FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Franklin Electric Co., Inc. introduced the enhanced SubDrive family of constant pressure drives that provide easier setup and configuration through advanced features and Wi-Fi connectivity for simplified monitoring and troubleshooting. Featuring a NEMA 3R (Type 3) enclosure, the constant pressure drive is rated for both indoor and outdoor use, providing a degree of protection against falling rain or sleet. Its most innovative feature is Wi-Fi capability through the FE Connect mobile app.
The app is a more convenient way to set up and configure the drive in fewer steps. Once configured, it allows real-time monitoring of key system data, adjustment of advanced features and settings to optimize the system to your specific application, and access to your fault history of up to 500 detailed entries that can be emailed for enhanced troubleshooting capability. The new SubDrive retrofits to most pumping systems utilizing a Franklin motor, making the transition smooth and simple for current systems. Basic setup allows users to be ready to pump water with the flip of two switches.
In addition, the new Franklin Electric SubDrive family offers a numerical LCD display that provides important operation statuses and faults. An updated and improved electronic design includes front-facing terminal blocks and components for easy installation. A modular sensor input provides added lightning protection, while easy-to-replace components simplify overall maintenance. The SubDrive family also has a new naming system to better correlate with their respective motor capability. The new, quieter models are named the SubDrive15, SubDrive20 and SubDrive30 (replacing the SubDrive75, SubDrive100 and SubDrive150) and are compatible with Franklin Electric’s three-phase and single-phase three-wire motors. The new SubDrive family also includes the MonoDrive and MonoDriveXT. Sold as a standalone SubDrive or integrated into the market-leading Franklin Electric QuickPAKs (which include a pump and motor), there is a water system solution to fit your constant pressure needs.
The SubDrive constant pressure drives do exactly that: provide constant pressure by continually adjusting the speed of your pump to match water demand. Instead of draining and filling a large tank, the SubDrive pumps more or less water as you need it. It ensures that the user will never lose water pressure, even when using the shower, running the dishwater, doing laundry and watering the lawn – all at the same time. Ideal applications include residential homes, schools, restaurants, car washes, farms and landscape irrigation systems.
Franklin Electric is a global leader in the production and marketing of systems and components for the movement of water and fuel. Recognized as a technical leader in its products and services, Franklin Electric serves customers around the world in residential, commercial, agricultural, industrial, municipal, and fueling applications.