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Can you afford to ignore the world’s first hand dryer to achieve a Guinness World Records™ title?

Most pairs of hands dried using 30kj of energy

The Vortex EcoSmart Hand Dryer


Four pairs of hands dried using less than 30kj of energy

Our World record holding, Vortex EcoSmart hand dryer uses just 550W of power consumption and comes with an industry leading 7 year no quibble replacement warranty. The Vortex uses a unique brushless bypass motor technology, replacing heating elements, to compress and recycle energy to produce heat and thereby delivering long life & industry-leading power drying. • 15 second drying time • Low power consumption, only 550W • Energy cost per dry 0.0023p • Monthly operating cost £1.33p • Long life 7 year warranty • Low sound emission (From 83dB) • Simple installation and retro fit option • WEEE compliant – High recyclable material SAVORTEX Eco Smart dryers qualify for the ECA scheme and have been added to the Energy Technology Product List because they meet the scheme’s energy saving criteria. This means that your business can claim 100% first-year capital allowance for your investment, which can provide a helpful cash flow boost and shorten your payback period.

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EcoSmart cost savings from SAVORTEX SAVORTEX design, create and deliver British

We are proud to introduce our world record holding and

award-winning, patented, revolutionary hand-drying

a British innovation; the Vortex EcoSmart hand dryer. The

products for the global washroom sector. Our range of

Vortex EcoSmart hand dryer consumes just 550W,

smart eco hand dryers are ECA approved and is included

compared to as much as 1600W to 2400W with other

on the Energy Technology Product List because it meets

dryers. It comes with an industry leading 7 year no

the scheme’s energy saving criteria and is nationally

quibble warranty as standard.

Green Specification approved. A product of six years scientific research and The company has also achieved a Guinness World

development; the impressive low power consumption is

Records title for its Vortex EcoSmart Hand Dryer; drying 4

due to our unique patented compression and heat

pairs of hands using just 24kJ of energy. Our most recent

recovery technique which incorporates three registered

achievements include winning the Best Energy

patents*. It is the only hand dryer to recycle energy whilst

Product/Service Award 2013, and the Energy Efficiency

operational. Furthermore, our pioneering brushless

Product Initiative of the Year from the Electrical Time

bypass motor technology offers considerable life cycle

industry awards.

savings with sustainable drying, having successfully passed 2.4 million drying cycles.

SAVORTEX customer research found that both energy consumption and product longevity were the two critical

Ultimately our success is down to our team of highly

factors contributing to the overall cost saving of a hand

skilled professionals who ensure that you receive a


world-class service that is tuned to your businesses requirements through our account managed service.




You choose; We’ll deliver

Tell us where it goes and we’ll install and service

You are our partner for life

When you use our installation/servicing service

We offer a 7 year warranty, and a fully account managed service free of charge

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43 pairs of dry hands. The cost effective, eco-friendly way to spend a penny.

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Innovative technology

Reduced operating costs

• Our patented award-winning drying technology

The Vortex is so efficient that you can dry 40 hands for the

uses a compression process to generate the warm

cost of 1 paper towel.

air required for drying, meaning there is no need for Typically, the unit achieves operating cost savings of up to

energy-hungry heating elements.

95% compared to paper towels and an energy reduction • Following compression, a proportion of the warm

of up to 88% compared to a conventional 2400W dryer*.

air is then spun into a vortex, which ensures some of

This can result in paybacks of less than a year for paper

it is recovered back into the dryer.

towels and less than 2 years compared to a conventional 2400W dryer. Over its lifetime the Vortex dryer has lower

• This process allows a significant portion of the heat

operating costs than any other hand dryer on the market

energy to be recycled, which in turn maximises the

because the unit consumes much less power and never

energy efficiency of the system - without

compromises on performance.

compromising on performance. The patented technology means that the Vortex dryer • SAVortex’s first product utilising this technology is

consumes just 550W of power compared to as much as

the Vortex hand dryer, which has been developed

2400W with conventional dryers. This is achieved in two

by our in-house UK-based engineering team over


the past 4 years. It is now successfully installed on sites across the UK and Europe.

- By utilising a highly energy efficient ‘brushless’ motor to accelerate the air. - By recycling heated air; once the warm air is blown out of the dryer a portion is sucked back in thus reducing the heat energy required.

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Rent the Vortex EcoSmart hand dryer for less than your energy savings... ...from as little as ÂŁ2.51 per week*


*Indemnities may be required. Subject to status. Available in the UK only.

Sustainable design The Vortex hand dryer was conceived using sustainable

We also minimised the number of parts (see diagram

design principles and each unit is built by hand at our UK

above), supporting our view is that there is a strong link

factory in Wiltshire.

between simplicity and durability. Furthermore, the dryer was designed to be compatible with existing

From the outset, our in-house engineering team did

hand dryer wiring to prevent the need for wasteful

everything possible to minimize its impact on the


environment throughout its life-cycle. We set out to develop a hand dryer with a life-expectancy of 15 years

Then, of course, there’s the best-in-class energy

compared to as little as 1-2 years for conventional dryers.

consumption - the Vortex uses less energy than any other

To achieve this objective the dryer was designed around a

dryer on the market, running at only 550W.

digital brushless bypass motor, resulting in much less mechanical wear than in conventional dryers and hence prolonging active life.

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Reduced environmental impact • By reducing energy consumption compared to conventional hand dryers, the Vortex hand dryer significantly reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Compared to a conventional 2.4 kW hand dryer, the Vortex will reduce GHG by 3 tonnes a year. • The Vortex hand dryer also significantly reduces GHG emissions when compared to paper towels. • Furthermore, eliminating paper towels reduces the amount of waste sent to landfill.

