In washing facilities which are highly frequented by an ever-changing group of users, product solutions are required which prevent water wastage, deficient hygiene and vandalism. Self-closing and electronic taps meet these requirements. Their automatic function, which means that the tap does not need to be touched at all or at least not after the hands are washed, ensures optimal hand hygiene and helps avoid wasting water and energy. Taps with options for water hygiene flushing and thermal disinfection also ensure perfect drinking water quality at the hand washbasin.
With self-closing taps, the water flow is triggered by pressing the actuation handle. Aftera preset flow duration has passed, the tap shuts off automatically. This thrifty control of the water flow uses the piston-free self-closing functional principle that has proven itself a million times over, with a success story that began back in 1932 when Franke Aquarotter was granted the patent. Since then, the low-wear, self-cleaning functional part has been ensuring a long service life for the taps. In 2007 the anti-blocking system (ABS) additionally integrated in the functional cartridge was also patented across Europe. This ABS water-saving function stops the water flow if intentionally actuated permanently.
Clean solutions for modern washrooms
In public and commercial facilities, electronic taps ensure high user convenience and hygiene. The supply of water from the taps is regulated by opto-electronic sensors that require no contact whatsoever. Water flows only when it is actually required. Functions integrated in the control, such as the option of sanitary flushing to avoid stagnating water, safeguard the hygiene of drinking water.