Cable Management - Channel and Trunking experts gather to create the ETIM classification for the UK

Today, Tuesday 23 January 2018, we held the 9th ETIM-UK Standardisation Working Group, this latest gathering was for Cable Management – Channel and Trunking, and it was the second time this group had met.

Putting their collective Cable Management product knowledge heads together were experts from EDA affiliated members Marshall-Tufflex, Legrand, Unitrunk and Dietzel Univolt.

Group of experts in Lighting Control, Luminaires and Emergency Lighting

Also held in January 2018 was the second meeting of the Lighting Control group featuring experts from Gewiss, Feilo Sylvania, Venture Lighting, Deta, CP Electronics (part of Legrand), Illuma and ABB.

Vital to have one standard

John Mercer (pictured below), Product Manager at CP Electronics, the energy-controls business unit of Legrand, has been involved in the Standardization Working Groups for the creation of ETIM-UK for Lighting Control, Luminaires and Emergency Lighting.

John Mercer, Product Manager, CP Electronics

“For us, ETIM for the UK is the future,” explains John “Legrand recognises ETIM’s relevance and of having standardised product data created to support each business unit in their own countries. It’s vital that we all work to one standard and that’s ETIM. Legrand is appointing an ETIM specialist for each of its business units and I’m the lead for CP Electronics.

“As the BIM lead I can also see the convergence potential between ETIM and BIM. Our products are Level 2 approved to BS8541 parts 1, 3 and 4. And this positions CP Electronics at the forefront of BIM for the future.”

Pooling their knowledge at this second ETIM-UK Working Group for Lighting Control, Luminaires and Emergency Lighting

Lighting Control experts

Back Row L-R; Mark Hawkins, Illuma, Clive Riddell, Venture Lighting; John Mercer, CP Electronics; Paul McIlvaney, Gewiss; and David Bate, ETIM-UK Project Manager, EDA. Front Row L-R: Mark Hughes, Feilo Sylvania; Jenny Paramore, ABB; Harpreet Singh, Deta