Excel Dryer Inc.
hand dryers

CONTACT INFO

357 Chestnut St.
P. O. Box 365
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Fax: 413-525-2853
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COMPANY OVERVIEW

Excel Dryer, Inc. is the innovator of the original, patented, high-speed and energy-efficient XLERATOR® Hand Dryer that helps architects and interior designers reduce energy consumption, maintenance and waste, while preserving aesthetic appeal. Excel Dryer’s new, expanded and enhanced product line — featuring XLERATOR®, XLERATOReco® and ThinAir® Hand Dryers - facilitates the design of the very best hand drying solution for any restroom environment. By making some of the most popular features standard, Excel Dryer continues to enhance the user experience and provide smarter products that are easier to maintain. Enhanced standard features include adjustable speed and sound controls, adjustable heat settings (high, medium, low and off), an externally visible Service LED and multi-voltage options available in 110V-120V or 208V-277V volts in 50 or 60 hertz, accommodating global electrical needs.

Not only did Excel Dryer set the new industry standard in 2001 with the release of XLERATOR, they continued a rich history of innovation with a recently released model in 2013, XLERATOReco® Hand Dryer. The XLERATOReco Hand Dryer model extends Excel Dryer’s commitment to providing the most energy-efficient and cost-saving hand dryers with the same proven performance, reliability and durability that are expected from XLERATOR. Using ‘No Heat’ technology, XLERATOReco dries hands in 10 seconds* using only 500 watts, making it the most environmentally-friendly way to dry hands on the planet. XLERATOReco sets another new industry standard in green innovation and sustainability, and will allow facilities to use even less energy than ever before.

More recently Excel introduced the ThinAir® Hand Dryer which dries hands fast using 950 watts or less and when surface-mounted, meets ADA compliance standards. ThinAir, like all high-efficiency hand dryer models from Excel Dryer, now comes with new enhanced standard features, including adjustable sound, speed and heat controls, multi-voltage options available in 110V-120V or 208V-277V volts in 50 or 60 hertz, accommodating global electrical needs, and an externally visible service LED. In addition to the original ABS polymer cover, ThinAir is now available in brushed stainless steel and features a washable pre-filter to extend the life of the unit. As a sensor-activated, touch-free hand dryer, ThinAir reduces touch points and decreases the risk of cross-contamination from users contacting potentially unclean surfaces in a restroom. ThinAir Hand Dryers are also Made in USA Certified, BuildingGreen Approved and also help qualify for several LEED v4 Credits and Green Globes to meet corporate or government sustainability goals.

XLERATOR, XLERATOReco, and ThinAir Hand Dryers can be installed in new or existing facilities. Excel Dryer offers several optional accessories including: newly designed ADA compliant XChanger® paper towel dispenser retro-fit kits enabling a complete transformation from paper towels to XLERATOR equipped restrooms without major renovation needed; an anti-microbial wall guard supporting superior hygienic standards; the 1.1 noise reduction nozzle; and exclusive digital imaging technology for custom cover designs adopted by organizations such as the New England Patriots, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, Coca-Cola and many more.

*Dry time based on third party testing performed by SGS International on standard XLERATOReco® hand dryer with 0.8 nozzle to 0.2g or less of residual moisture.

ALL PRODUCTS

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XLERATOR® Hand Dryer - Model XL-BW

White Thermoset Resin (BMC) Cover
The XLERATOR® Hand Dryer dries hands fast, provides a 95 percent savings versus paper towels, eliminating their labor, maintenance and waste. The XLERATOR is the only hand dryer to be Made In USA Certified®.

XLERATOR® Hand Dryer Product Sheet
XLERATOR® HAND DRYER LEED V4 CREDIT CONTRIBUTION
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XLERATOR® Hand Dryer - Model XL-W

White Epoxy Painted Zinc Cover
The XLERATOR® Hand Dryer dries hands fast, provides a 95 percent savings versus paper towels, eliminating their labor, maintenance and waste. The XLERATOR is the only hand dryer to be Made In USA Certified®.

XLERATOR® Hand Dryer Product Sheet
XLERATOR® HAND DRYER LEED V4 CREDIT CONTRIBUTION
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XLERATOR® Hand Dryer - Model XL-GR

Textured Graphite Printed Cover
The XLERATOR® Hand Dryer dries hands fast, provides a 95 percent savings versus paper towels, eliminating their labor, maintenance and waste. The XLERATOR is the only hand dryer to be Made In USA Certified®.

