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For the Media: The redesigned SANIPLUS is 10 decibels quieter than the previous generation.

Saniflo Unveils ‘Quiet Range’ Saniplus Macerator With Higher Performance, Quieter Operation

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SANIPLUS — The redesigned SANIPLUS – part of the new “Quiet Range” lineup of macerating systems from SFA Saniflo – offers faster cutting action and a quieter performance that is nearly 10 decibels less than the previous generation. The noise levels of older SANIPLUS units are comparable to that of a conventional gravity-flush toilet, notes Saniflo CEO Regis Saragosti. Nonetheless, the recent introduction of the new, quieter SANIPLUS is in response to user requests to lower the volume a bit.

“Continuous technological innovation and speed to market in response to customer demand are critical values at Saniflo,” he comments. “Our new Quiet Range of macerating products, including the new SANIPLUS, demonstrates our commitment to staying on the cutting edge in our field, meeting customer needs by providing products that install cost-effectively and perform at a high level for many years.”

Available with a round or an ADA-compliant elongated bowl in white or with an elongated bowl in biscuit, the SANIPLUS has been the most popular of the Saniflo macerators since they were introduced in the United States in the late 1990s. Although the redesigned version has a more streamlined, contemporary look to complement any modern décor, the dimensions for the three inlets and the discharge and venting outlets on the unit remain exactly the same. As a result, current owners of SANIPLUS systems need not redo the piping to install the newer model. “That makes replacement more convenient, while saving time and money,” says Saragosti.

The quieter operation of the new SANIPLUS derives from several innovations:

  • A 20% smaller, more powerful pump motor performs the macerating function more quickly, thus emitting less noise and vibration.

  • Sound-absorbing “silent blocks,” made of rubber and strategically placed around the motor and at the base of the macerator, reduce the amount of vibration transmitted through the walls of the unit to outside surfaces, such as the floor on which it sits.

  • Anti-vibration studs, positioned at the bottom of the macerator, lift the unit slightly above the floor, further reducing the transmission of vibrations to this surface.

Thanks to these and other improvements, the new Saniplus has a sound level (emitted and transmitted noise) of only 34.9 dB(A), as compared with 43.9 for the previous model. Note: According to the Trace R&D Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a home dishwasher has a sound pressure level of approximately 50 dB(A); normal human conversation, 60; a vacuum cleaner at 10 feet, 70; and a garbage disposal, 80. (For more information, see: http://trace.wisc.edu/docs/2004-About-dB/.

“Our installation instructions also provide the contractor with valuable tips — such as securing the discharge pipe every three feet, or avoiding contact between the macerator and any wall surfaces — that should help further reduce vibrations and noise,” remarks Saragosti. “Properly installed, the new Saniplus offers a high level of both styling and performance, while enabling homeowners to create an affordable and attractive new bathroom anywhere they need one in the home.”

Like its predecessor, the new and quieter SANIPLUS uses above-floor plumbing technology to handle waste not only from a rear-discharge-type toilet, but also from a sink and a tub/shower. This permits the creation of a complete bathroom atop any finished floor where there is no under-floor drainage. Walls and floors remain intact, and installation is accomplished quickly and economically with minimal disturbance to room layout. A complete bathroom can be operational in as little time as a half-day.

Certified to American and Canadian standards, the new SANIPLUS is CSA-certified and IAPMO (UPC)-listed and complies with its applicable standard: ASME A112.3.4 (U.S.A.) and CSA B45.9 (Canada). Saniflo warranties the SANIPLUS, including all electrical components, for 24 months.

THE NEW SANIPLUS – KEY SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Dimensions (inches): 10-5/8 H x 20 W x 7 D
  • Motor type: Induction; 0.5 horsepower
  • Amperage: 4.5 amperes
  • Power supply: 115 volts – 60 Hz
  • Discharge: vertically – 15 feet; horizontally – 150 feet
  • Flush volume: 1.6 gallons per flush
  • Discharge pipe diameter: 3/4 inch
  • Maximum water temperature: 104° F/40° C

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ABOUT SANIFLO
SFA SANIFLO INC. is the only manufacturer of its kind in North America, offering a complete line of macerating toilet systems and gray water pumping systems for residential and commercial applications. Saniflo markets through independent sales agents throughout North America, and the product line is currently available at distributor and dealer locations throughout the United States and Canada.

For more information about SANIFLO, call toll-free at 1-800-571-8191 or visit the Saniflo website at www.saniflo.com.

For editorial assistance, including photography, contact John O’Reilly c/o O’Reilly/DePalma:
815-469-9100 or john.oreilly@oreilly-depalma.com.

 

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The Saniplus macerator hidden behind the wall, serving an elongated Saniflo toilet bowl.

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The Saniplus macerator shown in front of the wall, serving an elongated Saniflo toilet bowl.

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Closeup view of the SANIPLUS macerating unit.

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SANIPLUS with ADA-compliant, elongated bowl.

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SANIPLUS with ADA-compliant, rounded bowl.

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