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2017

New signalling lighting fixtures EVL-60B/G, EVML-50/G

Monday, 24 July 2017

EVL-60B/G and EVML-50/G are the new lighting fixtures which feature a LED plate and a globe of different colours: blue, red, green, amber.

They can be installed in locations where obstacles, dangers must be signalled and for any visual communication. They replace acoustic signals in places where they are not applicable.

 

New accessory for EVF-18EX series lighting fixture

Monday, 24 July 2017
A new accessory has been designed for EVF-18EX series Fluorescent Emergency lighting fixtures to contain safety pictograms placed on two external plexiglasses. It’s code is G1-0591 and it is made with a top frame and a lower frame on which the two plexiglas complete with pictograms are attached as shown in the figure.
 
Some standardized pictograms according to UNI EN ISO 7010 have been codified, however, other safety pictograms can be provided on specific customer request.
 

REVD series Cortem Group cable glands positively passed the EMC tests for electromagnetic compatibility

Monday, 20 March 2017
The EMC Directive 2014/30/EU (Electromagnetic Compatibility) states that electrical equipment must not cause interference or electromagnetic pollution. They shall also be immune to a reasonable amount of interference.
Cable glands are not components under the EMC Directive because do not emit electromagnetic interference and they cannot suffer them.
However, the cable glands with good electrical continuity properties, can significantly improve the EMC performance of equipment connected to cables secured with cable glands, providing an electrical continuity path for the cable shield.
Cortem Group conducted at Intertek laboratory the EMC tests on REVD cable glands for armored cables of various sizes in an anechoic chamber. The cable glands were installed in a flameproof enclosure with a connected cable section, having function of antenna. A generator of electromagnetic radiation was introduced into the junction box and it has been measured the level of the cable shield radiation.
 
 
The test showed that if the shield/armor is properly connected to Cortem Group cable gland, detected emissions are well below the Class B levels set out in EN 55022 standard. The levels are also acceptable if the shield/armor is partially connected. In any case, attenuations of the disorder up to 20-30dB occur, depending on the frequencies.
This demonstrates the excellent quality of electrical continuity of REVD Cortem Group cable glands. 
 

New certificates ATEX, IECEx, TR CU, INMETRO

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

ATEX

  • R ... B … three piece connection fittings CESI 99 ATEX 034U - extension for temperatures -60° C (stainless steel only)
  • EM ... NP ... ELF … fittings and elbows CESI 01 ATEX 104U - extension for temperatures -60° C 
  • SP … flexible conduits CESI 00 ATEX 048U - extension for temperatures -60° C 
  • RE ... REB ... REM … REN … PLG adapters and plugs CESI 02 ATEX 049X - extension for temperatures -60° C 
  • M-0 … ‘Ex d’ control devices  CESI 01 ATEX 025U - extension for temperatures -60° C, added new aluminum or stainless warning light for -60° C
  • SA ... CTB CTBE … … with special equipment CML 16 ATEX 3163X - new certificate to install in the junction boxes heaters, proximitor, fieldbus, transmitters etc. The list of equipment allowed to be installed is indicated on the certificate
  • Command and control unit CSC, EFDC, EFSCO and EMH series, CESI 01 ATEX 092 X - extension for regulatory compliance, added cast iron as new material, new version for Group I (mine) stainless steel or cast iron products.
  • Multiled and monoled M-0612 and M-0487 series, IECEx CES 11.0030U - extension for legislative update, new amber, blue and colorless lenses for M-0487 series
  • Empty enclosures EJB series, CESI 00 ATEX 036U - extension for -60° C temperatures
  • Empty enclosures GUB series, CESI 01 ATEX 034U - extension for -60° C temperatures, possibilities of drilling on the bottom
  • GUB series command and control unit, CESI 01 ATEX 036 - extension for -60° C temperatures, legislative update
  • EWL series lighting fixtures and floodlights, CML 16 ATEX 1348 - re–certification of the product and improvements listed below
    • “op is” protection
    • new EWL-80..C and EWL-801..C for-40° C temperatures
    • new range of supply voltages
    • new temperature classes

MOD.

Class Temp.

