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FE Connect is the Next Generation Way to Setup and Support Franklin Electric Products

09/12/2022

FE Connect Header2Service Franklin Electric products in more ways with the latest version of FE Connect. Using intuitive setup features as well as real-time logs and monitoring, FE Connect now delivers comprehensive insight and support that enhances the way you service Franklin Electric product equipped with wireless connectivity. You get convenient access to all compatible Franklin Electric products in a single tool – now and in the future. Plus, FE Connect helps you save time and enhances safety during installation and service with an array of startup, monitoring and troubleshooting solutions that minimize hands-on interaction with the drive or protection device. It’s one more way Franklin Electric is supporting professionals so you can get on to the next job faster.   

Robust Interface Helps Professionals Quickly Service More Jobs  

  • Intuitive setup pairs quickly with compatible drives and protections 
  • Save connected devices and manage locations to quickly reconnect 
  • Create and manage templates to easily save and load configurations from one installation to the next  
  • Access over-the-air firmware updates for effortless upgrades FE Connect App Screenshot

Discover a Streamlined Setup & Support Experience 

  • In-app guidance leads you through startups 
  • Get real-time product status 
  • Conveniently collect auto-generated commissioning reports and time-stamped logs 
  • In-app support troubleshoots potential issues and recommends corrective actions – no internet connection required 

Service Compatible Franklin Electric Products in One Place 

During launch FE Connect will be compatible with SubDrive Connect and SubDrive Connect Plus. In the future, more products will be added.  

Ready to get started? 

  • Already using FE Connect? Download the new FE Connect app. Note: the former FE Connect experience continues to be available and will support SubMonitor Connect for a limited time. It will then transition to the new app. 
  • New to FE Connect? Download the FE Connect app on your phone or tablet. Scan the product codes on your Franklin Electric product. Then, follow the on-screen prompts to setup connectivity.

Download now from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store!

If you have any questions concerning how this solution supports your products, please contact your local Franklin Electric Sales Representative or Technical Support at 1-800-348-2420. 

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Franklin Electric SubDrive QuickPAKs Now Deliver Options for High Efficiency

09/09/2022

Sub Drive _Quick PAK_Mag Force _Web _Banner (1)Discover How the Latest SubDrive QuickPAK Options Help You Upgrade Jobs to High Efficiency

Franklin Electric has added new high efficiency SubDrive QuickPAK solutions to its lineup, giving professional installers an industry-leading, reliable constant water pressure solution that’s ideal for jobs up to five horsepower. They work across a variety of systems, including residential, irrigation or geothermal.

Powered by a 4-inch MagForce High Efficiency Motor, the new SubDrive QuickPAKs deliver unparalleled performance and increased efficiency combined with the trusted reliability and seamless operation of the legendary Franklin Electric 4-inch, three-phase submersible motor.

Upgrade to Groundbreaking Performance & Reliability:

  • Unlock Up to 17% More Efficiency*: The 4-inch submersible motor that professionals have trusted for decades now leverages the latest technology to deliver the most power per volume in the industry. (*than the comparable three-phase induction motor)
  • Get Peak Performance While Using the Least Amount of Energy: Powered by MagForce High Efficiency Motors, these packages achieve the same horsepower rating while performing with the least amount of electricity at any given operational point.
  • Easy Selection Meets Optimized Operation: Like all SubDrive QuickPAKs, the packages have been designed for ultimate operational compatibility. The predetermined motor, pump and drive combinations match flow and total dynamic head requirements, ranging from 7 to 90 GPM.

Unlock Benefits on the Job Site:

  • Smaller, Lighter & More Powerful Design: Through increased power density, the total assembly is more compact, aiding professionals with ease of transport and installation. In fact, a 5-horsepower motor is 7” shorter and 18 lbs. lighter than a standard induction motor.
  • Sub Drive _Connect _Quick PAK_High _Efficiency _FamilyGo the Distance with Longer Cable Length: While running on less current per horsepower rating, MagForce High Efficiency Motors allow on average 22% longer motor cable lengths per wire size, resulting in more cost-effective installations.
  • Introducing the New FE Connect: The SubDrive platform uses an array of easy setup and assisted troubleshooting solutions to help save time during installation and reduce service hours. This includes the enhanced experience using FE Connect for smart devices.

