Product News - March 2021

Product News - March 2021

Patterson Manufacturing  davit cranes

New davit cranes are available from corrosive environment and safety experts, Patterson Manufacturing. Give your operations a lift with models in 1/2- and 1-ton capacities. The cranes exhibit the company’s hallmark safety, simplicity and durability, with key features such as a reliable brake with long life and readily available parts, a hot-dipped galvanized finish, and no plastic sheaves or pulleys. They put safety and simplicity within your reach with a low-maintenance, easy-to-assemble design that is made in the USA. For over 160 years, Patterson has been a trusted supplier of winches, rigging, fittings and custom products for lifting applications in the marine, construction and mining markets. These davit cranes continue to deliver the company’s promise of helping businesses run safer, easier and faster. Find out how our team and products can improve employee safety and positively impact your bottom line. 800-322-2018;

Flomatic wafer-style check valves

Flomatic’s Model 888VFD wafer-style check valves can be close coupled with a butterfly valve, allowing for operation of the butterfly valve in an open or closed position with no interference. Its unique poppet design operates quietly and efficiently across a wide range of flow velocities, which makes it ideal for varying flow rates in VFD-controlled pumping systems. The design helps minimize flow losses and hydraulic shocks in the pump system. The spring-loaded poppet system is guided in an oversized sleeve for stability, resulting in quiet and efficient operation regardless of flow rate. The valve begins to close as flow is reduced and fully closes at zero velocity stopping reverse flow, helping to reduce water hammer shock. It is suitable for direct mounting of butterfly valves, eliminating the need for a 2- to 6-inch spool piece. The valves save energy and maintenance costs, and are rated NSF/ANSI 61 and NSF/ANSI 372, and they meet MSS-SP 125. 800-833-2040;

REED Bevel Boss cordless pipe bevelers

REED’s Bevel Boss cordless pipe bevelers provide a safe way to bevel pipe in the field. Bevel Boss trims small- to large-diameter plastic pipe, including pipe already in the ditch. Powered by a die grinder of operator’s choice, the lightweight system significantly reduces prep time by quickly and consistently beveling on multiple cuts. Adjustable for bevel length up to 1 inch, the required carbide router bits cut evenly and efficiently. Plus, the guide plate eliminates guesswork and yields a consistent result. The RPMs from the powerful die grinder provide smooth cuts when paired with REED router bits. The pipe beveler adapts to cut pipe interiors, too. To create internal bevels, add the REED interior bevel shroud with guide plate, CPBIDS. 800-666-3691;

Mueller Sentryx-enabled Super Centurion hydrant

The Super Centurion hydrant from Mueller Water Products can serve as a communications hub and physical platform for both pressure monitoring and leak monitoring systems. Mueller’s pressure and leak monitoring solutions can be integrated seamlessly into existing water infrastructure and communicate via the cellular network to the cloud-based Sentryx Water Intelligence Platform. The Sentryx platform records and displays data communicated from the hydrant, and reports, data and notifications gathered from the platform can be easily pushed to workforce management software, billing software, meter data management or other utility software platforms. The Sentryx platform can interface with other software platforms and third-party devices to accommodate specific utility needs. The hydrant is manufactured with corrosion-resistant materials and offers a long battery life. 800-423-1323;

CUES QZ3 Advanced portable inspection camera

The QZ3 Advanced lightweight, portable, HD wireless video inspection pole camera from CUES can be operated by one person using any tablet. The camera is designed to provide safe viewing in industrial or environmental areas with no man entry. The QZ3 can also be used to locate lateral services or to identify blockages at manholes, access ports, or other entry points without entering the line or structure. Added features over the basic model include motorized height and tilt, and laser distance measurements. The camera is mounted on a lightweight, telescopic carbon fiber pole that can extend up to 24 feet, and an optional 34-foot pole is available. The 1080p camera features a 360-to-1 zoom with built-in image stabilization, automatic focus and distance-to-defect measurement. Self-contained waterproof Multiple Aspheric Projection lighting, including 6 LED spotlights, works in pairs and focuses at different lengths, to provide enhanced, detailed viewing of cracks, breaks, pipe separations, scale and various defect conditions. The QZ3 Advanced also includes 2 diffused flood LED lights for evenly lit manhole inspections. 800-327-7791;

Innovyze SaaS platform

Innovyze’s new Software-as-a-Service platform,, enables water and wastewater utilities to monitor, analyze and optimize their operations using the power and convenience of the cloud. The new platform is being released with Info360 Insight, the first of multiple solutions to be developed for real-time water lifecycle management. offers a pathway for utilities to power digital twin and transformation initiatives by unifying and converting raw data from SCADA and IoT systems and turning it into an actionable dashboard to detect and manage critical network events, incidents and KPIs. The new SaaS platform provides a foundation for innovative new tools that use AI to help operators and engineers optimize their water and wastewater systems. 626-568-6868;

Rock Mills Lifter PLUS access cover lifter

Rock Mills Enterprises’ Lifter PLUS complements and builds on the success of the existing Lifter, a high-quality, reliable solution to remove conventional-sized covers found in many underground networks. The Lifter and the Lifter PLUS offer an ergonomically effective tool to provide a safer, more efficient work environment for field teams. The Lifter PLUS is a more powerful solution for large-diameter, heavy access covers often found in electric utility, telecom, airport and other underground networks. The Lifter PLUS is currently being used to remove access covers over 50 inches in diameter and weighing in excess of 700 pounds. 712-451-6550;

Vermeer replaceable wing PDC hole opener

The replaceable wing PDC hole opener from Vermeer’s ground-up design joins the ever-growing line of rock-focused tooling from Vermeer, targeting consolidated rock formations less than 25,000 psi. From a single 2.875-inch API box-by-box body, contractors can interchange wing sets for cutting diameters of 8, 10 and 12 inches. With the ability to change sizes, users can maximize their investment in the single body. In the event of needing pushback during reaming, rotary backout cutters have been welded to the backside of each wing. 800-837-6337;

Boss Vac vacuum excavation trailer

Boss Vac’s vacuum excavation trailer is ideal for removing wet or dry materials, cleaning emergency road spills or hazardous waste, keyholing, trenching, cleaning irrigation canals, drilling oilfields and completion sites, removing debris from catch basins, locating underground utilities without impact damage and much more. The tandem-axle trailer is 9.5 feet wide and 21.5 feet long with the highest point reaching 7.5 feet tall and options for a gooseneck, skid or truck mount. Included on the trailer is everything needed to tackle the job from the moment it’s received, including hoses, fittings and couplings, to tried-and-true engines. On the water side, a 9 hp engine pushes 4 gpm at 4,000 psi while a separate 24 hp engine powers a vacuum generating up to 300 cfm in either gasoline or diesel options. For debris storage, customers can choose between a 3.96-cubic-yard (800-gallon) or a 2.47-cubic-yard (500-gallon) storage tank. 405-885-1234; 


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