Product News - February 2013

Product News - February 2013
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Metabo cordless angle grinder

The W18 LTX cordless angle grinder from Metabo Corp. is powered by lithium-ion batteries (two Extreme 4.0 Ah or 3.0 Ah) with a rotating battery pack. Features include a slim motor housing and ergonomic side handle, motor protection with no-volt release switch that protects against unintentional starts when inserting the battery, burst-proof adjustable guard, and electronic shutoff to protect against kickback. Other features include thermal overload protection, electronic soft start for added motor life, and air-cooled charging technology for longer battery life. 800/638-2264; www.metabousa.com.

Grundfos S-tube impeller

The S-tube channel impeller from Grundfos eliminates the need for add-on assemblies designed to cut, shred or treat wastewater as it flows from the pump. A new balancing method delivers smooth, quiet operation. The hydraulic design reduces abrasive wear and enhances anti-clogging capabilities. 800/921-7867; www.grundfos.us.

Carpenter Group digital percometer

The AccuPerc digital percometer from The Carpenter Group performs digitally accurate soil bed and seepage pit percolation tests. The three-station system can be transported in the optional 20- by 12- by 15-inch carry case and weighs less than 5 pounds. 800/743-7127; www.accuperc.com.

SJE-Rhombus Endura control panels

The Endura line of VFD (variable-frequency drive) control panels from SJE-Rhombus include the PB (pressure booster) and IR (irrigation) models. The PB is designed for commercial applications using 1-4 VFDs and includes the VFDC-4000 controller and one VFD for each pump. The IR panel is designed for irrigation pump applications up to 500 hp. It includes a VFD, NEMA 3R enclosure with circuit breaker, VFDC-1300 controller and pressure transmitter. 888/342-5753; www.sjerhombus.com.

Ditch Witch vacuum excavator

The 49 hp FX50 vacuum excavator from Ditch Witch is designed for a range of cleanup and soft excavation tasks, including cleaning sewers and valve boxes, horizontal directional drilling support, removing road construction debris, posthole digging, and exposing utilities. The unit can be configured with a choice of four water tanks (80 to 500 gallons), four spoils tanks (300 to 1,200 gallons), hydraulic boom, and hydraulic valve exerciser. 800/654-6481; www.ditchwitch.com.

Xylem Goulds grinder pump retrofit kit

The Goulds Water Technology grinder pump retrofit kit from Xylem includes a single-phase, 2 hp motor (60 Hz, 3,450 rpm, 230 volts) and capacitor start with winding thermal protector. The Class F motor has a 300 Series stainless steel threaded shaft and permanently lubricated upper and lower ball bearings. Piping and electrical connections for retrofit-ting non-Xylem pump brands are included. 866/325-4210; www.completewatersystems.com/brands/goulds.

Coxreels compact vacuum reel

The commercial-duty V117-850 vacuum reel from Coxreels is designed for commercial vacuum system, construction site and plant floors. The direct hand-crank reel handles 50 feet of 1 1/2-inch standard vacuum hose with bullet cuffs. Features include one-piece, steel U-shaped frame and open drum with direct-connect port. The powder-coated reel mounts to any horizontal or vertical flat surface. 800/269-7335; www.coxreels.com.

NLB Torrent 50 tank cleaning head

The Torrent 50 tank cleaning head from NLB Corp. delivers 3-D waterjet action with the force of 600 hp water and fits through a 6-inch tank opening. Rated for pressure up to 20,000 psi and flows to 50 gpm, the stainless steel, corrosion-resistant head has two high-velocity waterjets that spin vertically while the head spins horizontally for 3-D coverage to remove hardened resins and plastics. 800/441-5059; www.nlbcorp.com.

Jet plastic septic tank

J-500-800PLT series plastic septic tanks from Jet are a lightweight alternative to the concrete J-1500 Series BAT media plants. PLT tanks are available in treatment capacities from 500 to 800 gpd. The seamless tanks are rotational molded from lightweight polyethylene. 800/321-6960; www.jetincorp.com.

MJM septic system blanket

Matt's Sewer Blanket from MJM Industries is designed to protect septic systems against frost and freeze-up without electricity. Tested in northern Minnesota, the 6- by 20-foot blanket can be staked to the ground in fall and rolled up in spring for storage. Used below grade, at grade or on mounds, the reusable blanket is waterproof and eliminates the need for straw. 218/689-1031; www.sewerblanket.com.



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