Check out our latest catalog now and explore our all-in-one constant pressure solutions: SubDrive QuickPAK Catalog

To learn more about the entire family of SubDrive QuickPAKs, visit Franklin Electric’s product page.

Groundwater Week 2022: Let’s Look Towards the Future Together

09/07/2022

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Franklin Electric is celebrating Groundwater Week with dozens of in-person experiences designed to help professionals get the most out of their time in Las Vegas. We invite you to join us as we prepare for what’s next and celebrate every milestone our industry continues to make (all times are Pacific):

The Franklin Electric Booth: Join us in Booth #419 to learn more about our plans for the future – and how we’re delivering solutions designed to get you there. We’ll feature news about our latest high efficiency water system solutions, as well as information on how you can future-proof pumping systems that prepare your customers for tomorrow’s biggest challenges. While you’re in the booth, be sure to check out all the ways we’re continuing to celebrate and reward the doers in our industry with continuing education and ongoing localized advocacy and training.

Educational Workshops: From learning more about the innovations that will lead us into the future to helping you improve your bottom-line, our workshops are designed with field-ready information you can use on the jobsite. Planning to seek state credit? Learn more about Continuing Education here.

  • The Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) Symposium. December 6th, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Some of the leading experts in the field – including our own Field Service team – will take you through the latest trends with Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs). Our experienced team will also provide a hands-on opportunity to work through the top 5 VFD challenges, showing how to easily overcome them. Learn more
  • HE IX Softening – Exchanging Salt for Savings. December 6th, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
    You know that water softeners can be an important addition to a system, yet the use of salt can be a drawback for owners. This session looks at how a HE IX Softening system uses salt more efficiently, increasing revenue for installers while helping owners save time, money and reduce waste. Learn more
  • ef·fi·cien·cy – All about Permanent Magnet Motors. December 7th, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
    Ready to boost your efficiency options and satisfy more customers? This session explains the benefits of permanent magnet (PM) motors and how their efficient operation can help put money back in owners’ pockets. Learn more

Welcome Party: December 6, 5:30 to 7 p.m, Westgate Las Vegas Resort - Ballroom A/B/C. Once again, we’re proud to partner with NGWA to host the popular opening Groundwater Week bash. Join us for some Vegas-style entertainment, food and festivities. Meet up with old friends and make new ones at this crowd-pleaser that is also a great way to unwind after a full day of educational offerings.

Franklin Electric’s Discount Code: 

NGWA Groundwater Week 2021 089

If you’re a groundwater professional, we want to see you at Groundwater Week! We’re proud to offer discounted full-access passes. Just enter code 80120 when checking out. Your Franklin-sponsored registration will get you to the entire show, including workshops, the exhibit hall, welcome party, and more.  

Claim at: https://form.jotform.com/221385441791155?code=80120

We can’t wait to reconnect at all of these events. Claim our exclusive rates and register now! Tune in to Franklin Electric's channels to get all the information you need to make the most of your time in Vegas: follow us on Facebook or LinkedIn.

Unleash High Efficiency Performance & Energy Savings with Permanent Magnet Technology

08/16/2022

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By Bob Lilland and Brandon Schumm

Being good stewards of natural resources like water and energy, while still delivering water where it’s needed, is an ever-growing challenge for groundwater professionals. That’s why high efficiency solutions have become more critical than ever. Evaluating the merits of these systems is also important. Users across a variety of industries, including the industrial, commercial, municipal and agricultural sectors, want to understand how high efficiency systems will work for their application needs. Will these systems not only deliver financial savings but also perform reliably with steady operation – using water more intelligently without sacrificing pump life, maintenance and other operational concerns? 

