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mrs Broccoli

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 07:23 AM

Hi there!

 

We are building a new high risk plant to process salads.

 

I am of the opinion that the sensor type taps gives more problems than the manual foot/knee/elbow operated taps.  I find that they sometimes start running without anybody being there and the sensors always needs replacement - which is expensive.

 

Does anyone agree with me?

 

Please let me know.

 

Thanks



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 06:30 PM

I'd be inclined towards the old technology myself....


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 07:22 PM

Hi, mrs Broccoli;

 

Foot/knee/elbow tech myself.  I have foot pedal types well anchored with stainless bolts working for the last five years.  The only maintenance is tightening the axle down about once a year.

Sensors tend to get "confused" by changing light, debris, water droplets, soap suds, etc.


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 06:46 AM

THanks so much for your replies!  really helps



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Posted 08 May 2014 - 06:56 AM

Manual foot or knee for me, not a fan of sensors or elbow (temptation to use hands).

 

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Tony



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Posted 08 May 2014 - 12:41 PM

I read a study published about 3 years ago that found higher levels of bacteria associated with the photo eye type valves compared to the foot / knee type valves (I don't know if the study was peer reviewed and statistically validated, or sponsored by a company that makes foot / knee type valves!).

 

In my experience the photo eye type valves are not reliable and lead to inconsistent hand washing.  Same with the photo eye controlled paper towel dispensers, one of ours decided to act up during our last SQF Audit!



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 05:07 AM

Thanks Morse - you've helped me make my decision! :).






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