How do electronic touchless faucets work?

Discover the innovative technology behind electronic touchless faucets and learn how they can benefit your commercial bathroom in our latest blog post! With a focus on the electronic valve and the rubber-like disc called "a membrane", we'll explain the inner workings of touchless faucets and how they prevent water waste. Our experts at Stern have equipped their touchless faucets with an advanced IR sensor that detects movement and triggers the valve to open, resulting in controlled water consumption. We'll explore the long-term savings that touchless faucets can offer and the impressive water-saving potential they possess, making them a worthwhile investment for any commercial bathroom.
How do electronic touchless faucets work

How do electronic touchless faucets work

The way a touchless faucet works might seem complicated, but it’s based on one thing: the electronic valve. The valve controls water flow with the use of a rubber-like disc called “a membrane”.

In its usual state, the touchless faucet comes with a closed membrane and valve. In this condition, there’s no water flow.

Stern’s electronic touchless faucets are equipped with an IR (InfraRed) sensor, able to detect movement within a programmable range. This sensor notifies the valve of movement within its detectable range, causing the valve to open along with the membrane – allowing water to flow.

Are electronic touchless faucets for commercial bathrooms worth it?
Touchless faucets are the ideal choice when you need to control the water consumption in your commercial bathroom. Initially, that may seem counterintuitive: any movement within the sensor’s range would cause water to flow. However, the faucet is programmed to stop water flow within several seconds.
Comparably, touch faucets are commonly left running by careless or distracted bathroom users. Water can flow uninterrupted in these situations – sometimes for extended periods – causing significant water waste.

Thus, while the initial investment in touchless faucets is larger, long-term savings are a proven fact.

How much water you can save with an electronic faucet?
Touchless faucets have been a staple in public bathrooms for the past decade. they are more hygienic, more energy efficient, more convenient, and of course, more economical. Most bathroom suppliers and manufacturers report a water saving of up to 70% depending on specific faucet parts.
A touchless faucet can save thousands of gallons of water each year. The standard commercial bathroom contains a washing unit with 3-6 faucets on average. So the savings increase with every faucet installed in the washing unit.

Stern Engineering Faucets

Touchless wall Mounted faucets

Touchless deck mounted faucets


Automatic Soap Foam Sanitizer Dispensers
If you want to maintain health and hygiene at your workplace, you need to invest in an automatic bathroom and automatic soap dispensers.
Stern’s soap dispensers are electronic and fully automatic. They use motion sensors to detect motion or the infrared energy emitted from a user’s body heat.
Since electronic soap dispensers are programable, they will dispense the precise amount of liquid soap solution or foam soap every time.

Are electronic soap dispensers worth it?
Electronic auto soap dispensers will save you money as they save you soap, prevent a messy bathroom, and save on maintenance. However, that is only one of the benefits your commercial bathroom gets from the automatic soap dispenser.
Automatic soap dispensers, just as the touchless faucet, affect the overall experience and look at your, or your client’s facility. The experience they have using your commercial bathroom can influence them in many ways.

Automatic electronic Soap Dispensers
Stern is a leading worldwide provider of automatic and touchless soap dispensers.
Touchless automatic soap dispensers emit soap foam the moment a hand or object is brought under the spout, into the sensor range.
Automatic soap dispensers are becoming more and more common in washrooms and bathrooms hand wash areas, delivering the best solutions for germ-free and touch-free soap dispensing.
All Automatic Soap Dispensers

Smart & Trendy Soap Dispenser
The Trendy series of touchless faucets and automatic Trendy soap dispensers are one of the most stylish & robust solutions for commercial bathrooms.
Closing automatically without dripping, Stern’s touch-free soap dispenser helps to ensure that your bathroom stays clean and neat. Combined with the Trendy touch-free electronic faucet, it creates a germ-free and automated environment.
Trendy soap dispenser – Tall version

Behind the mirror cabinet – make your washroom clean, hygienic & germs free
Stern’s behind-the-mirror sanitary solutions are designed for style and function. The design is minimalistic and clean with a robust and modern faucet, soap dispenser, and hand dryer all hidden behind the mirror.
Complete Sanitary Cabinet

Behind-the-mirror cabinet for commercial bathrooms
One of Stern’s bathroom breakthroughs, the all-inclusive SWAR: Soap, Water and Air Revolution, a complete sanitary cabinet with a lockable mirror containing a high-speed hand dryer, mixing valve, touch-free faucet, touch-free soap dispenser, and LED pictograms for user guidance, is now available in a variety of sizes and modules.

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