Excel Dryer and Hand Dryer Innovation

Excel Dryer, a company with an experienced and dedicated workforce and an excellent reputation, faced one major complaint in 1997 – their electric hand dryers did not meet customer demands. However, this challenge fueled their determination to create a game-changing product. They introduced the XLERATOR hand dryer through relentless research and development, which revolutionized the industry with its exceptional speed, energy efficiency, and sustainability.

The Birth of XLERATOR  

XLERATOR Hygienic Hand Dryers

Conventional hand dryers were slow, taking up to 45 seconds to dry hands. Excel Dryer recognized the need for improvement and, after more than three years of perseverance, developed the XLERATOR hand dryer, reducing drying time to 10-15 seconds. Not only did it work three times faster than traditional dryers, but it also used 80% less energy, saving costs and creating a more hygienic restroom environment. Compared to paper towels, it offered a 95% cost savings while eliminating labor, maintenance, and waste.

In 2009, a peer-reviewed (per ISO 14040 standards) Life Cycle Assessment of XLERATOR paper confirmed that XLERATOR® hand dryers reduce the carbon footprint of hand drying by 50-70% compared to both traditional hand dryers and fully recycled paper towels. XLERATOR hand dryers represent significant cost savings, are an excellent source reduction alternative, and help qualify for multiple LEED credits.

We continued to develop. We continued to improve.

Today’s version of the original, patented, high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR® Hand Dryer now dries hands in 8 seconds!

The XLERATOR had created the high-speed, energy-efficient category of hand dryers and soon dotted the globe with its unprecedented drying power. 

With that, Excel Dryer settled in as the international leader in its industry.

The Evolution: Expanded and Enhanced Hand Dryer Machines

Excel Dryer’s commitment to innovation led them to explore further ways to enhance their products. In 2014, they introduced the XLERATOReco® Hand Dryer, utilizing no-heat technology to dry hands in 10 seconds with just 500 watts of energy, making it one of the most energy-efficient options available.

In 2015, we debuted our ThinAir® Hand Dryer, the sleekest member of our product line –  a surface-mounted, ADA-compliant hand dryer.

We also refined the original XLERATOR model with enhanced standard features, including adjustable sound, speed, and heat controls, an externally visible service LED for streamlining maintenance, and multi-voltage options of 110-120V or 208-277V.

Offering a touch-free, hands-under design and the most options and complete line of accessories in the industry, our products notably represent the most hygienic hand dryers available. 

When specified with our antimicrobial Wall Guard and HEPA filtration system, which removes 99.97 percent of potentially present bacteria at 0.3 microns from the air stream, no hand-drying solution is more sanitary.

Beyond “Dryer” Hands

Every facility should have the freedom to create an ideal drying solution for its restroom environment in terms of operation and aesthetics. For the latter element, XLERATOR’s signature offering of custom covers, available in many RAL colors and with an option for personalized digital imagery, has become an industry game-changer.

The next natural step after that was to take the benefits of XLERATOR off the wall – and onto the sink deck. 

In 2017, we unveiled the sink-mounted XLERATORsync® Hand Dryer, designed for integration with the D|13 Sink System and available exclusively through D|13 Group in the United States. 

A cohesive solution that addresses numerous challenges in effective restroom design, the D|13 Sink System synchronizes the hand washing and drying process, bringing together soap, faucet, and high-efficiency dryer on each sink basin. As part of this exclusive one-stop system, the XLERATORsync provides intuitive operation, a polite user experience, and an aesthetic that complements other high-end fixtures.

Excel Dryer’s XLERATOR hand dryer revolutionized the industry with its unmatched speed, energy efficiency, and sustainability. Over the years, they have continuously improved and expanded their product line to provide even better solutions for their customers’ needs. Excel Dryer’s dedication to research and innovation ensures that there will always be more groundbreaking developments on the horizon. For businesses seeking a sustainable, hygienic, and high-performing hand-drying solution, XLERATOR remains the undisputed choice.