Now that you have decided
which mounting options and materials will meet your paper towel
dispensing needs, it is time to determine the type of paper
towel dispenser you will need. This take a look at some of the
various ways that today's dispensers distribute paper towels.
Touch-Free Paper Towel
Dispensers - Touch-Free paper towel dispensers are also
referred to as "automatic" dispensers. These types of paper
towel dispensers function in one of two different manners. The
inception of automatic paper towel dispensers has helped to
dramatically reduce the amount of germs and bacteria that is
spread in modern restrooms and establishments.
The first type of
touch-free paper towel dispenser is sensor activated. This means
that the unit contains an infrared sensing unit that allows it
to determine when to distribute the paper towels. The sensor is
activated once a user has placed her hand in front of the
sensing zone, that begins distributing process.
The second type of touch
free-paper towel dispenser requires that the user only touch the
paper towel that is hanging from the unit. Once the user has
pulled the set amount of paper towel from the unit will
automatically cut the towel and distribute a few inches of paper
towel for the next user. Starting the process all over again.
Folded Paper Towel
Dispensers - Folded paper towel dispensers are designed to
distribute pre-folded paper towels that are placed in bulk
inside of the paper towel dispenser. The advantage of this type
of dispenser is that the user receives the same predetermined
size every time they visit the dispenser. Depending on your type
of establishment this type of dispenser could save you money.
Lever Operated Paper
Towel Dispensers - This type of dispenser is activated by
the user simply pulling on a lever. The dispenser then
distributes an even, predetermined amount of paper towel. This
type of dispensing unit was simply known as the standard for
many years before the inception of automatic units. Although,
the user has to actually touch the unit, there are advantages to
this type of paper towel dispenser.
The first advantage is
that it requires no power supply to operate. So this means that
it can be mounted virtually anywhere. The second advantage is
that lever operated dispensers can be very economical and cost
much less than automatic types of dispensers because there is no
circuit board are wiring inside of the unit.
Towel Dispenser and
Waste Receptacle, Combination Units - Depending on the
environment that you are needing to install your paper towel
dispenser, you may opt to go for a combination unit. A
combination unit which is also called a combo unit contains both
a paper towel dispenser and a waste receptacle.
This type of unit is a
great option in areas where space can be a concern, simply
because he can meet two needs all a relatively small area. They
are almost always constructed from very sturdy stainless steel
and are designed for high-traffic vandal prone areas. There are
many varieties of combination units available on the market
today that distribute a variety of paper towels and feature
different sizes of waste capacities.