IBS 2016: Innovations Provide Intriguing Options for Contractors
Little Giant® will display a number of new pumping innovations at the NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Booth C1836 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 19-21. New innovations include:
The new Little Giant 6EC and 10EC Series of sump/effluent pumps provide lower current draw, higher energy efficiency, and improved performance. These new units feature cast iron covers and a polypropylene base that includes the stainless plate. Additional models are now available with a durable cast iron base providing increased intake area, reducing intake velocities. The 1/3 hp 6EC Series consumes only 5.0 amps while producing 53 gpm at 5 feet of head and reaching a maximum shut-off of 28 feet. The 1/2 hp 10EC Series touts a full-load rating of only 6.5 amps and produces 67 gpm at 5 feet of head with a maximum shut-off of 36 feet.
The new Little Giant SPBS Series Battery Backup Systems allow contractors to provide homeowners with the peace of mind that their basement is protected from flooding when the electricity goes out. The Little Giant SPBS Series is available in four options that deliver capacities from 53-67 gallons per minute with high flow rates, quick charging time, and hours of battery longevity.
The Little Giant Inline 400 Pressure Boosting System is a compact and economical solution to most water pressure improvement needs. It couples a proven Franklin Electric pump and motor with simple flow-based controls to provide a typical water pressure boost of up to 40 PSI, depending on the application’s need. The unit’s symmetrical design allows for easy installation mounting either vertically or horizontally to fit within most existing plumbing configurations – including those where space is limited. This powerful, yet whisper quiet system is ideal for city water pressure boosting, pressurizing water from a cistern tank, re-pressurizing after filtration and irrigation system boosting applications.
In addition, a product that was unveiled at last year’s show, the Little Giant Pit+Plus® Basin, will also be on display. The Pit+Plus is an advanced, installation and service-friendly sewage basin option for plumbing contractors. The Little Giant Pit+Plus features a monolithic top to separate and promote the three key areas of a sewage package – the pump, switch and plumbing connections which can be accessed independently. Still offered with the common float switch, the system was recently redesigned to incorporate the extremely reliable and new ECM™ (External Control Module) switch option. It contains a ‘bell’ inside the basin to monitor liquid level for switch operation outside the basin, isolated from the liquid.