The 50 Top Products: Year 2007
Here are the top products featured in editorial coverage in Supply House Times from each of the last five years. They were picked based on the number of reader inquiries received after their publication. We have limited each manufacturer to one appearance on this list. They are also categorized by year on this website.
“FC” series fabricated NSF sinks come with one, two, three and four compartments, and are available with or without drainboards. New bowl sizes include 18 inches by 24 inches, to 30 inches by 30 inches.
Anvil’s Gruvlok(R) Series 7700 Butterfly Valves for commercial grooved-end pipe systems provide a leak-tight seal with a 300 psi rating, and utilize a constant disc-to-seat loading design ensuring a tight bi-directional seal.
New sizes in Taco’s Shut-Off Freedom Flange line range from 1-1/4 inches NPT up to 2-1/2 inches sweat. They combine full-port, ball valve and companion flange to isolate system circulators. All new models match the same material and design specifications of the smaller sizes.
Gen-Eye GL video inspection system now has a self-leveling color camera and DVD recorder. The compact stainless steel camera automatically keeps the picture right side up and is just 1.4 inches in diameter. The DVD recorder offers a jitter-free freeze frame, and a separate 9-inch industrial color monitor.
Megaloc is made with DuPont Kevlar and is said to be grit-free and easy to apply, as well as non-separating, non-combustible, odor-free and non-staining. The multipurpose thread sealant makes leak-free threaded joints on metal and plastic pipe and fittings.
The HP series high-performance butterfly valve from Milwaukee Valve is intended for industrial and commercial applications. Lug and wafer designs are available in WCB, carbon and CF8M, and stainless steel. Disc material is CF8M cast 316 stainless steel and stems are 17-4 stainless steel. Seat material is RPTFE.
Superior’s UltraCut cordless power tubing cutter features AnyFuel power technology, which allows it to cut 1/2-inch or 3/4-inch copper tubing with minimal burr in three seconds. Its TruTrak head design centers the cutter on the tubing. It is also small enough to fit into tight quarters.
Bradley Corp.’s recycled terrazzo washfountain is made of recycled amber, blue, green, clear and gray glass bottles, and is offered in 54-inch and 36-inch circular and semi-circular configurations with a 9-inch deep bowl.
The Takagi T-K3 tankless water heater measures 13.8 inches wide, weighs only 40 pounds and can be recessed between two wall studs. With new Easy Link Technology, up to four units can be connected together without the need of an additional control box. It starts heating water at 0.5 gpm, reducing water waste and ensuring more stable temperatures.
Chicago Faucet offers the HyTronic line of sensor-operated faucets, which was specifically designed to address the reliability concerns often associated with electronic faucets.
Available in both spring-driven and hand-crank models, T&S I-Reels contain heavy-grade metal components that are rust resistant and long lasting. Features include epoxy powder coating for durability, wear-resistant stainless steel connectors, an adjustable guide arm and a four-roller hose outlet for an overall smoother operation.
Zurn’s line of E-Z faucets utilizes 6 VDC power, so the same model faucet can be installed in your choice of supplied power.
Two new brochures from Lochinvar focus on boilers and water heaters, offering information on advances to the Power-Fin, including expanded burner modulation, a standard internal cascading sequencer and control upgrades for easy installation, system set-up and troubleshooting.
The RIDGID SeeSnake micro inspection camera allows users to view anything that lies in a hard-to-reach, obstructed or tight space. Attachable accessories offer the ability to look around corners, retrieve objects and pick up small metal items with a powerful magnetic tip. The high-resolution camera head sits at the tip of a flexible three-foot cable that is reinforced with a waterproof vinyl jacket. Other features include manual controls, pistol-grip handle and a 2.5-inch color LCD screen.