Hand dryers are electric machines found in public restrooms that dry the user’s hands by blowing warm air over them. An more sustainable and hygienic way to dry hands, hand dryers can be operated with the push of a button or function automatically via integrated sensors. Hand dryers are preferred as they remove paper waste, and require less maintenance and management compared to the disposal of paper towels. The earliest hand dryer was patented in 1921, and it was controlled by a floor pedal. New hand dryer models today aim to blast air unto both sides of the hand, pushing the water off, rather than evaporating it.

How do hand dryers work?

Hand dryers work once they are triggered by an optical sensor or button and use a heating element to dry hands. This healing element is typically a Nichrome wire. The air is blown over the heating element, and then blown out to the user where the water on damp hands is evaporated off.

How do you install a hand dryer?

In order to install a hand dryer start by removing the cover of the hand dryer with the wrench provided with the unit. Then attach the wall plate at each corner to the wall. Make sure all components are installed at the recommended height, and then connect the hand dryer to the circuit. Finish by testing out the hand dryer.

When was the hand dryer invented?

The earliest hand dryer was patented in 1921 by R.B Hibbard, D.J. Watrous, and J.G. Basset for Airdry Corporation of Groton New York. The electric hand dryer was invented by George Clemens in 1948 who founded World Dryer Corporation and created Model A, the company’s main model.

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Dyson Airblade 9kJ

The Dyson Airblade 9kJ features offers a 10-second drying time, low running costs, and a small carbon footprint. The hand dryer also helps reduce paper waste, is 99% less expensive than single-use paper towels, and its design follows the contours of the hands. It is also the quietest Dyson Airblade hand dryer yet.

The Dyson Airblade 9kJ has an overall height of 19.625” (50 cm), width of 17.75” (45 cm), and depth of 4” (10 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Dyson Airblade 9kJ with height, width, and depth dimensions
The Dyson Airblade 9kJ features offers a 10-second drying time, low running costs, and a small carbon footprint. The hand dryer also helps reduce paper waste, is 99% less expensive than single-use paper towels, and its design follows the contours of the hands.

The Dyson Airblade 9kJ has an overall height of 19.625” (50 cm), width of 17.75” (45 cm), and depth of 4” (10 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Dyson Airblade 9kJ with height, width, and depth dimensions
Dyson Airblade 9kJ
Height:
19.625” | 50 cm
Width:
17.75” | 45 cm
Length:
Depth:
4” | 10 cm
Weight:
9.9 lb | 4.5 kg
Area:

Type: Automatic
Mounted Height (Floor to Bottom):
32.75” | 83.2 cm (Men)
31.4” | 79.7 cm (Women)
23.125” | 58.8 (Wheelchair)
18.125”-25” | 46-63.7 cm (Children)

Materials
Stainless steel
Designer
Dyson

Drawings include:
Dyson Airblade 9kJ front elevation, side, plan

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Alpine Industries Willow Hand Dryer

The Alpine Industries Willow Hand Dryer features an 8 second drying time, different heat and speed controls, and is ADA compliant. It provides a 95% cost savings in comparison to paper towels. The hand dryer will auto-stop after 63 seconds of use. The Alpine Industries Willow Hand Dryer is available in a stainless steel finish.

The Alpine Industries Willow Hand Dryer has an overall height of 12.625” (32.1 cm), width of 11.25” (28.6 cm), and depth of 3.925” (10 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Alpine Industries Willow Hand Dryer with height, width and depth measurements
The Alpine Industries Willow Hand Dryer features an 8 second drying time, different heat and speed controls, and is ADA compliant. It provides a 95% cost savings in comparison to paper towels. The hand dryer will auto-stop after 63 seconds of use.

The Alpine Industries Willow Hand Dryer has an overall height of 12.625” (32.1 cm), width of 11.25” (28.6 cm), and depth of 3.925” (10 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Alpine Industries Willow Hand Dryer with height, width and depth measurements
Alpine Industries Willow Hand Dryer
Height:
12.625” | 32.1 cm
Width:
11.25” | 28.6 cm
Length:
Depth:
3.925” | 10 cm
Weight:
7.9 lb | 3.6 kg
Area:

Type: Automatic
Mounted Height (Floor to Bottom):
45” | 114 cm (Men)
43” | 109 cm (Women)
34”-42” | 86-107 cm (Children)
38” | 97 cm (Accessible)

Materials
Stainless steel
Designer
Alpine Industries

Drawings include:
Alpine Industries Willow Hand Dryer front elevation, side, plan

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Excel Xlerator Hand Dryer

The Excel Xlerator Hand Dryer features an 8 second dry time, adjustable speed and sound control, and heat control options like high, medium, low, and off. In comparison to paper towels the dryer offers a 95% cost savings. The hand dryer has a lifetime of over a decade and a less than 1% failure rate.

