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Geberit: Tap Systems – The Full Solution

Lavatory taps must be hygienic, easy to clean and safe in order to handle heavy-duty use in semi-public and public sanitary areas. Electronic washbasin taps from Geberit are fitted with a sensor and make washing your hands particularly hygienic as you don’t need to touch anything to turn the tap on or off.

What’s more, they are generally very water-saving as they automatically switch off the water flow as soon as your hands leave the sensor area. These taps are able to fulfil their function because they are fitted with electronics, valves, a mixer and a power supply. In deck-mounted taps, these components were previously housed in bulky tap housings; however, in wall-mounted taps, they are covered by a large collar directly behind the tap.

High frequency usage

Electronic washbasin taps are primarily used in sanitary facilities in public and semi-public buildings such as airports, shopping centres, schools, or bars and restaurants. In these areas that are often heavily frequented, they need to be able to withstand a lot, including rough use. Furthermore, taps generally installed in the washbasin as well as their electronics are constantly exposed to high levels of dampness and moisture, which can increasingly lead to malfunctions.

Special wall-mounted tap features

The vast majority of electronic washbasin taps are now what are known as deck-mounted taps, meaning that they stand on the washbasin ceramic. It’s rare to come across touchless wall-mounted taps. However, there are several reasons why they would be more practical: firstly, they leave the entire washbasin free, which makes cleaning it significantly easier. And secondly, they offer sophisticated ergonomics when washing hands. The reason why we see so few electronic wallmounted taps, despite these advantages, is relatively banal: until now, there has been practically no solution for planning them safely and installing them without errors.

Sophisticated solution and malfunction-free operation

With its new, modular tap system, Geberit has developed an impressive solution to remedy the general shortcomings of touchless taps. Namely, housing all electronic components, with the exception of the IR sensor, but including the mixer, valves and the power supply in a separate, 14 cm x 14 cm small function box. This is installed under the washbasin and is therefore located outside of the wet zone and the user’s view. The entire system is better protected against manipulations or
vandalism as a result.

The Geberit tap system also includes newly designed drywall-construction installation elements for washbasins. These installation elements are prepared for easy and safe installation of Geberit wallmounted taps and ensure that the tap housing is precisely aligned (vertically and horizontally) and firmly fixed.

Timeless, elegant design

Not having the function parts located in the tap housing opens up a whole new world of design possibilities for the tap itself. A fact illustrated by the Piave and Brenta models designed by Londonbased design studio, Christoph Behling Design, with their incredibly slim, timeless and elegant form.

Both versions are available as wall-mounted or deck-mounted taps and can be combined with practically any washbasin design. The beautiful tap housings are made of chrome-plated brass. One of its special features is that the water is guided through a reinforced plastic hose that extends from the functional unit in the function box to the tap aerator on the tap outlet. This ensures that the quality of the potable water is not impaired at any point in the tap system.

Economic operation and maintenance

In addition to boasting an impressive price/performance ratio, the new tap system also promises economic operation. That is to say, there are three available power supply options: connection to the mains supply, battery operation or a self-sustaining power supply by means of a generator unit driven by the pressure of the tap water. The latter does not create any additional costs for energy or replacing batteries.

All components for regulating and maintaining the tap are housed in the function box, where they stay safe and dry. Mixers and filters are easily accessible and can be set up or cleaned respectively without any specialist technical knowledge. The configuration can be modified retrospectively at any time – for example, by installing a self-sustaining power supply.

The Geberit tap system at a glance

  • Economic and ecological benefits thanks to easy cleaning and low water consumption
  • Largely malfunction-free operation thanks to good protection against manipulations and
  • Easy maintenance as mixer, valve and electronics are located in a function box under the
  • Safe and reliable installation of Geberit wall-mounted taps
  • Two design lines (Brenta and Piave) for Geberit wall-mounted and deck-mounted taps
  • Three energy concepts (mains operation, battery operation, self-sustaining power supply)
  • Attractive price/performance ratio

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