What is Dyson Technology?
Dyson is a British technology company with a philosophy to solve everyday problems that others ignore. The company continues its expansion bringing the latest technology to our country, Philippines.
James Dyson, the genius behind this innovative technology, was frustrated over the performance of his vacuum cleaner twenty years ago. He ripped open the bag to find the problem. The bag was clogging, causing the machine to loose suction and leave dirt behind. And because of this scenario, he was inspired to find solutions for everyday problems.
Inspired by the filtration system at a local saw mill, James Dyson developed the world’s first cyclonic vacuum cleaner with no loss of suction after 5,127 prototypes and numerous set-backs.
Cyclonic vacuum cleaners use g-force to pull dust particles from the airflow rather than relying on bags to trap dirt. Since inventing the first bagless vacuum cleaner in 1993, James and his engineering team have been continually developing and refining it. Dyson added a group of smaller cyclones generating higher g-forces; the smaller the cyclone the faster the air spins, separating more microscopic dust.
Dyson’s latest machine, DC46, has two layers of smaller cyclones working in parallel to increase airflow which can separate particles down to 0.5 microns – 2000 times smaller than a single strand of hair.
Dyson engineers adapt cyclone technology to create a handheld cordless machine. The engineers used the Archimedes level principle and put the compact Dyson digital motor in the palm of the hand, thus, making it easy to clean up top and around your home using a range of attachments, as well as floor cleaning.
Dyson Ball cylinders follow you closely, and give stable manoeuvring around tight corners. No more banging into furniture. These machines have a lower centre of gravity. They use and articulating chassis and central pivot point for negotiating tight turns and circumnavigating sofas.
Air Multiplier™ Technology
Air Multiplier™ is the world’s first bladeless fan that creates a cool, smooth and uninterrupted airflow. This uses Air Multiplier™ technology to amplify air 15 times, expelling 405 litres of cool, smooth and uninterrupted air every second.
Impellor is used to draw air in to the base, which is then accelerated up into the loop. The air is then pushed out of an annular aperture creating a high-pressure jet of air. Surrounding air is drawn into the airflow from behind and to the side of the fan multiplying the airflow; for every one litre of air taken into AM01, 15 litres are pumped out.
The Dyson Air Multiplier™ fan costs from Php 19,950-22,000.
Who is James Dyson?
James is the founder of Dyson, and the inventor of cyclone technology. He started inventing during his studies at the Royal College of Art in London, where he developed a keen interest in design. His first invention was a flat hulled boat – the Sea truck – designed to carry heavy loads at high speeds. James is now Dyson’s Chief Engineer, spending most of his time in the Research, Design and Development department. James is Provost and Council Member of the Royal College of Art, and in 2007 was knighted by the British royal family. James holds honorary doctorates at the University of Bath, Imperial College, University of Brunel, the Royal College of Art, among others.
Facts about Dyson:
- Dyson holds over 3,000 patents and patent applications worldwide for over 500 different inventions
- Dyson employs 4,400 people worldwide, and plans to recruit upwards of 500 people worldwide in 2013.
- For 2013, Dyson is looking to increase the number of engineers and scientists at its research and development facility in the UK to 950. Graduate design engineers, mechanical engineers and acoustic engineers are among those joining the UK team.
- £1.5m a week was invested in R&D in 2011. This will increase by 20% a year for the next five years.
- Dyson machines can be found at Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, the Vatican, Harvard and the Time Warner Centre in New York.
- Dyson machines are also on display in museums across the world, including the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the MoMa museums in San Francisco and New York.
- Since 1999, Dyson has invested over £150 million researching and developing Dyson digital motors. Supported by a team of 100 motor engineers, including specialists in aerospace, mechanics, materials and electronics, the Dyson digital motor powers Dyson’s cordless machines and the Dyson AirbladeTM hand dryers.
Dyson sells machines in 67 countries including Japan, China and Russia. It is the market leader in the UK, US, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. And now, Dyson continues its expansion in Asia by bringing the latest technology in the Philippines.
“Dyson engineers are always looking for a challenge; new problems to solve and products to improve. We know there is a real appetite in the Philippines for technology that works and that lasts. We are ambitious, and I am excited to grow our footprint there.” — James Dyson
Where to find Dyson:
* Level 4, Rustan’s Makati
Soon to open:
* Level 3, Century City Mall
* Ground Floor, Robinsons Magnolia
*Level 2, Robinsons Place Manila