarantee its hardness in the installation.
In order to avoid electrical surges and to earth Lightning, Electroniquel developpes a full range of grounding devices.
Earth rods, electrolytic copper bonded steel manufactured from 25 to 350 microns.
Nuestras siete líneas de producción, corte, mecanizado, zinc estático, zinc rotativo, plateado industrial, decorativo, estañado, cobrizado permiten asumir las más altas prestaciones solicitadas por el mercado, tanto en el desarrollo de nuevas soluciones en conectividad, como en tareas operativas y de mantenimiento.
The exothermic welding process allows a full range of molecullary joins od copper/copper, copper/galvanized or raw steel, copper/copper bonded steel, copper/brass/ Stained Steel, stell/steel without external heat or energy sources.
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