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NEW CORALUM TREATMENT: anti-oxidation protection for aluminum alloy products installed in aggressive environments

Wednesday, 3 July 2019
CORALUM is a surface protection treatment based on an electroceramic coating applied by electrolytic deposition method directly on the aluminium alloy.
With the simple and effective application of the CORALUM treatment, the antioxidation characteristics of the aluminum alloy increase by 100%, confirming the equivalence, in terms of classification on corrodibility, according to the C5 - UNI EN ISO 12944:2018 standard typical of steels.
Above CORALUM is then applied the Cortem’s thermosetting powder coating based on crosslinked polyester resins RAL 7035 gray special, pigmented with stainless steel powders to give a greater resistance to impact and an orange peel finish. 

New SafeFly Light System, light-signalling in case of high obstacles

Thursday, 2 May 2019
CORTEM GROUP presents SAFEFLY LIGHT SYSTEM, a versatile and innovative high obstacle light up system powered and controlled by a control panel installed at the base of the plant.
The system consists of the new series of low-intensity XLFE-4/1 (>32 candela) series and the medium-intensity XLFE-MIB (> 2.000 candela) series obstacle signalling lighting fixtures characterized by excellent lighting and mechanical properties designed for areas with an explosive atmosphere and for installation in industrial plants.
If necessary, the SAFEFLY LIGHT SYSTEM automatically switches on the spare warning lights and indicates the problem on the control panel. It also synchronizes two or more signal units via CABLE or GPS signal.
The light switch can be activated either manually or automatically, or via a twilight sensor.

New accessory for pole mounting for EVL series lighting fixtures

Monday, 1 April 2019
To meet different installation requirements, Cortem Group has designed a new accessory for the EVL series LED lighting fixtures that allows the direct pole mounting.
This accessory is of particular interest in all those cases of "re-lamping" of the existing systems: replacement of the old EV-EW series lighting fixtures equipped with old incandescent/discharge technology with those of the new LED technology.
This accessory, coded B-498 (for EVL-60 and 70) and B-499 (for EVL-80 and 100) can be sold either individually (upgrade of lighting fixture already purchased), or already integrated on the EVLT series lighting fixture.

EVE-L series LED lighting fixtures back into production

Friday, 8 March 2019
Cortem Group puts the lighting fixtures EVE-L series back into production to meet the needs of all those customers who require a more distributed and less concentrated lighting, very similar to the old incandescent bulb. 
The EVE-L series is characterised, in fact, by a type of diffused light with a light beam well above 120° emitted by high power LEDs. The main features are: 
  • N° 3 LED for EVE-5050L, n° 7 LED for EVE-5060L and EVE-5060L1.
  • Nominal voltage 230 Vac/dc, 110/230 Vac/dc only for EVE-5050L. On request available 24 Vac/ dc. 
  • Nominal frequency 50/60 Hz. 
  • Aluminum alloy body with low copper content. 
  • Globe in borosilicate glass. 
  • Stainless steel screws. 
  • RAL 7035 epoxy paint

New hand-held lighting fixtures EWL-80SB series

Wednesday, 30 January 2019
The new EWL-80SB series hand-held lighting fixtures are developed from the standard production of the EWL series lighting fixtures, of which they retain the lighting characteristics, appropriately modified in hand-held version to be used in construction sites or for local plant maintenance or temporary illumination of process zones in an environment with a hazardous atmosphere.
The main features are:
  • 12, 24 or 48V direct current power supply;
  • installation by means of a wall bracket or freestanding support equipped with a power cable already wired and sealed;
  • SPY series plug mounted on the cable that will be supplied with the PY series socket (separate packaging), so that the customer can decide which configuration to choose based on the system needs.


New "Ex tb" control panels suitable for ambient with explosive or flammable dusts

Tuesday, 18 December 2018
  • 'Ex tb IIIC T80°C Db' IP66 method of protection
  • made in aluminium, polyester, or stainless steel 
  • various sizes available
  • there are three maximum dissipation limits that correspond to each of the three maximum optional ambient temperatures: + 40° C, + 55° C and + 60° C.
  • several IECEx/ATEX certified 'Ex tb' control devices can be mounted on the enclosure faces
  • a glass or polycarbonate window can be fixed to the lid
  • various electronic devices can be installed internally such as terminals, analog and digital instruments, control and measurement devices, circuit breakers and IECEx/ATEX certified battery packs.

