Hygiene has becoming increasingly more important during the last few years, so when KEUCO developed their IXMO Sensor series of touchless taps they included a number of additional benefits that ensured the product was easy to clean and had a reduced flow rate making it more sustainable too.
Flow rate is set at 5 l/p/m but is adjustable, with a flow time of one second to a maximum of 10 seconds until switch-off, enabling economical and resource-saving water consumption. The water temperature is adjusted via a small lever on the back of the free-standing fitting model. If permanent temperature control is not desired, especially in public areas, the adjustment pin can be removed after the initial setting and a special blanking plug fitted to cover the access. For the wall-mounted fitting, the temperature is adjusted in the under-sink box, under the washbasin.
The IXMO Sensor taps are extremely versatile, they can be combined with a wide range of washbasin styles. They are available in chrome plated or matt black; as either a freestanding or wall mounted variant. They have dual feed fittings but suitable for use as single feed with blended water delivered from a TMV.
The taps have a ‘cleaning stop’ function, by covering the sensor for several seconds it prevents the tap from flowing for 180s enabling the product and surrounding basin, mirror, other surface areas to be cleaned effectively.
All the mixers have a range of programmable functionality including cleaning stop; automatic flushing; adjustable detection zone and adjustable run-on time following use. The functions can be set manually or via an app. when fitted in combination with the IXMO Bluetooth receiver (optional), however, this is only possible to install with the mains powered fittings.
Both the surface and wall mounted options can be mains powered, but the free-standing option is the only model which can be supplied as both battery or mains powered. (The battery is a 6V CRP2 lithium-ion type which has an approx. lifespan of 3 years or 200,000 uses.) The battery housing is to be fixed to the wall underneath the basin and is easy to source and replace. This combination of intelligent technology and elegant design make these taps perfect for a variety of locations within the hospitality, hotel and even health care sector.