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Digital lifestyle for the modern bathroom

Kludi-PushTronic and Kludi-TouchTronic are making showers smart

The fact that many everyday devices and systems are controlled digitally has long become the convenient norm for most people. Digital controls and connected devices are also becoming increasingly commonplace in our own four walls. Around 28 million households in Germany are expected to be equipped with smart solutions by 2026, according to a forecast from last year by Statista. ‘For many people, especially the generation that has grown up with digitalisation, Smart living is the epitome of a contemporary home and lifestyle – and the bathroom is no exception. KLUDI is now making showers smart for these people,’ explains Leonardo de Muro, Group Marketing Vice President. The Sauerland-based premium brand has devel-oped two digital high-end shower controls for this growing market segment – Kludi-PushTronic and Kludi-TouchTronic – both of which ensure an out-standing, smart shower experience.

Push and turn – Kludi-PushTronic
The ultra-flat Kludi-PushTronic variant made of high-quality metal and doesn't even show its digital inner workings. Operation is via three ergo-nomically shaped push and turn knobs. To switch the water on and off - separately for two consumers such as hand shower and overhead shower - all you have to do is press the respective button. The volume of water is regulated by turning the knob to the left or right. A third element controls the temperature. The water quantity and temperature are preset to an economical flow rate of eight litres per minute and a temperature of 35° Celsius at the start. An integrated temperature lock prevents the water in the shower going above 44 °C. On top of the simple and intuitive operation of Kludi- PushTronic, the system also boasts a minimalistic design and precise straight lines. The shower control is available in various finishes, including chrome, matt black, matt white, brushed bronze and gold (PVD coating).

Kludi-TouchTronic – one touch is all it takes
The design of the high-end Kludi-TouchTronic model is as elegant as it is minimalistic. The frame surrounding the elegant, black-tinted polycarbonate user interface is no more than 6.5 millimetres high. Operation is extremely simple, thanks to the easily understandable and clearly organised symbols. Once the display has been switched on, up to three different elements can be controlled individually, simply by pressing on the corresponding icons. This enables two shower heads to work simultaneously – e.g. a hand shower and overhead shower, or the dousing and rainshower jets of an overhead shower. Separate control panels set the temperature and flow volume at the desired level. A special lock also ensures that the tempera-ture never exceeds 44 °C.

A more personalised shower experience can be achieved by pre-setting up to three different showering programmes, which can be activated with a simple touch of the screen. The system also features a smart pre-heat function, warming the water for all elements of the shower to the desired temperature.

Always ‘app to date’: consumption statistics and more
Integrated in the home WiFi system, both shower control systems can also be operated by smartphone or tablet via the free S-FLOW app (available for Android and iOS). The app interface is particularly well-designed and user-friendly to ensure simple and intuitive configuration and operation. However, the app is much more than a remote-control gadget. It enables Kludi-TouchTronic users to preset their desired shower parameters and activate the warm-up function. Maintenance functions such as high-temperature an-ti-legionella rinses and cleaning programmes can also be activated for both shower systems using the app. The app also enables the settings for the children’s safety lock on the Kludi-PushTronic and Kludi-TouchTronic to be configured. ‘Given the current context, it is particularly important for users to be able to view the different consumption statistics, whether for the Push-Tronic or the TouchTronic system,’ explains Leonardo de Muro. To this end, the app provides data on water and energy consumption – a key factor for those who want to optimise their ecological footprint.

Pre-assembled concealed in-wall installation box
Both shower control systems come with their own installation set, which includes a special concealed installation box with an electronic thermostat unit, WiFi module and connecting cables.

Kludi – The Shape of Water

Kludi GmbH & Co. KG - founded in 1926 in the Sauerland region of Germany - stands for almost 100 years of experience in the development and manufacture of high-quality fittings for bathrooms and kitchens. This tradition as a fittings specialist has given rise to the claim that Kludi products combine excellent "German quality", maximum functionality, innovative technologies and first-class design in a unique way. Time and again, Kludi has given important impetus to developments in the bathroom and kitchen with pioneering solutions. Around 170 inventions and over 100 patents can be attributed to the medium-sized company with headquarters in Menden - as well as numerous renowned design and innovation awards. Among other things, Kludi was named one of the "TOP 100 Innovators" in the German SME sector in 2022.

The Kludi family includes around 750 employees in sales and production companies in Europe and Asia. In addition to the fully integrated main plant in Menden, Kludi manufactures its fittings in Hornstein/Austria and Diósd/Hungary as well as in Ras Al Khaimah/United Arab Emirates. From there, they are exported to over 100 countries. Kludi has been part of the RAK Ceramics Group since 2022.