News: Frankly Speaking

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

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.

WWETT 2017: Enhanced PowerSewer System, Innovative Grinder Take Center Stage

1/27/2017 12:00:00 AM

New and innovative! Franklin Electric will display multiple pumping innovations at the WWETT 2017 Exhibition and Conference, in Booth 2839, February 23-25. On display will be:

  • Redesigned and improved FPS PowerSewer® System – A more flexible, service friendly, and efficient system for residential and commercial applications. This low-pressure sewer system pumps residential wastewater to a collection or treatment area, making it a proven alternative to gravity sewer systems and septicWWETT 2017 Show Photo tanks. The basin’s internal C-Channel assembly releases from the top of the unit, simplifying accessibility to and maintenance of its components. The updated design of the new tank also 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. In addition, the redesigned FPS PowerSewer System features an isolated pump support that can accommodate heavier pumps for expanded applications. This provides added installation flexibility through the compatibility with the entire line of Franklin Electric FPS 2 hp grinder pumps, including the new FPS IGPDS Dual Seal Grinder Pump Series, and any single phase, three phase, manual, or automatic version of Franklin Electric’s high head grinder pumps. Inclusion of the FPS high head grinder allows the updated FPS PowerSewer System to produce a maximum shut off head of 200 feet, with a maximum flow of 35 gpm. 
  • New FPS IGPDS Dual Seal Grinder Pump Series – Delivers increased pump security and performance ideal for commercial and high-end residential applications. The IGPDS Dual Seal Grinder Pump Series utilizes two mechanical seals, coupled with sensor probe and seal leak detection circuitry in the panel, to provide added pump protection that can extend the overall pump life. If water enters the oil chamber, a light in the control panel will illuminate and indicate that the first seal requires replacement. The second seal continues to protect the pump so that it can maintain full functionality until the first seal can be changed. Upon the replacement of the first seal, the pump can be put back in service at peak performance levels. It efficiently pumps sewage slurries up to 130 feet and features a patented cutting system that grinds at 414,000 cuts per minute.

 For more info on WWETT, click here

In Case You Missed It: ASPE 2016 Post-Show Photo Gallery

11/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

Scott Stayton At ASPE 2016 - Little Giant Inline 400 New Product TheatreThe largest event for plumbing system design professionals has come and gone, once again showing the industry the latest and greatest in product innovation. Just a few of the products on display at the Franklin Electric booth were the:

If you missed it, here is a little sneak peek at our view of the show. To view more photos from the show, click here.

New Dual Seal Grinder Pump Series Offers Added Layer of Pump Protection

10/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

Franklin Electric’s new FPS IGPDS Dual Seal Grinder Pump Series delivers increased pump security and performance ideal for commercial and high-end residential low pressure sewage applications.

Double the Protection: It utilizes two mechanical seals, coupled with sensor probe and seal leak detection circuitry in the panel, to provide added pump protection that can extend the overall pump life. If water enters the oil chamber, a light in the control panel will illuminate and indicate that the first seal requires replacement. The second seal continues to protect theFranklin Electric FPS Dual Seal Grinder Pump Series (1) pump so that it can maintain full functionality until the first seal can be changed. Upon the replacement of the first seal, the pump can be put back in service at peak performance levels.

Other Features and Benefits:

  • Multiple pumps can operate on nominal voltages ranging from 208 V and 230 V in one configuration (single-phase and 3-phase)
  • In addition, multiple models available in 460 V and 575 V 3-phase options for applications where higher voltage is required
  • Patented cutter system at 414,000 cuts per minute
  • Shut-off head of 130 feet
  • Employs a powerful 2 hp single-phase, 3,450 rpm with capacitor start/run motor with built-in overload protection to prevent over-current and over-temperature damage
  • Higher starting torque that allows for mid grinds
  • Higher and larger motor shaft also reduces deflection

Click here for more product information.