Max. surface temperature

≤40°C

≤60°C

≤40°C

≤60°C

EWL-70

T6

T6

65

85

EWL-80

T6

T6

65

85

EWL-801

T6

T5

80

100

EWL-100

T6

T5

80

100

EWL-1001

T6

T5

80

100

 
    • New codes have been created for the sale of lighting fixtures with dimmer (eg. EWL-80/D)
    • New coding system for requests of different color temperatures (eg. EWL-80/2700K)
  • EVL series lighting fixtures and floodlights: new code for equipment with dimmer (EVL-80/D)

IECEx

  • EJB ... AQS-1 empty enclosures IECEx CES 14.0017U - extension for temperatures -60° C, added EJBX-01, EJBX-01B models
  • CCA ... GUB ... empty enclosures IECEx CES 14.0017U - extension for temperatures -60° C, possibilities of drilling on the bottom
  • EPC ... EPRC ... AP ... plugs and sockets IECEx CES 16.0008 - new certificate
  • M-0 ...  Ex d control devices IECEx CES 14.0030U - new certificate, includes temperatures -60° C and new aluminum or stainless steel warning light as ATEX extension
  • VIXLU lighting fixtures IECEx CES 15.0019 - new certificate
  • EJB ... AQS-1 control station IECEx CES 16.0012X - new certificate, includes temperatures -60° C, EJBX-01, EJBX-01B models
  • GUB…CCA control station IECEx CES 16.0013X - new certificate, includes temperatures -60° C
  • GUB…CCA interface unit control and monitoring IECEx CES 16.0015X - new certificate, includes temperatures -60° C
  • EJB ... AQS-1 interface unit control and monitoring IECEx CES 16.0014X - new certificate, includes temperatures -60° C, EJBX-01, EJBX-01B  models
  • SA… CTB …CTBE… with special equipment IECEx CML 16.0074X - new certificate to install heaters, proximitor, fieldbus, transmitters etc. The list of equipment allowed to be installed is indicated on the certificate

TR CU

  • Electrical fittings and valves B, R, EM, NP, ELF, RE, PLG, SP, ECD, RU C-IT.B.02271 - Re-certification of the products, –60° C temperatures

INMETRO

  • EJB ... empty enclosures DNV 16.0099U - new certificate that includes EJB and EJBX
  • PY ... SPY … sockets and plugs DNV 16.0098X - new certificate

 


New warning lights M-0457 series for -60°C operating temperatures

Friday, 17 February 2017

The range of command and control devices 'Ex d' M -... series has been widen with two new signal lamps suitable for installation on flameproof enclosures intended for -60° C ambient temperature. They are available in LED version or with traditional lamp, with different voltages and colors, made of aluminum or stainless steel. The LED gem is equipped with three high-brightness LEDs, it has a consumption of 20mA and a estimated lifespam of 50.000 hours.


Started the production of SLED-400 and SLED-250

Friday, 17 February 2017

Since January, Cortem Group has started the production and supply of SLED-400 and SLED-250 floodlights. The all SLED series is now available for our costumers.


2016

LED lighting fixtures EXEL-L series: higher performance in terms of efficiency

Monday, 19 December 2016

The performance of EXEL-L series LED lighting fixtures have been further improved in terms of efficiency: LEDs tubes certified by Cortem supplied with the lighting fixtures reach now 2.900 lm on EXEL-2150L model and 5.700 lm on EXEL-230L model.


Waterproof enclosures with IP65 degree of protection

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Condulet waterproof enclosures C-LB-LL-LR-LU-T-TB-X series are used as pulling or junction boxes in areas where is no danger of explosion, but it is required a specific protection to prevent the entry of solids and liquids. IP65 certified, they are aluminium made and can be installed in chemical and off-shore plants and where is present a strong external agents aggression.


EXEL-L LED series now available for use in emergency operation and with TR CU certification

Thursday, 1 September 2016

EXEL-L series increased safety lighting fixtures with resin bonded LEDs tubes has been expanded with eight new models, four for normal+emergency operation and four only emergency, fitted with a Ni/Cd battery from 4Ah or 7Ah, with electronic inverter.

Thanks to the use of LED technology applied also to these models, the operating time and the energy saving are considerably greater: the new models with two LED tubes for normal+emergency and with one LED tube for only emergency operation have a discharge time that is from two up to four hours.

Moreover, EXEL-L series has got the TR CU certification for the Eurasian Customs Union, in addition to ATEX and IECEx ones.


