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Product Line Expansion: VR Series Hydraulic Reconfiguration

11/16/2018 12:00:00 AM

The Franklin Electric VR Series Vertical Multi-Stage Pumps are now available in both 3500 rpm (2-pole) and new 1750 rpm (4-pole) electric motor-driven configurations. High-speed models provide performances of five to 500 gpm, while low-speed models provide a flow range of 2.5 to 250 gpm and support lower NPSH requirements. To support this product line expansion, a new, comprehensive VR Series Catalog is available for download.

Additionally, all the VR Series hydraulics are available for online sizing at FE Select, where you can select a pump end based on performance needs and then select the type of motor and control needed to complete the quotation and submittal package.

Features

  • All 316 stainless steel wetted components for superior durability, efficiency, and performance over a wide variety of applicationsVR Series
  • Rugged NEMA motor mounting with oversized thrust bearing ensures long operating life in the toughest of jobs and enables the use of stock motors (high-thrust motors not required) which are available in a wide variety of ratings and enclosures
  • Silicon carbide/graphite/EPDM/stainless steel mechanical seal for superior sealing is standard; five optional seal types available
  • Removable stainless steel seal plate with jack screw taps provided for ease of service
  • In-line suction and discharge connections with round ANSI flanges fit widest range of applications and provide convenient, compact installation with a small footprint; optional oval flange and grooved connections available

For more information about the VR Series, click here.

In Case You Missed It: WEFTEC 2018 Post-Show Photo Gallery

10/8/2018 12:00:00 AM

WEFTEC 2018, 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 below for a look at the show from our point of view.

See the WEFTEC 2018 photo gallery.

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Featured Innovations on Display at WEFTEC 2018

9/20/2018 12:00:00 AM

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Come join us at WEFTEC 2018 in booth 7927 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 1-3. Franklin Electric is providing a complimentary registration in conjunction with the show to all current and potential customers so you can see the latest and greatest the industry has to offer, including the following featured products in our booth:

The Inline 1100 SpecPAK™ Pressure Boosting System connects easily to nearly any commercial, industrial, or multi-residential plumbing configuration to provide an easy-to-size water pressure boosting solution. Contractors simply determine how much water is required to be boosted to the desired constant pressure output, and the system comes properly packaged. The pump itself, the Franklin Electric Inline 1100, is a quiet, all-in-one constant water pressure system that contains the pump, motor, and drive in a compact package. As water volume needs increase, the pump instantly accelerates to the proper speed to ensure the water pressure stays constant throughout the application.

The FPS PowerSewer® System is 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.

The Pioneer Pump® GT Series is a robust pumping solution for nearly any food processing, wastewater treatment, waste handling, chemical processing, or industrial application with high performance demands. Available in 3x3, 4x4, and 6x6 sizes, they feature a unique shaft design that permits maximum flow rates up to 2250 gpm at a maximum head of 250 feet with a solids handling capability of up to three inches. A unique suction spool increases the inlet diameter and alleviates abrasion wear on the pump, while its distinct cover combines both the fill access cover and flapper valve access cover in one to improve ease of use – making these pumps ideal for the toughest tasks, all within a standard footprint.

The Pioneer Pump® GL Series Pump Packages move large volumes of water in nearly any rugged industrial, municipal, agricultural, mining, dewatering, or rental application. These robust, diesel-driven pump packages feature a full range of high-head and high-flow pumps up to 575 horsepower, are available in 4x3, 4x4, 5x3, 6x3, 6x4, 6x6, 8x6, 8x8, 10x8, 12x8, and 12x12 pump sizes, and offer both solids handling up to 3.5 inches and clear liquids capability. All side panels down to the top of the skid are removable by hand without the need for additional tools, maximizing accessibility and serviceability. The patented, environmentally safe vac-assist priming system with PosiValveTM evacuates air faster to accelerate and simplify priming, while efficient tank sizes provide up to 30 hours of runtime at full load. Engineered for modularity, the GL Series is available in skid or trailer configurations with a variety of build options to fit each application, and is fully Tier IV ready with the flexibility to offer multiple engine options. 

Click here to sign up for our complementary registration and use promo code EVITE1311.

Click here for more information on WEFTEC 2018.

Complimentary WEFTEC 2018 Registration

7/30/2018 12:00:00 AM

The WEFTEC 2018 show floor opens October 1, and we would love to see you in Louisiana! Now, you can get in the doors free of charge. Franklin Electric is providing a complimentary registration in conjunction with the show to all current and potential customers so you can see the latest and greatest the industry has to offer, including the new Pioneer Pump® GT Series, FPS PowerSewer® System, and Inline 1100 SpecPAKTM. Follow these easy steps to sign up today:

  • Click here
  • Click “Register Now” in your VIP guest invite.
  • Click “Online Registration”.
  • Click “Attendee”.
  • 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.
  • From there, it will walk you through the information needed. Simply fill it out and receive a complimentary registration.
  • If needed, Franklin Electric’s free registration promo code is: EVITE1311.

Franklin Electric is in booth 7927. See you soon!

