Product Focus - October 2020

Product Focus - October 2020

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Control

SJE Rhombus Model 32S

The Model 32S control panel from SJE Rhombus is designed to alternately control two three-phase pumps in industrial and commercial water and sewage systems using the DPC-4F Pump Control Four Float Controller for pump sequence, alternation, selection, lag pump delay time and alarm. If a high-water alarm condition occurs, the high-water alarm float activates the audible/visual alarm system along with auxiliary contacts for remote alarm. Common applications include lift stations and pump chambers. Models are available with an intrinsically safe relay for circuit extension into hazardous locations. It is UL/cUL listed. 888-342-5753; www.sjerhombus.com.


Drains

Kusel Equipment KE Series Floor Drains

KE Series Floor Drains from Kusel Equipment provide an easy way to eliminate wastewater drainage problems and are built for durability. The Standard 12-inch Area Drain is NSF certified and suitable for most common applications in heavy-traffic areas where a sanitary, durable solution is needed for debris content removal. The KE Series also features customizable solutions for any environment in which sanitation, durability and accessibility are critical. Thousands of configurations are available. 920-261-4112; www.kuselequipment.com.


QuickDrain USA tub-to-shower conversion kits

Tub-to-shower conversion kits from QuickDrain USA help contractors economically adapt to numerous commercial job site irregularities, including unexpected plumbing configurations and structural constraints when constructing spalike curbless or curbed showers for hospitality, health care and institutional applications. Contractors can select from among several linear drain bodies and multiple waste-outlet orientations together with presloped pan kits to achieve near-universal adaptability. The kits affordably accommodate finished shower dimensions between 32 and 72 inches. 866-998-6685; www.quickdrainusa.com.


Fixtures

Bradley Verge soap dispenser and faucet sets

Verge soap dispensers and faucets from Bradley are designed with advanced sensing technology for a smooth, reliable and touch-free hand-washing experience. The coordinated sets are available in four styles, in six finishes and with the most advanced features available, such as hidden sensors to deter tampering, optimized sensing to eliminate false activations, longer spouts to increase hand-washing space, and cast brass spout construction with popular and environmentally friendly PVD finishes. The faucets have dual sensor technology with accurate activation while optimizing battery life. Soap dispensers are designed with a range of top-fill options and a smart sense system with LED light indicators for low soap and battery. For high-traffic applications, a top-fill multifeed soap system supplies soap to up to six dispensers at once. The hand-washing pairs enhance the look of Verge washbasins and work seamlessly with any other basin. 800-272-3539; www.bradleycorp.com.


T&S Brass & Bronze Works EC-3104 sensor faucet

The T&S Brass & Bronze Works EC-3104 sensor faucet includes mounting hardware that allows operators to replace deck-mounted, two-hole manual faucets with touchless sensor faucets, without the need to alter existing hole configurations. It is designed to accommodate 4-inch center-to-center installations and was created to make retrofitting simple. It has a chrome-plated brass body with integral spout, 2.2 gpm vandal-resistant aerator, water-resistant control module with internal flow control switches, customizable auto timeout and shut-off delay settings, plug-in AC transformer or battery power options, low-battery LED indicator light, and optional auto-flush feature flows water for 30 seconds after every 12 inactive hours. 800-476-4103; www.tsbrass.com.


Hand Tools

Milwaukee Tool PEX crimp jaw

Milwaukee Tool’s PEX crimp jaw for the M18 FORCE LOGIC press tool comes in 1/2-, 3/4-, 1-, 1 1/4-, 1 1/2- and 2-inch sizes. It provides an easy solution for PEX crimp installations, eliminating the repetitive strain required with hand tools. These press tool jaws are compatible with F1807 and F2159 connections and have been optimized with an easy-open, in-line design for one-handed pressing when used with the M18 FORCE LOGIC press tool. These PEX crimp jaws offer high confidence for quality connections, as the spring-loaded opening grips the ring for precise alignment to the fitting, and a green light on the press tool indicates a completed crimp. 800-729-3878; www.milwaukeetool.com.


RIDGID K-6P and K-6P XL toilet augers

Quickly eliminate blockages in toilets with the RIDGID K-6P and K-6P XL toilet augers. Each is designed to be used manually or connected to a battery-powered drill for extra obstruction-busting muscle. Both also have a quick-lock adjustment feature to extend the cable initially to 3 feet for toilet bowl clearing and then to 6 feet to clear beyond the bowl. Zinc-plated steel tubing resists rust and corrosion, while heavy-duty tri-wrap cable provides optimum strength and durability. A robust vinyl cover also provides protection for toilet porcelain. In addition, the K-6P XL comes with two interchangeable heads for extra-demanding jobs. 800-474-3443; www.ridgid.com.


