Dyson unveils latest invention
Dyson's latest innovation, the Airblade Tap, integrates the company's airblade hand dryer technology.
Dyson has finally unveiled its latest innovation: a tap that both washes and dries your hands.
The Dyson Airblade Tap integrates its hand dryer technology into the device, meaning there is no need to install separate hand dryers.
The company, which is best known for its home appliances such as bagless vacuum cleaners, is hoping that it will not only appeal to commercial premises, but also home users too.
The tap uses infrared sensors to pinpoint hand positions, releasing water from the tap stem. The hand dryer is located in the tap’s branches, which release two high velocity sheets of unheated air powered by the company’s digital motor and dries hands in 12 seconds.
“Using laser cutting techniques to manipulate marine grade steel, Dyson engineers have created an intuitive, high performance tap,” said James Dyson. “Two branches channel high velocity air to literally scrape water from hands and into the sink - not the floor”.
The motor that powers the dryer has also been designed to be less noisy than regular hand dryers.
Dyson has invested more than €120 million into the development of its digital motors in the past 15 years. The newest version cost the company €32 million to develop over seven years.
The original Airblade hand dryer was introduced in 2006, and has won several awards.