An Isenberg faucet is a
total experience.The Isenberg manufacturing process conforms to the highest quality standards. using global partnerships and best practices, we are able to create an experience that will stay with you for life.
Pure water for life
The faucet’s body is either cut from high-quality brass rods or its shape is achieved through die casting using state-of-the-art technology. We use IMR die casting machines from Italy, which are unparalleled when it comes to achieving construction quality. IMR machines are used by almost all top manufacturers around the world.
Die-cast bodies are made by melting brass at high temperatures and pouring it into molds of the desired shape. These molds are such that there is little aberration in the shape of a faucet. This is a must to ensure that the final finish is smooth as a mirror with true reflection.
For certain shapes a hot forging process is used since this method can produce a near-net shape in about three seconds with little waste. Forging is the process of shaping metals by deforming them in some way. In hot forging, heated metal is forced into a die that is almost the shape of the faucet body. Then pressure is slowly increased over the course of several seconds to make sure the die is completely filled with metal.
These processes are highly automated and computers control most of the machines.
After die casting comes the process of machining. This is also a computer controlled process. Our cutting-edge machining process ensures that the die casted product has all its surfaces finished to a high degree of smoothness.
Pure Healthy in
Once the foundation of the faucet has been created, lead is leached off the internal areas that come in contact with water to ensure they are not just tough but also healthy, as it removes off toxic contaminants.
Almost all lead molecules are eliminated from the metal surface with this process.
More than a
After the leaching process comes the crucial process of polishing the faucet. Only after the brass surfaces are polished to technical precision can the product be sent out to chrome plating. Unless the polishing is perfect the faucet will not get that shine that we look for in every high quality product.
For that perfect finish, polishing is carried out through a combination of manual and machine driven processes. For high-end and niche faucets the polishing is done by experienced artisans. Senior polishing technicians work exclusively on our pride-of-place range. These technicians understand exactly how much pressure to apply at what points to ensure that a Belgian mirror-like finished surface is realized after chrome plating, work exclusively on our pride-of-place range.
In the auto polishing process, high tech Spanish machines are put to work. These machines can polish four faucets every minute with unforgiving precision.
The skills of our senior technicians and the efficiency of our cutting-edge polishing machines give every Isenberg product that undeniable, perfect shine..
We ‘TECH’ it to the next level
Every faucet and bath system created by Isenberg undergoes a chrome plating technique that greatly enhances durability of the product. The chrome finish is so fine that it ages very slowly. With bare minimum care, this finish can even serve you a lifetime.
In this process, first a base coating of electroplated nickel is first applied, followed by a thin coating of electroplated chromium. The chrome layer is deposited from a plating bath containing certain additives that improve corrosion resistance.
The chrome layers are impossibly thin, less than the thickness of a human hair.
After plating, various components of the faucet are installed with digital precision. This is also a computerized process and ensures the faucet is solid both on the outside and the inside. The faucet and the necessary components are stored for a while so that they ‘set’, and soon, they are sent to the assembly line.
The spout, if separate, is first installed, followed by the ceramic cartridge and control lever. During the assembly process, these are two very crucial points that you need to know:
1. Our faucets have ceramic-disc cartridges from Kerox® (Hungary) and Sedal® (Spain), leaders in their space with products that are much more durable than other systems. Ceramic discs within our cartridges seamlessly intertwine and ensure that water-mixing is precise.
2. After the cartridge is fixed, next comes the Neoperl® aerator that is designed to improve your water experience by adding air bubbles to water droplets. This ensures that the volume of water feels luxuriant and there is no splash at all.
Tested to test time and the elements
Our faucets are then put under the most rigorous tests to ensure continued seamless usage for many years. Toxicologists review the material formulations to determine potential contaminants that may extract from the faucet and into the drinking water. Product samples are randomly selected for testing at Isenberg laboratories.
State-of-the-art test machinery turns faucet handles on and off at least 200,000 times. The faucets are also put through an unforgiving water and air testing cycle so as to ensure the product performance remains perfect throughout its lifetime.
Critics take the stage
Independent Quality Control teams look at faucets after every stage of manufacture. From the brass foundation to the polished product to the final assembly, independent experts take a critical look at the products. Anything that fails their test is promptly sent back.
These independent experts function as teams that work on incentives. It simply means the more faults they find at every stage of production, the more they earn. This ensures nothing of an Isenberg product is left to chance.
Off to you
Products are sent out to the market only after the test faucets pass these series of trials. Which is why, when you buy an Isenberg product, you will not need another faucet and bathing system for a long, long time.