The EcoCurve™ 550A Eco Hand Dryer

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The new EcoCurve™ 550A high speed hand dryer consumes just 550W, using a patented energy recovery and curved air delivery technology.

The revolutionary dryer is self cleaning, incorporates the latest digital brushless motor technology with a lifespan of 20,000 operational hours, producing a low cost and carbon footprint per dry.

Result?

An invigorating and hygienic dry from 11 seconds*, with an industry leading 7-year parts warranty.

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EcoCurveTM Hand Dryer Features & Benefits

Quick Dry

Low Energy Use

Quiet

Sustainable

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Improved Sound Quality 

We have developed a new era of sound quality for you to experience with hand dryers.  The Smart air flow design within the EcoCurveTM smart hand dryer ensures of a smooth and quiet sound output.

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Low Operating Cost & Lowest Carbon Footprint

By reducing energy consumption compared to energy-hungry dryers, the SAVORTEX range of eco friendly hand dryers significantly reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions compared to conventional dryers and paper towels. Furthermore, eliminating paper towels reduces the amount of waste sent to landfill.

Performance EcoCurve™ 550A Competitor 1 Competitor 2 Competitor 3 Paper Towel
£0.01 per sheet
Power (w) 550 1,100 1,600 2,300 n/a
Drying Time (s) 11* 12 10 30 2 sheets
Cost per Dry (£) £0.00017 £0.00037 £0.00044 £0.00192 £0.02000
Warranty 7 5 5 5 n/a
Sound (dB) 87** 85 84 84 0
Energy Reduction achieved against market (per dry) - 50.00 % 58.75 % 90.43 % -
Operating cost (pa) £12.41 £26.77 £32.44 £139.92 £1,460.00

Other hand dryers are expensive to run because they use energy-hungry motors that consume 1600W to 2300W, are too big and high in maintenance costs due to filters and trays having to be replaced.

Usage figures based on 10p kWh, 200 dries per day, 365 days per year.

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EcoCurveTM hand drying
technology explained

As shown in the diagram, SAVORTEX uses its award-winning patented curved air and heat recovery technique to generate and sustain warm air used for drying. Cold air is drawn in through the air channel adaptor, and then compressed to 39°C, after which the heated air is accelerated out at 30.6 litres per second, delivering air straight to your palms. This technique avoids wasting air and splash back.

Super fast drying time:

The unique EcoCurve delivery system ensures that warm air is accelerated out of the dryer at maximum speed, resulting in super fast drying times.
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Low sound digital brushless motor

Our engineers have used the latest sound deadening techniques and developed a low sound and compact digital brushless motor. Tested to 1 million hand drying cycles, unlike brushed motors which use carbon brushes that create dust & pollutants, this more sustainable motor rotates using electrical switches at an efficient 20,000 times per minute. Consequently, this delivers 10x more life than a brushed motor.

Slimline & Easy Installation:

The EcoCurve protrudes only 134mm from the wall, allowing for recessed and space saving installations. Just plug and leave on any surface in only 10 minutes.

(Subject to the new wall stand-off used)

Hygienic

SAVORTEX uses the latest antimicrobial additive which protects against degradation and bacteria.

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Installation 

Isolate the mains before commencing installation.

Securely fix the mounting bracket to the wall at the desired location. Hand dryer should be mounted vertically on solid substrate walls.

Correctly wire the power cable to the electrical connector in accordance with the current edition of the IEE wiring regulations (BS 7671: Requirements for Electrical Installations).

Replace all electrical connector covers and insulation. Our dryers use first fix principles to minimize installation times.

When required, align the main unit over the mounting bracket ensuring the top two hooks are secure.

Align with the corresponding openings in the rear. The main unit should be held flush with the wall.

Lower the unit slowly down to engage with the hooks and with the electrical connector until the lower face is flush with the bottom edge of the bracket.

Fix the unit to the bracket with the two anti-tamper screws. Reconnect the power.

The unit will self-isolate upon removal of the main unit from the mounting bracket.