A growing solution for delivering higher efficiency with proven reliability is a system built around a permanent magnet (PM) motor, and submersible pumping systems are evolving to take advantage of the PM motor designs that have become popular in other industries. PM rotors are magnetized at all times due to the raw material selection and require no electrical power, making them more efficient, especially at reduced speeds and partial loads. PM motors operate more efficiently using rare earth magnets that perform with no slip. This translates into lower input power for the same output power, saving on operational costs every time the motor runs. In fact, running these in specific applications can provide energy savings that quickly offset additional initial investment costs. Motors with a 90% efficiency rating provide an investment payback of less than two years in typical duty rate systems. Also, lower current means that specific components of the system—including variable frequency drives (VFDs), motor cables and filters—might result in smaller size requirements and, consequently, become less costly. 

How do permanent magnet motors perform in submersible applications? 

PM motors provide considerable benefits in submersible applications over induction motors. If you are currently running an induction motor in a submersible pump and replace it with a PM motor, the PM motor will win every time in terms of less overall cost of ownership, more efficient operation, better performance and less downtime. Consider:

  • Permanent magnet motors run with an efficiency rate of about 90 to 94%. 

  • Permanent magnet motors deliver better performance across a range of speeds for longer motor life and better overall performance.  

  • Permanent magnet motors operate with no slip: in contrast with standard induction construction, their speed is constant regardless of load, delivering consistent water distribution at all times. 

  • When paired with a pump in submersible installations, PM motors offer higher efficiency operation and speed compared to other pumping systems that rely on induction motors.  

These are just the beginning of the benefits owners and operators experience with PM motor technology. It is also an efficient alternative to vertical line shaft turbines (VLSTs) and submersible systems powered by traditional induction motor designs. 

Continuous run vs. partial run: do the benefits still add up? 

PMM Size Weight ComparisonPM motors run with an efficiency rate of about 90% which is 10 to 12% greater than standard induction motor energy consumption. The Hydraulic Institute rates this type of interior permanent magnet construction as the best peak efficiency available when compared to surface-mounted or even induction motors. Consider the savings on a pump that runs 24/7: PM motor-driven pumping systems save you more the more you use them. 

Not running constantly? PM motors still offer benefits. They run more efficiently since their rotor does not need to be magnetized. This concentrates all the power into motor shaft rotation. Because of this power concentration, PM motor systems can run at a synchronous speed, providing improved hydraulic performance. With no slip, the motor speed is consistent and will not vary regardless of load. They also run on a lower line voltage than a standard induction system at rated speed, providing better performance for lower voltage systems. 

A PM motor may hold a higher initial price point than a submersible induction motor, but operational costs and efficiency savings can offset this. According to field trial data, typical high-duty rate systems can have a payback of one to two years. Paired with a variable frequency drive (VFD), your system is guaranteed to optimize performance and maximize system life while relying on real-time monitoring, protection and customizable application-specific programming software as needed to cover all customer requirements. These efficiency savings also position owners and operators for the future. Energy efficiency across a broad range of operations and infrastructure-related equipment is continuing to be prioritized at both the national and local levels. PM motors assure energy saving benefits to meet compliance considerations now and as regulations evolve. 

Permanent magnet motors as part of the entire system.  

Moving water takes tremendous power. To innovate, companies must look to technologies throughout the entire pumping system, including VFDs. 

If your current system is already running with a VFD, there’s more good news that comes from PM motor technological advancements: select VFDs have been enhanced to seamlessly be paired and perform with PM motors. In the past, variable frequency for these types of installations frequently led to an intimidating and complex setup process; now, new solutions have been engineered to deliver ease-of-use. It's not only easier to upgrade from a traditional system to one that is compatible with PM technology for more efficient operations, but it’s also a less involved process to setup a VFD overall. In some cases, you might experience a setup that feels as intuitive as installing a plug-and-play drive. 

VFDs are the most popular electronic device used to vary the speed of a pump, and for good reason. A PM motor paired with a VFD delivers not only energy savings but also advanced speed control. An induction motor will run at the slip speed at its rated voltage. If you try to increase the speed of an induction motor above 60 hz, it will run in a weakened field, thereby lowering your efficiency. In contrast, PM motors are designed to run with a synchronous speed at their rated voltage. This means you are not compromising speed for efficiency. When running a PM motor with a VFD, you can enhance and expand your pump envelope by gaining optimized efficiency. 

When the pump-motor assembly and VFD are designed and built together, they work together more effectively. Maximum efficiency is engineered into the entire system. This benefits the user in terms of energy cost savings, ease of installation and streamlined maintenance. 

