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New Case Study: Diesel-Driven Skid Packages

7/30/2020 12:00:00 AM

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Sanitary sewage overflows during high precipitation events cause environmental concerns and health risks, in addition to being costly and difficult to clean up.

Read our latest case study to learn how our Pioneer Pump® Diesel-Driven Skid Packages provided a reliable, cost-effective solution for a retirement community that was having infiltration and inflow issues with their sewage collection system.

Read and download the case study by clicking here

New Territory Manger: Mike Retter

6/8/2020 12:00:00 AM

Franklin Electric proudly introduces Mike Retter as Territory Manager for the southeast region of North America.

Mike’s responsibilities will be the development of sales and distribution for all of Franklin Electric’s product lines in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Mike has extensive experience in the pump industry working with pump manufacturers in various sales and management roles with Gorman Rupp Pump Company and ITT Corp / Xylem / Flygt and most recently as Regional Sales Manager for Environment One Corporation.

You can contact Mike at (830) 230-7649 or michael.retter2@fele.com

Certified Franklin Electric Build Centers: Ready When You Are

5/6/2020 12:00:00 AM

Certified Franklin Electric Build Centers now support the construction of 6-11" FST Series Submersible Turbines and 6-15" FVT Vertical Lineshaft Turbines, a cost-effective, high-flow option for your irrigation, agricultural, industrial, and municipal applications. 

Certified Franklin Electric Build Centers are a select group of distribution partners trained to help meet the demanding pumping challenges of contractors in these applications. A comprehensive training program equips distributors with the expertise to be a solution provider that can build customized pumps specific to the contractor’s performance requirements.

  • Quick Turnaround – Flexibility to design and build to specific order requirements within the same day
  • Built For The Job – Submersible pumps designed and built for specific job requirements
  • Sizing Software – Utilize the Franklin Electric web-based tools for simplified sizing, quoting, and product identification
  • Pricing Leveraging Capability – Custom Build Centers allow for better inventory management for specific needs resulting in a better cost solution
  • Fully Supported – Comes fully supported by the industry’s leading Technical Support professionals and Field Service Engineers
  • Program Flexibility – Partner with the distributor with the potential to offer Build Center capability for both stainless steel and cast iron products

To find your local Certified Franklin Electric Build Center, or for more information, contact your local Franklin Electric Sales Representative

Essential Business During COVID-19: When Safe & Reliable Products Are Critical

5/4/2020 12:00:00 AM

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The global pandemic has inevitably changed the daily routines of individuals and regular operations of businesses worldwide. Companies have realigned their manufacturing processes and distribution networks to provide support to frontline workers of the coronavirus outbreak. Hospitals and healthcare facilities have implemented new procedures that are crucial for slowing the rapid spread of this fatal virus. 

While essential businesses continue to run, it is important now more than ever that these organizations deliver products and services that are safe and reliable; doing their part to help tread through this public health crisis. So, what does it look like to deliver safe and reliable products during a global pandemic for the HVAC industry?

On Friday, March 20th, David John, P.E. received a call from a local Florida hospital needing assistance with setting up an isolation area dedicated to diagnosing and treating COVID-19 patients. David is the Engineering Manager at Stan Weaver & Company, an exclusive manufacturer’s representative of Franklin Electric HVAC drives in central Florida. The hospital needed three Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) with bypass to be installed with the new HVAC fans for the area.

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Due to the unusual circumstances proposed by COVID-19 in a hospital environment, there were two critical success factors of this project – securing the VFDs promptly and limiting the number of individuals on site for the installation. These factors were important so the hospital could get the new wing up and running as quickly as possible, while also minimizing the exposure of individuals to a potentially harmful environment.

Keeping this in mind, David supplied the hospital with three Franklin Electric Q-Link VFDs and recommended a digital training to prepare the hospital staff and contractors for the installation. Shortly after, Franklin Electric’s Field Service Engineer, Chad Haugen, facilitated a webinar that covered setting up the VFDs, including how to use the Q-Link mobile app that connects your smartphone via Bluetooth® technology to the Q-Link VFD and provides guided start-up and operation information. 

