There are many types of faucets, and when upgrading your commercial kitchen or bathroom, touchless faucets offer a wide range of benefits that may make them the ideal choice. Touchless commercial faucets are available in different types to meet various functional and aesthetic needs.
Touchless faucets only turn on when you need them to and automatically turn off. Once the faucet no longer detects the user’s hands, it closes its valve to stop the flow of water. Touchless faucets rely on four main components to function:
- Sensor. Touchless faucets include a sensor, which can sense motion and send signals to the valve to activate the faucet.
- Valve. The valve receives signals from the sensor and engages the flow of water through a rubber-like disc or flow pin technology. The polarity of the signal determines whether the solenoid or Micro-Cam technology engages in a pull or push action.
- Power Source. A touchless faucet needs electricity to run. Depending on the model, it may either require batteries or a connection to an electrical source such as wall socket or transformer.
- Spout. A spout is the part that delivers the water to the sink. They either come out of the wall or the sink counter and come in many different designs and colors.
How Do Touchless Commercial Faucets Work?
In a touchless commercial faucet, the sensor senses the presence of motion in front of the faucet. The sensor is typically an infrared detector or capacitive technology whereas it senses the user if they are within range of the spout. When the sensor detects the hands a signal is sent to the valve.
Types Of Touchless Commercial Faucets
Touchless commercial faucets are available in various types, including:
Integrated Sink System
An integrated sink system has soaps, faucets, and dryers all built-in. It’s an excellent option for high-end restrooms. This provides the most hygienic, sustainable, and cost-effective way to wash your hands while reducing contamination.
Hybrid Flo uses AMTC’s cutting-edge Motor/Micro-Cam technology which eliminates the use of the traditional wet solenoid mechanism. This combined with their patented Ball Relief Valve (BRV) & Flow Pin system make it more reliable than the traditional diaphragm systems and have been designed and proven to work under the harshest of water conditions
Health Flo is the ideal faucet for healthcare facilities as it allows for more hygienic handwashing. They are designed with high-grade, low lead compliant solid brass and surgical stainless steel which are anti-bacterial components. Incorporated with the Ball Relief valve and Flow Pin technology this allows for the elimination of a rubber-orifice flow control that can harbor the growth of bacteria and biofilms.
Fixed Flo faucets are designed to ensure maximum water conservation. The faucet is programmed internally with a preset flow rate so that it does not rely on aerators for the gpm. Aerators can be removed thus eliminating the water flow reduction and savings.
Benefits And Features Of Touchless Commercial Faucets
If you want to curb excessive water usage or reduce the transmission of pathogens, you need touchless commercial faucets. They come with many benefits, such as:
Reducing Water Usage
Unlike traditional faucets, where it’s easy to forget and leave the faucet running, automatic faucets only turn on when you need them and turn off when you don’t. This means you’ll conserve water and avoid unnecessary waste.
Preventing the Spreading of Germs
In public bathrooms and healthcare facilities, you can avoid contamination with touchless faucets. They prevent the spread of germs as they rarely come in contact with germ-infested hands.
Touchless faucets are more convenient to use as you only need to wave your hand in front of the sensor, and it turns off automatically when you’re finished.
Since you rarely touch them, touchless faucets can stay cleaner and last longer compared to traditional faucets. They also have few moving parts, further reducing wear and tear.
Reducing the Water Bill
Touchless faucets save a few seconds of water flow by turning off the valve immediately after you move your hands away. Over the years, you can save 1000’s of gallons of water and lower your water bill significantly.
Touchless Commercial Faucets from C&L Supply Company
Touchless faucets are a great way to conserve water and reduce contamination. At C&L Supply Company, we offer a wide range of high-quality, cost-effective bathroom fixtures, including touchless commercial faucets. To find the best touchless commercial faucet for your kitchen or bathroom, or to learn more about our products, contact us or schedule a consultation today.