The World Dryer K-974P SMARTdri Plus high efficiency intelligent automatic hand dryer has a cast aluminum cover with white epoxy finish for corrosion resistance; a universal motor that provides high starting torque and 10-second estimated drying times at high speed, and can be set for high, medium, or low speed; and an infrared sensor that turns the dryer on when hands are under the outlet and off when they aren't to conserve energy and reduce the risk of germ transmission by eliminating the need for a manual control. This hand dryer is rated for 110-120 volts and 60 hertz for use with single-phase power in North America. Tamper resistant screws hold the cover to the mounting base (security hex key included) to help reduce vandalism damage.
This hand dryer has a silver-based antimicrobial compound infused into internal plastic components to help inhibit the growth of biofilm and mold and extend the operating life of the dryer. It has a single port air nozzle, which provides a single, high intensity jet of air. The heating element can be turned off for user comfort in hot weather and has an automatically resetting thermal protector to help reduce the need for parts replacement in case of damage or failure. Motor speed and heat controls are only accessible under the tamper resistant cover. This hand dryer is GreenSpec listed for better energy efficiency than conventional hand dryers, and is compliant with standards for use in the United States and Canada by United Laboratories (UL). It has an Ingress Protection Rating of IP24, which means fingers cannot enter the unit and water splashing on it causes no harm.
|Motor speed||23,400 RPM (revolutions per minute)|
|Air flow||78 CFM (cubic feet per minute)|
|Air velocity||250 MPH (miles per hour) or 22,000 LFM (linear feet per minute)|
|Air temperature||140 degrees F at an ambient temperature of 70 degrees F|
|Automatic shutoff time||30 seconds|
|Voltage rating||110-120 volts|
|Amperage rating||3.3-10 amps|
|Overall dimensions*||12.5 x 9.3 x 7.6 inches/319 x 236 x 192 mm (H x W x D)|
*H is height, the vertical distance from lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.
Hand dryers have electric motors that blow heated air to dry hands with. They are mounted on a wall, and are hard wired to a dedicated electrical circuit. Hand dryers are typically installed in high traffic or public restrooms to reduce the costs associated with providing high volumes of clean towels and removing used ones.
World Dryer manufactures hand dryers, hair dryers, and baby-changing stations. The company, founded in 1948, is headquartered in Berkeley, IL.