Dyson launches hand-drying tap

2013-02-05 09:30

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Cape Town – Dyson, the British engineering group, has unveiled a device that combines a high-speed hand dryer with hot and cold water outlets.

The Airblade Tap builds on the firm's success with its existing standalone cold air hand driers, but is more expensive at £1 000.

The firm's founder, Sir James Dyson, said that the device offered long-term savings over hot air dryers and towels.

The machine consists of a unit placed underneath the sink containing a motor, an air filter and sound-silencing equipment; a pipe that carriers the water, electrics and air to the tap; and a stainless steel head unit from which the water flows and unheated air jets out at 692km/h.

Infrared sensors detect where the user's hands are, if placed under the tap's centre water comes out, if under its sides the air nozzles are triggered.

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