Meritech has introduced the Sole Clean Dry Step, a fully automated footwear sanitising system for dry and semi-dry production facilities.

Integrated with Meritech’s CleanTech fully automated handwashing systems, the Sole Clean Dry Step sanitises any style of footwear in just 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.

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 current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) and compliant with all food safety standards and regulations.

Meritech’s CleanTech 2,000 or 4,000 automated hand hygiene systems can be integrated with the Sole Clean Dry Step system so that each 12-second fully-automated hand wash also guarantees the elimination of pathogens on the soles of any type of footwear.

The Sole Clean Dry Step automatically recharges at intervals dependent on usage will reduce pathogens and cross-contamination risks at production, visitor, delivery and main entrances.

Meritech’s President Michele Colbert said: “Many times, our customers have asked for a footwear sanitizing solution that does not introduce excess moisture into their production environments.

“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 by Meritech is the latest addition to the company’s line of footwear hygiene solutions. All of Meritech’s footwear hygiene products are fully-automated, safe to use, and easy to clean and maintain. Like all Meritech products, the equipment is manufactured in Golden, Colorado and is backed by an industry leading 5-year warranty.

The Sole Clean Dry Step uses D2 EPA registered sanitizer for fast evaporation and can accommodate any style of footwear. This solution 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.