The company will feature several new pumps at the show
Franklin Electric Co. Inc., a manufacturer of complete pumping systems, will display new pumping products at the WEFTEC 2015 Exhibition and Conference in booths 3652 and 3654 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Sept. 28 to 30. Some of the new products featured in the booth include:
- The FPS IGPH Series of high-head grinder pumps are engineered for the demands of higher head conditions found in many low pressure sewage transfer applications. Available in an automatic or manual version, the pumps utilize a patented cutter system with tight clearances for superior grinding at 414,000 cuts per minute. These units incorporate two non-clogging impeller stages for pumping of sewage slurries with a shut-off head of 200 ft. The units have 16 full-load amps at minimum head requirements of 100 ft.
- The expanded VR Series line of vertical, stainless steel multi-stage pumps deliver clean water under pressure for a range of applications. These booster pumps are now available in 3-, 5-, 9-, 15-, 20-, 30-, 45-, 65- and 95-cu-meters-per-hour options with a flow range up to 600 gal per minute and 750 feet of total dynamic head. Each pump features all 316 stainless steel hydraulic components. 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 pumps to utilize industry standard motors instead of high-thrust motors.
- The Pioneer Pump GT Series wet prime pumps are capable of running full diameter at over 2,000 rpm, making them suited for wastewater management in industrial, municipal and rental applications. The pumps are constructed with ductile iron volutes and impellers and oversized 17-4 PH stainless steel shafts. The hydraulic design includes a radically tapered stuffing box with strake, resulting in a cooler seal face, reduced abrasion and longer seal life. The pumps can operate at high pressures without adding a secondary pump and can run at higher speeds and are less susceptible to damage from cavitation without the added cost of a booster pump.
- The Little Giant Pit+Plus Basin is a sewage basin option for plumbing contractors. It features a monolithic top to separate and promote the three key areas of a sewage package—the pump, switch and plumbing connections—which can be accessed independently. Still offered with the common float switch, the system was recently redesigned to incorporate the extremely reliable and new External Control Module switch option. It contains a “bell” inside the basin to monitor liquid level for switch operation outside the basin, isolated from the liquid.