Automate Your Kegnado: A Simple Trick for Maximum Life

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In the fast-paced world of bars and restaurants, efficiency and longevity are key when it comes to equipment. That's where the Kegnado keg stirrer shines. Designed to stir cocktails on tap to perfection for thousands of hours, Kegnado is a game-changer in the industry. But what if we told you there's a simple trick to make sure you get the most life out of your Kegnado stirring shafts? Enter the power of automation.

Why Prolonging Your Kegnado's Life Matters

Kegnado is built to run for thousands of hours and most of its parts will last indefinitely, but like all mechanical devices, seals and bearings have a lifespan. The shaft seal is rated for about 4,000 hours, after which it will eventually begin to weep some gas due to natural wear. It is still usable at this point, but eventually you’ll notice higher gas consumption (see how to check this at the end of this blog).  If you leave it plugged in 24/7, that’s about 6 months. The stirring shaft is at the heart of the Kegnado's operation, and taking steps to extend its lifespan saves you money on replacements. So, how can you achieve this? The answer lies in smart power management.

The Power of Automation

The easiest and most effective way to extend the life of your Kegnado stirring shafts is by controlling when it operates. Don’t make the mistake of leaving your Kegnados running 24/7, which can unnecessarily wear down the equipment. Instead, consider picking up an automatic timer.

How Automatic Timers Work

Automatic timers are inexpensive devices that allow you to program when your Kegnado should be powered on and off. It's as simple as plugging your Kegnado's power supply into the timer, setting your preferred operating hours, and forgetting about it. The timer takes care of the rest.

We offer 2 Automatic Timers so you can pick which works best for your needs. 

24-Hour Mechanical Timer

Mechanical 24 hour timer

This simple, mechanical timer is probably very familiar to you. It operates on a 24 hour cycle, meaning the power will be turned on and off at the same time each day. 


7-Day Timer

7 Day Programmable Timer

If your business is not open everyday or if you need different hours of operation based on the day of the week, you would benefit from using this digital programmable timer. You can specify different operation times by day for maximum efficiency. 

The Benefits of Using an Automatic Timer

Efficiency: With an automatic timer, your Kegnado is only running when it's needed. This not only extends the life of the stirring shaft but also reduces energy consumption, helping you save on electricity costs.

Consistency: No more worrying about remembering to turn your Kegnado on or off. The timer ensures that your equipment is always ready to go when service begins and shuts down seamlessly at the end of the day.

Peace of Mind: You can focus on what matters most—providing exceptional service to your customers—without having to think about your equipment's operation.

Programming Your Automatic Timer

Setting up your automatic timer is a breeze:

  1. Plug the timer into an outlet. 
  2. Plug the Kegnado's power supply into the timer.
  3. Program the timer to turn the Kegnado on shortly before service begins. This ensures that your cocktails are consistently stirred and ready to impress your customers.
  4. Set the timer to power off the Kegnado at the end of your service hours, preventing unnecessary wear and tear during downtime.

By following these simple steps, you'll not only extend the life of your Kegnado stirring shafts but also improve efficiency and reduce energy costs. It's a win-win solution for your bar or restaurant.

Kegnado is a powerful tool that can elevate your cocktail game, but ensuring its longevity is essential. Embracing automation through the use of an automatic timer is a straightforward and cost-effective way to achieve this. Say goodbye to unnecessary wear and tear and hello to consistently mixed cocktails, hassle-free. Your Kegnado will thank you for it, and so will your customers. Cheers to efficiency and exceptional cocktails!

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