NEW AT KBIS KITCHEN FAUCET KWC’s Zoe touch-light PRO kitchen faucet is controlled using smart technology, responding intuitively to a brief touch. The round operating unit features a light ring that indicates the water temperature selected. With three simple taps, water temperature switches between cold, warm and hot. The luminaqua LED feature surrounding the spray head transforms water into a play of light. KWC. Www.kwcamerica.com SHOWER DRAIN ACO, in cooperation with leading bathroom designers, introduces the ACO ShowerShelf, a functional stainless-steel shower accessory that matches the QuARTz ACO ShowerDrain grate design. The ShowerShelf is developed to serve as the resting spot for shower essentials. The new selection of offset shower channels makes installation easy and is designed for when the joist is in the center of the shower opening and notching or drilling is not an option. QuARTz ACO ShowerDrain. Www.quartzbyaco.com WASTE DISPOSERS InSinkErator’s PRO Series features a premium lineup of disposers designed to feature more power, better performance and longer warranties than the original PRO Series models, not to mention a sleek, but robust look. The PRO Series disposer features the advanced MultiGrind and SoundSeal technologies, allowing users to grind nearly any food waste with little noise. InSinkErator. Www.insinkerator.com CONDENSATE TREATER The Condensate Treater from Falsken Water Systems was created specifically for condensing tankless water heaters to effectively neutralize the condensate discharge. Its compact design allows for attachment directly onto the heater condensate discharge nipple, making installations fast, simple, clean and professional. Once-a-year replacement is all that is required on residential applications. It comes with fittings and adapters for virtually every condensing tankless water heater on the market today. Falsken Water Systems www.falskenwatersystems.com DECORATIVE DRAINS ROHL introduces four new decorative square shower drains to add the finishing touch to any custom shower. The Weave, Matrix, Mosaic and Petal are inspired by geometric forms and nature. Crafted from solid-brass construction with a flush grill and no visible screws, these decorative drains are functional while enhancing the style of any bathroom. Each 5” x 5” drain is available in polished, chrome, polished nickel, satin nickel, Tuscan brass, English bronze and Inca brass finishes to coordinate with the complete line of ROHL faucets and shower systems. ROHL also is presenting a replacement drain trim option featuring a clog-free strainer. ROHL. Www.rohlhome.com BATH FIXTURES The new Oak Hill suite of luxury bathroom fixtures from DXV provides an array of options for customizing a bathroom according to the user’s tastes and preferences. The collection offers a freestanding tub, a high-back lavatory with metal console or wood vanity, a stylish high-efficiency toilet, a spread faucet for sink or wall mount, plus a wood framed mirror to finish off the suite. DXV. Www.dxv.com CONTROL PANELS Val-Matic’s control panels provide efficient, reliable and low-maintenance service to butterfly, plug and ball valves with cylinder actuators. The hydraulic control panel permits changes to the valve operating times in order for the valves’ surge characteristics to be the same as the piping system. The electric control panel connects with the hydraulic control panel and pump motor controls to allow for remote monitoring of valve operation and alarm conditions. Hydraulic and electric panels operate pump control valves with air, oil or water power, and include solenoid and flow-control valves for slow open/close and emergency shutdown. Val-Matic. Www.valmatic.com QUARTER-TURN COMMERCIAL SILLCOCK Legend introduces a series of new quarter-turn commercial sillcocks equipped with an integral vacuum breaker (ASSE 1011): the T-547 rough brass, T-548 satin-finished brass and T-549 chrome-plated brass commercial sillcocks. The valves are ideal for high-frequency use in residential and commercial applications. The T-547, T-548 and T-549 are actual ball valves; therefore they are easier to actuate, have improved flow and greater longevity than traditional multi-turn sillcocks. Legend Valve. Www.legendvalve.com LEAD-FREE BRASS SILLCOCK Jomar Valve now carries a lead-free brass frost-free sillcock valve. The T-540G features MNPT, SWT and PEX end-connection options and is available in sizes from 6” to 14”. The valve also complies with NSF 372, ASSE 1019, ASME A112.18 and B1215. It comes with an integrated vacuum breaker to protect against back siphoning and an integral check valve to protect against backflow. The T-540G features an angled, notched flange for easy installation and draining with a lock-shield design and replaceable cartridge. Jomar Valve. Www.jomarvalve.com HYGIENIC SINKS Gerber announces seven new hand hygiene sinks to benefit environments where hygiene and cross-contamination control is of concern, particularly in hospitals, doctors’ offices, schools, child-care centers and industrial buildings among others. The Monticello hygienic hospital basin features