New Hand Dryer Dries Hands one-third the time; Saves Energy, Benefits Patrons

XLERATOR completely dries hands in 10-15 seconds, versus conventional dryers that take 30-45 seconds, or longer. XLERATOR completes the job in one-third the time and uses 80% less energy than traditional hand dryers. XLERATOR delivers a 90% cost savings when compared to paper towels and is the first hand dryer to achieve GreenSpec® approval.

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East Longmeadow, MA (PRWEB) March 31, 2004 -

– Excel Dryer, Inc., a leader in the manufacture of American-made hand and hair dryers, introduces its revolutionary new hand dryer, the XLERATOR®. XLERATOR completely dries hands in 10-15 seconds, versus conventional dryers that take 30-45 seconds, or longer. XLERATOR completes the job in one-third the time and uses 80% less energy than traditional hand dryers. XLERATOR delivers a 90% cost savings when compared to paper towels and is the first hand dryer to achieve GreenSpec® approval.

“XLERATOR succeeds where other hand dryers fail because it satisfies the needs of both restaurant managers and patrons, ” says Denis Gagnon, president, Excel Dryer, Inc. “Traditionally, customers have reached for paper towels to do a job that hand dryers couldn’t,” says Gagnon. “With XLERATOR, patrons appreciate the quick results, and restaurant managers benefit from significant cost and energy savings.” Currently, XLERATOR is installed in a variety of busy, high traffic restaurants, both chain and high-end, and in high-profile destinations such as Disney World and Westminster Abbey.

Originally invented in 1948, the hand dryer had gone virtually unchanged, except for automatic sensor activation, which has been available for more than a decade. In an effort to dramatically increase its appeal, Excel Dryer, Inc., collaborated with Invent Resources Inc., a research and development group, to determine a more effective way to dry hands. Researchers found that water clings to skin both as a thin film and as loose droplets. Instead of trying to evaporate the droplets, XLERATOR blows them off using a focused high-velocity air stream and a specially designed nozzle. The high-velocity air also breaks up the layer of water vapor between the air and the skin. This causes the thin water film to evaporate more quickly than it would using a conventional dryer.

Excel Dryer, Inc. can be reached at P. O. Box 365, 357 Chestnut Street, East Longmeadow, MA 01028 (413) 525-4531 or at http://www.exceldryer.com.
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