Dyson: Technology for business has launched the new Airblade 9kJ, one of the fastest, most energy efficient HEPA-filtered hand dryers in the market.

Designed for speed and energy efficiency, the Dyson Airblade9kJ hand dryer uses cutting-edge technology to help people dry their hands quickly and hygienically, while consuming less energy. Dyson’s hand dryers offer an eco-friendly alternative to single-use paper towels.

“At Dyson we believe hand drying should be fast, hygienic and responsible in its energy use. We solved many of these problems when we disrupted the industry with the launch of the first Dyson Airblade in 2006,” explains Jake Dyson, Chief Engineer.

“We continue to pioneer with the Dyson Airblade 9kJ – our latest hand drying technology. From the acoustics to its design, everything has been rethought to deliver the best performance without any compromise on user experience or hygiene.”

Three years of development and 700 prototypes later, the new Dyson Airblade 9kJ enters the market with one of the quietest and fastest operations ever experienced: the hand dryer can dry hands in 10 seconds flat. The device employs Dyson’s proven motor and airflow technology to use up to 87 per cent less energy than warm air dryers in Eco mode, while producing up to 85 per cent less carbon dioxide emissions per day compared to paper towels.

“It is the instinct of engineers to want to improve things, make them more efficient and to use fewer resources in the process. It is wired into our DNA and it is this urge which drives progress and advancement – even in the washroom,” explains Dyson.

“In 1907, paper towels were first introduced and the electric hand dryer made its first appearance in 1948 – but both have their failings. The journey to find a better way is fascinating. In 2006 the invention of Dyson Airblade technology meant that, for the first time, water was scraped off hands using high velocity unheated air, thus reducing the energy consumption.”

Featuring an intelligent combination of hardware and software, the Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer is robustly designed with a stainless steel body that is built to last, and rigorously tested to withstand real-life washroom conditions.

Pioneering Dyson technology in the new Airblade 9kJ hand dryers:

Curved Blade™ design

Powered by the Dyson digital motor V4, which spins at up to 75,000rpm, sheets of air flow at up to 624m/h through two 0.45mm curved apertures that follow the contours of your hands to remove water in less time. The powerful Dyson digital motor V4 shifts 23 litres of air per second, allowing the Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer to dry your hands in 10 seconds.

The Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer uses 9.1 kilojoules of energy per dry, meaning it costs just $19 a year to run in Eco mode.

Touch-free operation

The machine uses ‘Time of flight’ sensors that accurately detect hands to activate air.

Hygienic HEPA filtration

To dry hands, the machine uses clean air from a fleece-lined glass fibre HEPA filter, which captures 99.95% of particles including bacteria and viruses from the washroom air.

Acoustic engineering

Silencers made from open-cell foam and perforated discs reduce noise as air passes through the motor. To achieve noise reduction, Dyson redesigned the airflow paths through the machine, making them more direct, thereby, lowering sound output.

The motor housing of the Dyson digital motor V4 regulates airflow paths through the motor, reducing noisy turbulence. The motor is mounted on silicone rubber to further reduce noise, and the specially designed open-cell foam silencers absorb vibrations from air entering and exiting the motor.

The Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer is designed to suit any commercial washroom across offices, shopping malls and restaurants, to public spaces, amusement parks, schools, hospitals and hotels.