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New, High Speed Unit Puts the Umph in Hand Drying.

Melissa LoParco
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American Specialties Introduces TRI-Umph™ Hand Dryer

 New, High-Speed Unit Puts the “UMPH” in Hand Drying

YONKERS, NY/September 4, 2012 – American Specialties, Inc. (ASI) has introduced the TRI-Umph™ automatic high-speed hand dryer, a super-hygienic, fast-drying and competitively priced option for commercial washrooms. The new hand dryer is part of ASI’s Roval™ Collection that features clean lines and a strong curved design.

The TRI-Umph™ hand dryer’s comfortable, ergonomic design is user-friendly, allowing users to dry their hands in a natural position without water splash-back or water falling to the floor and creating a hazard. Its patented three-air-outlet design surrounds hands with a more consistent air speed, resulting in an average drying time of 12 seconds. An innovative ceramic pad aids in the absorption and evaporation of water, eliminating any pooling and potential bacteria growth. Any water that does not dissipate is channeled into a water tray, instead of dripping onto the floor. In general, the TRI-Umph™ hand dryer is suitable for any application, particularly those with high traffic or where water management, germ protection or energy savings are critical. This can include: schools, government buildings, rest stops, stadiums, movie theatres, restaurants, high-profile hotels, office buildings and the like.

The new hand dryer is outfitted with a super filter system comprised of three layers of filters – HEPA, carbon (for odor management) and anti-microbial. These filters eliminate more than 99% of airborne bacteria and particles as small as 0.3 microns. An anti-microbial silver ion treatment added to the ABS cover provides an additional layer of germ protection. These two features combined with the fact that water does not collect on the unit make the TRI-Umph™ hand dryer one of the most hygienic hand dryers on the market.

Facility managers have the option to use heated air with the flip of an internal switch, and can also adjust the unit’s air speed, resulting in reduced sound and energy use. The TRI-Umph™ hand dryer is available in 110/120V, 208/240V and 227V. The latter two are the ideal voltage for schools, making this one of the only products on the market with this feature.

The new hand dryer is both easy to maintain and very secure. The filter can be easily replaced by opening the drawer with a security “L” key. In addition, the unit’s strong mounting plate is designed for high- use environments.

The TRI-Umph™ hand dryer is available, along with ASI’s other products, as a Building Information Modeling (BIM) object, which can be downloaded at no charge for easy placement in building plans and designs (visit www.americanspecialties.com or www.arcat.com. It is a “green” product and can be run for under $20 with the heater off or $31 with the heater on (120V unit – using average National electricity costs).  This is a significant savings over other dryers in its class.

American Specialties, Inc. (ASI) is a leading designer and manufacturer of washroom accessories. Since 1961, ASI has provided thousands of products that have satisfied the most discerning designers and given its customers the peace of mind, that no matter what they build, the company will have products that will stand the test of time. The company’s team of quality-conscious individuals operate out of several facilities and are supported by representatives strategically located across the globe to serve customers’ needs. For decades, architects, designers, building owners, facility managers and construction professionals have placed their trust in ASI products for some of the most prestigious projects throughout the world. For more information, visit www.americanspecialties.com.


American Specialties, Inc. reserves the right to make design changes or to withdraw any design without notice.