Operation
  • Intelligent Non-contact infrared hand detection sensors with 1 second over run when hands are removed
  • Intelligent data monitoring per dry feature
  • Intelligent self-cleaning air channel adaptor
  • Operating Sound: From 87dB (Standard sound measurement procedure used on production line)
  • Operating Temp: 0°– 39°C
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Heater type: None
  • Energy cost per dry: £0.00013p
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Operating airflow: up to 30.6 l/s
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Operating security lock-out period: 30 seconds

Distance between finished floor level and air outlet

Gentlemen: 1080mm
Ladies: 980mm
Children & Wheelchairs: 850mm

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Electrical

  • Mains Voltage: 230 – 240 V AC, single phase 50 Hz
  • Power: Absorbed – 450W-550W (+10% -10%)
  • Power: Standby – below 1W
  • Motor Type: Digital Brushless Motor DC, Anti Particulate / Ozone emissive
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Motor Speed: Energy efficient 20,000 rpm
  • EMC: Complies with the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive
  • IP24 compliant

Part Numbers:

  • eCurve 450A
  • eCurve 550A
  • eCurve 550B (Branding option)
  • eCurve 550D (Data link option)

Standard Guarantee

7 year parts, 1 year labour guarantee

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Dimensions

  • Height: 370 mm
  • Width: 250 mm
  • Depth: 134 mm

Recommended Installation Height

Distance between finished floor level and air outlet
Gentlemen: 1080mm
Ladies: 980mm
Children & Wheelchairs: 850mm

Construction

  • Front Cover: ABS
  • Inner Chassis: ABS
  • Manifold Front/Back/Nozzle: ABS
  • Back Plate: Steel
  • Antimicrobial additive for protection against degradation and bacteria
  • Colour finish: white
  • Net weight: 4.6kg
  • Packaged weight: 6.9kg

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Part Numbers:

  • eCurve 450A
  • eCurve 550A
  • eCurve 550B (Branding option)
  • eCurve 550D (Data link option)

Problems with conventional hand drying technology

1. Brushed Motors

Invented in 1946. The majority of commercially available hands drying systems operate with Brushed Motor Technology. These motors are:

 

  • brushedEnergy hungry to operate
  • Short life: 1,500 Hours of operational life – due to brushes maintaining contact with the commutator and leading to brush wear.
  • Noisy
  • Pollution: circulating air passes through the motor creating greater pollution and dust particles
  • Carbon: The brushes and commutator creates signficant pollution from the carbon and copper dust and ozone from the electric arcing which increases with brush wear

 

3. Hands in design dryers

The ‘Hands In’ design of hand dryers collects water and bacteria in the U-bend, creating the perfect home for pathogens, increasing risk of cross contamination. These hand dryers are:

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  • High maintenance:water leakages
  • Moisture & bacteria build up
  • Risk of contamination
  • Staining on floors
  • Expensive and difficult to install

2. Heating elements

Hand dryers that use heating elements use high-voltage electricity to generate heat resulting in higher electricity bills. Heating elements are:

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  • Energy hungry
  • Use high-voltage electricity
  • Noisy
  • Prone to high failure rates
  • Uneconomical
  • Questionable in an aqueous environment

 

 

 

 

4. Air purification filters

The UK’s Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 cover a wide range of basic health, safety and welfare issues. Washrooms as a whole are required to be adequately ventilated and the air filtered, therefore having additional filters inside hand dryers creates more problems than it resolves. Filters create:

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  • Dust and moisture are the two largest and most prevalent particles in a washroom
  • Filters need regular maintenance, creating a loss of performance, causing leakages, and possible cross-contamination
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SAVORTEX’s dryers use the latest digital brushless motor technology that requires no maintenance. Tested to 1mn drying cycles, this more sustainable motor rotates using electrical switches at an efficient 20,000 times per minute. Consequently, this delivers an ultra low sound, clean and long life motor – drying hands hygienically in 15 seconds.

  • Longer life: Motor has been tested up to 1 million duty cycles with an operational life of 20,000 hours
  • Greater efficiency, less energy & significantly quieter
  • Greater cost savings on operation and cost of production life
  • Environmentally friendly with lower carbon footprint