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WEFTEC 2017 Photos - In Case You Missed the Show

10/6/2017 12:00:00 AM

WEFTEC 2017, the world’s largest annual water quality technical conference and exhibition, was yet again filled with some of the industry’s most innovative people, companies, and products. If you missed it, click here or the image below for a look at the show from our point of view.WEFTEC 2017 Booth 48

Official Rules: WEFTEC 2017 The Crossroads of Water Systems Giveaways Promotion

9/23/2017 12:00:00 AM


2017 The Crossroads of Water Systems Giveaways Promotion




  1. SPONSOR — The 2017 WEFTEC® The Crossroads of Water Systems Giveaways (the “Promotion”) is sponsored by Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (the “Sponsor”).  The Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with any third party, including but not limited to the WEFTEC® 2017 Exhibit, The Water Environment Federation organization, or McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, IL. Any questions, comments, or complaints regarding the Promotion should be directed solely to Sponsor.
  2. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY — No purchase or payment necessary to participate and win.  A purchase will not affect or improve chances of winning.
  3. PROMOTIONAL PERIOD & PRESENTATIONS — The Promotion consists of six separate technical demonstrations during the day, over two days (the “Promotional Period”) during the WEFTEC® 2017 Exhibit at the McCormick Place Convention Center, 2301 S. King Drive, Chicago, IL 60616. Each demonstration is scheduled to last 15 minutes. Topics and CST times are scheduled as follows:

Monday, October 2, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

VR Series: A Multitude of Possibilities,

 9:30 a.m.

Double your Backup System at Half Your Spend: Backup Pumping Systems vs Generators, 9:30 a.m.

FE Select™ Leveraging Application-based Sizing Software,

10:30 a.m.

Stay Connected, Be Protected with SubMonitor Connect,

10:30 a.m.

Non-Clog Series: For Rugged and Harsh Applications,

1:30 p.m.

V4 PowerSewer®, An Alternative Collection Option,

1:30 p.m.


  1. ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS — The Promotion is open for participation only to those attendees of the WEFTEC® 2017 Exhibit to whom this offer is addressed and who are 18 years of age or older (“Eligible Participants”).  Employees, independent contractors, officers, directors of Sponsor, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and immediate family members of each are not eligible to participate in the Promotion.  The Promotion is void where prohibited or restricted by law.  All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.
  2. HOW TO PARTICIPATE —To participate, visit Sponsor’s booth #3643 to watch a scheduled live demonstration. Sessions do not apply towards CEP credits. Prior to each demonstration, Sponsor will provide one raffle ticket to each Eligible Participant for that demonstration.  Your raffle ticket is for that demonstration only and does not apply to later demonstrations.  Immediately after the demonstration, Sponsor will randomly draw the winning ticket.  Each demonstration has its unique set of raffle tickets.  You may participate as often as you like and will receive one new raffle ticket at each demonstration you choose to attend.
  3. PRIZES AWARDED — The prize for the winning ticket of the respective demonstration is as follows:


Monday, October 2, 2017

                                Prize and Retail Value

VR Series: A Multitude of Possibilities,

 9:30 a.m.

Yeti® Roadie Cooler

($199.00 USD)

FE Select™: Leveraging Application-based Sizing Software,

10:30 a.m.

Oakley Turbine™ PRIZM™

($173.00 USD)

Non-Clog Series: For Rugged and Harsh Applications,

1:30 p.m.

Blomiky B2C Bugs 2 Brushless GPS RC Quadcopter Drone With 1080P HD Camera Altitude Hold Headless RC Helicopter Toys B2C White

 ($199.90 USD)



Tuesday, October 3, 2017

                                Prize and Retail Value

Double your Backup System at Half Your Spend, Backup Pumping Systems vs Generators, 9:30 a.m.

Amazon™ Gift Card

($200.00 USD)

Stay Connected, Be Protected with SubMonitor Connect,

10:30 a.m.

FUGOO® Sport XL - Portable Rugged Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker 35 Hrs Battery Life with Built in Speakerphone (Black/White)

(176.30 USD)

V4 PowerSewer®: An Alterative Collection Option,

1:30 p.m.

Bose® QuietControl™ 30 Wireless Headphones

($299.00 USD)

Prizes are not transferable.  At its sole discretion, Sponsor may substitute another prize package of equal or greater value, Sponsor may substitute for a cash prize or goods or services with a value equal to or greater than the estimated retail value of the original prize.  Sponsor is not responsible for lost or stolen prize.