Permanent magnet motors offer installation and maintenance benefits: from power density to increased environmental protection. 

Permanent magnet motor systems also offer maintenance advantages and noise-reduction benefits, along with cost savings in both installation and maintenance. PM motors are substantially smaller in footprint to an induction motor. In fact, the Hydraulic Institute labels PM motors as superior to all other types of motors in terms of size and weight and as having better power density over induction motors. When it comes to submersible pumping systems, the overall installation features fewer moving parts than those required for jobs with VLSTs, such as grounding rings or ball bearings. Fewer parts often leads to a smaller overall size: saving owners on installation time, shipping expenses and other costs —not to mention an overall more user-friendly operation and less scheduled maintenance over time. 
PMM Installation Comparison

PM motors used in submersible applications offer more silent operation than their surface-mounted counterparts as well — reducing noise pollution. Environmental or natural damage are also less of a concern with submersible motors since they are protected underground and away from heavy equipment, lightning and other potential hazards. In contrast, VLST installations would require a pump house to protect their aboveground motor from weather, environmental conditions or vandalism.   

One final, often overlooked, benefit is the ability of PM motors to work in complex or unique applications where submersible pumps are preferred. For example, if you’re installing a pump in a misaligned well, a submersible pump is typically better than a VLST system which will experience wear, tear and reduced longevity. Do you need high flow from a reduced diameter borehole? Submersibles are typically operated at higher speeds since the pump and motor are close-coupled, enabling them to move more water with a slimmer diameter pump. This changes the pump size and therefore can offer the opportunity to drill a smaller borehole for the installation of the smaller diameter pump and motor. Since a PM motor delivers more efficient operation plus better overall performance you deliver a win-win in applications such as these. 

Conclusion 

PM motor technology enhances today’s submersible pumping systems — delivering an efficient resource for power plus overall installation and maintenance benefits. This technology is a strong and cost-effective alternative to pumping solutions consisting of VLSTs or submersible systems powered by traditional electrical induction motor designs. As engineering advances, this technology will continue to become more accessible and adaptable, whether your pumping challenge is to service new or existing installations.

Pump System Optimization: How to Future-Proof Your Pumping System?

08/02/2022

VFD Duplex Submersible InstallationKnow the importance of preparing systems for scalability before needs arise.

When a residential property, commercial business or municipality decides to upgrade or replace their current pumping system – the questions they face are numerous. Can it adjust as needs change? What can be done to future-proof it for a variety of possibilities? And is scalability important to consider? Engineers and other system design professionals are often tasked with answering questions like these and play a major role in evaluating whether an expansion-ready system is right for each project.

This recent Pumps & Systems article helps professionals navigate many of the questions related to scalability, including when it’s important to consider and what can be done to optimize a system for future expansion. It also provides several scenarios where scalability not only enhanced a system’s long-term viability but also contributed to significant energy cost savings.

Get the Best Performance Out of Your Pressure Boosting Pumps

07/21/2022

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Give your next light commercial or irrigation job a boost with a complete and versatile solution. Franklin Electric's MH Series and BT4 Series offer a wide array of multi-stage horizontal pumps engineered to meet your pressure boosting needs, delivering nominal flow ratings from 5-90 gpm in ranges up to 7.5 horsepower.

Explore our Compatibility Guide and deliver solutions beyond the pump.

Maximize performance for variable demands when pairing our proven portfolio of booster pumps with the SubDrive family of variable frequency drives that are optimized & trusted for water systems.

Maximize your profit on installations and suggest these systems for:

  • Pressure boosting jobs with steady or variable flow demand with three-phase performance using options for single-phase and three-phase input power
  • Easy plug-and-play constant water pressure solutions with a wide range of settings and proven protections for pumping systems

Franklin Electric High Efficiency Webinar Sweepstakes - Official Rules

07/11/2022

OFFICIAL RULES

BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, YOU AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH ARE A CONTRACT. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. THE PURCHASE OF ANY GOOD(S) OR SERVICE(S) WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

1.  SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD:  Sweepstakes begins at 1:00 pm EST on 07/15/2022 and ends at 11:59 pm EST on 07/15/2022 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).  Sponsor’s computer is the official clock for the Sweepstakes.

