Travel through the history of H2flow Controls. Our company’s history may be relatively short, but we have repeatedly set industry standards with our innovative products and uncompromising commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Let us share some of our milestones with you…
2018 - FLOWSTART IS LAUNCHED
FlowStart, a new product to control pool lights, pumps and chemical feeders is launched at the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo in Las Vegas.
2018 - REVISED H2FLOW BRANDING
H2flow Controls introduces new branding, including a new logo and ‘Progress Through Innovation’ marketing tagline. The new logo is still familiar, retaining the waterdrop.
2017 - EMOTRONDIRECT LAUNCHED
A new website, emotrondirect.com is launched. The site is an eCommerce site, providing customers with the convenience of buying industrial motor control products online.
2016 - 3” & 4” FLOWVIS LAUNCHED
New FlowVis flow meters, FV-3 and FV-4, for 3” and 4” pipe respectively, are launched.
2016 - FLOWDRIVE LAUNCHED
Emotron introduces FlowDrive, an AC Drive specifically developed for the water and wastewater management markets.
2016 - IP20 VERSIONS OF FDU & VFX
Emotron launches IP20 / NEMA 1 versions of the company’s renowned FDU and VFX Variable Frequency Drives.
2016 - TSA SOFT START LAUNCHED
Emotron launches the all-new compact TSA Soft Start.
2013 - SILICA ROAD FACILITY
The company moves again, this time to a much larger 8,500 sq.ft. facility at 3545 Silica Road, Sylvania, Ohio. The new building has the space needed for an increasing amount of FlowVis manufacturing and panel building.
2013 - FLOWVIS WINS 2013 READERS’ CHOICE
FlowVis wins a Pool & Spa News Readers’ Choice award for the second consecutive year. The award is given annually to the Top 50 products in the industry, as voted by the publication’s readers.
2012 - NSF 50 CERTIFICATION FOR FLOWVIS
With an average accuracy of 97.9%, the FlowVis flow meter model FV-C earns NSF 50 certification. It is the first of several models to earn this distinction.
2012 - FLOWVIS WINS 2012 READERS’ CHOICE
FlowVis wins a Pool & Spa News Readers’ Choice award. The award comes on the heels of also being named best new product at the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo.
2012 - FLOWVIS IS LAUNCHED
The company launches the all-new FlowVis flow meter. Viewed by many as a revolutionary flow meter, FlowVis boasts unrivaled accuracy and reliability, and a unique design, too!
2009 - NEW FDU & VFX 2.0
Emotron launches the new FDU 2.0 and VFX 2.0 Variable Frequency Drives to replace the pre-existing first-generation models. The new design includes many unique features, including adaptive load curve monitoring, smaller frame sizes, removable keypads, and much more.
2009 - PSP20
H2flow Controls launches the PSP20; a premium solution to prevent the dangers of swimming pool drain entrapment. This signals the company’s foray into the pool and spa industry.
2009 - REBRANDED AS H2FLOW CONTROLS
Following the company’s buyout earlier in the year, the new ownership group decides to rebrand the company. The new name H2flow Controls is selected, along with a new waterdrop logo containing the H2flow name. Although the company still represents the Emotron brand in North America, the name change also makes it possible for the company to diversify and enter the pool and spa market.
2009 - NEW OWNERSHIP
Emotron Inc. becomes it’s own entity, with the U.S. based management and several investors taking over ownership from Swedish based Emotron AB.
2008 - NEW FACILITY
Emotron Inc. moves from their 3,000 sq.ft. facility on Holland-Sylvania Rd. in Toledo, to a new, 5,000 sq.ft. facility in Briarfield, Maumee.
2006 - UL LISTED FACILITY
Emotron Inc. becomes a UL508 / UL698 certified panel builder.
2005 - FDU 1.0
Emotron AB launches the FDU 1.0 (at the time, known simply as FDU) Variable Frequency Drive. The product is ground-breaking, in that it offers the protection of shaft power monitoring, comes as standard in a NEMA 12 cabinet, and offers many other advanced features.
2004 - ETV2
The second variation of the ETV (Emotron Technology Vehicle) is born! ETV2 utilizes Progressive Cavity, Centrifugal, Submersible, and Positive Displacement pumps to move 100-gallons of fluid through clear-tubing around the 36-foot trailer. The vehicle is used to demonstrate products such as the M20, DCM, MSF, and FDU, and logs over 75,000 miles during it’s 6-year existence.
2003 - HOLLAND-SYLVANIA RD.
Emotron Inc. moves from their offices at Granite Circle to a new facility on Holland-Sylvania Rd. The move more than doubles the square footage and includes a significantly larger area that can be used for production.
2002 - MSF
Emotron AB launch the MSF, a torque-controlled soft start. With it’s many advanced features, the product becomes widely viewed as the catalyst for all soft starts in the industry.
2001 - PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
The new M20 Shaft Power Monitor is awarded the 2001 Plant Engineering Product of the Year.
2001 - M20
Emotron AB launch the M20 Shaft Power Monitor as the replacement to the DLM (Digital Load Monitor). The product offers accurate and reliable monitoring of motor-drive equipment. To-date, the over 600,000 M20’s have been installed worldwide.
2001 - ETV
The ETV (Emotron Technology Vehicle) is born! ETV contains various pieces of driven-equipment being protected and controlled by Emotron products. The vehicle is taken across much of the United States to customer facilities and events. ETV is viewed as such as resounding success that 3-years later, ETV2 is built!
1999 - LAUNCH OF DLM
Emotron AB launch the DLM (Digital Load Monitor). The product is used to protect against abnormal conditions and is the basis for its successor, the M20.
1999 - EMOTRON INC. FOUNDED
In collaboration with Emotron AB, Paul Hackett founds Emotron Inc. to serve the North American market. The company’s first office space is shared with an accounting firm and a software firm. Mr. Hackett remains the company’s CEO and majority shareholder today.