  1. ODDS OF WINNING — Odds of winning a Prize depend on the total number of attendees at the scheduled demonstration are estimated at 1:10.
  2. WINNER NOTIFICATION — Immediately after a scheduled demonstration, Sponsor will randomly draw and announce the winning ticket.  Each Eligible Participant of a demonstration’s winning ticket shall have to the end of the WEFTEC® 2017 Exhibit on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. CST to claim the prize by presenting the winning ticket at Franklin Electric’s booth.  Prizes that are not claimed are forfeited.
  3. ACCEPTANCE OF PRIZE, RELEASE & ADVERTISEMENT — Sponsor shall provide potential winners, who must execute and return to Sponsor an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and, where permissible, a Publicity Release (the “Affidavit & Releases”).  A copy of the Affidavit & Releases is attached hereto.  Sponsor must receive a potential winner’s executed Affidavit & Releases at the time the potential winner claims his prize.  Failure to provide to Sponsor with receipt of Affidavit & Releases will result in forfeiture of Prizes in which case Sponsor will conduct a separate drawing to determine any alternative winner at that time.  In addition, potential winners from Canada must correctly answer a time-limited, skill-testing question to receive the prize.  Prizes will be provided either at the potential winner provides the executed Affidavit & Releases or will be mailed to winners within 6-8 weeks thereafter.  Execution of the Affidavit & Releases and acceptance of a Prize constitutes the winner’s permission for Sponsor to use winner’s name, likeness, and biographical information for advertising and promotional purposes.  For the names of the winners, send an e-mail titled the “2017 The Crossroads of Water Systems Giveaways Winners List” to after November 1, 2017.
  4. TAXES & FEES — All taxes, fees, and surcharges for a Prize and all expenses not explicitly included in the description of the Prize shall be the sole responsibility of the respective winner. 
  5. DISQUALIFICATION & FORFEITURE OF PRIZE — The winner shall be disqualified and his Prize shall be forfeited if (i) the winner declines to accept the Prize, (ii) Sponsor determines the winner was not eligible to participate in the Promotion, or (iii) the winner fails to provide Sponsor with winner’s Affidavit & Release within the time required under these Official Rules.  In the event of disqualification and forfeiture of a prize during WEFTEC® 2017 Exhibit, Sponsor will conduct a separate drawing to determine any alternative winner.
  6. DISCLAIMER OF RESPONSIBILITY — Sponsor nor its agents shall be responsible for lost, late, undelivered or misdirected mail or e-mail.  Sponsor nor its agents shall be responsible for computer software or hardware malfunctions or failures of any kind.  Sponsor nor its agents shall be responsible for lost or unavailable computer, cable, or telephone network connections, or for failed, incomplete, or delayed computer or telephone transmissions of any kind, including those that result from any type of human error.  Sponsor nor its agents shall be responsible for any damage to any computer used to participate in the Promotion. 
  7. GOVERNING LAW & REMEDIES — The Promotion is void where prohibited.  The laws of the United States and the State of Indiana, U.S.A., govern the Promotion without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions thereof.  Sponsor and Eligible Participants agree that: (I) any judicial proceeding for disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of the Promotion shall take place in a federal or state court of competent jurisdiction with the State of Indiana; (ii) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket expenses incurred, including any costs deemed related to participation in the Promotion, but in no event shall any damages include attorneys fees; and (iii) except for out-of-pocket expenses, under no circumstances shall an Eligible Participant be entitled or permitted to obtain an award for punitive, incidental, or consequential damages or any other damages, and each Eligible Participant hereby waives any and all rights to any such damages.
  8. PRIVACY — Submission of personal and contact information in connection with the Promotion constitutes permission for Sponsor to add participant to Sponsor’s customer database and to contact participant for future promotions, events, and offers.  Eligible Participants may opt out of receiving such communications by contacting Sponsor.
  9. QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS — If you have question or comments regarding the Promotion, please contact Sponsor at the mailing address, telephone number, or e-mail address listed below.

Franklin Electric Co., Inc.

9255 Coverdale Road

Fort Wayne, IN 46809-9613

Telephone: (260) 824-2900




WEFTEC 2017: Franklin Showcases Interactive In-Booth Product & Training Experience

8/30/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Join us for an interactive in-booth experience with a variety of training opportunities and innovative technology and products at WEFTEC 2017 in booth 3643 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, October 2-4.