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Vortex 545 EcoSmart Meter dryer SAVORTEX are so confident in the super low energy

costs of energy, allowing the user to monitor consumption

consumption of our products that our new EcoSmart iDry

throughout the day/month/year and cross-check this data

range have a unique built-in 'metering chip'.

against the utility bills.

This meter records real time energy usage and converts

We are committed to providing our customers with the

the data in a simple-to-read, user-friendly way on any

means of understanding their own energy consumption

android tablet or PC, allowing Facilities Managers, Energy

and strive to achieve the goals of reducing both the energy

Managers, Sustainability Managers and a multitude of

costs and GHG emissions of their washroom facilities.

users to explore their energy consumption within individual properties and/or throughout property

SAVORTEX: Smart drying.

portfolios. The smart meter will ensure clients understand the actual energy consumption and usage data of their dryers, unlike any other product that exists on the market today. Energy Tariffs can be also is updated to show real time

Real time energy/ cost usage data being transmitted

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Colour options & part number

Specifications Electrical Mains Voltage: 230V AC +10% -10% Power: Absorbed – 550W Power: Standby – 2W Motor Type: Brushless DC, Anti Particulate / Ozone emissive. Motor Speed: 19,200 rpm EMC: Complies with the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive WEEE: complies with Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive; high content. recyclability.

Antibacterial Diamond White

Part no: Vortex 540 Part no: Vortex 545 EcoSmart Meter Dryer

Installation Securefix approach Seperate prewired backplate for vertical positioning Main blower casing hinged to and then dual secure fastened to backplate Main blower casing fitted as and when required on site in seconds; thereby mitigating theft Automatic power cut out upon casing removal Hand dryer should be mounted vertically on solid substrate walls; not hollow partitioning

Operation Non-contact infrared hand detection with minimal over run when hands removed Operating Sound: From 83db (Standard sound measurement procedure used on production line)

Antibacterial Matt Black (New enhanced model) Part no: Vortex 550

Optimum Operating Temp: 39 degrees. Energy cost per dry 0.0023p

Width: 356.4mm

Gentlemen: 1080mm

Depth: 220.3mm

Ladies: 980mm

Weight: 7.95kg’s

Children & Wheelchairs: 850mm

Construction Front Cover: LM24 Aluminium Back Plate: MDF Blower: Steel

Front Elevation 356.4

Side Elevation 220.3


Height: 358.1mm

Distance between floor height and air outlet


Operational Costs Technical statistics and comparison Vortex EcoSmart

Dyson Airblade

Mitsubishi Jet Towel

World Dryer Air Max

Paper Towel £0.01 per sheet

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Drying Time (s)





2 sheets

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Energy Reduction against Vortex






2.4 million

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Brushless Bypass






Duty Cycle Test Motor Type

Payment terms • Volume discounts available • Delivery immediate or 7/10 days • Payment terms 30 days, subject to credit approval • Installation supplied, or preferred installers • Smart rental plan available on request

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Case Studies ,,SAVortex helped considerably in the development of The Vortex 55O hand dryer. During the evaluation they took care to ensure that the location of the dryer was fully considered especially when going from paper towels to a high speed hand dryer environment. The University has long been a leader in the field of environmental research and is committed to reflecting this in how they care for the campus and its surrounding environment. UEA is committed to becoming an exemplar of good environmental practice in the higher education sector, particularly in terms of carbon reduction. From waste management and recycling to promoting sustainable transport schemes and helping cut down carbon emissions, the Sustainability team is tasked with reducing the environmental impact of the university.


University of East Anglia

,,I have been extremely pleased with the Vortex hand dryer we have recently had installed. In my busiest restaurant we serve over 70,000 customers per month and its fair to say that our toilets & hand dryers get a lot of use, so I jumped at the chance of putting in a hand dryer that is quick at drying hands whilst saving me a lot of money over the year. It also has the benefit of being a good fit with our company’s policy of reducing carbon emissions and saving energy and with the benefit of offering one of the longest warrantee’s out of the other hand dryers available on the market.


Ahmed Khan, McDonalds Franchisee

,, We are leading the way in all 6 of our hotels with energy saving initiatives and making significant steps against global warming without compromising our very high standards.


,, We have been delighted with the performance of our new Vortex Eco Smart Hand Dryers over the last few months. They are subjected to periods of intense use on a daily basis, and they dry hands much faster than the traditional dryers they replaced. Yet they use much less electricity which not only saves money but also helps reduce our carbon footprint. We hope eventually to replace all our traditional dryers with Vortex Eco Smart Hand Dryers. May we congratulate you on an excellent product, we hope it meets with the success it deserve.


Usamah K. Ward, Facilities Manager, East London Mosque

,, You have to make intelligent procurement decision taking into account with the life cycle of the products. When it comes to sustainability, we aim to be a leading bank in this area within a few years. With this in mind, we consciously embed sustainability in the bank’s strategy and operations. After we placed our order, I heard that SAVortex had been awarded a Guinness World record and this is the icing on the cake and simply endorses the fact that we made the right decision. We look forward to a having them on board.


Chris Reid ABN AMRO

,, We were very impressed with the performance and the energy efficiency and the Vortex hand dryer is now officially the number one and only choice for AWE throughout the whole AWE estate. Choosing energy efficient equipment like the Vortex eco-smart hand dryer as our preferred hand dryer will help us achieve our targets. All areas of energy consumption are being reviewed and choosing the SAVORTEX hand dryer has been seen as a quick win in the difficult task of reducing energy consumption without compromise and saves 82% on the previous hand dryers used.


Andrew Kulka, Energy Manager, AWE

We now have the SAVortex hand dryers in our washrooms. We are delighted with their performance and powered at only 550 Watts.


Howard Hastings, Managing Director, Hastings Hotels


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