How does a Dyson Airblade™ work?

Dyson Airblade™ is a popular brand and well-known in the world of hand dryers. But, do you know how the…

Published: April 28, 2021

Dyson Airblade™ is a popular brand and well-known in the world of hand dryers. But, do you know how the Dyson Airblade™ works? In this article, we talk you through the Dyson Airblade™, explaining why its technical features make it such an efficient piece of kit for maintaining good hand hygiene.

How does an Airblade™ work?

Unlike traditional dryers, which blow hot air onto hands in a bid to evaporate moisture through heat, the Airblade™ blows room temperature air onto wet hands using powerful air jets. The air first passes through a High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter – which removes 99.9% of airborne particles and pollutants – before it reaches your hands to dry them. The rapid speed of the airflow from the dryer pushes water off and away from your skin – drying them quicker and more efficiently than standard dryers!

So, now you have the gist of how the Dyson Airblade™ works, let’s take a closer look at the features that make this possible.

The anatomy of a Dyson Airblade™

Here are the key features that make the Airblade™ super-powerful and efficient:

  • Rapid and hygienic drying: The Airblade™ scrapes water from hands using a high-velocity sheet of air.
  • Digital motor: The motor uses digital pulse technology to draw in 35 litres of surrounding air per second, through a HEPA filter.
  • HEPA filter: The filter removes 99.9% of bacteria before the air is used to dry hands. Hands are dried using clean rather than dirty air!
  • Airblade™ technology: Air is forced through two apertures the width of a human eyelash. This results in two sheets of 400mph air that scrape water from hands in less than 10 seconds!
  • Touch-free operation: Infra-red sensor control enables touch-free drying and minimal energy consumption.
  • Anti-microbial coating: The anti-microbial coating on the dryer’s surfaces kills 99.9% of bacteria.
  • Tough and durable casing: The Airblade™ design is robust and durable, protecting against wear and tear, damage, and vandals.

The benefits of a Dyson Airblade™

The Dyson Airblade™ is not just a high-tech piece of equipment, it offers a host of other benefits. These include:

1) Hygiene

The Airblade™ reduces the transfer of bacteria by 40% when compared to traditional warm-air dryers. Its medical-grade HEPA filter, anti-microbial coating, and touch-free operation (as described above) further boost its hygiene credentials.

2) Energy efficiency and running costs

Energy-efficient appliances are smart choices for schools! The Dyson Airblade™ can be up to 86% less expensive to run than traditional warm air dryers. It’s also a whopping 99% less expensive a year than paper towels! The Airblade™ is a sound choice from an environmental point of view too, with up to 85% fewer CO2 emissions than paper towels.

3) Flexible leasing agreements

At Utility Rentals, we offer a range of Airblade™ dryers via our flexible rental agreements – to make upgrading your hand dryers stress-free and straightforward. Our rental agreements are designed specifically for schools and include installation by certified electricians. They also include a 5-year parts and labour warranty and fused spur installation (should you need fused electrical points).


If your school wants to upgrade its school hand dryers, get in touch today!


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