World Dryer Raises the Bar on Automatic Hand Dryers with the Release of SMARTdri Plus

    August 2012

    World Dryer Corporation, a leading manufacturer of electric hand dryers, today announced it has expanded its lineup of energy-efficient automatic hand dryers with the launch of SMARTdri Plus, which will be generally available after September 1, 2012.  SMARTdri Plus combines all the advanced features of World Dryer’s high-efficiency hand dryers with the addition of a high-velocity air stream sent from a single-port nozzle. Consuming only 1200 W., SMARTdri Plus is designed for high-use facilities where noticeably faster, complete drying time is a benefit. The newest addition to the company’s elite lineup of fully automatic high-speed hand dryers is in response to the market demand for facilities seeking to use less energy, reduce costs and significantly speed drying time.

    “SMARTdri Plus was designed specifically to satisfy customers wanting a focused high intensity drying experience,” said Dan Storto, vice president of sales and marketing for World Dryer. “The addition of SMARTdri Plus gives us a full line of premier hand dryers, making it possible to offer customers a large range of options that satisfy the features they want in a hand dryer.”

    Key benefits and features of SMARTdri Plus include:

    • Intelligent on/off heating and 3-speed motor controls optimize energy efficiency and user comfort
    • 10 second drying time, 3X speed of traditional hand dryers
    • Uses 40% less energy than competitive high speed hand dryers and only 12% energy of traditional dryers
    • 2X-3X longer service life than other competitive high-speed dryers
    • High intensity single-port nozzle
    • Most powerful combination of air velocity and air flow of any high-speed hand dryer
    • SteriTouch technology that reduces the growth of bacteria, mold and fungus while promoting good hand hygiene
    • Best in class IP24 ingress protection
    • A contemporary design that is available in multiple finishes, coordinating with the look and style of any public restroom

    Hygiene concerns are also a market consideration. SMARTdri Plus reduces such concerns because it is fully automatic, touchless and incorporates anti-microbial technology.   SMARTdri Plus is optimal for use in schools, restaurants, commercial buildings and other high traffic areas where there is a need to reduce waste and energy consumption.

    SMARTdri Plus is a strong addition to World Dryer’s SMARTdri™ Series high-speed hand dryers that are the most energy efficient, durable, hygienic hand dryers on the market today. The SMARTdri series is designed with a proprietary motor technology that offers the longest service life of any high-speed hand dryer and intelligent, flexible controls that allow for the customizing of air flow, sound quality and heating options to fit any application.

    About World Dryer Corporation

    World Dryer® Corporation has been in business since 1927 and is the leading provider of electric hand dryers in the United States as well as distributing automatic dryers to 80 other countries. The newest industry standard has been set by World Dryer with the introduction of SMARTdri™ high efficiency hand dryer.