Product Focus: Alarms, Controls and Monitoring Systems

Product Focus: Alarms, Controls and Monitoring Systems

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Alarm Systems/Components

Aero-Stream Aero-ALERT

The multifunction Aero-ALERT alarm from Aero-Stream is designed for easy installation and to fit any residential or commercial septic system or holding tank. Employing a self-contained power cell, installation is simplified and mitigates the need to hire an electrician or pull an electrical permit. This reduces installation costs and eliminates the liability of performing the wiring yourself. The alarm can be used in systems requiring an alarm event such as ATU airflow, or utilizing a free-standing float switch system, effluent filter maintenance, holding tank or pump chamber alarm. Incorporating high efficiency electronics including a 95dB audible and a 360-degree flashing light allows the unit to emit a continuous alarm signal for more than 2,000 hours (90+ days) without depleting the battery, as well as be located up to 100 feet from the tank. 877-254-7093;

Alderon Industries Vizzyalarm

The Vizzyalarm from Alderon Industries is an indoor-rated three-zone Wi-Fi alarm panel, powered by a standard 120V AC wall outlet and includes an automatically rechargeable battery. It can be connected to the cloud-based to monitor and receive text and email alerts for system conditions with no monthly fees. This multipurpose alarm monitors three separate zones such as high-level septic tank, high-level sump basin, and flood monitoring. High and low temperature alarms provide 24/7 property protection. Any “dry” type sensor that “closes” during an alarm condition can be used. Use the auxiliary contacts to connect to building automation systems and phone dialers. During an alarm condition, the red LEDs illuminate, buzzer annunciates, and the auxiliary contacts activate while sending text and email alerts. The alarm automatically resets for the next alarm cycle once the sensor deactivates. 218-483-3034;

Anua i/

The i/ system from Anua provides performance monitoring of electromechanical components while keeping everyone connected to information through a simple web interface. It can remotely monitor any blower, aerator, pump, float switch or motor. It tracks water use, catches motor issues before failure, uses any mobile device or computer and monitors any powered onsite system. 336-547-9338;

Liberty Pumps NightEye

The NightEye app and cloud-based system from Liberty Pumps allows internet connection of a pump via the home’s wireless router and provides alarm and other performance information to a mobile device. The system sends information via text, email and push notifications, to up to four different address/phone numbers anywhere in the world. Connected products include the ALM-EYE series indoor pump alarm, 442 battery backup pump systems and the SumpJet water powered backup pump. The system is easy to use and set up through a portable device, according to the maker. Download the free app, register the device and connect to the equipment using BlinkUp technology. The app is compatible with iOS and Android devices. There are no subscription or service fees. 800-543-2550;

MGS Nomad Solar Alarm

The Nomad Solar Alarm from MGS (Mn Geotech Services) requires no electrician and only modest math skills to setup the float at the proper depth. The unit is powered by twin 9-volt rechargeable batteries powered by two 12-volt solar panels. When the batteries are installed on a normal transistor battery connector, the unit is on. The east side of the unit has an audio switch, a voltage meter to measure current charge and test button toward the bottom. The standard configuration is for a 6-inch inspection with a weighted ball float, while an adaptor for 4-inch ports is available. 320-980-6218;

Polylok 3014AB Filter Alarm (smart alarm)

The 3014AB Filter Alarm (Smart Alarm) from Polylok is a wired indoor/outdoor filter alarm providing audio/visual warning notifying operators that a tank filter needs cleaning. The Smart Alarm Switch activates when the filter cartridge is near capacity (approximately 90% full) with solids. The Smart Alarm Switch installed in the filter sends a signal to the panel. It offers a manual alarm test switch and horn silence, an alarm horn rated to 82 dB at 10 feet, and 15 feet of cable, with longer lengths available. 888-765-9565;

SJE Rhombus Xpert Alert RF

The Xpert Alert RF system from SJE Rhombus uses LoRa radio technology to wirelessly connect the control panel to an indoor alarm system. With a range of up to 200 feet, it provides the convenience of indoor notification without having to tear up the yard to install wires. This makes it suitable for residential applications, including lift pump chambers, holding tanks, sewage, agricultural and other water applications. This system uses the Xpert Alert alarm, an RF transceiver module that attaches to the indoor alarm and an RF panel module that is installed in the outdoor panel. The RF transceiver and RF panel modules wirelessly connect the alarm to the control panel. This system is also available with the Xpert Alert Wi-Fi alarm, which provides 24/7 notification via text and/or email. The alarm is CSA certified, and the RF modules are UL/cUL Listed. 888-342-5753;

Electrical Panel

Franklin Electric Cerus X-Drive

Designed for variable torque applications up to 600 hp, the Cerus X-Drive is Franklin Electric’s all-inclusive drive solution for a variety of markets. Available as a standalone drive and in multiple enclosed configurations, these panels are built to last, according to the maker, with every detail and component centered around the application’s specific requirements. It can be paired with a choice of motors and pumps to maximize the performance of the application. 866-271-2859;

Pump Control Panels

Aquaworx by Infiltrator Intelligent Pump Control

The Intelligent Pump Control panel from Aquaworx by Infiltrator is easy to install and monitors liquid levels, controls pumping intervals, logs events in real time and calculates daily system flow utilizing a pressure transducer in the pump chamber and an embedded microprocessor in the pump controller. The Aquaworx Tapper handheld Wi-Fi programmer broadcasts a signal that allows the user to program the panel using any Wi-Fi-enabled device. Once connected, the user navigates to a website that has all control settings for the panel and provides the operator with a history of system function critical to troubleshooting and maintaining a pump-driven system. The Tapper is intended for use with multiple panels and includes a USB slot, allowing the user to capture and download system events and settings onto a removable USB memory device. 800-221-4436;

Orenco Systems 4-in-1 Controller

The 4-in-1 Controller from Orenco Systems supports numerous electrical configurations and dosing schedules within a single panel. Both simplex and duplex models are available and can be configured in the field for timed or demand dosing. While the control circuit operates on 120-volt power, the pump circuit is dual-rated for 120- or 240-volt power, meaning installers and service providers can reduce their panel inventories for new installations and repairs. It includes a programmable logic unit with multiple timing intervals for changing flow conditions and has a built-in elapsed-time meter and counter. It also displays float position and has a float error indicator. Each panel includes a reference chart to assist with troubleshooting during installation and testing as well as wiring diagrams. It is completely touch-safe. 877-257-8712;

SPI 50B019-120-240DD

The 50B019-120-240DD control panel from SPI is a duplex timed-dosing panel for use in residential or commercial applications. It can be used with 120- or 240-volt power, and it accommodates two dosing pumps controlled by a repeat-cycle timer. It has a durable, weather-resistant, NEMA 4X polycarbonate enclosure with SST latches; large, easy-to-access terminal block; circuit breakers for the pumps and control circuits; a rugged, externally mounted, UV-resistant alarm light; audible alarm and run-mute-test switch with UV-resistant sealing boot; definite purpose motor contactors; alternating relay; and pump hand-off-auto switches. Compressor hookups are available. Wiring schematic and detailed connection diagrams are provided as well as mounting feet for the enclosure. It is UL listed. 419-282-5933; 


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