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Dyson Tangle-free Turbine Tool
by , ; France
Today, it’s science for housewives happiness: Dyson solved the problem of hairs ending up getting trapped by the brushes around the turbine, that reduces the suction capacity of the vacuum cleaner, or even worse, totally stops and breaks it.
The new component is the only turbine tool that doesn’t tangle. It releases more hair straight into the bin than any other mini turbine tool, avoiding the problem of having to scrape off and cut away at hair around the brush bars. This new Dyson problem solver is listed at £45.00, as it is currently only available in United Kingdom (and North America).
The designers took a second look at traditional vacuum brushes, unsatisfied by the way the tools too easily ball up fibers on carpets and upholstery. Instead of a horizontal spinning brush, Dyson’s accessory uses a more vertical axis of movement. The device features two flexible counter-rotating heads with built-in brushes that prevent hair-clogging and send hair into the vacuum bin. Moreover, it comes with an additional ‘mesh filter’ in order to prevent dust from hindering the cleaning performance of the turbine.
Also, the designers noted how brush bars of conventional turbine tools are rigid and lose contact with uneven surfaces. The brushes on the new Dyson tool are flexible and can bend to maintain contact across uneven surfaces. The heads are ideally located for the brushes to reach the front and side of the turbine allowing it draw in hair & dust particles from 360 degrees in towards the tool, allowing it to get stuck right into the edges and corners of flooring & stairs etc.
According to reports, the tool debut is a result of more than 50 engineers, 187 prototypes, and four years of work.
Dyson Ltd is a British technology company, founded in 1993 by James Dyson, which designs and manufactures vacuum cleaners, hand dryers, bladeless fans and heaters. The company prides itself on engineering products which work in different and better ways than their predecessors.