NEW to the catalogue: ACQUEX series lighting fixtures

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Cortem Group presents the new ACQUEX series lighting fixtures, ATEX certified and with method of protection II 3GD Ex nA IIC T6 Gc – Ex t IIIC T85°C Dc IP66. Manufactured in GRP (Glass Reinforced Polyester) and polycarbonate, they are particularly suitable to ensure a high protection degree in indoor environment, such as the process lines and the storage depots, and they are designed to illuminate large outdoor industrial areas, such as refineries and petrochemical plants.

Two the available versions: with LED module, which ensures an instant restrike with 4.000°K neutral white light and an estimated life of 50.000 hours, and with fluorescent tubes. Both versions are available in normal and normal + emergency working. 


New Double Beard locking system for 'Ex e' CTB series junction boxes

Friday, 1 July 2016

In order to satisfy international market’s requests, Cortem Group is able to supply CTB series increased safety junction boxes with a locking system “Double beard” type, upon specific customer request.

Being the locking system more used in industrial electrical plant, weatherproof or not, the Double Beard system has the advantage to simplify and accelerate maintenance operations by operators, which can confide in only one type of key for the opening of electrical panels. Depending on dimensions of the box, it is possible to install one or two key lockings.

For order codes of CTB series with key locking, refer to the catalog or contact our Sales Office.

 


The new models of EJBX series junction boxes and the advantages of this series AISI316L stainless steel made

Friday, 1 July 2016

Two new models increase the EJBX family junction boxes, the smallest of the series EJBX-01 (272 x 212 x 166 mm) and EJBX-01B (272 x 212 x 142 mm).

EJBX-01 and EJBX-01B models, such as every EJBX series box, are 316L stainless steel made and manufactured with bend and welded sides: this increase the strength of the box, restricting the weldings and the possible attacks from environmental corrosive agents. The lid is wrought internally, not only externally, and milled on the internal flange with the application of a silicone o-ring which provides the IP66 protection degree if operators are mounted, and IP67 without operators. The location of the gasket ensures a constant IP protection, in addition to avoid the application of silicone grease in every opening of lid.

Compared to the majority of competitive products on the market, Cortem Group finish the whole box externally with quartz sand blasting which ensures better uniformity and appearance, more general quality of the product and an additional protection to that already guaranteed by 316L stainless steel. 

EJBX series junction boxes are complete of:

  • Cast and welded hinges which ensure more compactness and alignment between body and lid;
  • Two M6 earth screws on inside and outside of body and on lid, complete with anti-rotation brackets;
  • Stainless steel mounting brackets welded onto body with open slot, to permit more flexibility during the installation;
  • Handle for the lid opening.

Furthermore, it is possible require: 2.5mm-thick stainless steel internal mounting plate for the mounting of internal electrical components; breather and drain valve; window on lid; the color paint of external coating upon customer's request.


New junction boxes models EJBX-01 and EJBX-01B series and new models available for circuit breakers, switches and changeover switches EFSCO series

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

To comply with specific dimensional requirements on EJBX series junction boxes, are now available the junction box models EJBX-01 and EJBX-01B, the smallest of the series, with sizes 272h x 212 x 166 mm, weight of 20 kg, for the high model and 272 x 212 x 142 mm, weight of 18 kg, for the low model.

Cortem Group has also extended the models of circuit breakers, switches and changeover switches EFSCO series introducing the 32A and 40A equipment with one or more poles.


New LED EVL-B series floodlight

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

The new LED EVL-B series floodlights, available in two sizes EVL-60B (33W) and EVL-70B (42W), features a light and compact finned body, aluminium alloy made, which allows a fast and effective dispersion of heat generated by the normal operation of the LEDs; they are easy to install and have high lighting performance thanks tohigh intensity and efficiency LED plates which may be combined along with lens available with light beam with different shades. These lenses are capable to provide an adequate lighting for any application requirements of small and medium size, always taking into consideration an appropriate installation distance.EVL-60B floodlight reaches 2.270 lm, while the EVL-70B one has a light output of 3.700 lm.

EVL-B series can replace floodlights with traditional light sources of low and medium power such as mercury vapor floodlights of 250W and 400W. Moreover, EVL-60B series floodlight can be supplied, upon request, with colored LED to meet special needs such as the signalling of avoiding/forbidden hazardous areas (red), the presence of chemicals (green) or the need to ward off wild animals and insects (yellow).