After the webinar, the contractors were comfortable with the material covered and confident that they could install and program the drives without any additional on-site support. David attributes this to the combination of Franklin Electric’s service and a user-friendly product.

“Because of the technical support provided, I did not have to be on site for the installation of the VFDs. This is a testimony to Franklin Electric drives being easy to set up and preventing additional people from going to a hospital that has coronavirus patients.”

Chad continued to provide support over the phone to the contractors, as needed, to program the drives and ensure they were running successfully. He also shared additional features of the Q-Link mobile app with the contractors that would save time spent on site for the installation.

Q-Link _Covid _NewsWithin the app, custom drive configurations can be saved as templates and applied to additional units when commissioning multiple drives. After setup is complete, remote monitoring and control make the Q-Link an easier, safer drive to maintain. Commissioning reports can be easily generated, signed and emailed through the app, vastly improving and shortening the reporting process. Remote operation also enhances safety by minimizing the need to physically interact with the drive while you are within connectivity range (approximately 15-20 ft).

The isolation area for COVID-19 patients was up and running 10 days after David received the initial call from the hospital. Overall, the contractors and hospital team were very satisfied with the Q-Link VFDs and have purchased additional units to use for other projects.

While the isolation area at this hospital is complete, there is still more work to be done at other hospitals. David continues to see demand for similar projects developing isolation areas and converting patient rooms to isolation rooms. He is confident that supplying Franklin Electric VFDs for these projects will provide a safe and reliable experience for everyone during these unusual times. 

Offer More. Deliver Franklin: New Submersible Turbines and Vertical Lineshaft Turbines

4/20/2020 12:00:00 AM

Deliver water for any sized job with our proven portfolio of Submersible Turbines and new Vertical Lineshaft Turbines. FPS_FVT_Vertical _Turbine _142x 408With flows up to 40,000 gallons per minute and heads up to 2,500 feet, Franklin Electric offers a wide selection of strapped, cast iron, and cast stainless submersible turbines, along with an extensive offering of vertical lineshaft turbines that help you cover almost any pumping application.

New Submersible Turbine for applications up to 2,200 gallons per minute and 2,500 feet of Head:

Introducing Vertical Lineshaft Turbines covering up to 40,000 gallons per minute and up to 2,500 feet of Head:

Looking for the right pump for the job? Size your water pumping project now with FE SELECT (U.S. / Canada).

Franklin Electric's rugged submersible pumps and new vertical lineshaft turbines are specifically designed to offer an ideal solution for contractor’s performance requirements. Various options in sizing, design and material constructions can be specified to meet application needs.

Our expanded capabilities allow you to meet requirements and provide unparalleled system solutions for pumping challenges across a variety of applications in multiple markets from agriculture and irrigation to mining, marine and offshore, oil and gas, to fire protection.

Pair these products with our legendary motors and engineered drives to maximize performance beyond the pump.

Franklin Electric’s dedicated support teams have your back every step of the way. Our products and services are backed by features unique to the Franklin Experience:

  • Access to the industry’s leading Technical Support professionals and Field Service Engineers
  • Pumps are eligible for an Extended Warranty with Franklin Electric-supplied motor and drive/panel. See our Standard Terms, Conditions and Warranty here
  • Ability to size, configure, price, & quote with FE SELECT
  • Submersible and Lineshaft Turbines are available through an expansive network of Certified Build Centers. (6" - 19" in FVT, FMF, and FAF Series; SR Series not available at this time)

To learn more, download our new brochure here or contact your local Franklin Electric Sales Representative.

