Product News - November 2020

Product News - November 2020

Koul Tools’ EZ-ON Hose Press Model 454 hose assembly tool for push-lock hoses features a vise clamp and lead screw drive system that is compact, lightweight, and has the power to handle difficult hose assemblies.

Koul Tools EZ-ON Hose Press Model 454

Koul Tools’ EZ-ON Hose Press Model 454 hose assembly tool for push-lock hoses features a vise clamp and lead screw drive system that is compact, lightweight and has the power to handle difficult hose assemblies. The press is operated with a small impact gun, making it ideal for both in-house and on-site hose assemblies. The EZ-ON Hose Press is simple to operate and ergonomically efficient. It uses a stationary vise to secure both straight and angled fittings and a traveling carriage with clamps for the hose. The hose is then easily installed by turning the lead screw with a small impact gun. 928-854-6706; www.koultools.com.


Matco-Norca lead-free quarter-turn boiler valves

Matco-Norca expanded its boiler drain valves product line with the addition of two new lead-free quarter-turn drains, 214FLF FIP and 214MLF MIP, each available in two sizes: 1/2 and 3/4 inch. The drains provide a convenient alternative to multiturn valves for use in low-pressure boiler applications. With a max working pressure of 125 psi, the boiler drain valves are fully certified to ANSI B1.20.1 for their NPT thread ends, ANSI B1.20.7 for hose threads, NSF 61 and NSF 372, UPC, cUPC and CSA. The 1/2-inch 214MLF MIP drain allows a 1/2-inch solder connection for added flexibility. 800-431-2082; www.matco-norca.com.


NIBCO adds to 585HP  line of ball valves

Additional configurations to NIBCO’s 585HP high-performance bronze ball valve line are designed for commercial and industrial applications. The lead-free line allows for easier installation, adjustability and long service life. New configurations in this phase include thread by press end connections for sizes 1/2 to 2 inch and hose cap and chain for sizes 1/2 and 3/4 inch for solder, press and threaded end connections. The new configurations feature laser-welded construction, which eliminates the threaded body to body-end connection, allowing for a higher operating pressure up to 1,000 cwp and 150 swp and operating temperature up to 250 degrees F. 800-234-0227; www.nibco.com.


Watts SentryPlus Alert flood protection system

The SentryPlus Alert flood protection system from Watts includes new features to make installation easier and more efficient. A newly-designed control unit has an easy-to-use digital timer and 20% smaller overall size that runs on 24-volt AC. It also has an updated cellular gateway with enhanced features and more robust cell connectivity, as well as a separate 120-volt AC relay box for interfacting with Flood Protection Shutdown ACV. 978-688-1811; www.watts.com.


Bosch Thermotechnology Bosch Tronic 3000 water heaters

Bosch Thermotechnology’s Bosch Tronic 3000 is a series of electric, instantaneous water heaters that minimize the wait time for hot water in light commercial applications. The series includes four new models that are flow activated and, depending on the unit, can be triggered with as little as 0.3 to 0.7 gpm. The unit conserves energy by automatically shutting off when the water flow ceases. The heaters feature a design that can be rotated in any orientation for easy installation regardless of the location of the connecting water pipes, providing a versatile, 360-degree installation option. Additionally, the Bosch Tronic 3000 features an LED light that illuminates to indicate water is running, making it easy to tell that the unit is working and the power is on. 800-283-3787; www.bosch.us.  



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