New lamp holder for EXEL series lighting fixtures

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

EXEL series lighting fixtures are now equipped with thenew lamp holder, designed and certified by Cortem Group, and made in PBT reinforced fiberglass. The main advantage of this new accessory is that installation and replacement of fluorescent tubes are easier and safer.

The previous version of the lamp holder needed the use of both hands for the fluorescent tube insertion: holding the fluorescent tube and, at the same time, moving the spring lamp holder to align it with the two contact pins of the fluorescent tube. To insert the tube with the new lamp holder, is enough to align the contacts pins of the fluorescent tube with the lamp holder's slits and push the tube's ends until the complete insertion/hook.  During the hooking, a safety cam automatically closes itself to hold the tube. In order to replace the tube is enough to push the button which moves the safety cam on the lamp holder and unhook the fluorescent tube from contacts pulling it towards you. 

 


New UNI and UNP series cable glands in polyamide

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

UNI and UNP series cable glands in polyamide are used for the direct insertion of non-armoured cables into ‘Ex e’ (UNI, UNP...XE) or ‘Ex i’ (UNI, UNP... XI) equipment or junction boxes. UNI, UNP series are Atex and IECEx certified and they are characterized by an impact resistance and a temperature range greater than the previous series: 7J resistance and -60°C ambient temperature have been certified. Furthermore they can be easily installed and the clamping is obtained on the cable external sheath.  

 


New LED floodlights SLED series

Sunday, 1 May 2016

SLED series floodlights with LED technology combine lightweight, compact design, high performance in terms of reliability, safety, efficiency and energy saving. They are characterized by LEDs with optics "square shaped beam" that permits a light distribution and a perfectly uniform lighting in every direction. 'Ex d IIB + H2', aluminum and glass, square shaped beam LEDs, 29.113 lm, 293W consumption, maximum intensity 32.120 cd, overall efficiency of 99.3 lm/W.

 


EVML-50/O series lighting fixtures for tank lighting and monitoring

Monday, 1 February 2016

EVML-50/O series lighting fixtures are used to illuminate and monitor hazardous materials contained inside tanks and cisterns thanks to a stainless steel bracket for the coupling with the porthole flange. This model has a side entry in order to simplify the installation, reducing the overall dimensions.


REVF and REVN series cable glands with female and male threaded entries

Friday, 1 January 2016

REVF series cable glands, with female threaded entry, and REVN, with male threaded entry, are suitable for use in areas with risk of explosion to enable direct insertion of non armoured cables (placed in tubes or flexible pipe) in junction boxes, lighting fixtures, sockets, plugs, etc. 

They are equipped with a compression ring that tightens the cable entry ensuring the 'Ex d' way of protection and the IP66/67 protection. REVF and REVN series are equipped with an additional action point for the wrench compared to the previous FGF, FGN series cable glands, which allows the tightening of the external threaded bushing with an allen wrench. In the previous series of cable glands, in fact, the tightening of the external threaded bushing was only possible by an adjustable pipe tongs. This screw operation could ruin, scratch, engrave or even warp the ring compromising the duration and tightness. This risk has been overcome thanks to the addition of the new action point. 

For the correct assembly of REVF, REVN cable glands it’s necessary: 

- Assemble the cable gland body on the junction box/lighting fixture; 

- Assemble the side with the threaded bushing and the nut (one body) on the tube or on the flexible pipe; 

- Assemble the two parts tightening the nut. 


New VIXLU series lighting fixtures in stainless steel

Friday, 1 January 2016

Increased safety lighting fixtures for VIXLU series bi-pin fluorescent tubes feature an IP66 fixture with an AISI 304 stainless steel body and a tempered shock- and high temperature-resistant glass diffuser. 

This construction method makes them ideal for applications where greater protection is needed against chemically aggressive substances or where there is an elevated risk of accidental physical damage such as in certain areas of the chemical or pharmaceutical industries. They are also recommended for use in highly corrosive environments and in areas where water and dust are present or where there are severe variations in climate.

VIXLU series lighting fixtures are also available upon request with body in AISI 316L stainless steel painted RAL 9003 for installations in marine or naval environments (order code VIXLU-236MP) and with body in AISI 316L stainless steel for installations in marine environments (order code VIXLU-236M). 

Explosion protection: II 2 GD Ex e mb IIC Gb T ... Ex tb IIIC T ...° C Db IP66 

Ambient temperature: -40° C +55° C