Dyson Airblade Tap Hand Dryer
The latest Dyson digital motor was seven years in the making - it's one of the world's smallest fully-integrated 1600W motors. It's the only hand dryer motor powerful enough to draw in up to 30 litres of air a second through a HEPA filter, and then dry hands in 12 seconds.
This long-life energy efficient motor is digitally switched at 6,000 times per second, making the high compression fan spin 90,000 times a minute. There are only three moving parts, so there are no slip rings or carbon brushes to wear down.
James Dyson said: "In washrooms using conventional taps, you'll need to move to a separate hand drying area, dripping water on the floors as you go. It's why we've developed a tap with our hand drying technology in it."
Moving to a separate hand drying area with wet hands means that water is often dripped on the floor. This can create problems in the washroom. With the Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer, water isn't dripped on the floor because you don't need to leave the sink with wet hands.
The conventional way to wash and dry hands is too slow. Hand drying facilities are often not located near a sink, and hand dryers can take up to 43 seconds, so people can give up. But damp hands spread up to 1,000 times more bacteria than dry hands.
There's no need to leave the sink to use the Dyson Airblade tap hand dryer and it dries hands in 12 seconds.
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Other hand dryers are unhygienic. They don't filter bacteria and viruses from the washroom air. They suck in dirty air then blow it back onto hands. The Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer uses HEPA filters. 99.9% of bacteria and viruses in the washroom air are captured. So hands are dried using cleaner air, not dirty air.
Other hand drying methods are expensive to run. Paper towels need constant
re-stocking and disposal. Most other hand dryers are slow, and many use a heating element, so they're energy hungry.
The Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer costs up to 69% less to run per year than other hand dryers, and up to 97% less than paper towels. And of course there are no separate taps to buy.
Dyson Airblade hand dryers produce up to 72% less CO2 than some other hand dryers and up to 68% less than paper towels. Based on LCA results of Dyson Airblade hand dryer with method developed in conjunction with Carbon Trust, and comparable results from T. Montalbo, J.Gregor, R.Kirchain. Life Cycle Assessment of Hand Drying Systems. A Dyson commissioned study 2011. Data taken from U.S environmental statistics including electricity grid mix and recycling practices.
Paper towel dispensers and hand dryers take up valuable wall and floor space in public washrooms. With the Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer there is no need for additional hand drying areas. Room is available for extra toilet cubicles to reduce congestion. Or the washroom can be made smaller.
Both water and air are sensor operated so there are no taps to turn, or buttons to touch. Intelligent infrared sensors emit light to pinpoint hand positions. Computer circuitry coordinates the information and initiates the appropriate response of water or air without long delays.
Controlled water flow rate and sensor operation save water.
Quick to clean
Smooth stainless steel outer, wipes down directly over the sink - no separate hand dryers to clean.