Drives and Protection

  • The Cerus X Drive family.
  • A duplex pump package.
  • A Smartstart pump starter.
  • A SubMonitor Connect panel.
  • A Submonitor connect overload motor protector.
The Cerus X Drive family.
A duplex pump package.
A Smartstart pump starter.
A SubMonitor Connect panel.
A Submonitor connect overload motor protector.

Cerus X-Drive

Designed for variable torque applications up to 700 Hp, the Cerus® X-Drive Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) is Franklin Electric’s all-inclusive drive solution for a variety of markets. The X-Drive controller is loaded with application-specific firmware with enhanced settings that control and protect motors for the most demanding applications in pump, HVAC and industrial markets. Available in multiple packaged configurations, including submersible and centrifugal, these panels are built to last, with every detail and component centered around your requirements.

Pair this product with our legendary motors and pumps to maximize the performance of your application. All of this is backed by the best support team in the industry, making sure our business isn’t what slows yours down.

Full-Featured for Your Application

  • Streamlined setup process with application-specific firmware that pre-programs settings for quick and easy startups and reliable protection for any project
  • Pre-PID control provides constant pressure and enhanced modes with external or cascade control options
  • Built-in DC choke for applications 50 Hp and above for harmonics mitigation
  • Seamless integration into SCADA and automation systems using Modbus RTU and BACnet communications
  • Designed with a UL type 4X removable display that can be mounted remotely without additional covers or environmental protection
  • Built-in Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) for advanced industrial applications
  • Compact form-factor offers a reduced footprint and industry-leading power density (horsepower per cubic inch), which translates to a smaller panel
  • UL-Listed phase conversion versatility allows for single-phase or three-phase input

Varying Speed, Constant Savings

  • By running your motor to meet the demand of your application, the X-Drive can reduce energy costs by up to 50%
  • Variable motor speed allows for soft start, protecting the life of your equipment and offering long-term savings

Easy Installation

  • Discover an incredibly intuitive start-up experience with application-specific parameters pre-set to industry standards for submersible pumps, centrifugal pumps, cooling tower panels and circulating pumps.

Variable Duplex P-Series

Engineered for the Most Demanding Pumping Applications

The Variable Duplex VFD Pump package is ideal for domestic water pump and booster pump systems. Franklin Control Systems designed the package specifically to maintain a pressure set point based on sensor feedback using internal PID control. This package provides the most economic pump control solution by reducing both energy and maintenance costs.

VDP – Variable Duplex Pump Package

  • Single-phase & Three-phase Input
  • 200-230VAC & 480VAC
  • 1-125Hp
  • Phase Conversion Capabilities
  • UL Type 3R Enclosure

Standard Features

Maintain System Pressure with Single Sensor Feedback

  • Integrated controls lead/lag & alternating operation
  • Optional circuit breaker or service entrance rated MCCB
  • Dual pressure transducers provide feedback for PID control loops
  • Automatic alternating control
  • Hand/Off/Auto switches for independent local or remote operation
  • Adjustable time for lag start delay and alternation settings
  • Fault contact output allow integration with external devices

Options

  • Run pilot lights
  • Fault pilot lights
  • Off pilot lights
  • Door-mounted potentiometer
  • Door-mounted keypad
  • Door-mounted keypad with Type 4X cover

Smartstart Pump Starter

Three-phase, 50/60 Hz, 200~600 VAC, 1-130 FLA (Differs per model)

Integrated electronic motor and pump protection

  • Class S electronic overload
  • Specifically designed protection for submersible motors
  • Built-in 1.15 service factor compensation
  • Underload (dry-run protection)
  • Current phase unbalance protection
  • Cycle fault protection
  • Locked rotor and stall protection
  • Out of calibration
  • Detects if overload FLA dial is improperly set

Multi-voltage operating range with automation I/O

  • Accepts 200-600 VAC directly, true plug and play
  • Includes a dry contact auto-run input and fault relay output
  • Optional run timer – adjustable up to 12 hours
  • Starter will run for selected time then return to OFF until another run command is given

Industrial grade construction

  • Door mounted heavy-duty HOA switch
  • Housed in an outdoor rated, gasketed, NEMA 3R enclosure
  • NEMA/IEC rated magnetic contactors feature 2.5 million electrical cycles at full rated current

Optional circuit breaker disconnect (Service Entrance rated)

  • UL 489 circuit breaker provides branch and short circuit protection
  • No fuses required – saves time and money
  • Lockable handle for safety

Intelligent Pump Starter

Single-phase & Three-phase, 50/60 Hz, 120~600 VAC, 1/3~300 Hp Integrated electronic pump protection overload power metering and data logging options

