Commercial touchless faucet or also called commercial sensor faucet, touchless or touch-free commercial tap, is widely used in public washrooms and home bathrooms. Kege commercial touchless faucet with infrared sensor underneath the bottom of the faucet, when people getting close to the faucet, put the hand in the sensor detects area will activate the water flow, and the water will stop when you take your hand away. Water flows for no more than 6 seconds.

Commercial Bathroom Sensor Faucets are designed for use in bathrooms with high traffic such as restaurants, malls, hospitals, airports, or public restrooms. The commercial touchless faucets are durable, vandal-resistant, and designed for heavy use applications. So not only style is essential, but functionality is a key factor, where such faucets are used continuously all day long. With its traditional design and chic styling, the touch-less conventional sensor faucet adds refinement and identifying allure to almost any modern place.

Uses of commercial touchless faucet

The uses of commercial touchless faucets came into existence with the development of technology and were widely popular across public washrooms, such as shopping malls, hospitals, schools, airports, railway stations, cinemas and so on. Normally a commercial touchless faucet is for cold water only without the temperature mix valve. There is also little evidence that the use of such faucets helped in the reduction of the spread of disease-causing microbes, it can prevent the spread of bacteria and germs. Besides, commercial touchless faucet reduces overall water usage without sacrificing water. It can prevent people especially the kids forget to turn off the faucet and cause wast of water.

How do touchless commercial faucets work?

Touchless commercial faucets use infrared sensor technology that allows you to start the flow of water without touching the faucet. Instead, just placing your hand under the spout sensor, the sensor emits infrared beams and receives the reflection beams from the hand. Then it will give the solenoid valve a signal to open and the water will start flow; When you take your hand away, the sensor will indicate the solenoid valve to close, then water flow will stop.

Why my commercial touchless faucet not working?

There are many reasons that can cause a commercial sensor faucet not working, no water flow, leakage and so on. Because of the electricity influence, the reason mainly caused by the sensor, solenoid valve and batteries.

Commercial touchless faucet troubleshooting

Problem Possible Reason Suggested Solution
No water flow Batteries run out Replace batteries
No water flow Dirt on sensor surface
Clean the sensor surface
No water flow Main water supply is shut offTurn main water supply on
No water flow Dirt on water filter netClean the water filter net
No water flowWater pressure is not applicableRefer to technical specification
Have a continuous water flow problemBatteries run outReplace batteries
Have a continuous water flow problemLow water pressureRefer to technical specification
Having leakage after turning off the faucetDirt on water filter netClean the water filter net

Do commercial sensor faucets require maintenance?

Maintenance is similar to that of the regular faucet. However, there are a few additional steps that one should take part in due to the presence of electrical components. The primary aspect is to keep away from the use of harsh chemicals. The second is not to store any chemicals or other stuff near the battery pack. The third is not to put the control box and battery box near any electronic products because EMC can influence the function of the sensor working.  It is preferable to arrange a few of the household goods stored underneath the sink to elsewhere to ensure that there is no disturbance. The reason is to prevent an explosion, which only occurs in the worst scenarios. It is likewise essential to dispose of the used battery with care and replace them properly to ensure a protective environment. Reading the installation manual will help one understand the replacement procedure of the battery. They also provide information on troubleshooting.

Advantages of touchless faucets

The significant advantage of a commercial automatic faucet is cleanliness. The reason is that they are mess-free and solve the majority of the issue that one would have to deal with a regular tap. It helps in the elimination of cross-contamination. 

The second factor is water saving. As water shuts off automatically, there is a considerable decrease in the use of water and a reduction in wastage. Additional benefits in such cases help in removing the overflow of a sink, which sometimes occurs due to unclosed facet by accident. They are also a great help for people suffering from mobility limitations.

The third factor is hygienic, bacteria and germs free. Especially during the epidemic outbreak of COV-19.People cared more and more about hygienic sanitary ware. A touchless or touch free commercial faucet can efficiently prevent the spread of bacteria and germs, not only in a public washroom but also in the home bathroom.

How to install commercial touchless faucet?

KEGE Commercial Touchless Faucet

Infrared sensor for commercial touchless faucets

As the most important part, the work of the sensor is to forward the signals to the valve to turn on the faucet after detecting your hand. Its job is to inform the valve when to start or stop the flow based on the presence or absence of your hands. It has either infrared light or ultrasonic sensors. In most cases, infrared light sensors are often placed at the tip of the spout.

The infrared sensor integrated the circuit board which we also call PCBA, the IC OR MCU in the PCBA controls the whole program working. We use glue potting with a strong moistureproof function to seal and protect the circuit board.


Infrared Sensor Head Option

Normally the material of the sensor cover is plastic ABS or PA, the infrared beams can pass through it.

Kege has about 50 types of different sensor heads for the selection. We can also customize the sensor cover according to your products.

It can adjust sensor range and flushing time by a remote controller. It auto-saves parameters if power failure. 

Infrared Sensor Head Optional

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