Franklin Electric will utilize the South Atlantic Jubilee’s fun-loving atmosphere to show contractors and drillers multiple new products, as well as provide education over industry topics today via multiple continuing education unit (CEU) credited courses. In booth 301 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C., attendees will be able to learn more about the following innovations on display from Franklin Electric: 

The new SubDrive Connect family of variable frequency drives incorporates both a model addition and the inclusion of the standard Enhanced Features software package. The new 5 horsepower SubDrive50 Connect runs a 3 horsepower, single-phase motor. The new Enhanced Features package includes an analog pressure transducer with user selectable set point, moisture (or wet floor) sensor, and system run and fault relays. Utilizing the FE Connect Wi-Fi app, drilling contractors can benefit from the advantages of drawdown, an auxiliary control input and a built-in duplex alternator. The end result is a drive platform that optimizes system performance, delivers more precise pressure and system diagnostics on screen, simplifies lead-lag installation, and provides contractor peace of mind. The FE Connect app compatibility still offers real-time performance monitoring to improve troubleshooting.      

The Inline 400 Pressure Boosting System is now rated as a NEMA 3R outdoor system constructed of UV-resistant materials, an impact-resistant control cap and a protective rain cover when mounted vertically. The all-in-one system couples a proven Franklin Electric 4-inch pump and motor with simple flow-based controls to provide a typical water pressure boost of up to 40 psi, depending on the application’s need.

Franklin recently expanded its line of AG Series Centrifugal Close-Coupled Pumps, designed for challenging water transfer applications demanding efficiency in industrial, commercial and agricultural markets. The expanded series includes 10 pump families with models from 3 through 75 horsepower, flow ratings from 50 through 2,000 gpm, and heads up to 300 feet. Each AG Series Pump is equipped with either a NEMA standard JM or JP motor for mechanical seal or packing gland configurations, both of which include a 416 stainless steel shaft sleeve for durability and ease of service. Its standardized mounting dimensions and plumbing connections help reduce downtime and the product’s back pull-out design makes repairs more simple.

The new SubMonitor Connect provides enhanced capabilities of real date and time stamped system monitoring to improve troubleshooting while protecting three-phase motor and pump systems ranging from 1 to 700 hp. The electronic overload relay protects against damage due to a variety of adverse conditions, such as low flow wells, clogging, bound pumps and poor or unreliable power. New application based Basic Setup enables contractors to get up and running quickly while ensuring their motor is still protected. Utilizing the FE Connect mobile technology app, contractors can easily monitor systems status live, complete basic or advanced setup, save commonly used setups for later use, and view/send fault history through the convenience of Bluetooth connectivity.

The new Fhoton SolarPAK System utilizes Franklin’s proven solar technology with the new Fhoton solar drive that features a smaller modular design, providing flexibility and simplified maintenance for the contractor. The entire solar package of panels, pump, motor, and drive are backed by Franklin’s team of field service engineers. While at the show, contractors can learn how to become a Franklin Certified Solar Contractor, which will help them identify market trends, selling tips, and become a solar pumping expert.

Franklin Electric offers an array of systems and components for moving water and automotive fuels. It serves residential, commercial, agricultural, industrial and municipal customers around the world. For more information, visit