Published on January 17th, 2014 | by The GC Team0
Dyson does away with the fuss of filters…
Dyson is launching a vacuum cleaner that completely eliminates filter maintenance and promises no loss of suction throughout the lifetime of the appliance.
After 6 years of experimenting, 10 years of dust testing and 2000 prototypes, the new filter-free Dyson Cinetic™ will arrive in stores in three versions: the Multi floor, £419; Animal, £459 and Animal Complete, £469. Dyson said the launch is one of its most significant advancements in technology since the very first Dyson DC01.
Commenting on the development, James Dyson said: “Getting rid of bags solved the frustration of my vacuum losing suction. But washing filters, or worse – buying them, is still a nuisance. Dyson Cinetic™ cyclones are so efficient at separating microscopic particles that everything gets thrust into the bin, and you can forget about fussy filters.”
Explaining how Dyson Cinetic™ cyclones work, Dyson said that smaller cyclones generate higher centrifugal forces and capture smaller particles, but the tighter the cyclone, the more likely it is to block. Dyson engineers solved the problem by creating cyclones with flexible tips. The spinning airflow agitates the tips, setting up an oscillation that prevents dust from sticking to the cyclones, thereby keeping them clear.
The cyclones are so efficient there is no filter maintenance: “No washing and nothing to replace.” There are 54 cyclones in total in the new appliance.
Investment in the Cinetic™ amounted to £7.5 million.