Product Spotlight - Float Management Control System
The Float Management Control from Innovative Utility Solutions, LLC was designed to save wastewater utility companies headaches, time, and money. The recent surge in the use of “flushable” wipes has put a tremendous strain on wastewater utility companies, as they (along with countless other strange objects) have a tendency of remaining lodged in the mouth of a grinder when the water level inside a tank drops. When the water level and float drop, power is cut off to the grinder even though it is not done chewing up the debris. When the water level does come back up and the grinder tries to kick back on, it cannot generate the amount of torque required to turn the clogged impeller or blades. The pump must then be lifted and cleaned out by field personnel before it can function.
The Float Management Control (FMC) typically mounts inside the control panel and keeps the grinder from shutting down while it is in the middle of chewing up debris. When the float drops to the normal turn off position the grinder will continue to function until the debris is gone. The grinder remains clean and operational so it is ready when needed then next time the pump turns on.
The Float Management Control (FMC) is available in single or two-channel setups to work with simplex or duplex pump systems. This means that there is an option for every residential or commercial/industrial application. The 2CH-01 model will work with 120-, 240-, or 480 Volts (single- or 3-phase) systems, so long as the voltage going through the Off Float is 120 Volts. It will work with any grinder pump that has a normal (continuous) load of 40A or less. Larger custom units can be built to meet heavier demands. The addition of the FMC to the control panel does not interfere with a grinder’s thermal overload or current overload circuit. This allows the grinder pump to be shut down if there is a thermal overload or current overload caused by excessive debris.
- Dimensions: 3.5” x 4.5” x 2.2”
- Channels: 2 (for 2 grinder pumps)
- AC Current Measurement Range: 0.5A - 50A max
- Maximum Continuous Current (under normal load): 40 Amps
- Works with 120, 240, or 480 Volts (single- or 3-phase) systems, so long as the voltage going through the Off Float is 120V.
- Larger custom units can be built to meet heavier demands
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