The Jet Towel hand dryer dries hands washed in public, medical, industrial or commercial premises quickly and without making mess. The unique dual-jet technology with its streamlined hyper-nozzles emits a fine film of air jets that dries the whole hand.
Mitsubishi Electric has launched a newly designed hand dryer. The product makes use of a new dual-jet technology that cuts drying time to a matter of a few seconds. Encouraging an ergonomically natural posture, the hands are introduced into the product from above. Sensors then switch on the air flow and wipe the water off the hands, in much the same way as drying in an automatic car wash. The water is collected in a special tank. All the parts of the unit that come into contact with water or the hands are given a special antimicrobiological coating. The water collection tank has been successfully tested for its antibacterial properties at the Gelsenkirchen Hygiene Institute. Maximum efficiency is ensured by its brushless DC motor.
“Owing to its low energy consumption, the cost of purchasing the Jet Towel is recovered within a few years – unlike paper towels which have to be replaced. It also represents a clean solution for drying hands,” explains Björn Donners, Sales Support Engineer at Mitsubishi Electric. It eliminates not only the cost of paper towels, but also the time spent on filling towel containers and especially for cleaning washroom areas. This technology is already established in Japan.
It also compares favourably with conventional electric hand dryers. In these, the wet hands are held under the unit and the water drips onto the floor, where it inevitably makes a mess. The new product’s drying zone, by comparison, is open at the top. This way the water cannot run off at the sides or onto the floor and all of it is collected in the tank.
The product is also particularly suitable for security areas, e.g. at airports, as there is no need for wastepaper bins. Since up to 1,000 hand drying cycles are recommended per day, the unit is suitable for much-frequented public facilities.
The average drying time is only ten seconds. At about 52 dB(A), the product is much quieter than conventional electric hand dryers. The reason for this is its new hyper-nozzle, which is also responsible for the rapid drying process. The arched nozzle ejects a fine film of air jets that flow around and thus dry the whole hand in a single process. Conventional round nozzles, as are still currently used, are only capable of targeting certain parts of the hands and do not dry the hand as a whole. Moisture is left on the hands.
So that it can be adapted to the needs on site, there are several settings for the air flow rate. Measuring 300 x 225 x 835 mm (WDH), the hand dryer can be simply fastened to the wall. Also optionally available is a base mounting. It weighs about 14 kg. The air velocity is 80 m/s. Available in the colours of white and anthracite/silver grey, the product can be additionally adapted to the colour scheme of the sanitary installation.
The new hand dryer is only open at the top. Water can only run into the collection tank beneath, thus preventing messy conditions in the washroom.
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