The Excel Xlerator Hand Dryer has an overall height of 12.6875” (32.2 cm), width of 11.75” (29.8 cm), and depth of 6.6875” (17 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Excel Xlerator Hand Dryer with height, width, and depth dimensions
The Excel Xlerator Hand Dryer features an 8 second dry time, adjustable speed and sound control, and heat control options like high, medium, low, and off. In comparison to paper towels the dryer offers a 95% cost savings. The hand dryer has a lifetime of over a decade and less than 1% failure rate.

The Excel Xlerator Hand Dryer has an overall height of 12.6875” (32.2 cm), width of 11.75” (29.8 cm), and depth of 6.6875” (17 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Excel Xlerator Hand Dryer with height, width, and depth dimensions
Excel Xlerator Hand Dryer
Height:
12.6875” | 32.2 cm
Width:
11.75” | 29.8 cm
Length:
Depth:
6.6875” | 17 cm
Weight:
15 lb | 6.8 kg
Area:

Type: Automatic
Mounted Height (Floor to Bottom):
45” | 114 cm (Men)
43” | 109 cm (Women)
35”-41” | 89-104 cm (Children)
37” | 94 cm (Accessible)

Materials
Stainless steel
Designer
Excel

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Excel Xlerator Hand Dryer front elevation, side, plan

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Dyson Airblade V

The Dyson Airblade V features technology that dries hands in 12 seconds and is 30% quieter in comparison to the original Dyson Airblade V hand dryer. It has a slim and compact design perfect for small washrooms and spaces and is ADA compliant. The Dyson Airblade V is available in a Nickel and White finish.

The Dyson Airblade V has an overall height of 15.5” (39.4 cm), width of 9.25” (23.4 cm), and depth of 4” (10 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Dyson Airblade V with height, width and depth measurements
The Dyson Airblade V features technology that dries hands in 12 seconds and is 30% quieter in comparison to the original Dyson Airblade V hand dryer. It has a slim and compact design perfect for small washrooms and spaces and is ADA compliant.

The Dyson Airblade V has an overall height of 15.5” (39.4 cm), width of 9.25” (23.4 cm), and depth of 4” (10 cm).

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Dyson Airblade V
Height:
15.5” | 39.4 cm
Width:
9.25” | 23.4 cm
Length:
Depth:
4” | 10 cm
Weight:
6.2 lb | 2.9 kg
Area:

Type: Automatic
Mounted Height (Floor to Bottom): 35.25” | 89.5 cm

Materials
Sprayed nickel polycarbonate
Designer
Dyson

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Dyson Airblade V front elevation, side, plan

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Alpine Industries Hemlock Hand Dryer

The Alpine Industries Hemlock Hand Dryer has a 10 second drying time and includes blue light to increase drying efficiency. It is ideal for high traffic areas, has a plug-in option for quick installation, and will auto-stop after 63 seconds of use. The hand dryer is available in 7 finishes.

The Alpine Industries Hemlock Hand Dryer has an overall height of 12.31” (31.3 cm), width of 11.4” (29 cm), and depth of 6.6875” (17 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Alpine Industries Hemlock Hand Dryer labeled with height, width, and depth
The Alpine Industries Hemlock Hand Dryer has a 10 second drying time and includes blue light to increase drying efficiency. It is ideal for high traffic areas, has a plug-in option for quick installation, and will auto-stop after 63 seconds of use. The hand dryer is available in 7 finishes.

The Alpine Industries Hemlock Hand Dryer has an overall height of 12.31” (31.3 cm), width of 11.4” (29 cm), and depth of 6.6875” (17 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Alpine Industries Hemlock Hand Dryer labeled with height, width, and depth
Alpine Industries Hemlock Hand Dryer
Height:
12.31” | 31.3 cm
Width:
11.4” | 29 cm
Length:
Depth:
6.6875” | 17 cm
Weight:
10.5 lb | 4.7 kg
Area:

Type: Automatic
Mounted Height (Floor to Bottom):
45” | 114 cm (Men)
43” | 109 cm (Women)
34”-42” | 86-107 cm (Children)
38” | 97 cm (Accessible)

Materials
Stainless steel
Designer
Alpine Industries

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Alpine Industries Hemlock Hand Dryer front elevation, side, plan

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