Franklin Electric is Implementing Single Sign-On for FE SELECT

3/26/2020 12:00:00 AM

SSO 2 Franklin Electric is continually looking for ways to provide easier and more convenient tools, knowledge, and resources necessary for success. To further this goal, we are implementing single sign-on (SSO) for our online tools, including FE Select, FranklinTECH Online, and FE Direct*. This means you will no longer need to login to each online tool individually, but it will require all users to have an account to access any of our online tools. 

*FE Direct is available for distribution partners only.  

Single Sign-On (SSO) Benefits

  • Access multiple Franklin Electric online resources with a single email address and password
  • Save preferences within FE Select to personalize your experience
  • Preparation for future upgrades

What This Means to You

  • If you already have a Franklin Electric login: Log in as usual (at the start of your session) and enjoy not having to reenter credentials for other FE applications.
  • If you do not currently have a Franklin Electric login: Create a new and free account directly from the online tools. Upon completion, you will have instant access to the same functionality you currently enjoy, plus access to other online resources.

SSO will go live on April 6, 2020. After this date, a Franklin Electric user account will be required prior to accessing the tool. If you do not have a Franklin Electric account, you will be able to create one from the login page, which will allow immediate access.

New Features Coming Soon

Keep an eye out for new features and services that will begin to take shape in Franklin Electric’s online platforms. This step is critical to support our plan to allow users the ability to save and manage quotes within FE Select. We have many exciting, useful, educational, and time-saving upgrades on the way!

FE Select: U.S.A.
FE Select: Canada

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New to FE Select? Check out this course from FranklinTECH Online to learn more about using this online tool!

Now Available: MagForce Product Line Offering

2/20/2020 12:00:00 AM

FE Permanent Magnet Motor TopThe MagForce™ High Efficiency Motor System is now available for order* in 460vac and 575vac input power options. DV/DT output filters are available for applications with a motor lead distance less than 800-feet, and Sine Wave output filters for motor lead distances greater than 800-feet. Stand-alone variable frequency drives (VFDs) and filters are also available.

*Initial lead times may be 8 weeks or longer. Please contact your Franklin Electric Sales Representative for more information.

Ideal For Long Run-Time Applications

  • Groundwater remediation
  • Drainage water level control
  • Municipal/utility water supply
  • Construction-site dewatering
  • High-volume and industrial livestock operations
  • Mine-site dewatering and tank-level control
  • Well-supply geothermal HVAC systems

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Groundbreaking Efficiency: 90% efficiency rating is 10-12 percent greater than standard induction motor construction. Typical high-duty rate systems can have a payback* of 1 to 2 years. *Based on Field Trial Data
Simplified Inventory Management: Three motor sizes cover pump horsepowers ranging from 7.5 to 60. Fewer SKUs simplify your inventory.

Slash Electricity Consumption: Since the motor has rare earth magnets, there is less electrical energy loss, which translates into greater power output per dollar spent on power input. This saves operational costs every time the motor is run; the more it is used, the more can be saved.

Horsepower Boost: Capable of a 13.6 percent horsepower boost achieved by increasing the motor’s shaft speed to a true 60 Hz, 3600 rpm**. This allows increased pump output in terms of water volume and total dynamic head pressure without having to pull the system from the well.
** Not to exceed the PM motor’s max amp rating.

Smaller Footprint: Lighter and easier to handle than standard induction motors and, like all submersible motor systems, provides a smaller above ground footprint when compared to line shaft turbines.

A Package Deal: When ordered, the motor is shipped with a customized variable frequency drive panel that is preprogrammed for use with a transducer-controlled pump system. This allows simple startup, compatibility with a variety of application types, and is guaranteed to optimize performance and maximize system life. The drive control panel also features real-time monitoring, protection, and customizable application-specific programming software as needed to cover all customer requirements.

