The ElectricPAK is a pump and VFD combo for wastewater systems

Oct. 10, 2023
Franklin Electric showed off its latest products at WEFTEC 23 in Chicago, including the ElectricPAK and ElectricPAK VFD.

Franklin Electric exhibited at WEFTEC 23 in Chicago, Illinois where the company showcased its Pioneer Pump ElectricPAK and ElectricPAK VFD, along with a rerelease of the Pioneer Vortex Pump.

ElectricPAK and ElectricPAK VFD

The ElectricPAK pump can run on a skid and comes paired with the ElectricPAK VFD. The VFD and the pump can be mounted on the same skid or separately, depending on the client's needs or preferences. It has a touchscreen and has all the same functions as a diesel VFD.

The VFD also has the ability to read additional sensor inputs and share that information on the touchscreen that it uses for display. Inside the VFD enclosure is a large inustrial fan, which Franklin Electric product managers said is able to keep the unit running in extreme heat up to 120ºF. 

It come in a welded enclosure for ease of lifting and transportation, making the unit not only easier to operate but also easier to rent. 

Pioneer Vortex Pump

The relaunch of the Pioneer Vortex pumps comes with additional packaging options that were not originally available, including motor options or diesel engines if desired. The recessed impeller of the pump creates less opportunities for ragging and clogging to keep water flowing.

Product managers at Franklin Electric said a client of theirs was replacing pumps two times per year because of ragging and clogs. That client, they said, purchased a vortex pump two years ago and in that time has only had one replacement of a vacuum pump. Instead, all that is now required is routine pump maintenance.

About the Author

Bob Crossen

Bob Crossen is the editorial director for the Endeavor Business Media Water Group, which publishes WaterWorld, Wastewater Digest and Stormwater Solutions. Crossen graduated from Illinois State University in Dec. 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in German and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. He worked for Campbell Publications, a weekly newspaper company in rural Illinois outside St. Louis for four years as a reporter and regional editor.