XLERATOR® Hand Dryer Product Sheet
XLERATOR® HAND DRYER LEED V4 CREDIT CONTRIBUTION
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XLERATOR® Hand Dryer - Model XL-SP

Custom Special Paint (Pictured here Red). The zinc, die-cast models can also be painted with any custom color powder coat DuPont® paint color new line. The XLERATOR® Hand Dryer dries hands fast, provides a 95 percent savings versus paper towels, eliminating their labor, maintenance and waste. The XLERATOR is the only hand dryer to be Made In USA Certified®.

XLERATOR® Hand Dryer Product Sheet
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XLERATOR® Hand Dryer - Model XL-SB

Brushed Stainless Steel Cover, new line, The XLERATOR® Hand Dryer dries hands fast, provides a 95 percent savings versus paper towels, eliminating their labor, maintenance and waste. The XLERATOR is the only hand dryer to be Made In USA Certified®.

XLERATOR® Hand Dryer Product Sheet
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XLERATOR® Hand Dryer - Model XL-C

Chrome Plated Cover, new line, The XLERATOR® Hand Dryer dries hands fast, provides a 95 percent savings versus paper towels, eliminating their labor, maintenance and waste. The XLERATOR is the only hand dryer to be Made In USA Certified®.

XLERATOR® Hand Dryer Product Sheet
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XLERATOR® Hand Dryer - Model XL-SI

Custom Special Image Covers (Kolorfusion digital image technology is used to customize covers with graphics, colors, logos or a sustainability message.) new line. The XLERATOR® Hand Dryer dries hands fast, provides a 95 percent savings versus paper towels, eliminating their labor, maintenance and waste. The XLERATOR is the only hand dryer to be Made In USA Certified®.

XLERATOR® Hand Dryer Product Sheet
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XLERATOReco® Hand Dryer - Model XL-SB-ECO

Available in all the same cover options as XLERATOR.

"No Heat" technology dries using only 500 watts, making it the most environmentally-friendly way to dry hands on the planet.

XLERATOR® Hand Dryer Product Sheet
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ThinAir® Hand Dryer

The ThinAir high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryer model is surface-mounted and ADA-compliant.
  • Cover Available in Brushed Stainless or White ABS
  • Meets 4" ADA protrusion guidelines
  • 95% Cost Savings vs. Paper Towels
  • Adjustable speed and sound controller
  • Made In USA Certified®

ThinAir Hand Dryer Product Sheet
XLERATOR® HAND DRYER LEED V4 CREDIT CONTRIBUTION

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ADA Compliant Recess Kit

Makes XLERATOR & XLERATOReco meet the ADA protrusion requirements of four inches. Also helps keep water of the walls and floor.

ADA Compliant Recess Kit
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Microban Anti-Microbial Wall Guards

Designed to fit securely underneath your Excel hand Dryers, protecting your walls from water droplets that can be blown off wet hands by the powerful air stream. Microban technology inhibits the growth of bacteria and is built into the Wall Guard so it will not was or wear away, lasting the lifetime of the product. Ideal for high-traffic restrooms, wall Guards are hygienic and easy-to- clean.

Wall Guards Sell Sheet
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XChanger™ Combo Kit

Allows you to completely retrofit your paper towel dispenser and waste receptacle with the XLERATOR or XLERATOReco. The XChanger is easily installed over the space left behind by the paper towel dispenser and will not cause damage to the existing wall surface. The hand dryer and recess kit

XCHANGER™ Sell Sheet
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Hepa Filtration System

Excel Dryer's HEPA Filtration System creates a clean air flow by removing 99.97 percent of bacteria at 0.3 microns from the air stream. They are easily retrofitted on existing XLERATOR® and XLERATOReco® Hand Dryers or can be specified with new dryers.

XLERATOR Hand Dryer HEPA Filter Sell Sheet
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Noise Reduction Nozzle

Excel Dryer's Noise Reduction Nozzle lowers sound level of XLERATOR® and XLERATOReco® Hand Dryers by 9 dB by eliminating air deflection noise. They are easily retrofitted on existing units or can be specified with new dryers.

Hand Dryer Noise Reduction Nozzle Sell Sheet
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Speed and Sound Control

A dial adjusts the speed and sound levels of the dryer. Turning down the velocity of the dryer will result in turning down the heater, reducing energy consumption. The part is easily retrofitted into existing units. Multiple voltage options are available, with the exception of 277V.

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Fenway Park

The World Champion Red Sox hit a grand slam with XLERATOR - Fenway's new Green Monster!