New to the booth this year will be multiple hands-on training sessions that will allow attendees to hone their craft and learn about innovative ways to solve their daily challenges. The current schedule for these 15-minute, interactive training sessions is:

  • Monday, October 2nd
    • 9:30 a.m. – VR Series: A Multitude of Possibilities
    • 10:30 a.m. – FE Select: Leveraging Application-based Sizing Software
    • 1:30 p.m. – Non-Clog Series: For Rugged and Harsh Applications
  • Tuesday, October 3rd
    • 9:30 a.m. – Double Your Backup System at Half Your Spend
    • 10:30 a.m. – Stay Connected, Be Protected with SubMonitor Connect
    • 1:30 p.m. – V4 PowerSewer® System: Alternative Collection Option

In addition, the booth will feature interactive demonstration areas and displays featuring numerous innovations, including:

  • FE SelectTM – This digital pump selector software tool makes product selection, configuration, and quoting easy for contractors and distributors. It walks the user through the process from start to finish, requiring only the basic application data needed to size many water systems. The software properly matches the components necessary for the desired application, provides a list price quote for the package, and then offers links to related informational product documentation.
  • Enhanced FPS PowerSewer® System – A flexible, service friendly, and efficient system for residential and commercial applications. The basin’s internal C-Channel assembly releases from the top of the unit, simplifying accessibility to and maintenance of its components. The updated tank design provides for easy access and replacement of all other internal components. The float tree is spring loaded and easily removable, with a lift handle to simplify pump removal. It features an isolated pump support that accommodates heavier pumps for expanded applications, and it is compatible with the entire line of Franklin Electric FPS 2 hp grinder pumps. 
  • SubMonitor Connect – Features the innovative FE Connect App that provides three-phase motor protection with the enhanced capabilities of real-time performance monitoring and logging to improve troubleshooting. Other features include: a simple plug-and-play design, universal power supply, 1% power metering, and a NEMA 4X rated display.

To receive complimentary registration to WEFTEC 2017 courtesy of Franklin Electric, click here. For more information about WEFTEC, click here.

Complimentary WEFTEC 2017 Registration

8/8/2017 12:00:00 AM

W17 Logo 100K2925WEFTEC 2017 is right around the corner, and we would love to see you in Chicago! Now, you can get in the doors free of charge. Franklin Electric is providing a complimentary registration to all current and potential customers so you can see the latest and greatest the industry has to offer, including our new PowerSewer® System. Follow these easy steps to sign up today:

  • Click the link below
  • Click “Complimentary Expo Only registration” link
  • Click “Go” in the attendee section
  • If you have a username and password from a past year, enter it here. If not, go down and register a new account by clicking “Click here to register” on the 4th link below the login area.

Franklin Electric is in booth 3643. See you soon!

Now Available: New FBC Series Offers Pumping & Installation Flexibility

7/5/2017 12:00:00 AM

Franklin Electric is pleased to announce the introduction of the FBC Series Single-Stage Horizontal Centrifugal Pumps to the F Series portfolio of products. The FBC Series features Franklin Electric FBC Series Centrifugal Pump Horizontal1close-coupled, electric-driven pumps thatFranklin Electric FBC Series Centrifugal Pump Horizontal1 utilize NEMA standard 56J-60 Hz threaded shaft motors with 316 stainless steel shaft extensions to form a rugged, compact unit.

Additional Features Include:

  • High efficiency performance design for reduced lifetime cost of operation
  • Volute can be rotated in 90-degree increments to simplify discharge plumbing
  • Suitable for either horizontal or vertical mounting for versatility of installation
  • Robust cast iron volute and motor bracket with integral mounting feet for ease of installation
  • Back pull-out design enables serviceability without the need to disconnect plumbing
  • 316 stainless steel impeller is suitable for handling a wide variety of fluids without corrosion or electrolysis and is resistant to the effects of cavitation
  • Mechanical seal, constructed of SiC/SiC/FKM/316 stainless steel (FKM silicon carbide), can withstand mild abrasives and is appropriate for handling a variety of fluids, including those containing hydrocarbons
  • Pumps are 100 percent wet tested at the factory to ensure quality and reliability

The FBC Series is offered in both 2-pole (3600 rpm) and 4-pole (1800 rpm) versions. At 3600 rpm, the FBC Series can be used in any application requiring flows of 50-200 gpm and pressures ranging from 15-30 psi, such as turf irrigation or commercial pressure boosting. At 1800 rpm, the pumps produce 40-110 gpm at heads of only 7-22 feet, making them ideal for water feature, water transfer, or fuel oil transfer applications. Models operating at 3600 rpm are available with motors having both open drip proof (ODP) and totally enclosed fan cooled (TEFC) enclosures, while 1800 rpm models will have TEFC motor enclosures only.

For more information on the FBC Series, click here.