Integrated Tru-power™ electronic motor and pump protection

  • Eliminates need for costly pump protection relays
  • Dry pump detection using power (nuisance trip-free); time-based automatic restart and well recovery mode
  • Features a wide-range, adjustable, class 5-30 electronic overload
  • Provides superior motor protection from the following conditions:
  • Over/under power (dry-run)
  • Over/under voltage protection
  • Voltage phase loss
  • Voltage and current phase unbalance
  • Stalled/locked rotor
  • Cycle fault
  • Ground fault (UL 1053 certified)
  • Voltage phase reversal

Built-in power monitoring and fault logging for easy troubleshooting

  • View voltage, current, power factor, and more through an intuitive display
  • Quickly identify common power problems such as phase imbalance, voltage drop, and over/undercurrent conditions to ensure proper pump operation
  • Built-in fault log, counter and parameter change log: records last 15 fault types with power condition values, stores how many times each fault type has occurred (up to 255 count), and logs changes to parameter settings (e.g. FLA, OV/UV, under power)

Easy to setup and use

Inside, the display shows an easy to use menu for setting a wealth of parameters. Adjust any protective or control setting in seconds. For example, choose how long to allow for dry well recovery, set run time periods, and On/Off delays. All this with just a few intuitive keystrokes. The IPS ships with factory default settings pre-programmed for optimal submersible pump protection.

Industrial grade construction

  • Door mounted heavy-duty HOA switch
  • Housed in an outdoor rated, gasketed, NEMA 3R enclosure
  • Multi-tap control power transformer with integrated secondary protection accommodates common motor voltages. No fuses required!
  • Includes 120 VAC control power for field devices
  • NEMA/IEC rated magnetic contactors feature 2.5 million electrical cycles at full rated current

Advanced programmable pump control

  • Automatic fault reset
  • Backspin delay – Prevents start-up while system is draining
  • On and Off delay settings
  • Well recovery mode (up to 48 hours)
  • Minimum run time based on last input
  • 12-120 V input for remote start/stop
  • Dry contact input for remote start/stop

Standard circuit breaker disconnect (Service Entrance rated)

  • UL 489 circuit breaker provides branch and short circuit protection
  • No fuses required – saves time and money
  • Lockable handle for safety

Optional Ethernet card provides time-stamped data logging, ending utility power disputes

  • Download and display up to 100 faults and alarms, including operational mode and values of operation at the time of fault
  • All power condition values are stored by phase for voltage, current, and power factor per fault
  • Data is easily displayed and saved on any web browser using an Ethernet connection. The IPS incorporates internal web-server. No additional software required
  • Time and date stamped for utility documentation

Intelligent Pump Soft Starter

  • Three-phase, 50/60 Hz, 200~600 VAC, 2~250 Hp
  • Integrated electronic pump protection overload
  • Power metering and Modbus RTU Communications

Integrated Tru-power™ electronic motor and pump protection

  • Eliminates need for costly pump protection relays
  • Dry pump detection using power (nuisance trip-free); time-based automatic restart and well recovery mode
  • Features a wide-range, adjustable, class 5-30 electronic overload
  • Provides superior motor protection from the following conditions:
  • Over/under power (dry-run)
  • Over/under voltage protection
  • Voltage phase loss
  • Voltage and Current phase unbalance
  • Stalled/locked rotor
  • Cycle fault
  • Ground fault (UL1053 certified)
  • Voltage phase reversal

Soft starter features

  • Full Hp rated bypass contactor
  • Across-the-line start for emergency situations (turns the soft-starter into a standard IPS)
  • Start modes feature an adjustable current limit, initial voltage, and start time with a torque boost feature
  • Stop modes include:
  • Coast to stop
  • Linear deceleration (reduces water-hammer effect)
  • Adjustable stop voltage and stop time
  • SCR over-temperature detection
  • Shorted SCR detection

Easy to setup and use

Inside, the display shows an easy to use menu for setting a wealth of parameters. Adjust any protective or control setting in seconds. For example, choose how long to allow for dry well recovery, set run time periods, and On/Off delays. All this with just a few intuitive keystrokes. The IPS-RV ships with factory default settings pre-programmed for optimal submersible pump protection.

