SOURCE: Moen Incorporated

Moen Incorporated

November 13, 2012 09:00 ET

Moen Introduces MotionSense™: A Uniquely Responsive, User-Friendly, Hands-Free Kitchen Faucet Experience

OAKVILLE, ON--(Marketwire - Nov 13, 2012) -  Imagine the convenience of having a kitchen faucet that senses what you're trying to accomplish and, without you even touching the faucet, immediately responds to your needs. MotionSense from Moen utilizes advanced sensors to detect movement in two sensing zones, setting water flow in motion. With MotionSense, tasks like washing dishes, filling a glass of water and preparing the evening meal are simplified. It's like having a second set of hands in the kitchen -- perfect for when your hands are too full or too dirty to turn on the faucet.

"MotionSense was created to respond directly to consumers' behaviours and preferences in the kitchen," said Jack Suvak, senior director of research and insights, Moen. "With the wave of a hand or by placing a cup beneath the spout, you experience a faucet that intuitively understands exactly what you are trying to do, and responds immediately to your needs."

Learning how to use MotionSense is as simple as it is innovative. Faucets with MotionSense can be controlled in three unique ways:

  • The Wave Sensor at the top of the faucet starts and stops the water flow with a simple hand movement above the faucet.
  • The Ready Sensor near the base of the faucet identifies when an object -- like a cup or your hand -- is placed beneath the spout. It runs water for as long as that item remains in range and automatically shuts the flow off as soon as the object is removed from the sensing zone.
  • The handle on the side of the faucet offers familiar, manual operation, letting users adjust flow and temperature.

The versatile sensor control offered by MotionSense makes it surprisingly easy to accomplish a variety of routine tasks with speed and efficiency. Plus, the hands-free technology virtually eliminates the need to touch the faucet, reducing the spread of germs. 

Another benefit of MotionSense is the opportunity to save water in the kitchen. The Ready Sensor will automatically supply water only when an object or hands are within the sensing zone -- eliminating the possibility of leaving the faucet running when not in use. 

MotionSense is powered by a battery pack that utilizes six standard AA batteries or an optional AC power adapter. An LED light provides visual feedback, indicating when the faucet turns on or off; or if the faucet should run low on batteries -- typically, after approximately 12 months of use. Kitchen faucets with MotionSense are surprisingly straightforward to install, having very few components and no complex sub-assemblies, saving time during the installation process. The battery pack is housed conveniently under the sink, for easy access and quick replacement. A special valve design fully supports manual and digital modes, meaning the hands-free feature works any time -- even when the handle is in the "off" position. It also means that the faucet will always function in manual mode -- even if it loses power. 

The Arbor® pulldown kitchen faucet is the first Moen® faucet to offer MotionSense. This transitionally styled faucet is the ideal complement to virtually any kitchen décor. The Arbor pulldown kitchen faucet with MotionSense is available in Chrome, Oil Rubbed Bronze and new Spot Resist Stainless finish, which will resist potential water spots, as well as any fingerprints, should you choose to operate it as a manual faucet. The Arbor faucet with MotionSense also features the Moen Reflex® system, which improves overall hose and sprayer operation for an experience that is truly user friendly. 

"Arbor with MotionSense provides convenience on command," Suvak continued. "Every aspect of this faucet -- from the range and timing of the sensors, to the ease of replacing batteries -- has been thoughtfully designed to provide you with the best combination of intelligent, yet simple-to-use technology."

The Arbor kitchen faucet with MotionSense is backed by a five-year warranty for all electronics, plus a Limited Lifetime Warranty for all finishes and mechanical components. 

For more information about Moen kitchen faucets with MotionSense, visit moen.ca/motionsense or call (800) 465-6130.

About Moen Canada
As the #1 faucet brand in North America, Moen Canada offers a diverse selection of thoughtfully designed kitchen and bath faucets, showerheads, accessories and bath safety products for residential applications -- each delivering the best possible combination of meaningful innovation, useful features, on-trend styling and lasting value. In addition, Moen® Commercial offers superior performing products that deliver lower lifetime costs for today's facilities.

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