Hellenbrand ProMate 6.5 Water Softeners

The ProMate 6.5 Water Softener is the most efficient single tank Water Softener on the market.

It’s perfect for Homeowners that want a compact system that will use the least amount of water and salt.

The ProMate 6.5 borrows several great features from it’s big brother the ProMate 7.1 Twin Tank Water Softener.

By combining 3 High Efficiency Water Softener technologies, water and salt use are reduced up to 60% over a standard Water Softener*.

Commercial-grade materials, patented tank technologies, and premium US-made 10% cross link resin are used for years of consistent, reliable softening.

ProMate 6.5 Water Softener

Upflow Regeneration

Upflow Regeneration Technology

The ProMate 6.5 uses Hellenbrand’s patented upflow regeneration technology for huge efficiency savings over standard water softeners.

Once standard systems run out of capacity, they inject salt into the top of the tank which flows down unevenly in the path of least resistance towards a small cone at the bottom. Roughly 40% of the salt can be wasted in the “hard water pocket” at the top of the tank.

The ProMate 6.5 injects salt from the bottom, and a special, full-width Plate helps push the water up evenly through the tank for better cleaning, and a much more efficient regeneration.

Benefits include:
Eliminates hard water “freeboard”
Resin bed stays cleaner, and lasts longer
40% less salt used to regenerate

Proportial Brining Water Softener

Proportional Brining

Standard water softeners use the same amount of salt each regeneration. This is like buying $20 of gas no matter how full your tank is. Proportional brining adjusts for each regeneration, and saves 17% salt by only using enough salt to clean dirty resin.

ProMate 6.5 water softener flow rate

Superior Flow Technology

The ProMate 6.5 uses Hellenbrand’s patented Vortech Plates for a massive improvement over conventional water softeners and filters.

Standard systems pull water in the path of least resistance unevenly through the tank down towards a small cone. This reduces the resin or media’s effectiveness, and results in uneven buildup that is much harder to clean out.

The Vortech Plate runs the full width and pull water evenly through the tank for balanced loading, and a much more efficient regeneration.

Benefits include:
One system to maintain instead of two
30% less water required for backwash
40% less pressure drop across system

Enhanced Cleaning System

If resin bead pores plug up with hard water, iron, or dirt, they lose their functionality. For resin to stay clean, it needs to backwash and flush out this foreign material.

Standard water softeners have a weak backwash that simply rises up through the resin bed like blowing bubbles in a glass of milk with a straw.

The Hellenbrand Vortech Plate acts like an agitator in a laundry machine and sends a powerful circular flow through the resin bed. This aggressive flushing knocks out debris for superior resin cleaning.

ProMate 6.5 Water Softener Controller

Smart System Controls

The 9 cycle ProMate 6.5 controller accurately measures and records your water usage for the past 63 days. This smart control feature automatically adjusts the reserve capacity to make sure that you never run out of soft water.


ProMate 6.5 Specifications

Specification PM6.5-42 PM6.5-59 PM6.5-42-twin PM6.5-59-twin
Capacity (grains) 42,560 59,200 85,120 118,400
Mineral tank size 9″ x 48″ 10″ x 54″ (2) 9″ x 48″ (2) 10″ x 54″
Resin volume 1.33 ft3 1.85 ft3 2.66 ft3 3.70 ft3
Distributor Vortech Plate Vortech Plate Vortech Plate Vortech Plate
Flow rate 14.1gpm 18.2gpm 18.2gpm 36.4gpm
Regeneration Method Upflow Upflow Upflow Upflow
Brining Method Proportional Proportional Proportional Proportional
Inlet/Outlet connection 1.05″ 1.05″ 1.05″ 1.05″
Brine tank size 18″ x 33″ 18″ x 33″ 18″ x 33″ 18″ x 33″
Electrical consumption 12v 12v 24v 24v

Customer Reviews

“We needed to replace our Taplin softener. It started leaking after only 10 years. Thank you for all the information and the quick service. We have already noticed cleaner dishes with our new ProMate 6.5 water softener.”
R. and S. Halverson – Brooklyn Park, MN

“I wanted good water! My softener was old and not working properly, so I was looking for a new softener and a drinking water system. I am very happy with the results: my dishes are cleaner, and the water tastes much better. Best of all, you gave me lots of choices and no pressure to buy.”
A. Fannemel – Chanhasen, MN

“We had very little experience with water systems, but we knew we needed a softener. Our builder recommended Premier Water. We got very good service, and they helped us understand all of our options. The water hardness is gone – it even tastes better.”
A. Ryan – Chanhassen, MN

“We had hard water and needed a softener. The Premier Water staff was very friendly and had VERY quick service. The new system uses so little salt, and our water is perfectly soft. No more rashes on our kids, and we use a lot less soap! Thanks!”
A. Thissen – Chaska, MN

“The water is just great! My family and I really like the feeling of soft water on our skin, and it is great for our dishes. Thank you!”
S. Glirbas – Maple Grove, MN

“The Sears Kenmore water softener didn’t soften very well, or take out the iron.  The ProMate 6.5 is so much more efficient, and the water is much softer.  The Iron Curtain has eliminated the rust stains, and works really well with the new softener.  I really appreciate the time the installer took, and the additional pipe work he did to clean up our plumbing.”
J. Joerres – Orono, MN

“Thank you for the good service and the great price on our new water softener. What a night and day difference it has made. I re-washed a lot of items in the cupboard that were cloudy and in one wash they were crystal clear again. That sure proved to me this new softener is doing a great job. I may have to upgrade my other two homes in the future! Thanks again.”
R. Koyonen – Plymouth, MN

“Our Surge water softener flooded our house with resin. We wanted a new softener that would let us run the appliances at the same time and still have good water pressure. We appreciate how knowledgeable your staff was and the excellent service we got. We are very satisfied.”
B. Hasselman – Plymouth, MN

“Our Fleck 5600 stopped working after 12 years and required many repairs. We had a good water testing experience, and product information. The new softener we chose made our water so much softer.”
S. Li – Plymouth, MN

“In 2 years we barely used our Bosch dishwasher – we had to wash dishes by hand.  We also had to bypass our old Culligan softener every time we watered our lawn.  I was unhappy with Culligan’s service and didn’t want to fix the old machine.  The new system is so much nicer and way more efficient.  Re-routing the outside lines so they aren’t softened any more was a nice touch.  Your company has good communication, follow up, and great systems.  All my expectations have been met.”
C. Estrella – Rockford, MN

“We bought our house as a foreclosure, and the previous GE system was shot.  The water in the house was bad. We chose the ProMate 6.5 as it had excellent performance and a very competitive price, and an RO system for better drinking water.  Your company had really good service, and we would definitely recommend you to anyone.”
T. Wartman – Shorewood, MN

“We had been in our house for 3 years before our 1950’s Servisoft water softener began leaking all over the basement floor. We had Premier out to determine if we could repair this old system, but soon realized it wasn’t serviceable. We chose the Hellenbrand ProMate 6.5 softener and already notice softer skin and better hair.”
R. Slavik – St. Louis Park, MN

*based on manufacturers medium salt settings at 2,800-3,800 grains/lb