An increased content of calcium and magnesium ions (so-called hardness builders) can lead to stubborn deposits and encrustations in pipe systems, fittings and equipment. Especially when the water is heated, even low hardness levels can cause problematic deposits. This leads to increased energy consumption and thus to rising costs. Lime deposits also favour the colonisation by bacteria. Another important factor is the comfort for the house inhabitants: water with a high lime content increases the amount of cleaning required and makes showering and bathing a tough business.
Softening units from JUDO solve all problems caused by hard water. And even more: They open up a completely new comfort experience for the house inhabitants. From skin care to soft laundry to the highest coffee enjoyment.
The JUDO PREMIUM-LINE systems for domestic water technology even define soft water in a completely new way: they allow their owners to individually adjust the water quality for every situation and every need. At the touch of a fingertip – with the new JU-Control App.
The PREMIUM-LINE softeners from JUDO are the only ones in the world that spoil the operator by making water a comfort zone: the perfect soft water for every situation, easily selected via app.
The basis for this is intelligent sensor and control technology. The i-guard sensor monitors the raw water quality and passes the data on to the i-matic. The control system adjusts the system settings fully automatically. Depending on the owner’s wishes.
The softening units of the JUDO i-soft series compensate fluctuations in the raw water quality fully automatically. This too is only available from JUDO!
The units have two parallel operated softener columns. If one is regenerated, the other continues to operate. Soft water is always available, around the clock, even with large withdrawal quantities. A clear advantage compared to single units.
i-soft safe and i-soft plus have the intelligent leakage protection i-safe. This invaluable safety plus can also be conveniently controlled via the JU-Control App.
The models i-soft safe and i-soft plus are the security experts in the range. The standard JUDO safety module includes an emergency power supply that maintains all important system functions in case of a power failure – including leakage protection.
All system functions can be controlled with the built-in, high-resolution colour touch display. Messages, consumption statistics and settings can be displayed directly on the device. Of course, the i-soft plus can also be remote-controlled via the JU-Control App or the web interface.
All system functions can be easily and conveniently controlled via the membrane keyboard. Especially practical: the signal display with traffic light function. It indicates the operating status of the system from a distance using different background colours.
Best components and materials, highest standards in processing and quality control.
Thanks to i-guard and i-matic, there is no need for cumbersome manual hardness measurement and adjustment of the water hardness – an enormous relief for the installer.
The i-soft technology also shows its advantages in building services engineering and industry. In the form of the i-soft TGA. As with the models for domestic water technology, the desired water quality can be set simply by pressing a button. Thanks to i-guard and i-matic, the system compensates for fluctuating raw water hardness fully automatically. The i-soft TGA has a modular design: Individual sections of the system can be regenerated without interrupting operation. The unit continuously supplies soft water – around the clock.
The i-soft TGA also offers stagnation-free operations. All softener columns that are not in the regeneration phase are in parallel operation and have a forced flow. This is an invaluable hygiene advantage that is only available from JUDO.
It is also the structure of individual modules that makes installation and commissioning so easy. The unit is supplied with already filled softener columns. A cumbersome and unhygienic resin filling on site is not necessary. Also the manual adjustment of waste water, which was necessary up to now, is a thing of the past: The unit carries out this step automatically and independently.
A class of its own: SOFTwell systems combine our decades of experience in the field of water treatment with state-of-the-art technology and future-oriented product features. The two top models of the series are double units with parallel working booster columns. They thus supply soft water without interruption, around the clock, even with larger withdrawal quantities. The SOFTwell P has a separate salt/brine tank and is therefore particularly flexible and easy to clean. The SOFTwell K presents itself as a compact system with identical performance data.
Stagnation-free operation, forced-flow softener columns, small quantities of high-performance resin, optimized regeneration intervals, automatic hygienization. Summarized: The SOFTwell P and K offer maximum hygiene and safety.
The best components and materials, the highest standards in processing and quality control. These are the main features of SOFTwell softening units.
