WWETT Spotlight: Controls Offer Flexibility

Pre-engineered Simple Simplex controls from See Water fit a variety of applications.
WWETT Spotlight: Controls Offer Flexibility
See Water sales manager Eric Wallace (left) discusses the new Simple Simplex line of pump alarms and controls with an attendee at the 2015 WWETT Show. The pre-engineered panels can be used across a variety of applications. (Photo by Craig Mandli)

As plumbers tackle systems requiring a range of components, flexibility is key. The ability to use pre-engineered components that can be implemented in a variety of applications is critical. See Water, a manufacturer of pump control systems for the water and wastewater industry, introduced the new line of Simple Simplex alarm and pump control panels with that idea in mind. 

The Simple Simplex line of controls is designed for single-phase pump applications under 1 hp, with applications including sewage pump chambers, sump pump basins, lift stations and onsite installations. Units are typically ready for shipping only one to two days after order, adding convenience for installers in a time crunch. 

“Pre-engineering the line is key,” says Eric Wallace, the sales manager for See Water. “This line is designed to be a fit for residential, commercial and industrial pumping applications. They can be used in everything from onsite ATUs to lift station sewage pump chambers.”   

There are three models in the line. The SSP-1 and SSP-2 control panels have two- or three-float operation, and are designed to alert in the case of high liquid levels, and control a 120-volt pump. The SSP-2 adds a Hand-Off-Auto toggle switch, green pump light, and high-liquid alarm dry contacts. The SSP-3 Plugger control panel will alert of a high liquid level and includes a 120-volt receptacle for quick and easy installation of the pump and pump switch. The controls are housed in an 8- by 6- by 4-inch NEMA 4X indoor/outdoor polycarbonate enclosure with lockable latches. Each system comes standard with high-liquid alarm components, including a red beacon light, 85 dBA buzzer at 10 feet, and alarm test and silence buttons. The panels and controls are UL listed. 

“If a tech or installer has an issue with control or monitoring a single-phase application, we have something that can help,” says Wallace. “The Simple Simplex line is a fit across so many of those applications.” 

Additional options include a high-level alarm (high-high level), low-level alarm, 9-volt battery backup for the alarm circuit and additional cord lengths greater than 20 feet. “The options make it easy to suit toward a specific application without having to special order a specific control,” says Wallace. “Because it’s pre-engineered, maintenance is also easier, as components are more readily available.” 

The 2015 show was See Water’s first as an exhibitor. Wallace says his goal coming into the week was to not only introduce attendees to his company and product offerings, but also gain contacts in the onsite installation industry.

“We’ve been able to talk with a lot of contractors, and several distributors as well,” says Wallace. “The excitement we see from the attendees definitely gets us excited to come back next year.” 

Wallace says the WWETT Show is a good fit for See Water, as the company is targeting the onsite system installation and plumbing industry. He says that the conversations he and his staff have at the show go a long way toward future company offerings. 

“The problems that customers and potential customers present to us at the show give us solutions to go after for next time,” he says. This industry is very innovative, which is a big reason See Water is a great fit for it. We like coming up with solutions.” 888/733-9283; www.seewaterinc.com.


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