Hands free wash basins

Freestanding foot-operated hands-free basin

The SS-WB001-FV is a free standing hands free basin that comes complete with metered foot valve, swivel spout, waste and plastic p-trap. The foot valve is activated by lightly pressing the pedal. The valve can be set to run between 2-40 seconds depending on water pressure. It can also be used as a demand valve by setting the time to two seconds and holding the pedal down. once the pedal is released the water will stop after two seconds. The valve supplies cold water or pre-mixed warm water only. Mixing can be done with either a mechanical hot/cold mixer (CO-EL-X60) or a thermostatic valve (W-15/3, LX-TV-22CXC). This basin is ideal for the light traffic installations. Dimensions: 880 x 520 x 420 mm. Bowl dimensions: 440 x 270 x 170 mm.
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Free standing foot operated hand wash basin.

Knee operated hand wash basin

Model SS18 or SS24 knee operated hand wash basin. The unit is made from Grade 304 (18/10) Stainless Steel, 1,6 mm thick, with a 300 mm splashback. Sink includes a 50 mm deep trough-like basin with 40 mm waste outlets, outlets and a hole for the pillar spout evenly spaced. Unit to be supplied with pedestals and knee operated pedals. Spout and valves optional (please specify), plumbing elsewhere measured. Unit to be fixed to the wall with a 3mm Stainless Steel bracket for reinforcement.

The SS18 knee operated sink has three knee operated valves with three spouts. The SS24 knee operated sink has four knee operated valves with four spouts.  the maximum width that can be made is 2400 mm with four spouts, however, custom designs are also available. For instance, a knee operated sink with one valve and only 900 mm is a popular variation for smaller companies or food plants.

The stainless steel splashback can also be used to fix automatic soap dispensers such as the CL-01128 hands free soap dispenser and the hands free Electroni paper towel dispenser (Model CL-00759 & CL-01125). A deck mounted soap dispenser is also available but it is not hands free, so it cannot be used in the food processing industry.

Holes can also be made in the stainless steel splashback to fit wall mounted taps or spouts if deck mounted is not allowed.

The knee operated sink can be modified to a foot operated sink.

Note that alternative valves can also be used instead of the pedestal knee operated valves.

Features :

  • Grade 304 (18/10) Stainless Steel, 1.6mm gauge
  • Shallow trough basin 50mm for easy cleaning and inspection
  • 3mm mounting brackets for reinforcement.
  • With 100mm apron all round
  • Complete with 300mm Splash Back
  • Maximum length must not exceed 2500mm
  • 22 Working days lead time for manufacturing (no exceptions)
  • Customisations can be done, for instance single knee operated valves or removal of splashback etc.

1 Bay hands free wash basin unit

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Single bay knee operated sink

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2 Bay hands free wash basin unit


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Single bay knee operated sink

3 Bay hands free wash basin unit

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3 bay knee operated sink


4 Bay hands free wash basin unit

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Four bay knee operated sink

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Hands free knee operated hand wash basin

Hands free knee operated hand wash basins are becoming the norm in sectors like the food industry.  The only way to limit the spread of harmful bacteria is reducing the number of combined touch points such as taps and handles.  The activating valve is hidden under the basin and it is activated via the front panel on the hands free basin. A small spout is installed on the right hand corner of the basin and 38mm waste outlet is supplied.

The hands free basin is designed to provide cold water or pre-mixed water.  For hot water use a thermostatic valve to mix hot and cold water to a comfortable temperature of max 41°C. The thermostatic mixer prevents scalding or burning of hands due to too high temperatures.  It also reduces time wasted by operators to wait for the right temperature mix.

Height of the splashback can be customized, recommended height is ±300 mm.  Ideal accessories are hands free soap dispensers and hand dryers which can be installed against a wall next to the hands free basin.

The hands free basin is installed against a wall.  If installing against a dry wall, please install the required fixing brackets inside the wall first (we do not supply these brackets).

All spare parts of the valves are available. The complete system is made in South Africa.

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Knee operated wall hung basin with a self-closing water-saving tap inside. The metered self closing valve is activated by pressing on the front panel on the basin

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Wall mounted knee operated hands free basin with demand self closing valve.

Free standing foot operated basin

This unit is free-standing and is fixed to the floor using either raw bolts or standard screws with plugs. We recommend using the Boxed Foot Valve (C-BFV-DA).  The basin comes with a stainless steel frame. Basin with chrome plated basin spout optional, you can also use a wall mounted spout. The plumber will connect the valve with the spout using either Polypipe or copper fittings. The valve does not mix hot and cold water so a mixing valve is required.

Dimensions: 520 x 442 x 800mm (without spout)

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Free standing hand wash basin made from grade 304 stainless steel

Hands free wash basin combo

Hands free wash basins are used in various industries, the most important aim is hygiene, but sometimes practical reasons are also important. Hands free wash basins allow operators to handle expensive or delicate items with both hands and closing the water supply with their feet. The foot operated valves do not mix hot and cold water, so if warm water is required, the thermostatic mixing valve will mix the hot and cold water to a maximum temperature of 42°C.  This is also adjustable. The thermostatic mixing valve ensures that operators will not burn their hands.

Two hands free wash basin systems are shown below.

Combo 1: 

  • F-OVAL-B-1TH stainless steel hand wash basin
  • Deck mounted spout M-SP180
  • M-FV Wall mounted foot operated metered valve.
  • CO-1050-15 inline strainer 300 micron

Combo 2: 

  • F-OVAL-B-1TH stainless steel hand wash basin
  • Deck mounted spout M-SP180
  • M-FV Wall mounted foot operated metered valve.
  • CO-1050-15 inline strainer 300 micron
  • CA-541200 Thermostatic mixing valve

Combo 3: 

  • F-OVAL-B-1TH stainless steel hand wash basin
  • Deck mounted spout W-SS/15
  • C-BFV-DA Floor mounted foot operated demand valve.
  • W-STR-15 inline strainer 300 micron
  • CCO-EL-X60 mechanical mixing valve

Combo 1:

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Combo 2:

Combo 3:

Components of the hands free wash basin system:

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Wall mounted foot operated basin tap

Basin swivel spout

Deck mounted swivel spout

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Oval A stainless steel basin with wall brackets.

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Thermostatic hot and cold water mixing valve

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