Dyson Introduces Three New Hand Dryers - and a Tap
PR Log - Feb 06, 2013 - HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- February 5th was Super Tuesday for Dyson. Dyson, the makers of high end vacuum cleaners and extremely popular hand dryers, introduced three new commercial hand drying products. With a marketing splash that only James Dyson knows how to create, TVs and blogs all over the world were buzzing about these products throughout the day. As major distributors of the Dyson Airblade Hand Dryers, Restroom Direct will be selling the new Airblade hand dryers throughout the US and Bavada.com will be distributing them in Europe. The new products are expected to be available for purchase beginning May to August of 2013.
All three of the new hand dryers will be utilizing Dyson’s new flagship digital motor. Says Dyson: “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 10 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.”
Dyson Airblade MK2
The first of the Dyson Airblade products is the Dyson Airblade MK2. The MK2 is similar to the existing line of Dyson products, the AB02 and the AB04 (AB01 and AB03 in Europe) hand dryers. The size, shape look and function is essentially the same, however with the new Dyson digital motor, these hand dryers are expected to be more efficient and make less noise all at the same time. Model numbers for the MK2 will be the AB06 and AB07. The AB06 is similar to the current AB02 model with an aluminum “silver” color casing. The aluminum casing is best for high traffic and vandal-prone areas.
The AB07 will be similar to the current Dyson Airblade AB04 model. This model comes with a polycarbonate casing in a choice of either white or grey. The AB07 will not be available in the US at first, however it will be available throughout Europe. The polycarbonate cover is also very durable and has the advantage that it will not rust.
Dyson Airblade V
The second product in the Super Tuesday lineup is the Dyson Airblade V hand dryer. The Dyson V is Dyson’s first foray into a traditional wall-hung hand dryer that blows down on the user’s hands (as opposed to the original Dyson Airblade Airblade in which you put your hands down into.) However the V will not simply blow water off of the hands. Like the other Airblades, the Dyson V is an air-knife and will scrape water off of the user’s hands. The Dyson V model number is the Airblade AB08. It comes in two finishes, sprayed nickel and white. The V is a low profile hand dryer that will not take up much space and is expected to be ADA compliant. With the new digital Dyson motor, this promises to be a good little hand dryer.
Dyson Airblade Tap
The third introduction on Dyson’s Super Tuesday was the Dyson Airblade Tap. The Dyson Tap is truly the hand dryer of the future. This is not just a hand dryer, but it is also a water faucet. The user places his hands underneath the center of the tap to activate the water. He then moves his hands to either side of the tap. The water turns off and the Dyson digital motor is activated, creating an air-blade that scrapes the water off of his hands. The beauty is that the water goes right back into the sink. No water is sprayed on walls. No water collects in puddles on the floor. And every sink gets its own hand dryer. No walking around the restroom with wet hands.
As Sir James Dyson himself said, “Using laser cutting techniques to manipulate marine grade steel, Dyson engineers have created an intuitive, high performance tap that can wash and dry hands.”
The Airblade Tap will come in three versions: A “short” and a “long” counter top version will come up and out of the deck of the sink. The “wall” version will come out of the wall behind the sink. The model numbers for these three faucet / hand dryer contraptions will be the AB09, AB10 and AB11 respectively.
And now with the major network interviews out of the way, Sir James can rest for a while. Or can he? Dyson actually has quite a lot of work to do to complete the launch of these products. None of them are yet available in the market place. Units needs to be manufactured, shipped and put into distribution. We are expecting all of these products to be available in the summer if 2013, starting first with the Tap in May. All of the new Dyson Airblade hand dryers will be available for purchase at Restroom Direct when they have been fully launched. In the meantime, the fast, efficient and very popular Dyson Airblade AB02 and AB04 hand dryers are in stock and continue to be sold. Dyson has said that there is no plan to discontinue the AB02 or the AB04 in the near future.