2. ELIGIBILITY:  Sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. States or D.C., who have reached the age of majority in their state of residence as of the date of Entry (“Entrant”). Employees of Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, fulfillment and advertising and promotion agencies (“Sweepstakes Entities”), their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling, and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside), and those living in the same household of each such individual, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.

3. HOW TO ENTER: 

METHOD OF ENTRY: There is one (1) method of Entry for this Sweepstakes. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.

SURVEY COMPLETION ENTRY: Eligible Entrants may enter by completing and submitting the survey available at https://forms.office.com/r/RHFescfpVC

You must complete the final question of the survey with your email address to be entered in the sweepstake and eligible for a chance to win.

LIMITS: There is a limit of one (1) Entry per person for the Sweepstakes Period. All Entries become the property of Sponsor. Multiple Entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins, or any other methods will void that Entrant’s entries and that Entrant may be disqualified. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder and/or of being a dealer or installer of water well equipment, or work in the water equipment business. Sponsor has the sole discretion to determine whether an Entry is eligible. Any Entry not in compliance with these Official Rules will be disqualified. By entering, you agree to waive any rights you may have to the Entry submitted.

ENTRANT DATA AND PRIVACY: : By submitting an Entry, including any prize notification documents (“Entrant Data”), Entrant consents to the use of his/her name, company name, address, biographical information, including city and state of residence, and testimonial for use, including commercial use, for promotional purposes by Sponsor and its designees, including but not limited to the posting of Winner’s name on the Sponsor website, and in a Winners List, without additional compensation to Entrant, except where prohibited by law (“Advertising”). Each winning Entrant hereby disclaims and waives any claim of right to such Advertising, or any claim of control over the Advertising content, including any possible claims of misuse of Winner’s name, likeness or voice under contract, tort or any other theory of law. Any Entrant Data shall be used in a manner consistent with the consent given by Entrants at the time of Entry, with these Official Rules, and with Sponsor’s Online Privacy Policy, which can be found at https://www.franklin-electric.com/policies/#privacy. It is the general policy of Sponsor not to share personally identifiable information with third parties.

NOTE ABOUT INTERNET: Normal Internet access, data, and usage charges imposed by your Internet service provider may apply.

NOTE ABOUT MOBILE: If Entrant opts to participate in this Sweepstakes via their mobile device, standard data charges may apply for data sent or received from Entrant’s device according to the terms and conditions of Entrant’s service agreement with Entrant’s wireless carrier. Other charges may apply (such as normal airtime, data charges, and carrier charges) and may appear on Entrant’s mobile phone bill or be deducted from Entrant’s prepaid account balance. Wireless carriers’ rate plans or data plans may vary, and Entrant should contact Entrant’s wireless carrier for more information on charges relating to Entrant’s participation in this Sweepstakes. Participation in this Sweepstakes by mobile phone means that Entrant understands that Entrant may receive additional data from Sponsor relating to this Sweepstakes, including notifications to Entrant if Entrant is a potential winner in this Sweepstakes, which will be subject to the charges pursuant to Entrant’s carrier's rate plan. Cell phone/internet service may not be available in all areas. Entrant should check Entrant’s phone's capabilities for specific instructions.

4. PRIZES, PRIZE DRAWING, AND ODDS OF WINNING: 

PRIZE DRAWING: Sponsor will conduct one (1) random prize drawing from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. The drawing will be conducted within 7 days of the end of the Sweepstakes Period. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.

Sponsor will notify a potential winner by email notification and the potential winner must respond within 5 days to claim the Prize. If Sponsor is unable to reach the potential winner within 5 days of the drawing, they will be disqualified, and an alternate winner will be randomly selected from the remaining eligible Entries. Non-winning entries will not carry forward or be included in any subsequent Sweepstakes prize drawings.

