Mitsubishi Electric has launched a new compact hand-under version of its Jet Towel high speed hand dryer, which can be installed in facilities that are constrained in terms of space.
Based on the same principle of high velocity laminar air flow as the original Jet Towel, the new model does not have a drying chamber but uses the popular hand-under configuration. Unlike a conventional dryer, which uses heat to evaporate moisture from hands, the Jet Towel Smart generates a curtain of air travelling at around 100 metres per second to wipe it off.
Hands are dried from as little as 10 seconds, a fraction of a hot air dryer. The short drying time, coupled with the energy efficient 490W drive motor means that power consumption is far lower than is normally expected. Thus, a significant reduction in electricity bills can be expected, especially in high usage installations.
The Jet Towel Smart can be used in more applications due to its smaller size. It is ideal for fitting into commercial spaces such as office buildings, restaurants and shops. It is also appealing for libraries, theatres, day care centres, and conference venues. The Smart is particularly attractive for sports stadia, cinemas and other high throughput locations where a robust and reliable design is essential - its strong impact resistant housing coupled with the rapid drying time, means fewer units are required to meet peak demand.
The Jet Towel Smart allows building owners and tenants to capitalise on previously unused wall space, such as areas above countertops. The Smart is quick and easy to install and helps maximise the efficiency of the facilities and make the most of available space, while its neat understated appearance and choice of neutral colours means it will complement any interior design scheme.