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Bladeless Air Multiplier fans


| | Aug 16, 2012 | 6:36 pm
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Saying that blades of conventional electric fans literally chop the air, causing uneven airflow and unpleasant buffeting, Dyson has introduced a range of bladeless Air Multiplier fans. The manufacturer says that the new range replaces blades with a new system that creates and amplifies a steady jet of air, while the surrounding air is drawn into the airflow in a process known as inducement and entrainment.

James Dyson, founder of Dyson, commenting about the bladeless range said: “I’ve always been disappointed by fans. Their spinning blades chop up the airflow, causing annoying buffeting. They’re hard to clean. And children always want to poke their fingers through the grille. So we’ve developed a new type of fan that doesn’t use blades.”

The company claimed that while developing the Air Multiplier technology, its team of fluid dynamics engineers ran hundreds of simulations to measure and map airflow – allowing them to precisely optimise how the new fan works.

The manufacturer revealed that the bladeless Air Multiplier range of fans is available in the UAE in three models: Dyson AM01 Desk fan; Dyson AM02 Tower fan; and Dyson AM03 Pedestal fan. The manufacturer gives the following product details:

  • Dyson AM01 Desk fan: It is ideal for a study or bedroom and is available in 10” and 12” versions and white/silver and iron/blue colours, the Dyson AM01 uses Air Multiplier technology to amplify air 15 times, expelling 405 litres of cool, smooth and uninterrupted air every second.
  • Dyson AM02 Tower fan: At one metre high and only 19 centimetres wide, the AM02 Tower fan is slender and running track shaped to take up limited floor space in a living room or a small office setting. A total of 33 litres of air are drawn through a mixed flow impeller each second and amplified 16 times using the Air Multiplier technology. The AM02 is available in white/silver and iron/blue colours.
  • Dyson AM03 Pedestal fan: Available in a white/silver colour, the AM03 Pedestal is ideal for large open concept homes and offices, as it draws in 33 litres of air per second and amplifies the air 18 times. Unlike other pedestal fans, which use an awkward clamp to fix the height, AM03 Pedestal fan uses a constant rate tensator spring to easily push or pull the loop amplifier to set the height and angle. The machine extends from a height of 1.2 metres to 1.4 metres for use in larger areas, including living rooms and offices. It has no spinning blades and is easy to adjust and tilt.

The manufacturer lists other product features and advantages:

  1. Easy to clean – With their simple loop, the fans are quickly wiped clean with a cloth.
  2. Weight – The AM02 Tower weighs 3.39 kilogrammes and the AM03 Pedestal weighs 4.35 kilogrammes.
  3. Noise –The fans are comparable to competitor products of similar performance in their categories.
  4. Remote – Turning the AM02 tower and the AM03 pedestal on and off, adjusting airflow rate and controlling oscillation can be done easily from across a room. The remote control uses a 3V “coin” cell battery and is curved and magnetised to store neatly on top of the machine.
  5. Guarantee – the fans have been tested for the equivalent of 10 years use and come with a two-year parts and a one-year labour guarantee.
  6. Power – The AM01 desk fan is designed for personal use while the AM02 Tower and the AM03 Pedestal use slightly higher power (65 watts versus 40 watts) to generate more airflow.

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One comment on “Bladeless Air Multiplier fans”

  1. behzad says:

    i would like to know the price for that Bladeless Air Multiplier fans,please suggest me ASAE.

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