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Dyson Airblade: No Sucking, Just Blowing

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Dyson today announced the U.S. launch of Dyson Airblade, the fastest, most hygienic hand dryer available on the market and a solution to one of the concerns of restroom users. And here’s the video to prove it. Sorry, I had a case of the shakes, but you can still see Sir James Dyson showing of his magical blowing machine. (Nothing but quality content for our readers!)

Seriously though, this thing does work well, basically squeegeeing the water off your hands in a few seconds leaving every nook and cranny dry. Click on ahead to read up on the benefits of installing this $1,400 hand dryer in your establishment and see some hot, hot pictures of insides of the Airblade.


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The motor.

Speed:
Dyson Airblade utilizes the DDM to produce a 400 mph stream of clean air, blown through a gap no thicker than an eyelash. This sheet of air acts like an invisible windshield wiper, wiping moisture from hands leaving them completely dry in 12 seconds – a full 10 seconds faster than any other hand dryer.

The consumer survey found that nearly six out of ten respondents prefer to use paper towels instead of electric heated dryers. Their two main reasons for avoiding hand dryers are that they take too long (69%) and they don’t dry their hands properly (49%).
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The HEPA filter.
Hygiene:
Traditional hand dryers simply suck up dirty restroom air, heat it and blow it back on to hands, leaving them damp and more prone to spread bacteria. Damp hands spread 1,000 times more bacteria than dry hands. Dyson Airblade uses a HEPA filter to remove more than 99.9% of the bacteria from the air used to dry hands. It also features touchless infra-red sensor technology and an anti-microbial additive coating to reduce bacterial and fungal growth.

The NSF International study found that paper towel dispensers were among those items in bathrooms with an average of 1,000 to 10,000 bacteria per square inch. In particular, the dispensing slot of paper towel units is rarely, if ever cleaned. Staphylococcus aureus bacteria were detected on approximately 4% of the total number of surfaces, with a high concentration on paper towel dispensers.
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You can see the force of the air coming out of the Airblade (below) is strong enough to cause the flesh on my hand to indent.
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Energy-efficiency:
Dyson Airblade uses up to 80% less energy than traditional hand dryers. The DDM is a small, long-life, low-energy and brushless motor that spins at 1,666 revolutions per second. DDM produces enough air pressure for Dyson Airblade to dry hands without the need for heat.

Cost:
With 500 uses per day, Dyson Airblade will cost businesses less than $100 to operate for 1 year, compared to $400-450 with traditional hand dryers. The cost to operate a restroom with paper towels can be 50 times more than one with Dyson Airblade.

Dyson Airblade is being used in AMC theaters and other locations across the US. It is priced at $1,400. To learn more about Dyson Airblade, please visit http://www.dysonairblade.com.

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