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Online since 2.11.2015 • Filed under Cover Story • From Issue 16 page(s) 12-13
Vandalism-proof public sanitary room equipment

Top supplier, Viega, introduces new actuation panels that offer property owners high-quality design for robust environments.

Sanitary facilities in public buildings are confronted with especially high traffic. Accordingly, the demands placed on the equipment are equally high when it comes to functionality and ensuring safety against vandalism. System manufacturer, Viega, fulfils these demands with its new Visign for Public actuating panels. The new series offers reliable protection against acts of violence. The new Visign for Public actuating panels not only take the manufacturer’s name for the multiple awardwinning Visign series, but the design is also modelled on this series. Made from high-quality stainless steel, they harmoniously fit into the furnishings of public bathrooms with their reduced, simple style – this includes a flat installation of just 10mm. Additionally, stainless steel guarantees high-level protection against vandalism by ensuring that the actuating panel can’t be removed haphazardly. The brushed or white lacquered smooth surface of the six product variations is simple to clean. In this way, Viega makes a contribution to hygiene, without neglecting cost-effectiveness.

Available for all concealed cisterns

The Visign for Public series is available from the manufacturer for all Visign concealed cisterns. The actuating panels for the single volume flush are designed for mechanical actuation; a Bowden wire unit is included in the delivery scope for the dual volume flush. The urinal panel with non-contact infrared technology operates using a battery or mains  connection, while a cover panel for cisterns with remote actuation rounds off the series.  The new Visign for Public actuating panels are now available for delivery.

Infrared WC actuating panels with manual flush options

In public sanitary facilities, touchless actuation for the WC flush is recommended. To offer engineers and installation specialists the right solution here, Viega has expanded its successful Visign for Public series. Two new actuating panels, Visign for Public 5 and Visign for Public 6, activate the flush via infrared technology and guarantee touchless and easy flush control. In addition, the Visign for Public 5 version offers the option of mechanical activation. Building on Viega’s renowned electric flush technology, the developers combined the new Visign for Public models with an infrared detector. The technology distinguishes two different areas. In the far range – between 45 and 55cm – there is generally an automatic flush. This is only activated after a short time

delay when the user leaves the detection area. In the close range, up to about 3cm, the user can activate the

flush by simply moving a hand closer to the unit. This is an important function if, for instance, cleaning requires

an extra flush or when the user enters the facility. This option to activate the flush, still touchless, is also

possible even after each automatic flush.

Additional functions

Visign for Public 6 is fitted with a detector that determines required flush volumes. If this additional function is activated, infrared technology activates an automatic full or partial flush volume after a set time delay (full flush volumes: 4.5, 6 or 9 litres). In contrast, Visign for Public 5 offers an additional option for manual flushing – activation at the push of a button – in case of a power cut. For both manual and infrared activation, a full flush is always possible for this model. As with the electronic flush, full flush volumes can be selected for between six and nine litres.


All models in the Visign for Public series are extremely hardwearing, fitted with anti-theft features and therefore equipped for all the challenges of public sanitary facilities (eg motorway service stations or stadia). The smooth surface makes cleaning easier and offers optimal hygiene conditions. Visign for Public 5 and Visign for Public 6 are made of high-grade stainless steel and available in brushed stainless steel and alpine white. They can be combined with all Viega cisterns and can therefore be retro-fitted in existing cisterns. If there is no power supply available, they can also be operated using highperformance batteries. The control unit includes the Viega Hygiene+ function. A flush programme can be activated with an optional programming hand-set and the flush is automatically activated after 24, 72 or 168 hours with three, six or nine litres.

About Viega

Worldwide, more than 3 500 people are employed by the Viega Group, which is among the leading manufacturers of installation technology. Viega is working to continue its long-term success at nine locations. While production is concentrated at its four main sites in Germany, the McPherson/USA group manufactures solutions specially designed for the North American market while the Wuxi/ China site focuses on production for the Asian market. As a core skill, installation technology drives growth forward. Pre-wall and drainage technology belong to the product range alongside piping systems. The range consists of approximately 17 000 items that are used nearly everywhere – in building services installations, in utilities or in industrial plant construction and shipbuilding. This family-owned business was founded in Attendorn, Germany, in 1899, and in the 1960s the course was set for the internationalisation of the group. Viega brand products are used worldwide and distribution mainly takes place via sales and marketing organisations.


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Issue 16

November 2015

This article was featured on page 12-13 of
To Build Magazine Issue 16.

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