Product News - November 2023

Product News - November 2023

SmartSights helps utilities reduce downtime and lessen costs

For 30 years, WIN-911 and SyTech have been trusted partners to protect critical infrastructure and plant health. The two have joined forces to form SmartSights, delivering insightful and innovative solutions in data-driven analytics, reports and notifications. From building more resilience into water and wastewater facilities, to delivering analytics through industrial and compliance reporting, it’s helping users shave millions off overtime and downtime costs. By providing comprehensive insight into critical infrastructure management, SmartSights enables swift problem resolution, waste reduction and cost efficiencies, elevating operational performance. If you’re not already using remote alarming or a robust reporting tool, try a 30-day free trial. 512-326-1011;

OZ Lifting XR Series davit cranes

OZ Lifting Products has launched its XR Series of davit cranes for wastewater and water operators. The Winona, Minnesota-based manufacturer has released the model in 500- and 1,000-pound capacities, but the long reach of the range is a standout benefit for operators. Where other davit cranes typically have reduced capacity when it is in the longest reaching position, this series maintains its maximum capacity rating in all configurations. This means wastewater and water professionals can lift more weight, further out, which presents many benefits for numerous lifting and material handling applications. The smaller crane weighs only 57 pounds and the larger crane weighs 95 pounds. Both have a maximum 62-inch reach and maximum hook height of 87 inches. 800-749-1064;

Superior Signal 5E FLEX battery-powered smoke blower

Superior Signal’s new 5E FLEX battery-powered smoke blower is specifically designed for smoke testing building plumbing and sewer laterals. The 5E FLEX is compatible with leading 18-20-volt tool batteries and, utilizing a high-quality power adapter, the blower integrates seamlessly with an existing electric tool set. Additionally, it can also run off any 12-24-volt power source — such as a car or truck battery — using the DC clips power adaptor. The 5E FLEX gently pushes smoke through the system in just a few minutes and takes only seconds to see results. Smoke testing is a cost-effective solution ideal for hard-to-find odors, leaks and other faults in commercial, residential and municipal facilities. While the 5E Blower is popular for a variety of plumbing applications, it is also particularly useful in testing sewer laterals, and can clearly illustrate where a fault or leak may occur on private property. USA-made, the 5E FLEX comes with an 8-foot industrial grade hose. Used with Superior’s 1A or 2B smoke candles, it creates 4,000 or 8,000 cubic feet of smoke, respectively. Superior’s smoke candles are also sold in convenient SealPac cans which extend shelf life. 732-251-0800;

Franklin Electric FE Connect app

Franklin Electric added an enhancement to its FE Connect app that is designed to help professionals quickly set up and service Franklin Electric products equipped with wireless connectivity. The app supports some of the company’s variable frequency drives, including SubDrive Connect, SubDrive Connect Plus, SubMonitor Connect and select configurations of Cerus X-Drive. The app offers an array of startup, monitoring and troubleshooting solutions, including in-app guidance when setting up products, access to over-the-air firmware updates for effortless upgrades, and visibility into real-time product status. Engineers and water system professionals can also create and manage templates to easily save and load configurations across installations. The app helps preserve VFD integrity, allowing users to perform tasks and troubleshoot with minimal hands-on interaction with the drive. 866-271-2859;

Asahi/America Series 19 actuation line

Asahi/America recently expanded its Series 19 electric actuation line. The Series 19 MAV MultiPack multi-turn actuator features accelerated cycle times ranging from 13 to 100 seconds and a smart feature that tracks the number of completed cycles. Like all Series 19 actuators, The Series 19 MAV MultiPack comes standard with multivoltage capability, a visual position indicator, an LED light to indicate valve position or fault and auxiliary contacts. Controlled by firmware, the MultiPack is available in two packages as an on/off or modulating unit. It mounts on Asahi/America Type-14 diaphragm valves and gate valves up to 4 inches. It includes a heater, one set of dry contacts for PLC confirmation and one for alarm reporting, an OLED screen with push-buttons, local controls and a QR code for easy and instant access to user manuals. 800-343-3618;

QED Environmental Xact Count pneumatic pump cycle counter

QED Environmental Systems’ Xact Count pneumatic pump cycle counter reliably monitors pump performance, maintenance cycles and estimating liquid volumes being pumped. The cycle counter directly monitors the water discharge flow rather than monitoring pneumatic airflow as a proxy. While designed specifically for AP4 landfill remediation pumps, the Xact Count is capable of monitoring flow on many different applications. The liquid pulse detecting unit is placed in-line between a pump and its discharge reservoir or force main. It requires no external power source. A digital readout displays the number of times a pump cycles. An Xact Count cycle counter consists of a valve housing, an internally located and magnetically integrated poppet, and a digital display. All wetted parts of the Xact Count are 316 stainless steel, and the seat and poppet are also constructed of wear-resistant stainless steel. The internals of the valve have been optimized for maximum debris to pass and for minimal fluid disruption. 800-810-9908; 


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