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Touchless Faucets, safer and water and energy saving

The improved hygiene and water-saving properties have convinced many users even to install touchless faucets in their kitchens or bathrooms, not only in public spaces such a airports, schools, or offices

Hand hygiene, a safety distance of 1.5 meters and the use of a mask are the three habits that are repeated the most in this new normal. Following the security and protection protocols that have been stipulated by the health authorities to stop the spread of the coronavirus, touchless faucets have arrived to stay. 

What are touchless faucets

A touchless faucet, also known as “contactless”, “touch-free”, “no-touch”, or “hands-free”, turns on and off with a simple swipe of the hand. When the sensor detects motion, it signals to the valve to turn on and allow water to flow through the spout. Touchless faucets have four components that enable them to work: the sensor, solenoid valve, power source and spout.

The eco-friendly and economical benefit for touchless faucets is related to the sensor. These faucets are motion-activated and water will only flow if hands pass directly in front of the sensor. No more dripping or running faucet, just place the hands in front of the sensor and the water can wash away without touching anything. This is particularly helpful in keeping germs and bacteria to a minimum.  With an automatic faucet this fixture can be free of contamination. 

The main benefits of touchless faucets:

  • Water saving. One of the biggest advantages of a touchless faucet is its ability to conserve water. With this system, there is no possibility of leaving the water running while washing hands or brushing teeth. The sensor will automatically turn off the water if it detects nothing, significantly increasing water savings. Instead of using a few extra seconds of water to turn off the faucet with your hand, a touchless faucet conserves water by shutting off the valve once you’ve left the sink.
  • Energy saving. Sensor faucets enable you to keep the water at a constant temperature. This means you don’t use extra energy to change the temperature of the water. For this reason, as well as being able to control the water flow, touchless faucets tend to be much more energy-efficient than traditional hand-operated ones.
  • More hygienic. Being completely touch-free means that you can avoid the mess and spread of germs entirely. A simple waving of the hand motion will operate the faucet. This is the main advantage that touchless faucets have over touch faucets as there is no cross-contamination between users.

Infrared sensors

At SEDAL we have i·RED systems based on infrared sensors. With a defined detection area and distance, i·RED is the entry level infrared system that allows easy integration into faucets with detection windows either in the main body, at the spout or wall mounted.

SEDAL offers alternative OEM designed sensors for special applications or different shapes. You can download here the brochure of Hydron Range to know our infrared systems for touchless faucets: i·RED Core; i·RED, i·RED+ and i·RED LP; i·RED Flush.

If you would like to have more information about our cartridges or electronic mixing water systems and talk with our Sales or Technical Department, do not hesitate to contact us at sales@sedal.com. Our team is always happy to help you.


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