PRIZE DETAILS:  Total of one (1) Grand Prize. Winners will receive: one (1) Franklin Electric branded grilling set including one (1) Stanley© classic easy-pour growler (64 oz)., one (1) Traeger© BBQ grilling spatula, and one (1) Music City Center BBQ rub (“Prize”). Total ARV of all Prizes is $125 USD. Winner is solely responsible for any taxes on a Prize. The Prize will be shipped at no expense to the Winner. Sponsor will notify a Potential Winner by sending a message to the Potential Winner via e-mail. The Potential Winner is responsible for responding and providing the correct ship-to address within 5 days after issuance of notification. A signature will be required at the time of delivery. The Winner is solely responsible for any taxes on the prize. Only one prize will be awarded per Winner. Sponsor is not affiliated with, sponsored, or endorsed by VISA.

PRIZE AWARDING: All Prizes will be awarded, provided more than enough entries have been received. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize. No transfers, cash awards, or prize substitutions are permitted, except by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. Prize awarded is subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. Prize winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility, liability release, and where legal, a publicity release (collectively, the “Affidavit”), and return the same, properly executed, within seven (7) days of issuance of notification (TN residents need not sign the publicity releases). If a Potential Winner cannot be contacted after a reasonable number of attempts; is ineligible according to these Official Rules; fails to provide the required information and/or return the required Affidavit documents within the specified time period; if a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable; a potential winner decides to decline his/her prize for any reason whatsoever; or if a potential winner otherwise fails to fully comply with these Official Rules, he/she will forfeit his/her prize and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner from among all remaining eligible entries received, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Upon disqualification, no compensation will be given. Once the required information and Affidavit are received within the specified time period, verified, and receive final approval by Sweepstakes Entities, then and only then will a potential Sweepstakes Winner become an actual Winner. Prize will be awarded in the name of the Winner. Decisions of the Sponsor are final in all respects of the Sweepstakes.

PRIZES WILL BE ACCEPTED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE). Sponsor nor Sweepstakes Entities have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to a prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by a prize manufacturer that may be sent along with a Prize. Winners will not be obligated to purchase any Sponsor products or services. Entrants indemnify, release, and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities from losses or damages of any kind, including without limitation, death and bodily injury, resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the awarding, delivery, acceptance, use, misuse, or possession of the Prize resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes. Entrant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor has not arranged for nor carries any insurance of any kind for the benefit of Entrant or that of Entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators relative to Entrant’s use of the Prize awarded to Entrant; and that Entrant is solely responsible for obtaining and paying for any insurance relative to the Prize awarded to Entrant.

5. CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: Neither the Sponsor nor the Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human or printing error in these rules or any promotional materials, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, or any other error or malfunction, or any injury or damage to Entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes, or for late, lost, stolen, illegible or misdirected entries. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If, in the Sponsor’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of this Sweepstakes, or if any difficulties compromise the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right to void any entries at issue and/or to suspend, modify, cancel, or terminate the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, at any time without notice and award the prize from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received as of the termination date. In case of a dispute as to the owner of an Entry, Entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder. In the event of time of war, pandemics or health emergencies, national emergency, accident, dangerous weather conditions, fire, riot, strikes, lock-outs, industrial disputes, acts of terrorism, or other matters beyond the Sponsor's reasonable control, Sponsor has the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate the Sweepstakes. Notice of such action will be posted online at /.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A USER, YOU, OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

6. RELEASES: All Entrants, as a condition of participation in this Sweepstakes, agree to release, hold harmless and indemnify the Sweepstakes Entities from and against any and all liability, claims, damages, costs, attorney’s fees, and/or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages, or losses to persons or property which may be sustained, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by any person or entity, including, without limitation, Entrants, Sponsor, and/or other Sweepstakes Entities, resulting from or in connection with (i) participation in any aspect of the Sweepstakes, (ii) the Entry and content of the Entry (including, without limitation, claims for copyright infringement or infringement or dilution of intellectual property rights of any kind), (iii) the receipt, ownership or use of the prize awarded, including any travel associated with any prize, (iv) Entrant’s registration material on any related website, or (v) any typographical or other error in these Official Rules. Winner assumes all liability for any injury, death, or damage caused, or allegedly caused, in whole or in part, by participating in this Sweepstakes or receipt, use or redemption of the Grand Prize.

