Washroom services provider phs Group has formed a partnership with Mitsubishi Electric to launch a revolutionary new hand dryer.
The phs WHISPER XL is a high-speed hand dryer with cutting-edge technology to make it the quietest dryer in its class with eco-friendly low running costs. The air-curtain design of the WHISPER XL dries hands in as little as nine seconds; up to four times quicker than most warm air dryers. With high efficient motors and air ducts, air flows from the dryer smoothly and quietly, generating a low operating sound as quiet as just 56 decibels.
The WHISPER XL has been designed with hygiene and efficiency at the forefront, equipped with sensors that start or stop the airflow automatically as the hands are fully inserted or removed, eliminating the need to touch surfaces and reducing the risk of scattering airborne particles in the washroom. During operation, water is blown from hands and channelled into a low-maintenance drain tank to keep floors dry while the high-grade plastic casing includes antibacterial metal ions. The product is NSF certified to be compliant to its rigorous requirements and is on the Energy Technology List; the government-managed list of energy-efficient machinery.
Paul Doble, CCO of phs, said: “The new partnership between phs and Mitsubishi Electric is genuinely exciting as it is has allowed us to bring to market a cutting-edge new product which is billed as a quiet revolution in hand drying. Traditional high-speed hand dryers have been criticised for their noise levels which can be nearly double that of the new WHISPER XL. While this is appealing for any washroom environment, it will make a particular difference to vulnerable groups such as the elderly, dementia sufferers, young children and hearing aid users. Because of their minimal acoustics, we believe it will become the hand dryer of choice in many sound-sensitive locations from businesses, libraries and universities to hospitals and hotels. However, while it is quiet, it is still remarkably powerful. While most people are said to spend no more than 20 seconds drying their hands, the WHISPER XL outperforms this benchmark by completing the task in as little as nine seconds.
“At phs, we strive to provide customers with quality products with innovative designs which offer the best experience as well as making a difference. This new hand dryer certainly meets these aims by being quieter, more efficient and more hygienic than its predecessors and we look forward to showcasing it to our customers.”
Neil Butler of Mitsubishi Electric said: “We are thrilled at Mitsubishi Electric to see the final phs WHISPER XL model launched. We have been working very closely with phs for a long time to get to this stage. We have worked tirelessly with phs to perfect each aspect of the design of the WHISPER XL to make sure it is exactly what their customers require and desire.”