New release ETIM 7.0 available!

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We are happy to announce that the new international ETIM release ETIM 7.0 is now officially published! At this moment it is fully available in (system) English and Dutch, for the electrical and HVAC/sanitary sector also in French and German. The other languages will be updated to the current release by the national ETIM organizations and implemented into the ETIM database as soon as available.

ETIM 7.0 is published in the XML format ETIM IXF, for the format description see downloads at this website. We also offer a version in MS ACCESS. Besides from this uniform international standard format, ETIM 7.0 can be made available also in other country specific formats. For more information please consult your local ETIM office.

The ETIM 7.0 version is available on our website in the download section, in (system) English, German and Dutch. For other languages please ask your local ETIM office. Some statistics on number of classes per sector etc. see below, many classes for more general products are attributed to multiple sectors.  

ELEMENT

ALL SECTORS

ELECTRICAL

HVAC+S

BUILDING

EG GROUPS

148

110

100

67

EC CLASSES

4725

2763

2442

1148

EF FEATURES

13752

9149

7451

3491

EV VALUES

13047

9738

5947

3841

EU UNITS

159

137

101

88

 

The new ETIM 7.0 release is the result of in total just over 6800 requests for change (RFC), a lot of these are only small changes, but also there are many classes that have been profoundly restructured. Also there have been many new classes added. To see all the changes you have to look into the available difference reports (members only) in detail, or consult our online CMT tool, but in this short overview we want to highlight some major or important changes.

Lighting

A German/Dutch working group has performed an extensive rework of the classification of lighting products to get it in line again with the fast moving market innovations.

Cables

The classification for cables has been greatly restructured, many existing classes have been deleted and merged into 4 more general new class for energy- and communication cables. This was needed for international clarity and more specific for the US market. Also features were added to the relevant classes related to the new and important CPR regulation.

Intercom

The existing classification for door communication and intercom systems was not very satisfying and unambiguous. A Belgian working group of wholesalers and leading manufacturers has improved this product group substantially.

Tools and hardware

In the context of a continuing harmonisation with the Proficl@ss classification standard (for tools and hardware) many new classes for tools were added to ETIM.

High voltage

Initiated by the Finnish ETIM organisation in agreement with the other Scandinavian ETIM branches, new classes were developed for high voltage products, more specific overhead powerlines and relates products, fuses, etc.

Work cloths

The classes for working cloths and personal protection has been greatly expanded.

Major restructuring of (pipe) fitting classes

Because of the current diversity in products with often different connection types or sizes on respective ends, the existing classes did not fit no longer, many classes were now deleted and merged in new, more general classes for fittings with the same number of connections.

Solution for duplicate HVAC and sanitary classes

Because the ETIM classification for HVAC and sanitary was for a long time only used in the Netherlands, the classification for electrical products contained a considerable number of classes that caused overlap with the HVAC part. Like classes for thermostats, circulation pumps, etc. Since now many countries adopted the HVAC and sanitary classification as well, it was important to solve this issue before release of ETIM 7.0. So all classes considered double from the electrical side are merged with their HVAC counterpart, we are very pleased that this matter is now finally resolved.

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