ASPE 2016 The Ideal Forum For Franklin Innovations

10/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Join Franklin Electric in booth 237 at the Phoenix Convention Center October 31-November 1 to see its latest pumping innovations, including:

  • The new FPS IGPDS Dual Seal Grinder Pump Series delivers increased pump security and performance ideal for commercial and high-end residential applications. The IGPDS Dual Seal Grinder Pump Series utilizes two mechanical seals, coupled with sensor probe and seal leak detection circuitry in the panel, to provide added ASPE 2016 Logopump protection that can extend the overall pump life. If water enters the oil chamber, a light in the control panel will illuminate and indicate that the first seal requires replacement. The second seal continues to protect the pump so that it can maintain full functionality until the first seal can be changed. Upon the replacement of the first seal, the pump can be put back in service at peak performance levels. It efficiently pumps sewage slurries up to 130 feet and features a patented cutting system that grinds at 414,000 cuts per minute.
  • The Franklin Electric Inline 400 Pressure Boosting System is a compact and economical solution to most water pressure improvement needs. The Inline 400 couples a proven Franklin Electric pump and motor with simple flow-based controls to provide a typical water pressure boost of up to 40 PSI, depending on the application’s need. The unit’s symmetrical design allows for easy installation mounting either vertically or horizontally to fit within most existing plumbing configurations – including those where space is limited. This powerful, yet whisper quiet system is ideal for city water pressure boosting, pressurizing water from a cistern tank, re-pressurizing after filtration and irrigation system boosting applications.

For more information about ASPE 2016, click here.

WEFTEC 2016: New Grinder Doubles Up On Protection

9/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

Join us at WEFTEC 2016 September 26-28 in booth 4719 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana to see a variety of innovations to solve your pumping and grinding challenges. A few of the new products featured in the booth include:Franklin Electric FPS Dual Seal Grinder Pump Series

New FPS IGPDS Dual Seal Grinder Pump Series – Delivers increased pump security and performance ideal for commercial and high-end residential applications. The IGPDS Dual Seal Grinder Pump Series utilizes two mechanical seals, coupled with sensor probe and seal leak detection circuitry in the panel, to provide added pump protection that can extend the overall pump life. If water enters the oil chamber, a light in the control panel will illuminate and indicate that the first seal requires replacement. The second seal continues to protect the pump so that it can maintain full functionality until the first seal can be changed. Upon the replacement of the first seal, the pump can be put back in service at peak performance levels. It efficiently pumps sewage slurries up to 130 feet and features a patented cutting system that grinds at 414,000 cuts per minute.

FPS IGPH Series of high head grinder pumps – Engineered for the tough demands of higher head conditions found in many low pressure sewage transfer applications. Available in an automatic or manual version, the FPS IGPH Series of high head grinder pumps utilize a proven and patented cutter system with tight clearances for superior grinding at 414,000 cuts per minute. These new units incorporate two non-clogging impeller stages for efficient pumping of sewage slurries with a shut-off head of 200 feet. With only 16 full-load amps at minimum head requirements of 100 feet, these units can replace other grinders that fail to meet current application needs.

Recently expanded VR Series line of vertical, stainless steel multi-stage pumps9vr
Deliver clean water under pressure for a wide range of applications. These booster pumps are now available in 3, 5, 9, 15, 20, 30, 45, 65 and 95 m3/h options with a flow range up to 600 gpm and 750 feet of total dynamic head (TDH). Each pump features all 316 stainless steel hydraulic components for optimum durability, efficiency and performance – even in corrosive water applications. Impellers and diffuser stages are fabricated from heavy gauge stainless steel using advanced welding technology. The oversized ball bearing/coupler assembly eliminates the need for stack height adjustment and supports the axial thrust load. The elimination of axial thrust allows the VR Series pumps to utilize industry standard motors instead of the high-thrust motors commonly required in similar industry applications.

To learn more about WEFTEC, click here.