ORBIT IRRIGATION PRODUCTS, INC. INTRODUCES FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND PRODUCT THAT MAKES INSTALLING A SPRINKLER SYSTEM A SNAP FOR ANYONE
North Salt Lake City, Utah - March 24, 2003 – Orbit® Irrigation Products, Inc., one of the world's leading manufacturers and suppliers of irrigation products for the residential and commercial markets announced today that they will have the new Pre-Assembled Jar-Top Valve Manifold with Snap-Wire Connection System™ available for customers this spring. The easy-to-install Snap-Wire System™ is ideal for both retail and commercial customers.
"There is nothing like our patent pending Snap-Wire System™ on the market today,” said K.C. Ericksen, Orbit CEO. “This new, revolutionary ready-to-use product allows our customers to easily install a sprinkler system. The Snap-Wire System™ features solenoid jacks, similar to a RC stereo plug. This will eliminate the complex valve wiring. It will be a time-saving product for all customers.”
To address the explosive growth in the do-it-yourself market and to meet the needs of commercial users, Orbit designed the Snap-Wire System™ to eliminating complex wiring, wire nuts and grease caps when installing an underground sprinkler system. The Snap-Wire System™ comes with a watertight, plug-in electrical junction box. This innovative plug-in system ensures reliability and is highly consumer friendly.
“We are already receiving great feedback from both our retail and commercial customers, for the ease of use of our new Snap-Wire System™ product,” said Ericksen. “In the past it was frustrating trying to figure out which wire went where and which sprinklers were hooked up to which station. This new system eliminates the guess work.”
Features of the Pre-Assembled Jar Top Valve Manifold with Snap-Wire System™
· Patent pending Snap-Wire System™ junction box
· 1” male (National Pipe Thread (NPT) Jar-Top Valve with Solenoid Lifter
· Solid, reinforced UV resistant manifold and manifold fittings with glass-filled union nuts
· ¾” PVC Slip adapters and ¾” Poly Pipe adapters are included
· Two Snap-Wire mounting options; ground stake or manifold clip
· Removable end cap allows drainage for winter servicing or future valve additions
· O-ring gaskets on manifold connection eliminate leaks
· Male threaded valve eliminates the need for transition adapters
· Standard 1” NPT
· International British Pipe Standard (BPS) available
The Snap-Wire System™ will be available this spring across the country. Accessories to support the new product will also be available this spring.
The Pre-Assembled Jar-Top Valve Manifold with Snap-Wire System™ is one of Orbit"s family of underground irrigation products. Other products include timers, valves, sprinkler heads and nozzles, as well as many accessories.
Orbit Irrigation Products is the market share leader in the retail do-it-yourself irrigation business. Orbit manufactures and distributes more than 1,500 quality lawn and garden irrigation products to customers worldwide under the sub-brand names Orbit Professional®, WaterMaster®, DripMaster®, SunMate® and Arizona Mist®. Orbit products can be purchased both domestically and internationally at most contractor supply houses, home improvement stores, and lawn and garden centers. For more information go to www.orbitonline.com or call 1-800-488-6156.