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Buy Dyson Airblade Hand Dryer

Dyson Airblade is an electric hand dryer made by the Singapore-based company Dyson, found in public bathrooms across the United Kingdom.[1] It was introduced in the United Kingdom in 2006 and in the United States in late 2007. In 2013 the Airblade Tap was launched, which incorporates Airblade technology into a bathroom faucet enabling washing and drying in a single unit.

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Instead of using a wide jet of heated air, Dyson Airblade uses a thin layer of unheated air travelling at around 400 mph (180 m/s; 640 km/h) as a squeegee to remove water, rather than using heat to evaporate the water.[2] The Dyson Airblade is claimed by its manufacturer to dry hands in 10 seconds and to use less electricity than conventional hand dryers.[1]

The first commercially available high-speed, horizontal-wiping air dryer was the Mitsubishi Jet Towel, developed since 1991 and introduced in 1993.[3] It is available in the United States since 2005.[4] There are several technical differences among electric hand dryers, such as airspeed, water containment, energy efficiency, use of heat, type of filter, motor lifespan, power usage[5] and spreading of germs.[6]

The Dyson Airblade is 69% more energy-efficient than conventional hand-dryers and 97% more cost effective than paper towels.[7] The Airblade is cheaper to operate because it does not require hot air which greatly increases electricity consumption. The Airblade is also cheaper to operate due to decreased drying times. The Airblade V can dry off hands in 12 seconds, versus 25 for a traditional hand dryer.[8]

A comparative test found that both paper towels and the Airblade dried hands quickly, achieving around 90% dryness in about ten seconds, supporting Dyson's claim of approximately ten seconds of drying time.[9] A conventional warm air dryer took about forty-seven seconds.

In the United States, Dyson worked with the NSF to become the only certified hand dryer under Protocol P335 for Hygienic Commercial Hand Dryers.[10][11] The Royal Society of Public Health has given the Dyson Airblade hand dryer its first hygiene accreditation.[12]

The Airblade Tap is a non-contact bathroom tap that both washes and dries hands. It eliminates the need to move to a separate area to dry hands, and therefore eliminates any water dripped on the floor.[14][15] All three hand dryers use a new Digital Slim Motor, the Dyson V4.

In 2014, a paper was published in the Journal of Hospital Infection (2014;88:199-206), showing that high-speed hand dryers such as the Dyson Airblade can spread large numbers of a harmless test bacteria through the air in the vicinity. The Dyson company challenged the study with its own criticism of the methods and conclusions.[18]

Aside from providing the most excellent products at the lowest price, Hand Dryers and More believes it is our obligation to educate our buyers about the wide array of hand dryers and washroom accessories that we sell and how you can decide which ones will be right for you and your building.

Dyson hand dryers bring with them cutting edge research and development, which everyone has come to expect from a Dyson product. High performing hand dryers are a certainty from this manufacturer. They also bring a real innovation in the form of a tap and hand dryer moulded into one robust unit. The HU02 is Dysons quieter, more energy efficient hand dryer, building on the success of earlier models.

Airblade? technology combined with the Dyson digital motor V4 creates high speed sheets of air. The Dyson Airblade dB hand dryer is the fastest way to dry hands. It is suitable for all restrooms, particularly where sound levels are an important consideration.

Looking for a commercial hand dryer that is 50% quieter. Dyson Airblade db has been Acoustically re-designed to reduce noise and dry hands in 12 seconds. Airblade? technology combined with the Dyson digital motor V4 creates high speed sheets of air. The Dyson Airblade dB hand dryer is the fastest way to dry hands. It is suitable for all restrooms, particularly where sound levels are an important consideration.

Testing based on NSF Protocol P335 shows that most other hand dryers are much slower than their manufacturers claim. Many people give up when using a slow hand dryer. But damp hands can spread up to 1,000 times more bacteria than dry hands.

The Dyson Airblade dB hand dryer is engineered to last. It has been repeatedly tested for durability and resilience to physical and chemical abuse. Dyson Airblade dB hand dryers have also been exposed to real-life environments to ensure that they can withstand the pressures of high usage. With strong construction and robust materials, the Dyson Airblade dB hand dryer is suitable for high traffic, high-usage locations where vandalism can be an issue. And because it uses filtered sheets of 420 mph air to dry hands, there is no heating element prone to wear and failure.

