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New rubber pin on aluminum couplings Vertical Multistage Pumps with 3 and 4 kW motors

18/11/2019

Vertical Multistage Pumps:
Introduction of rubber pins on aluminum couplings for 3 and 4 kW motors


Franklin Electric continuously develops its products to optimize them for changing market conditions. To improve the application with Variable Frequency Drives, Franklin Electric introduces rubber pins on aluminum couplings for systems with 3 kW and 4 kW motors, frame MEC 100/112.

This modification will be effective from the next shipment for all EV pumps, pump ends and pumps and motors mounted with 3 kW and 4 kW motors.  


The prices will not change. For further technical or commercial information, please contact your commercial or marketing contact at  Franklin Electric / E-Tech.

4" High Efficiency System

11/10/2019

Up to 21 %* energy saving with the new 4" High Efficiency System (HES) up to 4.0 kW

Franklin Electric is pleased to announce the launch of the new 4" High Efficiency System. The complete package consisting of variable frequency drive, permanent magnet synchronous motor, submersible pump and optional output filter offers a compact and smart high-output system solution to meet your water pumping requirements. Well-chosen and perfectly matching components guarantee first-class efficiency and energy saving of up to 21 %*.

The 4" High Efficiency System can be used in either grid or solar applications which makes it a unique and
flexible all-in-one solution.

SUPERIOR EFFICIENCY

  • Up to 15 points (21 %) improved motor efficiency*
  • Excellent partial load behavior (SKU reduction)
  • Due to the high motor efficiency, amps are significantly reduced, which might lead to smaller drop lead cross size and thus cost saving.
  • One-stop shop and perfectly matching components guarantee first-class performance/efficiency
  • Power factor corrected input (No power compensation needed)

EASY INSTALLATION & FULLY SUPPORTED

  • Easy system set-up due to Franklin Electric App in combination with tailored pre-settings
  • Fully supported by the Technical Support Professionals and Field Service Engineers


INCREASED LIFETIME

  • Incorporated Soft start and protection features (no additional investment)
  • Speed control (Optimum aggregate operation - pump matches system any time)


PACKAGED DEAL

  • 4" synchronous submersible NEMA motor
  • 4" submersible pump
  • Variable frequency drive
  • Matching output filter for 400 V systems


UP-TO-DATE CONNECTIVITY

  • Factory-featured with Bluetooth 4.0 Connectivity
  • Remote control and maintenance via Mobile App

     

    Please do not hesitate to contact your Franklin Electric Area Sales Manager or Field Service Engineer for additional information.

New Spare Part Kit for EV

24/07/2019

Spare Part Modification for the Vertical Multistage Pump Series

Franklin Electric continuously develops its products to optimize them for all market conditions. Because the design of the Vertical Multistage Pump Series has been adjusted, the spare part kit has been modified and developed as well. Instead of many different items the spare part kit is now compact and fully assembled.
This modification will be effective for every EV pump model up to 4 kW.

In the new spare part kit the positions 20.02, 20.06, 20.07, 20.08 and 20.09 will be pre-assembled:

New Spare Part Kit EV_EN_draw (1)

List of old and new codes:

2019-07 Marketing News 04_new Spare Part Kit EV_EN_Seite _2 (2)

For further technical or commercial information, please contact your commercial or marketing contact at
Franklin Electric / E-Tech.

Maurizio De Angelis
Product Management

4" Submersible Motor Cable Standardization

28/03/2019

In the course of the second quarter of 2019, Franklin Electric standardizes the submersible motor cable material design. This change will affect all 4" motors up to 3 kW, Model-No. 2x4 xxx 67xxL

Product advantages:

  • Fully 316SS material
  • Screw with Torx screwdriver Tx25
  • cable part number:

Old:        310 178 401             
New:      310 178 501 (please see catalog)

  • Same prices as 304SS – no additional costs 
  • Material, marked with letter “L”

Availablity:

  • Running change – expect mixed inventory until completion
  • Same motor number

For further information, please contact your responsible Sales Manager or Field Service Engineer.

FN Series - New range of cast iron centrifugal pumps according to EN733

22/03/2019

Franklin Electric is pleased to introduce the new FN series of cast iron, single impeller, centrifugal pumps according to EN733. The FN Series is designed and built entirely in Italy using cutting-edge technology in terms of quality and efficiency.

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The FN pumps are completely made of cast iron, externally coated with anticorrosive treatment. The impeller is painted with a cataphoretic coating to avoid any corrosion. The motors are according to the highest standards of efficiency.

The product is available in several configurations in terms of compatibility of liquids, electric motor brands, special voltages and accessories (please see pdf download).

For further information such as technical catalogs and instruction manuals, please visit franklinwater.eu. For commercial information, prices and lead times, please contact your commercial or marketing contact at Franklin Electric / E-Tech.

Upgrade Drive-Tech

24/05/2018

Starting from May 2018 there will be an upgrade of hardware and software of the following Drive-Tech models:

  • DRIVE-TECH  3 x 230 V, from 3 kW up to 7.5 kW
  • DRIVE-TECH  3 x 380 V – 460 V, from 5.5 kW up to 15 kW  


Upgrade of capacitor

The electrolytic capacitors on the DC bus will be replaced by film capacitors. This will not only extend the product lifetime but also reduce the input current.


Sensorless Field Oriented Control (FOC)

There will be sensorless FOC controls implemented for three-phase asynchronous and synchronous permanent magnet motors. This has the following advantages:

  • Optimal current control at each work point
  • Quick and precise speed adjustment
  • Less energy consumption
  • Reduction of torque fluctuations (vibrations) for smoother operation throughout the frequency range and less system noise
  • Less mechanical stress on the motor, pump and hydraulic system

The Field Oriented Control (FOC) requires a tuning operation to be performed to learn the electrical parameters of the motor. Full communication compatibility between new and previous devices, when connected in COMBO mode, is guaranteed.

