back to Overview HANSALOFT, HANSALIGNA and HANSASTELA impress not only with their sophisticated technology, but also with their installation flexibility. Either a standard 6 volt battery or a power supply unit (230 volt connection) can provide the required power.
HANSALOFT, HANSALIGNA and HANSASTELA impress not only with their sophisticated technology, but also with their installation flexibility. Either a standard 6 volt battery or a power supply unit (230 volt connection) can provide the required power.
23.06.2016

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Electronic fittings: what sanitary pros have to know

Stuttgart, June 2016. Sensory fittings are in demand in private households, too. And the trend is on the rise. They impress with their elegance, better hygiene, greater safety and economy. What’s more, electronic fittings expand the spectrum of products. Fitters should have no reservations here – installation and maintenance pose very few problems. 

The most common types of sensory fittings are those with infrared sensors. Behind these is a lot of technology. The good thing about this? This technology is so intelligent and well thought-out that the fittings can be mounted and maintained in a very similar way to conventional fittings. This ensures that no pro should ever shy away from these fittings. 

Traditional infrared sensors react to the reflection of light and are thus more prone to interference caused by the reflection behavior of the surrounding area. However, PSD technology – used for the sensory fittings in the HANSA|LIVING series, for example – relies on an angle measurement of the reflected light, which is less prone to interference, to activate the solenoid valve. This reliably recognizes the hand position of the user – regardless of factors such as drops of water, light reflections or mirrored surfaces. All fittings are optimally adjusted in the factory; time-consuming adjustments can thus be avoided and fast and intuitive access to water is guaranteed. 

Mains or battery power?
If electronic fittings are installed in areas in which they will be used frequently – whether this is a new construction or renovation –, the fitter should move away from the otherwise recommended battery solution and choose a fitting with mains connection. Installation can be done traditionally and is absolutely not rocket science. 

Since HANSA’s fittings with main connection, such as the HANSALIGNA washbasin mixer, are all operated on low voltage, the power supply can come from the mains without any problems. A transformer is integrated into the power supply units; this reduces the mains voltage from 230 volts to 12 volts. Depending on requirements, power supply units are available as both surface-mounted and concealed versions. 

Incidentally, sensory washbasin mixers do not necessarily have to be regularly maintained.

Advantages of sensory fittings
The general trend towards making economical use of resources also applies to sanitary fittings. Customers want efficiency and comfort in their bathrooms – thinking and acting economically is friendly to both the environment and personal finances. With its HANSALOFT, HANSALIGNA and HANSASTELA ranges, HANSA offers sensory washbasin versions for the upmarket private and public sectors. Thanks to their highly functional sensor technology, they enable hygienic, comfortable use and are particularly economical. The contemporary fittings consume just six liters of water per minute and automatically stop the flow of water after use. This ensures that undesirable fresh water consumption and energy required to heat up warm water are minimized. The sensory operation also has the advantage that the luxurious, high-gloss chrome surfaces remain meticulously clean for much longer.