No other hand dryer meets every part of NSF Protocal P335. The Dyson Airblade dB hand dryer dries hands in just 12 seconds. It?s the fastest hand dryer. It also has touch-free operation, uses a HEPA filter and has a lifetime antimicrobial additive to protect the product.

The four main methods of hand drying are letting the skin dry by evaporation, use of paper towels, cloth towels, or, in more recent times, use of warm air dryers. Whilst studies have found warm air dryers to be equivalent (Taylor et al. 2000) or even superior (Ansari et al. 1991) to paper towels for reducing numbers of micro-organisms on the hands, concerns have been raised about their overall hygiene. There have been conflicting reports regarding dispersal of bacteria in the washroom environment via aerosols liberated from the machines (Matthews and Newsom 1987; Redway 1994; Redway and Knight 1998; Taylor et al. 2000). Another issue concerns the need to rub the hands vigorously under the warm air stream, because this can cause increased bacterial counts on the skin surface after washing (Yamamoto et al. 2005).

The issue of hand rubbing was investigated in Study (B). Rubbing the hands whilst using a warm air dryer had a profound effect on aerobic bacterial counts on the surface of the skin. When hands were held stationary (palm up) in the air stream under these units, the reduction in counts of bacteria subsequently transferred from the skin was much greater than when the hands were rubbed together. Indeed, for some sites, the bacterial count increased markedly when hands were rubbed (Fig. 4). This observation correlates with the findings of Yamamoto et al. (2005) in similar tests. It appears that the act of briskly rubbing the hands together disturbs the outer skin squamae and brings bacteria from within the pores to the surface. Another factor, which may contribute, is the detergent action of the soap, breaking up clumps of commensal bacteria such as staphylococci and the propionibacteria, thereby increasing the number of CFU. Thus, to discount the effects of detergent and to focus on the rubbing motion, Study (B) was undertaken without the use of soap.

In Study (B), the use of paper towels consistently out-performed all the other drying techniques, especially with regard to bacteria left on the palms and fingertips. This suggests that bacteria re-populating the surface of the skin during the rubbing process were being physically removed by the paper towels along with the moisture (Blackmore 1989; Redway 1994; Taylor et al. 2000). In so doing, paper towels appear to remove bacteria in a way in which conventional warm air dryers are incapable of replicating. However, it should be noted that towels can become highly contaminated (Taylor et al. 2000), something which in itself could pose a hygiene hazard. Hygienic disposal of soiled paper towels is an inherent logistical problem with this technology, especially in situations where demand for hand drying is high, such as in public washrooms. Receptacles can rapidly become full, and stocks of clean towels can become exhausted. When this happens, washed hands remain damp and the risk of bacterial transfer will increase.

The Dyson Airblade, a commercial hand dryer created by vacuum cleaner salesman James Dyson, was an accidental invention. Dyson Ltd.'s development team was creating a motor for a compact vacuum cleaner aimed at the Japanese market, in 2003. While working on it they noticed that air expelled by the small, brushless 1,600-watt motor dried damp hands almost instantly. Dyson's engineers started using the motor as a workshop dryer. Dyson, 60, looked at the motor, which spins at 1,666 revolutions per second, and saw the makings of a hit product.

Three years later the company introduced the Airblade, a dryer with a central cavity that scrapes water from wet hands with a 400mph blast of unheated air channeled through a teeny gap no thicker than a piece of thread. Aim it just right and you can dry your hands in 12 seconds. The Airblade is also cleaner than other devices, which "blow all sorts of bacteria at you," as Dyson puts it. Air is funneled through a high-efficiency particulate air filter that catches almost all bacteria before it is blown out again. The device is also durable. Dyson is pitching the aluminum dryer to bars, sports arenas and airports; he says "people need to be able to vomit on it, spill beer over it, kick it and stub out cigarettes on it." To test the machine, his folks went at it with baseball bats. It stood up to chicken soup, too.

The inventor, a tireless tinkerer best known for his bagless vacuums, spent three years working on the Airblade before introducing it in the U.K. in 2006. He rolled out the device in the U.S. last summer. To date the company has sold a respectable 100,000 units for a total of $140 million in sales, but it hasn't taken off as quickly as Dyson hoped. Most cost-conscious corporate customers aren't as wowed as homeowners by sleek design and new technology. And so what if it uses 80% less energy than conventional dryers? The Airblade, at $1,400 per unit (it costs Dyson an estimated $840 to make each dryer), costs three times as much as traditional hand dryers. 041b061a72


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