All system functions can be easily and conveniently controlled via the keyboard. Especially practical: the signal display with traffic light function. It indicates the operating status of the system from a distance using different background colours.
Reliable and economical – this is how the softening units of the JUDOMAT series present themselves. The reliable soft water suppliers are available in different versions for different applications. What they have in common are the extremely short regeneration times and the use of softened water for regeneration.
Don’t worry. The salt is only used to regenerate the system and then rinsed out completely. Only then is the tank available again for ion exchange. So no salt gets into the drinking water.
During softening, calcium and magnesium ions are exchanged for sodium ions. The total mineral content therefore remains the same.
Softening units work according to the ion exchange process. This means that they exchange the hardness forming calcium and magnesium ions in the water for sodium ions. This process takes place in the exchanger tanks.
These containers contain a high-performance resin on whose surface the sodium ions are located. When calcareous water flows through the containers, the hardness forming ions displace the sodium and bind to the resin. The water is softened.
After a certain time, however, the resin is saturated. The plant must regenerate. To do this, the exchanger container is rinsed with a saline solution, whereby the resin beads are again filled with sodium ions. The calcium and magnesium ions flow off and the resin is ready for use again.
During regeneration, an exchanger tank cannot provide soft water. If a softening unit only has one such container (so-called single-column units), it is inevitably out of service for a certain period of time. Not so the units of the JUDO i-soft series and the SOFTwell P and K: they have two exchange tanks. If one of them regenerates, the other one simply continues working.
Water reaches the earth through precipitation. Before it hits the ground, it is very soft: the hardness of rainwater approaches zero.
Then it seeps away and finally collects as ground water. On its way through the different layers of earth and rock it dissolves various mineral salts. The composition of these rock layers determines the hardness of the water. If a large amount of calcium and magnesium salts get into the water, it becomes hard. This is particularly the case in areas with a lot of limestone or chalk.
A high-quality water softening unit is absolutely hygienically perfect. First of all, the salt already has an antibacterial effect with every regeneration.
JUDO softening units also do a lot to ensure maximum hygienic operation: the plants produce small amounts of chlorine from the brine, which fights germs with its disinfecting effect. Even if no water has been taken, the plants initiate a regeneration after 4 days at the latest.
The dual systems of the JUDO PREMIUM- and PERFORMANCE-LINE work in parallel operation. This means that there is a constant flow through both softener columns, so that no stagnation water can form. The capacity of each softener column is fully utilised. Thus the plants offer a maximum of hygiene and safety.
Lime stains on tiles, fittings and glass shower partitions indicate: you have hard water. Softening is recommended if your water has a hardness of approx. 16 °dH and more. Because from this value on, your pipes are also at risk. Calcifications and cross-sectional constrictions can occur, which in extreme cases can even completely block pipes. And that can be really expensive. Softened water protects you from this.
But soft water has many more advantages: Coffee and tea taste more aromatic. You need less detergent and cleaning agents. Your laundry becomes fluffy soft. And above all, you do something good for yourself: soft water gives you an incomparable skin feeling. It counteracts redness and irritation. It ensures that your hair shines more beautifully and is easier to style. In short: It turns every shower into a small wellness treatment.
There is no central contact point. However, your water supplier is obliged to provide information on the different degrees of hardness of the supply area. Usually this information can be found on the website of your water or municipal utility. Please note that the water hardness may vary from day to day, as your water supplier obtains and mixes its water from different sources. In germany there are – depending on the region – water hardnesses between 0.358 mmol/l (2 °dH) * to approx. 7.16 mmol/l (40 °dH).
You can also learn interesting facts about your drinking water from us. After a drinking water analysis in our laboratory, which we offer you as a free service, we will inform you about the most important parameters of your drinking water. This also includes the total hardness.
* 1 °dH = 0.179 mmol/l; 1 mmol/l = 5.6 °dH
The unit is installed directly after the protective filter, which in turn is located directly behind the water meter. Our softening units are designed in such a way that they can be installed even in the smallest of spaces: Brine tank and unit can also be installed separately.