GRP Ex Control Stations Standar

GRP Ex Control Stations Plus

GRP Ex Control Stations Standar

Product features

Polyamide or metallic cable glands can be used

Hinged cover as an option

Wide range of sizes

Wide range of components

Atex Ex symbol

IECEx Ex symbol

IP68 Ex symbol

IP66 Ex symbol

Technical Data

Dimensions: please see details below

Certification: ATEX, IECEx

ATEX marking:

Atex Ex symbolII 2 G Ex db eb ia/ib mb IIC/IIB T6 Gb

Atex Ex symbolII 2 D Ex tb IIIC T85°C Db

IECEx marking:
Ex db eb ia/ib mb IIC/IIB T6…T4 Gb
Ex tb IIIC T85°C… T135°C

Material: GRP (anti-static glass fibre reinforced polyester)

Ambient temperature:
-50°C – +60°C (ATEX)
-50°C – +60°C (IECEx – up to +95°C for special “HT” models)

IP rating: IP66

Rated voltage: max 1000V

Rated current: max 160A


Send us your request to receive a quotation.

Specify the number and size of glands and accessories (switches, lights, etc.). The system will suggest the minimum dimensions of the box. You will also be able to download a quote for the entire set.


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ATEX / IECEx enclosures of HCS1P series control stations are made of impact-resistant glass fibre reinforced polyester (GRP). HARDO control stations have IP65/66 rating. All metallic parts are made of non-corrosive materials. HCS1P series control stations can be fitted with a variety of components like pushbuttons, signal lamps, switches and ammeters. A wide range of certified third party components is available. HCS1P series of control stations have following features:

HCS1P series of control stations have following features:

hinged cover as an option

polyamide or metallic cable glands can be installed

cover gasket is made of silicone

components can be DIN rail or cover mounted


HCS1P series control stations are widely used across hazardous areas. Main applications include:

NO/NC switch stations with or without signal lamps

mushroom head safety stop stations

isolator switches

measuring device stations

automation control stations

lighting adjustments

terminal units

electrical enclosure

Battery holder

HCS1P series control stations can also include any combination of the above listed functions.


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HCS1P series control stations can be fitted with a wide variety of certified components from leading global manufacturers. Among these components are pushbuttons, pilot and signal lamps, emergency mushroom head pushbuttons, circuit breakers, relays, isolator switches and measuring devices.

Push Buttons

Spring-return pushbutton units and spring-return double pushbuttons can be combined with various types of contact modules in order to provide many different combinations of NO and NC contacts. These units are available in different colours and, as an option, may be fitted with various marking labels.

Emergency Mushroom Head Pushbuttons

Spring return mushroom head pushbutton units, complete with one electrical contact module.

Push-pull emergency mushroom head pushbutton units (with or without key extraction), complete with one electrical contact module.

Turn-to-release emergency mushroom head pushbutton units complete with one electrical contact module.

Selector Switches

Stay-put or spring return key selector units complete with one electrical contact module.

Signal Lamps

Signal lamps approved for use in hazardous areas. They come complete with an LED unit designed for different voltages as per electrical circuit requirements.  Signal lamps are available in different colors.

Signal Lamps with Button

Spring-return illuminated push button unit. Complete with LED unit, available in different voltages and with one electrical contact. Available with different combinations of NO and NC contacts. Available in different colours.


Potentiometer unit with range of resistance values. The knob is provided with a large visual display.

Voltmeters, Ammeters, Miliammeters

The HVA (Harmonic Voltage Analysis) Voltmeter, Ammeter, Miliammeter units are available with a large number of measuring range options, scaled 2 or 5 times. The ammeter unit can make a direct measurement or be used in conjunction with current transformers and upon request, secondary current transformers. The ammeter has a working temperature range from -40°C to +60°C

Switch module 2 – Pole

Two separate pressing rods controlling a group of contacts each. One group or two groups of contacts can be controlled by different operation heads to have different functions.

Switch module 4 – Pole

Two separate metal pressing elements, controlling two group of contacts each. Two groups or four groups of contacts can be controlled by different operation heads to have different functions.

Protective Window

Pilot light window of thermoresistant glass sealed with auto-leveling silicone. 

Circuit breakers

Circuit breakers are devices that shut off power flow when a short circuit occurs. They are designed to protect people in potentially explosive atmospheres and can be used with currents of 6, 10, 16, 20, 25, 32 or 40 amps, with residual currents of 10, 30, 100 and 300 milliamps.

Contactors Rated voltage 24 V / 240 V

Contactors are compact components for Ex e enclosures in Zones 1 and 2, and are durable and reliable for use in hazardous areas. All are easy to install, rugged and corrosion-resistant. The contactors are mounted in Ex e protected enclosures and can be used for a wide variety of applications.

Load Isolation Switches with Handle for currents up to 180 A

Load isolation switch module is certified and must be installed in an increased safety “Ex e” enclosure. It has good flame retardant performance and fast connect or breaking once the spring is tight to release. Wire terminals’ screws are made of stainless steel. 

Cable Glands

Cable Glands are devices that are used to connect and fasten the end of an electrical cable to the target equipment. Cable Glands are used for all types of power, control, instrumentation, data and communications cables. There are cable glands for non-armoured and armoured cables. In addition to a wide range of cable glands other accessories like adaptors, reducers and stopping plugs are available. 

What are ATEX / IECEx control stations made of GRP

GRP (glass-reinforced plastic) control stations are specialized electrical devices designed for use in hazardous environments where explosive gases, vapors or dust are present. They are ideal for use in industries such as oil and gas, chemical processing, power generation, waste water treatment facilities and mining, where safety is a top priority.

Benefits of using ATEX / IECEx control stations made of GRP

GRP control stations are constructed from materials which are resistant to corrosion, impact and harsh environmental conditions. They are also lightweight which makes them easy to install and transport. Additionally, they are non-conductive and non-sparking which helps prevent the ignition of flammable substances.

One of the key benefits of GRP control stations is their ability to withstand extreme temperatures, both hot and cold. They are also resistant to UV radiation making them ideal for use in outdoor environments.

Why to use an ATEX / IECEx control stations made of GRP

When choosing GRP control stations it’s important to consider factors such as the specific requirements of each hazardous area, the equipment they will be controlling and the available space. GRP control stations are available in a variety of sizes and configurations to suit different applications and requirements.

By using GRP control stations businesses can ensure that their equipment operates safely and efficiently, which can help improve productivity and reduce downtime. They also help to demonstrate a commitment to safety and responsible manufacturing practices which can help improve business reputation and customer trust.

Investing in GRP control stations is crucial to ensure safety and compliance with regulatory requirements in hazardous areas. They offer a reliable and robust solution to protect personnel and equipment and can provide a peace of mind for those working in high-risk industries. With their durability, lightweight construction and resistance to extreme temperatures and UV radiation GRP control stations are the ideal choice for businesses looking for safe and effective control solutions in explosive atmospheres.