Fully Supported: Comes fully supported by the industry's leading Technical Support professionals and Field Service Engineers
1.800.348.2420

 

Acquisition of Assets of CPS Pumps

2/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

Today we announced the completion of a strategic acquisition to expand Franklin Electric’s product offerings focused in the large submersible and industrial pump business segments. We have acquired the product lines and assets of CPS Pumps, along with its current manufacturing process in Rossville, Tennessee. The acquisition brings Franklin Electric a deep and diverse set of key products and expertise, including a full portfolio of line shaft turbines, split case, end suction, and ANSI-style pumps, allowing us to better serve our global customers in the agriculture irrigation, municipal, industrial, and mining markets. In addition, it will provide an opportunity to expand our presence into fire pump applications in the commercial and industrial markets.

We welcome the employees of CPS Pumps, located in Rossville, TN, into the Franklin Electric family. The business and Rossville facility will be integrated into the existing Global Water business structure. We will be immediately transitioning the business into Franklin Electric’s business systems and ramping production rates in order to serve our customers for the 2020 season. The product lines will carry the FPS product brand and will be available through our existing industrial and groundwater distribution channels.

We look forward to serving our current and new customers in these new complementary product segments and applications. Additional information on the new business will be forthcoming; please reach out to your territory manager with any questions.

Don Kenney
President, Global Water

Permanent Magnet Technology Offers Efficient Municipal Alternative

9/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

PS Motor ArticlePumps & Systems magazine recently featured an article from Franklin Electric Senior Portfolio Manager, Jeff Frank. With permanent magnet motor technology, you now have a high-efficiency alternative to both vertical line shaft turbine systems (VLSTs) and submersible induction motor systems. Here’s a sneak peek into the article…

"In the past, VLSTs were thought by some to be more efficient than submersible motor systems and even outperformed them in some cases. However, with the permanent magnet motor technology, the playing field has changed, and an advanced solution now offers its own set of advantages.”

Read the full story. 

Same Look. Same Installation. New Technology.

It’s all about efficiency. The MagForce™ High Efficiency Motor System offers a 90% motor efficiency rating, which is up to 12% higher than traditional submersible motor designs. With permanent magnet technology, you can now offer an investment payback of less than 2 years in most long- or continuous run applications*.

*Results based on field trial data.

Now Available: Single-Phase FPS NC Series Non-Clog Pumps

9/16/2019 12:00:00 AM

3NC 3Inch NonclogThe FPS® NC Series Non-Clog Pumps are available in single- and three-phase power options to provide a robust wastewater transfer solution with flows up to 610 gpm at a head of up to 66 feet. Manufactured in 3-inch and 4-inch 125# ANSI flange discharge connections, these pumps feature maintenance-friendly standard options and rugged key internal components to effectively pass up to 3-inch solids in the most challenging applications. 

Versatile, Rugged, and Maintenance-Friendly

  • Simplified On-Site Maintenance – Field adjustable wear plate provides clearance between the impeller and volute for simplified maintenance, minimizing operational downtime while maximizing profit without the need and additional cost of a replaceable wear ring
  • Up To 6 Times Longer Seal Life – Factory standard dual silicon carbide mechanical seals have low thermal expansion and higher abrasion resistance than carbon versus ceramic commonly used for both seals
  • Added Peace of Mind – Factory standard third exclusion fail probe seal detects if the first mechanical seal fails to keep debris from entering the mechanical seal area, further increasing pump life expectancy
  • Premium Heat & Chemical Resistance – Motor enclosure sealing system utilizes Fluoroelastomer (FKM) O-Rings to offer added chemical and temperature resistance
  • Corrosion Resistance Comes Standard – All castings are powder coated, while ductile iron casted impellers provide added corrosion resistance and are less brittle when handling rigid debris versus competitive cast iron versions
  • Corrosion Resistance Comes Standard – All castings are powder coated, while ductile iron casted impellers provide added corrosion resistance and are less brittle when handling rigid debris versus competitive cast iron versions

The NC Series Non-Clog Pump, which offers the same rugged construction and reliability in both a single- and three-phase models to meet all application power requirements, is yet another example of how Franklin Electric dedicates design and build resources to create wastewater pumping solutions that meet industry needs.