Franklin Electric is excited about the expansion of our product offering through our recent acquisition of Cerus Industrial, Inc. As we integrate this exciting new line of drives and controls into our product offering, some current products will be phased out to reduce redundancy. Below are some details about the specific products.
SubDrive HPX will be replaced as of January 1, 2013, with Franklin Electric P-Series VFDs. This expands our offering to include complete VFD enclosed systems while also continuing to offer the new P-Series VFD as a stand-alone option.
SubDrive HPX Accessories (Line Reactors, Load Reactors, Conduit Kits, Fan Kits and Transducers):
The SubDrive HPX Series accessories will be discontinued as of January 1, 2013. They will be replaced with an equivalent product currently designed for the new Franklin series of drives and controls.
Three-Phase Panels with Motor Logic:
Franklin Motor Logic pump panels will be replaced effective January 1, 2013. The new Franklin pump starter panel offering will include both the Franklin Standard Pump Starter (SPS) with thermal overload and the Economy Pump Starter (EPS) with electronic overload.
Three-Phase Panels with SubMonitor are STILL AVAILABLE:
At Franklin Electric, we will continue to offer the existing three-phase panels equipped with SubMonitor protection. However, an exciting addition to this line is the Intelligent Pump Starter (IPS) panel. This new Franklin panel offers integrated electronic pump protection, overload, over/under voltage, phase loss/unbalance, stalled/locked rotor, and power metering protection, as well as a data logging option with time and date stamp.
For those with existing quotes on SubDrive HPX or HPX accessories, we will assure product availability through April 1, 2013. All SubDrive HPX products will continue to have their full applicable Franklin warranty.
If you have any questions regarding the changes listed above, please contact your Territory Manager.