The updated devices are identified accordingly on the product package and the date code. All updated technical details will also be described in the manual revision which is part of the product package. Shortly all information will be available on this website.

For further information please contact your commercial or marketing contact in Franklin Electric / E-Tech.

New inverter device: Drive-Tech MINI and pump systems EH-DTm and EM-DTm

07/02/2018

Franklin Electric is pleased to introduce the new inverter device Drive-Tech MINI, which is mounted onto the motor of EH and EM pumps. For many years the E-Tech Multistage Pump Series EH and EM have been considered as the most efficient pumping systems in the market. With the Drive-Tech MINI the energy-saving benefits of these systems will be even higher.

The Drive-Tech MINI has a cast aluminum casing (with IP55 enclosure rating), which is equipped with an integrated ventilation system to improve thermal and mechanical performance.

The Drive-Tech MINI with its state-of-the-art technology combines efficiency, simplicity, innovation and safety:

Efficiency: The Drive-Tech MINI achieves overall energy savings up to 40 %, compared to conventional speed control systems.

Simplicity: The Drive-Tech MINI is mounted directly onto the motor control box. It is already supplied with a 2.0 meter power cable and a 1.50 meter cable to connect with the pressure transducer.

Innovation: The Drive-Tech MINI can be controlled manually by the board panel or via Bluetooth by the Franklin Smartphone App “FE Connect Drivetech” (Android and IOS), enabling you to set and monitor the system remotely, save working data and increase the pump performance.

Safety: The integrated Class B (EN55011) input-filter prevents any type of disturbances in the domestic network to ensure a reliable use. The filter follows EMC Directives (electromagnetic compatibility).

In combination with the Drive-Tech MINI, the performance of the EH-DTm and EM-DTm systems has been improved even further. There are six models with flows up to 17 m³/h, head up to 101 m and power ranges from 0.55 kW up to 1.5 kW making EH-DTm and EM-DTm Pumping Systems the ideal solution for boosting systems, HVAC plants and general water supply.

The EH-DTm and EM-DTm systems can be operated with up to 8 combined units (COMBO setting) with each Drive-Tech MINI controlling and protecting its pump. The operation is shared among all connected pumps to balance the pump wearing. In case of an operation failure of a pump, the remaining pumps continue to work.

For commercial information such as prices and lead times, please contact your commercial or marketing contact in Franklin Electric / E-Tech

EV Vertical Multistage Pumps: New kit for horizontal mounting

19/12/2017

Franklin Electric is pleased to introduce the new bracket for easy and secure horizontal mounting of EV pumps, available from 0,37 kW up to 22 kW. The new kit is the right choice for applications where high pressure pumping systems are necessary, but where there is not enough space for vertical mounting.


Depending on the pump power, there are two variants available:

Design Kit for EV 1÷3÷6 from 0.37 kW up to 4 kW
Design Kit for EV 10÷15÷20 from 0.75 kW up to 4 kW

Design Kit for EV 1÷3÷6 from 5.5 kW up to 7.5 kW
Design Kit for EV 10÷15÷20 from 5.5 kW up to 22 kW

Please refer to the attached pdf document for detailed drawings.

For commercial information such as prices and lead times, please refer to the “Accessories” section in the price list or contact your commercial or marketing contact in Franklin Electric / E-Tech.

EV Vertical Multistage Pumps: High Pressure System

19/12/2017

Franklin Electric is pleased to introduce the High Pressure System for EV Vertical Multistage Pumps. Franklin Electric has developed the EV High Pressure Pumping System, which allows pressure up to 50 bar for applications such as water treatment (ultrafiltration, nanofiltration and reverse osmosis), high pressure washing systems and heating boilers.

The EV High Pressure System has a robust design, equipped with Victaulic couplings and a balanced mechanical seal for reliable resistance against high pressure. This guarantees a long product life.

There are two different configurations available:

EV H SINGLE PUMP
In case of “high” suction pressure and discharge pressure of up to 50 bar, the H single pump is the right solution.
1-      Reinforced external casing
2-      Balanced mechanical seal

TANDEM SYSTEM
In case of “low” suction pressure (close to atmospheric) and discharge pressure of up to 50 bar, the Tandem system is the right solution. It contains the following elements:

1-      EV Standard pump
2-      EV H
3-      Kit pipe and 2 Victaulic couplings

The EV High Pressure System models are available from EV1 up to EV20, in VN (Victaulic couplings) and AISI316 version. They are identified in the pump identification code as follows:

EV20/14 VN 150 T BV4 H IE3 ELP 400/690/A (example)


For further information please see attachment. For commercial information such as prices and lead times, please contact your commercial or marketing contact in Franklin Electric / E-Tech.

New Victaulic Adapters

26/09/2017

Franklin Electric is pleased to introduce the new Victaulic adapters for threaded pumps such as the EH, EHsp, EM, VN and ES series. The new adapters, completely in stainless steel AISI316L, transform a threaded nozzles pump into a product for special applications where high safety level and easy assembly/disassembly procedures are requested. On one side the adapters are threaded to be assembled to the pump suction and discharge threaded nozzles, and on the other side, there is the connection to the pipe through the Victaulic coupling.

The Victaulic couplings offer highest standards in safety and reliability for hydraulic installations. They are commonly used in fire-fighting systems for example, because they can resist pressure over 40 bar and compensate pipe misalignment. Due to easy assembly and disassembly the Victaulic pipe connection allows a significant time saving.

The Victaulic adapters are available on stock and supplied in a single package. Price upon request. For further information, please see the pdf document and contact your commercial or marketing contact in Franklin Electric / E-Tech.