Golden, Col.-based Meritech, an employee hygiene automation provider, has introduced Sole Clean Dry Step, a fully automated footwear sanitizing system for dry and semi-dry production facilities. Integrated with Meritech's CleanTech fully automated handwashing systems, the Sole Clean Dry Step sanitizes any style of footwear in 12 seconds. This new footwear hygiene technology features the automated application of a proprietary alcohol-quat chemical blend which sanitizes and then evaporates quickly post application to reduce moisture accumulation around the system, the company said.
Designed to eliminate the risk of cross-contamination from footwear, when the Sole Clean Dry Step is combined with Meritech's automated hand hygiene system, it provides a full employee hygiene protocol that is cGMP and compliant with all food safety standards and regulations, the company said. Meritech's CleanTech 2000 or 4000 automated hand hygiene systems can be integrated with the system so that each 12-second handwash also guarantees the elimination of pathogens on the soles of any type of footwear, it added. The system automatically recharges at intervals dependent on usage will reduce pathogens and cross contamination risks at production, visitor, delivery, and main entrances.
"Many times, our customers have asked for a footwear sanitizing solution that does not introduce excess moisture into their production environments," said Meritech President Michele Colbert. "We now have the perfect option for dry and semi-dry production facilities as our Sole Clean Dry Step can be employed as a high-quality footwear sanitizing option with either our CleanTech 2000S or 4000S model."
The Sole Clean Dry Step uses D2 EPA registered sanitizer for fast evaporation and can accommodate any style of footwear, so, the company said, it is ideal for use in food production and other dry environments where sanitizing boots or other footwear is equally important as proper hand hygiene, but a "dry" sanitizing system is required.
The system is the latest addition to the company's line of footwear hygiene solutions, all of which are fully automated, safe to use, easy to clean and maintain, and backed by a five-year warranty, the company said.