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Now Available: Inline 1100 SpecPAK Pressure Boosting System

3/23/2018 12:00:00 AM

The Inline 1100 SpecPAK™ Pressure Boosting System provides a simplified way to select a packaged system for boosting water pressure in applications requiring more than one pump. The system connects easily to nearly any plumbing configuration, so instead of choosingInline 1100 Specpak 3 Stage Pallet System individual components within the system, contractors simply determine how much water is required to be boosted to the desired constant pressure output. The system comes properly packaged and ready for installation virtually anywhere with a product footprint small enough to be hung in a small utility closet.

Features & Benefits

  • Easy to expand the quantity of pumps after the initial installation should a building expansion or a water usage increase arise in the future
  • Quiet, all-in-one constant water pressure system contains the pump, motor, and drive for easy and versatile system integration
  • All stainless components for corrosion resistance and uncompromised water quality
  • Electrical design with multiple fuses to prevent surge damage to control electronics
  • Manifold and pump circuit piping sized to accommodate a full range of flows with minimal losses from hydraulic friction
  • Grooved plumbing connections reduce setup time and minimize external stress transfers between piping connections
  • Full port ball valves used to reduce pressure loss through fittings and maintain smooth, consistent water velocities through the system

For more information about the Inline 1100 SpecPAK, click here.

In Case You Missed It: WWETT 2018 Post-Show Photo Gallery

2/26/2018 12:00:00 AM

The WWETT Show (Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport) is the largest annual U.S. trade show for the wastewater industry. As expected, it provided a wide array of product innovations, industry education, and fun for attendees. Weren’t able to attend the show this year? No problem. Click below to see the show from our point of view.

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New Video: MagForce Permanent Magnet Motor System

2/16/2018 12:00:00 AM

The newly released 6-inch MagForce™ Permanent Magnet Motor System is already making a huge impact in the field. But don’t just take our word for it. Check out this video where multiple contractors and end users talk about the many benefits it’s already providing them.

Watch the video.

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2018 WWETT: Save Up To 70 Percent To See The Industry’s Latest Innovations

2/12/2018 12:00:00 AM

Franklin Electric will yet again display multiple pumping innovations at the 2018 WWETT 260X400 V2Show, in Booth 2271, February 22-24.

Discounted Rate Details
As a valued exhibitor, Franklin Electric can offer two specific discounts through the show. Hurry, and you can save 50 percent on the Full Education Package (new price is $85) and 70 percent on an Expo Pass (new price is $15). Here’s how:

  • Click http://nvyt.es/12fb88b3 
  • Then register either through a social channel or via “Traditional Registration”
  • Enter your registration information
  • A promo code (XNV230) will automatically populate in the “Do you have a Promotional Code?” section
  • Continue with registration to get the abovementioned discounts

Show-Floor Innovations
WWETT is the largest annual U.S. trade show for the wastewater industry, so once you make it through the doors, you’ll have visual access to some of the most innovative and proven products available today. We’re proud to be part of that group. Here are just a couple of the innovations you can learn about in our booth:

  • Enhanced FPS PowerSewer® System – A flexible, service friendly, and efficient system for residential and commercial applications. The basin’s internal C-Channel Franklin Electric Powersewer System Cutaway (1)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. 
  • FPS IGPDS Dual Seal Grinder Pump Series – Delivers increased pump security and performance ideal for commercial and high-end residential applications. 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 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.

For more info on the 2018 WWETT Show, click here.

New Video: FPS PowerSewer System

2/9/2018 12:00:00 AM

The enhanced PowerSewer® System allows for single-person access to every component from the top of the basin. It is ideal for nearly any terrain, offers abundant dry well tank storage, and is compatible with the FPS grinder pump portfolio providing up to 414,000 cuts per minute with a max shut-off head of up to 200 feet and a flow of 35 gpm. Our leading support team provides everything needed to easily drop it into the written spec, followed by dedicated on-site support.

Click here to see the video.

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Now Available: Enhanced FPS PowerSewer System

1/15/2018 12:00:00 AM

Franklin Electric is pleased to officially announce the launch of the redesigned and enhanced FPS PowerSewer® System as a more flexible, service friendly, and efficient system for Franklin Electric Powersewer System Cutawayresidential and commercial applications. This low-pressure sewer system pumps wastewater to a collection or treatment area, making it a proven alternative to gravity sewer systems and septic tanks.

Features & Benefits

  • Internal C-Channel assembly releases from the top of the unit, simplifying accessibility to and maintenance of its components. 
  • Updated tank design provides for easy access and replacement of all other internal components.
  • Spring-loaded float tree is easily removable.
  • An isolated pump support can accommodate heavier pumps for expanded applications.
  • Compatible 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. 
  • Increased wall thickness results in a more robust and durable basin. 
  • Available in 60-, 72-, 84-, and 96-inch basin sizes.

The FPS PowerSewer System is shipped complete from the factory, further simplifying installation. The system can be installed almost anywhere a home can be built, regardless of topography or soil type. Low-pressure sewage systems can eliminate expensive lift stations and the deep trenching of gravity systems, plus they do not require the utilization of costly onsite drainage fields. The watertight collection system minimizes the chance of leaks and water intrusion, making it safer, cleaner, and healthier for the community. The FPS PowerSewer System from Franklin Electric is ideal for those applications where traditional gravity sewer systems are not always practical and sometimes impossible.

For more information on the FPS PowerSewer System, click here.