a deep basin with sloped angles to minimize splashing, germ pooling and contamination. An offset drain reduces splashing and aerosolization from direct contact with the water stream. Sealed overflow eliminates hazards of germ collection. Each of these sinks has a sealed overflow to eliminate contamination risks and can be installed for ADA compliance (with the exception of NH-12-661, which is not ADA compliant). Gerber. Www.gerberonline.com RESIDENTIAL ELECTRIC WATER HEATERS American Standard Water Heaters’ residential electric water heaters are available in 30-, 40- and 50-gal., capacities and in short and tall configurations. The water heaters feature fully automatic surface-mount thermostats and are non-CFC foam-insulated. Listed to UL 174, the water heaters comply with NAECA, ANSI and energy-efficiency requirements as well as Department of Energy test procedures. Dual screw-in heating elements help conserve energy by direct heat transfer. Homeowners have a choice of a six- or 12-year limited tank and component parts warranty. American Standard Water Heaters. Www.americanstandardwaterheaters.com ERP SOLUTION PROVIDER DDI System releases the latest installment of its Inform ERP software, Version 14. Inform ERP’s new Advanced Demand Management focuses on identifying and managing exceptions to deliver precisely forecasted purchase orders. Distributors can gain more inventory turns and profit-making opportunities, finer control over sporadic and slower-moving items, less overstock and carefully managed branch inventory, the company states. Every Inform ERP user receives this free upgrade, which now includes a purchasing system that DDI System says rivals third-party procurement solutions. Call 877/599-4334 for more information. DDI System. Www.ddisystem.com FAUCET COLLECTION American Standard’s Fluent Collection of bath faucets features an ADA-compliant angled handle design for a more comfortable grip and the option of adding discreet hot and cold color indicators on the handles. American Standard. Www.americanstandard-us.com KITCHEN COLLECTION Moen’s Belfield kitchen collection features a kitchen faucet suite with detailing in several styles and finishes. Belfield is available in both single- and two-handle options, as well as with or without a side spray. Moen. Www.moen.com BATHROOM FAUCET The Eurosmart NEW bathroom faucet limits water consumption to 192.7 fluid oz. Per minute without compromising the water experience. The 1.4” cartridge helps users manage energy consumption while protecting against scalding. GROHE. Www.grohe.com/us WATER-SAVING KITS Niagara’s UHET watersaving kits include either the 0.8-gpf single-flush toilet or the dual-flush toilet (both with Stealth technology). The kit also features a high-efficiency, high-power showerhead. Niagara Conservation. Www.niagaracorp.com WALL-HUNG WATER CLOSET Sloan’s ST-2459 top spud wallhung water closet maximizes flushing performance in lower flushing-volume applications. The universal flushing volume can accommodate any high efficiency flush volume including 1.1 gpf. Sloan Valve. Www.sloanvalve.com PEX PIPING SYSTEM Watts Radiant’s R-flex is a pre-insulated flexible energy-saving PEX piping system with a durable waterproof outer cover. It provides cost-effective distribution for heating, cooling and snow-melting applications for many structures. Watts Radiant. Www.wattsradiant.com STEAM AIR VALVES Matco-Norca’s new ISO 9001:2008 manufactured HAV steam air valves come in various patterns and sizes and are for use with hydronic radiators and steam boiler systems. The valves have a maximum operating pressure range from 1 1/2” psi to up to 6 psi. Matco-Norca. Www.matco-norca.com QUARTER-TURN ACTUATOR Bonomi North America’s Valbia VB008 mini quarter-turn direct-mount electric actuator measures 4 3/4” long x 2 3/4” wide. The actuator is used with a 1/4” to 1 1/4” full-port direct-mount ball valve. Bonomi North America. Www.bonominorthamerica.com DOUBLE-DROP ELBOW FITTINGS Viega’s double-drop elbow fittings maintain water quality by reducing stagnation. The elbows are designed to keep fresh water close to each fixture and are available in 1/2” and 3/4” sizes. Viega. Www.viega.us STAINLESS-STEEL BOILER The Buderus SSB Series of sealed-combustion high-efficiency stainless-steel boilers features eight models in four separate chassis sizes (85 MBH to 1,024 MBH). Applicable for use in studio units up to commercial buildings. Bosch Thermotechnology. Www.boschthermotechnology.com CORDLESS FINISHING TOOLS PORTER-CABLE’s first line of 20V MAX* lithium ion cordless finish tools includes an 18 GA Brad Nailer and an 18 GA Narrow Crown Stapler. The motor design provides the consistent power needed to complete finishing applications. PORTER-CABLE. Www.portercable.com BATTERY BACKUP SYSTEMS The new Little Giant SPBS Series battery backup systems utilize Little Giant 6EC or 10EC sump pumps that deliver capacities from 53-67 gpm, resulting in a system with high flow rates, quick charging time and hours of battery longevity. Franklin Electric. Www.franklin-electric.com
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