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| | Mar 10, 2013 | 3:03 pm
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Calling it the fastest, most hygienic and sustainable way to dry hands, Dyson has announced launching a series of new hand dryers in the UAE and across the globe, with what it claims to be the world’s first sports stadium installation of the product in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium. Developed by a team of 125 Dyson engineers, three new Dyson Airblade hand dryers are smaller in size, without compromising on performance, and are ideal for use in commercial sectors, including hospitality, retail and food and beverage segments, the company said.

march2013-mktp02Explaining the Airblade technology, Dyson claimed that sheets of high velocity unheated air travelled through tiny apertures at 430 mph, quickly scraping water from hands like a windscreen wiper, leaving them fully dry. Further, Dyson digital motor V4 was used, which it said was a power-dense brushless DC motor, utilising a bonded magnet encased in a carbon fibre sleeve. Using digital pulse technology, it accelerated from 0-90,000rpm in less than 0.7 seconds, the company added.

The range of hand dryers was available in the UAE in three models, the company revealed: Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer; Dyson Airblade V hand dryer; and a reengineered Dyson Airblade hand dryer. The manufacturer listed other product features and advantages:

Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer (image 1)
It washes and dries hands with no need of leaving the sink. Infrared sensors pinpoint hand positions and release water from the tap stem. Once hands are wet and drying is requested, integrated circuitry computes the information and activates the digital motor, creating two high velocity sheets of air on the tap’s branches. Unheated clean air is released to dry hands in 12 seconds.

Dyson Airblade V hand dryer (image 2)
It is 60% smaller than the original, yet dries hands fast. Two sheets of high velocity air angled at 115° span the width of each hand, and scrape off water. Hands are dry in 10 seconds.

Dyson Airblade mk2 hand dryer (image 3)
Engineers have removed 1.1 kg of materials from the machine, reducing carbon emissions through manufacture in the process. It is HACCP-approved for hygiene. Hands are dry in 10 seconds.

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