December 4, 2012

DELAVAN, WI – December 4, 2012 – Pentair has released the next generation of its PENTEK INTELLIDRIVETM variable frequency drives for submersible well pumps, which feature incredible advancements in usability and functionality over all other existing solutions in the marketplace. The Pentair PENTEK INTELLIDRIVE Water Pressure Control Center directs changes in pump motor speed by responding to fluctuations in demand.

The three new Pentair PENTEK INTELLIDRIVE models (PID10 – up to 1HP, PID20 – up to 2HP, PID50 – up to 5HP) are easy to install and activate. Each unit’s operator interface includes an intuitive diagnostic tool on an easy-to-read LCD display with a touchpad setup that features a range of helpful troubleshooting tips. The interface also has a wide spectrum of programmable options and specific settings, allowing the installer to effortlessly configure most residential water control applications.

The ground detection technology in Pentair’s PENTEK INTELLIDRIVE models surpasses all other VFDs. Utilizing a control center that continuously checks for proper grounding, the PENTEK® units halt the system if there is a grounding problem, and use plain, straightforward language to let the user know about the issue. In addition, the new state-of-the art surge protection covers both the line and load side.

The three PENTEK INTELLIDRIVE models simplify product selection and allow distributors and dealers to reduce inventory as the units meet a variety of market needs with an operating range that offers 2-wire and 3-wire with 1-Phase and 3-Phase options in the same unit. In addition, each model provides a spacious wiring area with multiple accessory inputs and easy-access conduit openings. Featuring spring terminals for secure connections and fast installation without requiring any special tools, the PENTEK INTELLIDRIVE models also include removable terminal blocks allowing the installer to easily wire the motor and power supply.

Its best-in-class EMI/RFI filter for superior noise and interference protection includes an electronic pressure transducer and a temperature sensitive intelligent fan that only operates when needed. The units also come standard with a “Soft Start/Coast to Stop” design, which minimizes mechanical stress.

“The Pentair PENTEK INTELLIDRIVE models surpass all other models on the market. From the intuitive LCD diagnostics display with adjustable programming parameters to the superior ground detection technology and the extensive array of additional top-notch features, it offers today’s distributors and dealers an unrivaled VFD solution for submersible well pumps,” notes Susan O’Grady, market manager for Pentair.

Pentair is also committed to educating well-water homeowners on the benefits of increased water pressure and directing them to professional Distributors and Dealers in the Pentair Network to help drive business to its partners. To help with this mission, Pentair has recently launched two websites, and, which offer homeowners more information on why water pressure is so important and helps them find their closest Pentair dealers, positioning them as the ultimate water-systems experts.

About Pentair
Pentair Ltd. ( (NYSE: PNR) delivers industry-leading products, services and solutions for its customers' diverse needs in water and other fluids, thermal management and equipment protection. With pro forma 2011 revenues of more than $7 billion, Pentair employs more than 30,000 people worldwide.

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