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Three new Airblades from Dyson15th of February 2013
Dyson has developed a brand new digital motor that is being used to power three new Airblade hand dryers - the Dyson Airblade Tap, the Airblade V and the reengineered Airblade.
Airblade technology uses sheets of high velocity unheated air that travel through tiny apertures at 430 mph - scraping water from hands like a windscreen wiper.
The Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer washes and dries hands in one process. 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 latest Dyson digital motor, creating two high velocity sheets of air on the tap's branches. Unheated clean air is released to scrape water off hands leaving them dry in 12 seconds.
The Airblade V is 60 per cent smaller than the original, yet is claimed to dry hands in the same time - 10 seconds. In appearance it is radically different to the Airblade, however it works on the same principle. Here though, two sheets of high velocity air angled at 115 degrees span the width of each hand, and scrape off water.
Finally, the original Airblade has been reengineered and relaunched - 2.5 kg of materials have been removed.