Single-lever basin faucet
AVA single-lever basin faucet with COOLFIX technology by KWC.
The KWC AVA single-lever basin faucet with COOLFIX technology offers an ingeniously simple way to save energy without sacrificing comfort or convenience. The standard setting of the operating lever of a single-lever faucet is straight ahead; that is, in the “six o’clock” position. With most faucets, lifting the lever brings a mix of hot and cold water, even if the user neither needs nor wants warm water, resulting in heated water going down the drain, unused. With KWC's COOLFIX technology, the six o'clock middle position has been designed "full cold," so no hot water is delivered. This saves energy each time the faucet is activated. The only way to draw warm water—and use energy—is to rotate the lever clockwise and away from the middle position, which is where most consumers prefer to keep the lever when the faucet is not running. The KWC AVA basin faucet's aerator reduces water flow to 1.5 gpm, a 40% savings over conventional 2.5 gpm faucets.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey