Schell electronic bathroom faucets: energy-saving trends

of the series “Ecological solutions – Trends 2024″

In times of rising water and energy costs, technologies that enable consumption to be reduced without compromising on comfort, hygiene or durability are becoming increasingly popular. QUICK The high-quality, energy-efficient electronic fittings from not only reduce water consumption by up to 70%, but also open up completely new possibilities when combined with intelligent building water management. The company's extensive portfolio is complemented by self-closing fittings and control valves made of high-quality brass that have been tried and tested millions of times.

SCHELL PURIS SC self-closing faucet

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Infrared-controlled fittings can now be found in both public and residential buildings, as they offer many advantages. These include not only lower water consumption and improved bathroom hygiene, but also a representative appearance and ease of use. This can be seen, for example, in the examples of designer fittings QUICK XERIS E or MODUS E. Advanced solutions also offer intelligent programs to prevent the proliferation of dangerous microorganisms in the system. The increasing functionality of electronic fittings means that the scope of application today goes beyond the traditional bathroom area, such as fittings such as QUICK GRANDIS E kitchen faucets. Sustainable solutions guarantee economical use of water and energy and are very easy to install at the same time. Where electronic mixers cannot be used for some reason, self-closing faucets and QUICK Control valves can be used.

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SCHELL MODUS E Electronic wall spout

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More hygiene with less water consumption

Electronic faucets maximize water savings through infrared operation and a low flow rate, which is used, for example, in the QUICK The XERIS E faucet consumes only 3 l/min. The water flow starts when the hand is brought close to the sensor and closes automatically when the hand is removed. Water flows when it is needed and in the amount required to rinse the hands. Consequently, there is no wastage of water when soaping hands or adjusting the water flow. In this case, economy goes hand in hand with comfort, thanks to the built-in mixer or thermostat. In addition, QUICK offers electronic faucets whose flow rate has been reduced to the minimum required by environmental certification programs such as LEED or BREEAM. For example, MODUS E wash basin faucets meet such strict savings requirements with a special aerator that minimizes the flow rate to just 1.3 l/min. The touchless operation also helps to reduce the amount of water needed to wash the faucet bodies. The carefully contoured surfaces of QUICK Fittings made of high-quality brass are very easy to clean. Perfectly smooth surfaces and streamlined shapes make it easier for water to drain away, preventing unsightly stains. The trend towards economy and hygiene means that electronic fittings are now also being used in kitchen areas where cleanliness is an absolute must. The GRANDIS E kitchen fitting was developed for such applications.

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SCHELL GRANDIS E Electronic kitchen faucet

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Intelligent hygiene in the kitchen

Unique on the market, the QUICK The GRANDIS E kitchen faucet combines the advantages of a conventional single-lever mixer with the infrared control function typical of electronic sanitary solutions. Thanks to the touchless operation, both hands and the housing always remain clean. This not only increases hygiene during use, but also excludes the possibility of transmitting dirt and pathogenic germs. The functionality of the solution is also based on carefully thought-out design details, such as the spout rotation limiter or the possibility of operating the faucet via the mains or alkaline batteries. The GRANDIS E faucet is also equipped with an automatic anti-stagnation flush program, which is used in many common QUICK electronic solutions. The benefits of this feature are appreciated by both individual users and building managers. Regular flushing of the system after a long outage or according to an individual schedule helps prevent the spread of potentially dangerous bacteria. The intelligent solution can be easily combined with the QUICK SWS Water System Management System.

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SCHELL Electronic mixer control system SWS

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Economical in every respect

QUICK Electronic taps can be installed at any time and in any room thanks to the alkaline battery-powered versions that simply need to be connected to the water system. Their energy-saving electronic modules consume only 0.3 watts of energy in standby mode, so the batteries do not need to be replaced frequently. Considering that this type of mixer tap reduces water consumption by up to 70% compared to traditional single-lever mixers, the balance is very favorable. The easy installation of QUICK The fittings are operated via plug & play. Each fitting is pre-programmed and ready for immediate use. If it is to be adapted to the type of building or use of the room, individual settings for range, run-out time or an automatic anti-stagnation flush after a certain time since the last use can also be easily made. Programming is done manually or with a smartphone and a Bluetooth® SSC module that is connected to the fitting. The greatest performance, however, is offered by the SWS water management system, which networks all of the building's electronic fittings via a central server. This allows them to be programmed centrally, their operation monitored and water and energy consumption controlled.

Central management of intelligent luminaires

The innovative QUICK The SWS sanitary management system enables the networking, programming and monitoring of all QUICK electronic fittings in a building, such as washbasin fittings, shower fittings, toilet cisterns and urinals, through a central server. With the ability to set a stagnant flush after a set period of time since the last use or to perform periodic thermal disinfection, the solution ensures maximum hygiene of the drinking water system while consuming it in an ecological and economical way. The amount of water flushed through the system has been reduced to the necessary minimum. A complete overview of water and energy consumption makes it possible to assess what expenses and savings are associated with the operation of electronic fittings and then carry out the necessary optimization work. The ideal complement to the SWS water management system is the SMART.SWS cloud service. With access to a clear and intuitive panel, the user can check the operating parameters of water systems in several different buildings at the same time, anytime and anywhere.

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SCHELL COMFORT angle control valves

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Additional savings with control valves

Wherever the use of electronic faucets is not possible, you should consider installing self-closing solutions, such as the new MODUS SC faucet, which saves up to 65% compared to single-lever faucets. You can also use the simplest and most cost-effective way to reduce water consumption, namely installing QUICK COMFORT control valves that allow you to reduce water consumption before it reaches the tap. All you have to do is reduce the flow rate using the practical COMFORT rotary knob. QUICK Valves are made of waterproof materials and have a special lubrication chamber that protects their mechanism from seizing. This means that they function smoothly and without problems even after many years. Proper water flow control with QUICK By using COMFORT control valves, savings of up to 40% can be achieved.

QUICK Electronic mixer taps are the perfect combination of modern electronics and robust construction. The bodies are made from high-quality brass using a forging process rather than being cast from a mold, ensuring their superior resistance to damage. This makes them an excellent investment for years to come with no additional repair costs.

For further information please visit the SCHELL Polska Sp. z oo company website on the PdA portal.

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