Types of Touchless Water Dispensers for Your Business

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Cleaning and reducing the spread of germs in the workplace is not a simple task. Quench is helping to make the job easier by providing you with a number of touchless water dispensers to give your staff and your customers peace of mind while remaining hydrated and healthy at work.

In July 2020, the CDC released a guide for cleaning and disinfecting the workplace. These new sanitation and health standards may be influencing the current office trends we’re seeing. According to a Quench survey, our customers’ top two priorities when purchasing a bottleless water cooler are filtration and sanitation. Touchless is now third on that list of priorities, with more than 60% of Quench customers demanding hands-free machines.

Interestingly, Quench Water Experts have found that ‘touchless’ means different things to different people. Quench engineers have been working round-the-clock to develop a breadth of hands-free water dispensers to ensure your workplace has the right technology at (but not touching!) your fingertips.

Benefits of Touchless Water Dispensers

A Quench bottle-free touchless water cooler provides reliable, cost-effective, and eco-friendly drinking water right from your building’s water source, eliminating the need for water delivery. No more escorting delivery people in and out of your building; no more having to keep track of cleaning schedules for water jugs; no more looking for storage space in newly configured office spaces where space is at a premium to ensure safe social distancing. Touch-free options give businesses the flexibility to adhere to new protocols.

Plus, Quench point-of-use water coolers add an extra layer of protection against harmful bacteria through built-in features like UV sanitization. We also offer a full suite of advanced water purification technologies to improve the taste and quality of municipal infrastructure leading to your workplace’s tap. That means your employees and guests can dispense with ease knowing they are hydrating with top-of-the-line sanitary bottleless water dispensers.  

Touchless Technology

Position Sensitive Detector

  • Available in: Quench Q12, Quench Q8, and the Quench Q4
  • How it works: Hover your finger or hand over one of two sensors on your machine. The right sensor dispenses cold water. The left sensor unlocks hot water.
  • Recommended for: urgent care clinics, coworking space, office buildings, warehouse floor, college campuses, schools

The Q12, Q8, and Q4 bottleless water coolers fulfill all your top priorities, offering filtered water, hot water, and touchless dispensing. These three machines are sleek and clean with safe dispensing technology that offer leak protection. Plus, Position Sensitive Detector (PSD) sensors offer users reliable touchless dispensing without the concern of possible false dispensing from light reflections, radio waves, or even static electricity. Simply hovering your hand over the Q12, Q8, and Q4 safely dispenses a steady stream of hot or cold filtered mineral water called quenchWATER+.

quenchWATER+ is our Quench branded mineral-infused and electrolyte-enhanced alkaline water. We produce quenchWATER+ using state-of-the-art filtration technology to remove sediments, contaminants, and bad tastes while adding minerals and electrolytes to create the best alkaline water for optimum hydration.


  • Available in: Quench 980 Series, Quench 970 Series, and Quench 992
  • How it works: Hover your glass or bottle in front of the infrared sensor panel and watch it dispense all on its own. No pushing or pressing required.
  • Recommended for: cafeterias, gyms, warehouses, and urgent care clinics, college campuses

Quench SensorSAFE infrared touchless water coolers include the Quench 980-12/Quench 985-12Quench 980-25/Quench 985-25Quench 980-50/Quench 985-50, and the Quench 980-90. You also have the option to go touchless by simply adding a hands-free sensor lid to your Quench 970/975 and Quench 970-15.

If you’re looking to level up your ice dispensing game, you can choose the high capacity Quench 992. The Quench 992’s patented touchless dispensing mechanism offers sanitary dispensing to meet the needs of industries that need a sanitary way to dispense large volumes of ice.

Dual Action Foot Pedals

  • Available in: Quench 960 & Quench 950
  • How it works: Press down on foot pedals attached to your machine to dispense water or ice.  
  • Recommended for: healthcare, office buildings, spas, salons, retail

The Quench Water Experts put the pedal to the metal on getting the best hands-free options available to you. And speaking of pedal, the Quench 960 dual action foot pedal offers a perfect combination of hydration and sanitation. The Quench 960 water and ice dispenser produces up to 125 lbs. of high-quality chewable nugget ice while providing an endless supply of freshly filtered ambient and hot drinking water. Those who wish to dispense cold water and ice with their feet can ask about our Quench 950 foot pedals.

Dual action foot pedals are perfect touchless solutions for customers who already have Quench 960s and Quench 950s installed in their workplaces. Contact a Quench Water Expert to start the upgrade process

QR Codes and Phone Apps

  • Available in: Bevi brought to you by Quench
  • How it works: Scan a QR code that appears on the user interface screen of your flavored water machine and dispense right from your smartphone.
  • Recommended for: startup tech offices, coworking space, hospitality

Looking for a touchless way to dispense your sparkling flavored water? There’s an app for that! Bevi machines now offer easy touchless dispensing using your smartphone.

This option is convenient for customers that already have a Bevi machine in their office since Internet connection is all that is needed to enable their dispensing technology.


  • Available in: Quench Q3 and Quench Q5
  • How it works: Press the side of your drinkware to the paddle to release a steady flow of delicious, filtered water.
  • Recommended for: cafeterias, manufacturing, office buildings

Customers who already have the Quench Q3 and Quench Q5 bottleless water coolers can paddle on. Paddle dispensing machines are hands-free water dispensers, which means they too can be helpful in preventing the spread of germs. There is no need to press fingers or hands to the machine. 

How to Make the Switch to a Touchless Water Dispenser

The process of switching from a bottleless water cooler to a touchless bottleless water cooler will vary depending on your personal preference, business requirements, and machine capabilities. For example, the Quench 960 foot pedals and the Quench 970 hands-free senor lid are enhancements that you can either add-on to a new machine or to your existing Quench machine. While some businesses will require a machine replacement to go totally touchless. It depends on the individual. Request a consultation with a Quench Water Expert to learn more about how easy it is to switch to touchless.

Touchless customers ordering a bottleless water cooler for the first time can visit our Product Finder to explore your options. You can also click the “Get a Free Quote” button in the top right corner to learn more about the options available to you.