7. DISPUTES: This Sweepstakes is conducted in English. Except where prohibited, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the participant and Sponsor in connection with this Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Indiana, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Indiana, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than in the State of Indiana.

 BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANT AGREES THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES, OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS, AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRDPARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED (IF ANY) NOT TO EXCEED FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS’ FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (3) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES NOT TO EXCEED FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00), AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED; AND (4) ENTRANTS’ REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO A CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF ANY) AND ENTRANT IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY.

8.  DISPUTE RESOLUTION:  To the extent permitted by applicable law, the parties each agree to finally settle all disputes only through arbitration; provided, however, the Sponsor shall be entitled to seek injunctive or equitable relief in the state and federal courts in Indiana and any other court with jurisdiction over the parties.  In arbitration, there is no judge or jury and review is limited.  The arbitrator’s decision and award are final and binding, with limited exceptions, and judgment on the award may be entered in any court with jurisdiction.  The federal or state law that applies to these Official Rules will also apply during the arbitration.  Disputes will be arbitrated only on an individual basis and will not be consolidated with any other proceedings that involve any claims or controversy of another party, including any class actions; provided, however, if for any reason any court or arbitrator holds that this restriction is unconscionable or unenforceable, then the agreement to arbitrate doesn’t apply and the dispute must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in Indiana. Sponsor agrees to pay the administrative and arbitrator's fees in order to conduct the arbitration (but specifically excluding any travel or other costs of entrant to attend the arbitration hearing).  Either party may, notwithstanding this provision, bring qualifying claims in small claims court.

9. WHO WON:  For the names of the prize winners, available up to 60 days after drawing please e-mail: mailto:marketing@fele.com. For names of winners/available after the sixty-day period has passed (up to thirty days after the expiration of this deadline), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Franklin Electric Co., Inc. 9255 Coverdale Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 468089, USA.

10. SPONSOR: Franklin Electric Co., Inc., 9255 Coverdale Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46809, USA.

11. MISCELLANEOUS: The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules or the Affidavit will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision of the Official Rules or the Affidavit is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions will remain in effect and will be - 4 - construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision. When terms such as "may" are used in these Official Rules, Sponsor has sole and absolute discretion. Entrants agree to waive any rights to claim ambiguity of these Official Rules. Headings are solely for convenience of reference and will not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of the documents or any provision hereof. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Sweepstakes-related materials, privacy policy, or terms of use on Sponsor’s Website and/or the terms and conditions of the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern, and control, and the discrepancy will be resolved in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. All decisions as to these Official Rules and interpretations thereof are exclusively within the sole discretion of Sponsor and may be changed from time to time without notice. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes at any time without notice.

 

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Introducing Franklin Electric Series VI with New Hydraulic Design

06/24/2022

When it comes to performance and efficiency, you count on Franklin Electric to deliver what you need -- with pumps that move water reliably for years to come. That’s why we’re excited to announce the transition of our Water Horse 4” diameter submersible pump line to a new and enhanced hydraulic design that’s been re-engineered using the latest techniques available to improve fluid flow efficiencies. The Franklin Electric Series VI -- a 4” diameter submersible pump line features the best technology and materials available in the pump industry suited for longevity in clean water pumping applications, including:Series Vl

  • All stainless-steel components are 300 series grade or better
  • Industry-standard discharge head and NEMA motor connection bracket produced with proven, reliable and durable materials (available in 300 series stainless steel or engineered thermoplastic resins)
  • Plastic outlet connection pumps have a Flomatic VFD style check valve; stainless steel connection pumps are equipped with a wafer disc-style check valve
  • Pump hydraulics are driven by stainless steel, 7/16-inch hex shaft with a rigid top bearing and splined motor coupling for maximum power distribution efficiency

Series VI pumps will be available in eight performance ranges: 5, 8, 10, 12, 16, 18, 22, or 26 GPM with horsepower ranges from ½ through 5. They have been designed to exceed all industry standards for quality manufacturing processes and operational safety. They will be assembled to our legendary Franklin Electric encapsulated motor for optimal performance.

Download the Franklin Electric's Series VI Cross Reference Guide to easily identify the new model/item numbers and comparable models across series.