Pipe/Casing/Tubing

Asahi/America Asahitec PP-RCT

Asahitec PP-RCT piping systems for plumbing and HVAC applications from Asahi/America are comprised of two systems: Climatec for hydronic heating applications and Watertec for potable water. Pipe in both systems is manufactured with Fibercore technology, which minimizes expansion and contraction by up to 75%, in turn reducing installation costs by minimizing expansion loops and supports. Fibercore PP-RCT pipe consists of three coextruded layers that make one homogenous pipe. The middle layer is a mix of short fiberglass strands and PP-RCT, which is isolated by an inner and outer layer of solid PP-RCT. The systems include both molded socket fusion fittings and molded butt fusion fittings, as well as molded large-diameter fittings up to 630 mm. They are NSF 14-pw certified for potable water applications and have lead-free brass adapter fittings. 800-343-3618; www.asahi-america.com.


Pump

Reed Pump Stick

The Pump Stick cordless water transfer pump from Reed provides a portable, job site-friendly way to remove water. Applications for the battery-operated liquid transfer pump are numerous. It can be used with the operator’s own 18- to 20-volt battery by replacing the battery adapter plate with one designed for common, slide-style batteries. It has a hard shell, aluminum main body shaft; and to protect the impeller, choose from multiple screens, strainers and filters to find the right application. It comes with a 2-foot hose, with 4- and 7-foot hose extensions, plus a hose coupling available. Its long, slim design allows the operator to place the pump deep into small cavities. It can lift water up to 12 feet. A comfort grip handle at the top brings the pump to 4 feet for operational ease. 800-666-3691; www.reedmfgco.com.


Tool

Ditch Witch HX30G

The HX30G vacuum excavator from Ditch Witch boasts high-profile power in a low-profile design that eases navigation in congested and height-restricted areas. It is powered by a 31 hp Vanguard gas engine for optimal suction power and water pressure. To boost efficiency on any job, it comes with a powerful 542 cfm blower, 3,000 psi water pressure and 4.2 gpm water flow. It is offered with the choice of a 500- or 800-gallon tank for a variety of job requirements. The machine is available in multiple trailer configurations, including the VT9 trailer that, when equipped with the 500-gallon tank, does not require a CDL to transport. 800-654-6481; www.ditchwitch.com.


Valves

Fluidmaster PRO45H Pro Series fill valve

The PRO45H Pro Series fill valve from Fluidmaster controls both tank and bowl water levels with a dial for maximum water control, offering the ability to fine-tune water levels to perfection. It is suitable for high water-pressure homes and properties. It can withstand up to 120 psi and adjusts from 9 to 14 inches for increased customization. It is also extremely quiet and reduces water hammer, so much so that customers will not even know their toilet bowl is filling up. It services all toilet types, is easy to install and is self-cleaning. 949-728-2207; www.fluidmaster.com.


Matco-Norca 26-1016PXLF and 26-1015PXLF

Matco-Norca straight 26-1016PXLF and angle 26-1015PXLF 1/4-turn 1/2-inch PEX O.D. compression turn supply valves are made of chrome-plated, lead-free brass and conform to UPC, cUPC, NSF 61 and NSF 372 standards. Turn supply valves control water flow to plumbing fixtures. Applications include use with refrigerators, icemakers and water filtration devices. 800-431-2082; www.matco-norca.com.


PRIER Products P-156

The P-156 exposed pipe angle sill faucet from PRIER Products is suited for parking garages, warehouses, fire stations, airport hangers, metal buildings, garden centers, boat docks, among other structures with exposed piping. It can be secured to the building and tied directly into the supply line, which saves extra installation steps, material costs and offers benefits to the contractor and building owner. Inlets on the top and bottom allow for flexibility during installation and the ability to tie numerous manifold valves together, as found in a large parking garage. An integral stop allows the valve to be shut off and serviced without turning off the entire system. A brass plug is included for easy close off and drain-down of the system. 800-362-9055; www.prier.com.


Water Heaters/Components

A. O. Smith Water Heaters ProLine

The ProLine electric tankless series from A. O. Smith Water Heaters is designed for commercial, residential and point-of-use applications. The water heater is available in three sizes, with 45 different models ranging from 2.4 to 32 kW and Uniform Energy Factor up to 0.93. The units are available in a variety of voltage options: 120, 208, 240 and 277 volt. All models have true dry fire protection, where the element will only turn on when the chamber is full of water. All models also have scale reduction technology. This feature reduces scale formation on the elements and on the chamber walls, which reduces failures and service requirements. 800-527-1953; www.hotwater.com.


Bradford White Water Heaters eF120 Series

Bradford White Water Heaters eF120 Series commercial gas water heaters now incorporate building management system and modulation technology for remote monitoring capability and increased fuel efficiency. The eF120 Series’ modulation technology matches burner output to variations in heating demand. Using sensors, electronic controls, variable-speed blowers and algorithms, the heater maintains a higher constant temperature in order to respond quickly and efficiently to water draw. BMS capability integrates a water heater into an automated system that controls and monitors electrical, communications, security and other systems. 800-523-2931; www.bradfordwhite.com.


CORRO-PROTEC Powered Anode Rod

The CORRO-PROTEC Powered Anode Rod is a long-term protection solution. In addition to stopping the corrosion inside the tank, it effectively stops rotten egg smell in 24 hours. 877-466-6660; www.corroprotec.com



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