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Hazardex 2017 Awards - 3. Best User Application – 3B. Eaton's Crouse-Hinds - Clamped EBMX Series Explosion proof Motor Control

20 January 2017

One of the biggest challenges in the hazardous enclosure environment is associated with unbolting enclosures to access the internal components for preventative maintenance or troubleshooting. Crouse-Hinds has developed an industry-first clamping enclosure technology which incorporates sixteen new patents to reduce risk while providing a premium solution.

Unbolting enclosures to access the internal components for preventative maintenance or troubleshooting can require over 70 bolts to be loosened and tightened leading to extended process downtime, increased safety risk of incorrectly torqued bolts and possible missing bolts. 

Creative thinking and reliable solutions. That's what you need in the world's most demanding environments, and that's what Eaton's Crouse-Hinds delivers with its new clamped EBMX explosion proof enclosures. These are the only clamped enclosures for hazardous areas.

The clamped EBMX enclosure utilizes patented clamping technology to reduce downtime, increase safety and lower maintenance costs.


Harsh and hazardous motor control environments, including refineries, chemical and petrochemical plants, corrosive process facilities, food and beverage, marine and mining
For service entrance, feeder or branch circuit protection for lighting, heating, appliance and motor circuits

The EBMX advantage

FASTER. A significant reduction in installation and maintenance costs due to its revolutionary design makes opening and closing the EBMX significantly faster (up to 97%) than traditional enclosures.

SAFER. The clamps on the EBMX enclosure automatically apply even pressure across the flame path for an error-proof installation. No need to worry about missing or improperly torqued bolts creating an explosion hazard in your facility.

The EBMX enclosure is rated Class I, Divisions 1 and 2, and has a NEMA 4X rating to protect against water ingress.

The EBMX series is a platform of motor control products including Starters, Combo-Starters, Disconnect Switches & Breakers utilizing a revolutionary clamping technology.

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