Download Ex tb Control Panels catalogue

New EXENC and EXENC-L series lighting fixtures in GRP for Zone 2-21-22 with fluorescent and LED tubes

Monday, 8 October 2018
New EXENC and EXENC-L series lighting fixtures in GRP for Zone 2-21-22 with fluorescent and LED tubes
EXENC series lighting fixtures for fluorescent tubes and EXENC-L series for LED tubes can be installed in hazardous industrial plant units designated as Zone 2 and Zone 21-22. A careful research of the materials and the choice of the most performing electrical components give to EXENC and EXENC-L, in addition to a considerable duration, greater safety in all environments where a high protection against corrosion, dust, water and humidity is required.
They are characterized by:
  • Sliding closure/opening system with multi-point connection and supplied key 
  • Degree of protection IP66
  • Standard ceiling installation brackets included (type U)
  • LED technology available (Cortem production Led tubes) with 'Ex Op Is' certification



New XLFE series low and medium intensity LED aircraft warning lighting fixtures

Tuesday, 28 August 2018
XLFE series low and medium intensity lighting fixtures are suitable to be installed on towers or high buildings as obstacle signaling devices thanks to the high power and luminous efficiency light source developed by Cortem Group making full use of the experience gained in the world of LED lighting in the recent years. 
XLFE-4.../1 series lighting fixture, red in color with a luminous intensity of more than 32 candles, complies with the ICAO Annex 14 standard for low intensity aviation warning lamps type A and type B (corresponding to the FAA L-810). 
XLFE-MIB series lighting fixture, red in color too, features a lighting intensity of more than 2.000 candles and a flashing operation at 20 fpm. The particular design avoids any type of optical error typical of the glass globes. 

New EVFD-L series lighting fixtures for LED tubes

Wednesday, 1 August 2018
As their high mechanical resistance, EVFD-L LED lighting fixtures are recommended for use in all those hazardous areas where the atmosphere is constantly contaminated with fumes, gases and dusts. These units have been designed to provide the even distribution of light without taking up the limited vertical space available.
The specially curved re ector and the transparency of the tempered glass tube combine to allow light to diffuse over a wide range and provide more pleasant, less tiring working conditions.
Simply cleaning the glass tube ensures constant excellent illumination over time.
  • 'Ex db op is IIB - Ex tb op is IIIC' method of protection 
  • Cortem LED tubes
  • It can be used in an environment containing explosive atmosphere and with the presence of hydrogen
  • 4.575 lumen, version with one tube, 9.150 lumen version with two tubes


New NAV, NEV series cable glands for armoured and non-armoured cables

Thursday, 28 June 2018
Cortem Group presents NAV and NEV, the new generation of cable glands for armoured and non-armoured cables.
Characterized by an ergonomic design and constructed of materials of the highest quality, the NAV and NEV cable glands series can be used with the main electric cables available on the market and in total compliance with all relevant international standards.
  • ‘Ex db’, ‘Ex eb’, ‘Ex tb’ and ‘Ex nR’ methods of protection
  • Silicone sealing ring
  • Wide service temperature range: -60°C+130°C
  • Suitable for different types of cables including lead sheathed, flat, instrumentation and fiber optic cables
  • Female or male entry
  • IP68 protection rating: tested at 30m depth for 12h
  • Laser marking
  • EMC tested (electromagnetic compatibility)
  • Ergonomic design
  • Available in nickel-plated brass, stainless steel and galvanized steel

New LED lighting fixtures and floodlights for Zone 2, 21, 22 EVNL and EVNL-B series

Thursday, 28 June 2018
EVNL series LED lighting fixtures features high luminous efficiency (lm/w) "COB" (ChipOnBoard) LED lighting system, a Multichip LEDs formed of a LED matrix connected to each other and covered with a layer of diffused phosphorus. 
On the other hand, EVNL-B series lighting fixtures and floodlights features a LED plate and the "Ex op is" protection which classifies the equipment as a device with certified optical safety. This is a point of pride for Cortem Group, which confirms itself as one of the few manufacturers in the world that actually certify the lighting equipment according to this method of protection.
The EVNL-B series can be supplied with 10°, 20° and 40° optics (60° and 80° optics are also available for the EVNL-60B series) fitted directly on the LED board, which modify the photometry allowing different concentrations of the light beam.

LED signalling lighting fixtures MSU series

Monday, 19 March 2018


The new MSU series LED signalling lighting equipment is designed to be used in hazardous areas as indicator of dangers and for any communication need, replacing also acoustic signals.


It is a multi-unit device formed by the EVML-50/G series signalling lighting equipment, an ‘Ex e’ aluminum junction box SA series and a metal sheet base, fixable on walls or poles. 
The EVML- 50/G series LED signalling lighting equipment are available with a globe of different colours: blue, red, green, amber and clear.



LED traffic light units with Wi-Fi system TL series

Wednesday, 31 January 2018
TL series Wi-Fi traffic lights have been designed to control roadway junctions in hazardous areas using the technology of RF (radio frequency) communication.
It is common knowledge that individual units must communicate with one another for the purpose of coordinating the correct light colour to display to flowing traffic. The use of RF technology eliminates the need to dig up the road surface in order to "bury" the cables and/or sensors required in the systems used today.
In addition, Wi-Fi technology facilitates the use of a traffic light system in situations where a short-term solution, rather than a permanent installation, is required.


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


  • 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


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    • 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)


  • 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


  • 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


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


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.

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.


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.