Industrial grade construction

  • Door mounted heavy-duty HOA switch
  • Housed in an outdoor rated, gasketed, NEMA 3R enclosure
  • Multi-tap control power transformer with integrated secondary protection accommodates common motor voltages. No fuses required!
  • Includes 120 VAC control power for field devices

Advanced programmable pump control

  • Automatic fault reset
  • Backspin delay – Prevents start-ups into draining systems
  • On and Off delay settings
  • Well recovery mode (up to 48 hours)
  • Minimum run time based on last input
  • 12-120 V input for remote start/stop
  • Dry contact input for remote start/stop
  • Dry contact inputs for float switches
  • Analog input for (selectable) 0-10V, 4-20mA, or 10k thermistor, viewable as a Modbus point

Optional circuit breaker disconnect (Service Entrance rated)

  • UL 489 circuit breaker provides branch and short circuit protection
  • No fuses required – saves time and money
  • Lockable handle for safety

Built-in power monitoring, fault logging and communications

  • View voltage, current, power factor, and more through an intuitive display
  • Built-in fault log, counter and parameter change log: records last 15 fault types with power condition values, stores how many times each fault type has occurred (up to 255 count), and logs changes to parameter settings (e.g. FLA, OV/UV, under power)
  • Built-in Modbus RTU communications card

Standard Pump Soft Starter

  • Three-phase, 50/60 Hz, 200~600 VAC, 2~75 Hp
  • Integrated electronic overload
  • Wide-range voltage acceptance (200~600 VAC)
  • Hp Rated Contactor Bypass

Electronic motor protection and automation I/O

  • Wide-range, class 10 electronic overload
  • Current phase unbalance protection
  • Locked rotor / stall protection
  • Cycle fault protection
  • Accepts 200-600 VAC directly, true plug and play
  • Voltage auto-run input
  • Dry contact auto-run input
  • Status relay output
  • Hand/Off/Auto keypad with LEDs for mode, fault and run indication

Soft starter features

  • Full Hp rated bypass contactor
  • Across-the-line start for emergency situations
  • Adjustable current limit, start/stop voltage, and
  • start/stop time
  • SCR over-temperature detection
  • Shorted SCR detection

Optional circuit breaker disconnect (Service Entrance rated)

  • UL 489 circuit breaker provides branch and short circuit protection
  • No fuses required – saves time and money
  • Lockable handle for safety

Industrial grade construction

  • Door mounted HOA keypad
  • Housed in an outdoor rated, gasketed, NEMA 3R enclosure
  • NEMA rated bypass contactor features 2.5 million electrical cycles at full rated current – nearly twice the life as our competitors

SubMonitor Starter

Three-phase, 50/60 Hz, 200~600 VAC, 2–300 Hp

Equipped with the Franklin Electric SubMonitor overload relay, the SMS provides ideal motor protection for Franklin Electric submersible motors. The SMS also has an array of factory installable options for your specific application.

Integrated Electronic Motor & Pump Protection

  • Class 10 electronic overload
  • Underload (dry-run protection)
  • Over/under voltage
  • Current phase unbalance
  • Cycle fault
  • Reverse phase
  • Motor overheat on Subtrol-equipped motors

Integrated Data Logging

  • Records up to 502 faults
  • Records changes to parameter settings
  • Records total pump operating time

Industrial Grade Construction

  • Door mounted heavy-duty HOA switch
  • Housed in an outdoor rated, gasketed, NEMA 3R enclosure
  • Multi-tap transformer accommodates common voltages and includes integrated secondary protection, no fuses required
  • 120 V control power for field devices
  • NEMA/IEC rated magnetic contactors feature 2.5 million electrical cycles at full rated current

Circuit Breaker Disconnect (Service Entrance Rated)

  • UL 489 circuit breaker provides branch and short circuit protection
  • No fuses required – saves time and money
  • Lockable handle for safety

World Class Submersible Motor Protection

  • Door mounted SubMonitor display
  • Surge suppression devices
  • Run and fault pilot lights
  • Top mounted alarm beacon light
  • Door mounted buzzer with silence push button
  • Digital hour meter

SubMonitor Connect

Three-phase, 50/60 HZ, 200~600 VAC, 1~700 Hp

The newly designed SubMonitor Connect features the innovative FE Connect App that provides three-phase motor protection with the enhanced capabilities of real-time performance monitoring to improve troubleshooting. Also enjoy a simple plug-and-play design that provides protection against arc flash, universal power supply, and a NEMA 4X rated display. You can’t always predict overload, dry run, dirty power conditions or other electrical mishaps, but you can be protected from them.

Electronic overload motor protection

  • Adjustable, class 5-30 electronic overload
  • Underload (dry-run protection), for time-based automatic restart with well recovery mode
  • Over/under voltage
  • Current phase unbalance
  • Cycle fault
  • Reverse phase
  • Easy access to input and output terminals
  • 32-character, backlit, NEMA 4x, wash-down rated screen, visible from the front of the panel
  • Motor insulation check

Real-time and date-stamped fault logging

  • Pre-programmed real time clock with a 10-year battery backup
  • Contains separate fault, configuration change, and start logs
  • Records up to 150 faults

Application based setup

  • Precise protection programming
  • Nine-step setup wizard
  • Preset protection parameters available for submersible, surface, or custom usages
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