For more details, including ordering information and performance curves, visit the Series VI product page. If you have any questions, please contact your local Franklin Electric Sales Representative or Technical Support at 1-800-348-2420.

We're Focusing on the Future: Get Registered for the South Atlantic JUBILEE!

06/24/2022

The Driller Jubilee Eblast

Let’s Celebrate the Hard Work Well Drillers Put in Every Day. 
Join us at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center as we support the South Atlantic JUBILEE in elevating the hard work of water well drillers from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and surrounding areas.

Here's what you can expect:

Foster Professional Development with our Franklin Electric Experts (Saturday, July 30 & Sunday, July 31): We’re partnering with the South Atlantic JUBILEE to offer educational workshops designed to reinforce your skills and keep you informed on innovative technologies. Join us for interactive sessions where we’ll answer all your questions and prepare you for the latest trends in the industry:

  • VFDs & Boosting Opportunities, Saturday, July 30 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Presented by Dave Bumbalough from Franklin Electric

  • The Future of the Water Well Business - Permanent Magnet Motors, Saturday, July 30 from 12:45 p.m.– 1:45 p.m.

Presented by Bob Lilland from Franklin Electric

  • Submersible Motor Troubleshooting - Where to Start and Staying Safe, Sunday, July 31 from 9:00 a.m.– 10:00 a.m.

Presented by Jim Hartmann from Franklin Electric

Explore the Trade Show and Visit Your Partner for Water Systems (Sunday, July 31 & Monday, August 1): Stop by the Franklin Electric Booth #313 to learn more about the latest water system solutions, support tools and Franklin Electric-exclusive services designed to help you in the field and with your business. From groundwater to water treatment and more, Franklin Electric’s diverse product portfolio, combined with industry-leading technical support and service tools, help save you time and money.

Open Booth Hours:

  • Sunday, July 31 from 2:15 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Monday, August 1 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Enjoy through Teambuilding, Networking & Fun (Sunday, July 31): This year’s JUBILEE theme is “Focusing on the Future,” and we couldn’t agree more! That's why we're committed to building a pathway for the next generation of water professionals with continuing education, advocacy and opportunities to connect with others in the industry.

Join at 6:30 p.m. as we proudly sponsor the Worth Pickard Family Picnic. Check out our “Game Zone” where you, your peers and your family can test your skills at several beach-themed activities – complete with surprises for stopping by.

All events subject to change. 

Register NOW at jubileewatershow.com.

Franklin Electric Expands Production & Warehouse Space in New Olive Branch, MS Facility

05/25/2022

Olive_Branch_FacilityAs a result of continued growth and performance, Franklin Electric Co., Inc. announced the relocation of its Rossville, TN manufacturing plant operations to Olive Branch, MS. The move marks an expansion in capabilities and inventory with five times the production area, six times the shipping and inventory capacity, and four times the production capacity. The move secures the required space for producing and storing core large vertical lineshaft and submersible turbines, including the FVT Series, the FAF Series Axial Flow, the FMF Series Mixed Flow and the FST Series.

“This updated facility allows us to significantly increase our machining and assembly capacity and capabilities. We will have adequate space to stock the component inventory needed to support our network of certified Franklin Electric Build Centers; we’ll also have the capability to fabricate pumps equipped to meet the unique performance requirements of large municipal, mining and other industrial applications,” said Mark Heflin, Franklin Electric’s Vice President, Global Product Management. The expanded production footprint allows Franklin Electric to build any turbine in their product line, including vertical lineshaft turbines up to 42 inches.

The larger building and increased capabilities also allow the company to expand their workforce. The city of Olive Branch is only 30 minutes southwest of Rossville, and all current Franklin Electric associates are anticipated to make the move to the more centrally located facility, with additional hires in production, warehousing, and support staff to follow. The facility manufacturers product for the U.S., Canada, Mexico as well as for overseas export. “The Olive Branch facility marks an important investment in our people, their training and the recruitment of additional talent,” said Ryan Johnson, Franklin Electric’s Vice President, Water Systems for the Americas. “It reinforces our commitment to upholding Franklin Electric’s high-quality standards while being attentive and responsive to our customers’ needs.”