Introducing FE Select: Franklin’s New Pump Selector Software

6/13/2017 12:00:00 AM

Franklin Electric FE Select Logo CLRWe are pleased to announce the recent launch of FE SelectTM, a digital pump selector software tool that makes product selection, configuration, and quoting easy for contractors and wholesale distributors. This online tool walks the user through the process from start to finish, requiring only the basic application data, such as flow and total dynamic head demands, to size many water systems. The software properly matches the components necessary for the desired application, provides a list price quote for the package, and then offers links to related informational product documentation. 

  • Wholesale Distributors – Can quickly formulate a system package for their customers without the need for catalogs or verification from a Franklin Electric representative confirming the quoted products are properly sized and compatible with the recommended primary components
  • Contractors – Can generate a quote for the homeowner at list price, reducing waiting time and customer frustration
  • Note: All Franklin Electric products will continue to be sold through licensed distributors, but now with FE Select, finding the appropriate products can be much easier

Additional Features of FE Select Include: 

  • 24/7 accessibility
  • A quick price option that allows for mass quoting capabilities based off of a specific component
  • Simple software navigation 

A large selection of Franklin Electric products are already included in the software to quickly quote job requests serving the agricultural, irrigation, engineered products, and industrial markets. More products will continue to be added over time. The FE Select link will appear on all applicable individual pump product pages on the Franklin Electric website. Users can simply click the link and start quoting. 

In addition to FE Select, we will continue to utilize our current pump selector software for products that are waiting to be included in FE Select. To select a product and start using FE Select, click here.

New President: Don Kenney Appointed New Leader of North America Water Systems

5/8/2017 12:00:00 AM

Don Kenney Franklin ElectricFranklin Electric has appointed Donald P. Kenney as President, North America Water Systems. In this role, Kenney will be responsible for all aspects of the North America Water Systems business that supports the sale of Franklin Electric products to customers in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Central America.

Kenney was hired as FE Petro employee number five in 1991. Over the years, he has assumed increasing levels of responsibility, becoming President of FE Petro in 2001, and then President of Franklin Fueling Systems in 2005. In 2013, Kenney was appointed a Vice President of Franklin Electric Co., Inc. and promoted to President, Energy Systems.

Inline 400 Enhancements: Now Rated as NEMA 3R Outdoor System

2/27/2017 12:00:00 AM

We recently introduced two new upgrades to the Inline 400 Pressure Boosting System. Franklin Electric Inline 400 - Outdoor Rated - CutawayAlthough these changes are small, with no effect to the overall performance or function of the product, we are excited about the positive impact and new application possibilities these changes will have for customers. Beginning immediately (products with a 16L date code/Serial Number prefix), the Inline 400 will come standard with:

  • A clear protective rain cover: This durable poly-carbonate cover protects the control head when installed vertically outdoors. By adding this UV-resistant cover to the control head, a NEMA 3R rainproof rating is achieved in all vertical installations. Because this cover is clear, it can remain in place, yet still allow the owner to read the overall system status LED indicators. Using Velcro, the cover is held securely in place, but is quickly removed if any changes are required to the internal electronic control systems. Note: Horizontal installations will continue to be approved for INDOOR use only. 
  • Standard 1.25-inch male NPT thread connection fittings: These new connections allow for hassle-free installations that are quick, strong, and leak free.

For more information about the Inline 400, click here.
To see our general Inline 400 YouTube video, click here.

In Case You Missed It: WWETT 2017 Post-Show Photo Gallery

2/24/2017 12:00:00 AM

IMG_2324The water and wastewater equipment, treatment and transport’s largest annual show was yet again a fun and educational opportunity for all. Weren’t able to attend the show this year? No problem. Click here to see the show from our point of view.

New Franklin Products On Display
A few innovations took center stage:

For more information on WWETT, click here

Submersible Pumps - Learn the Hundreds of Applications They Succeed in at WWETT 2017

2/8/2017 12:00:00 AM

The versatility of submersible pumps is uncanny, yet many professionals still don’t know the many different uses for them. At WWETT 2017, Franklin Electric submersible pump expert Jessie Hinther will explore this very topic and look into the hundreds of applications they succeed in to help you be more efficient with your business. Check it out:WWETT 2017 Show Photo 2 (1)

Presentation: The Very Versatile Submersible
Date: Wednesday, February 22
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Location: WWETT 2017, Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

The WWETT show is the world’s largest annual trade show in the environmental service industry and full of information and new products that can benefit your business. If you’re able to attend the show, stop by Franklin Electric booth 2839 to see the new PowerSewer® System and IGPDS Dual Seal Grinder Pump Series as well!

Click here to learn more about The Very Versatile Submersible presentation.
Click here to learn more about the WWETT show.