The installation of XLERATOR hand dryers was a significant factor in reducing our overall waste removal from the park by over 123 tons this year, which equates to a 24% reduction in waste compared to the same time last year... The annual savings compared to paper towels is clearly substantial," said Chris Knight, Red Sox Manager of Facility Planning and Services.
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Patriots Stadium

With the capacity to hold nearly 70,000 people for any event, the stadium's restrooms were one area that offered room for improvement. Originally equipped with paper towel dispensers, the stadium used an average of 6,264,000 paper towels per year, at a cost of more than $50,000 for paper, maintenance and waste removal. In September 2009, Excel Dryer, Inc., manufacturer of the patented high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR hand dryer, announced a partnership with the New England Patriots to install more than 125 XLERATOR dryers that feature Excel Dryer's exclusive, custom digital imaging cover technology throughout Gillette Stadium. The units have several different cover designs featuring the team's logo, colors and some with a sustainability message letting fans know why they've switched from paper towels.

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The University of Reading

Independent research leads university to realize that the new XLERATOReco Hand Dryer uses 55% less energy than the UK blade-style dryer, representing an annual savings of $2,155.
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Longmeadow High School

New $82 million state-of-the-art high school handles 1,200 daily visitors, gives students an education in green technology and saves big over paper towels with the XLERATOR® Hand Dryer.
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Sacramento Unified School District

The Sacramento City Unified School District Scores Straight A's with the Installation of High-Speed, Energy-Efficient Green Apple XLERATOR Hand Dryers.

The high-speed, energyefficient Green Apple XLERATOR hand dryers are helping to reduce our operational costs by lowering our paper towel consumption and reducing the amount of labor needed to maintain our facilities." said Kent Jones, District Facilities, Operations Specialist.
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University of California State – Northridge, CA

"The XLERATOR® is the best dryer I've ever seen, and one of the most energy efficient units on the market," said Gary Homesley, Assistant Director of Facilities and Maintenance at the Northridge University Student Union. "[After installation,] I decided to get rid of all of our paper towels altogether."
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Niles Township School District – Chicago, IL

A large school district saves thousands annually by using the XLERATOR®

. "Through this renovation, we were also able to set an example for students about the importance of reducing waste and making smart decisions about energy conservation," said Joe Tomaselli, Aramark director of operations.

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital

"The Northwestern Memorial Hospital Infection Control Board concluded that XLERATOR was the most hygienic hand drying option. Over 100 XLERATOR hand dryers were installed meeting the board's rigorous hygiene standards."

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Grand Central Terminal

Iconic New York City landmark has 750,000 daily visitors, 24 XLERATOR Hand Dryers and no paper towels, proving that historical buildings can be on the cutting edge of green technology.
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The City of Lafayette

In Lafayette, Indiana, officials have made XLERATOR a part of their budget-cutting plans through what the city calls its "Warehouse Project."
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US Department of Transportation

"The energy that goes into making paper towels the resource extraction, manufacturing, transportation, and distribution is far greater than the energy the dryers use, which is minimal." said Adam Klauber, Sustainability Manager, Volpe Center.
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Chicago Center for Green Technology

The facility also acts as a hub for data collection and sampling, testing the latest in green technology. Two years after opening, the Chicago Center for Green Technology installed two high-speed XLERATOR hand dryers.

"This was the perfect opportunity to show that old buildings in urban landscapes can be renovated to the highest level of environmental sustainability," said Sarah Moloney, Project Coordinator for the City of Chicago.
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US Department of Agriculture

"The USDA reports seeing an immediate 50% reduction in the use of paper towels in restrooms where high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryers are also being used."
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Hynes Convention Center – Boston, MA

A busy event and conference center keeps the crowds moving quickly through the restrooms with New Industry Standard hand dryers.

With the average Hynes-hosted show attendance over 5,000, John Donahue, Building Superintendent, is glad to have reliable, fast-working hand dryers for his patrons. "They've been a very dependable and reliable unit, considering how much use they get," Donahue says. "In the more than two years since they were installed, none of the units have failed."
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Portland Civic Center – Portlant, ME

This 30,000 square foot event facility, which hosts half a million patrons each year, switches to XLERATOR® hand dryers - and enjoys clean, efficient restrooms.

Jim Leo, Operations Manager, installed 21 new XLERATOR hand dryers and, after three years of operation, has only had to perform maintenance on a single dryer: "For us, finding a low maintenance, reliable product was essential because it afforded us the time to fix something else."

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Brooklyn Bowl

The first LEED-Certified bowling alley in the world uses the XLERATOR to handle its 2,000-3,000 daily visitors, promote sustainability and elevate the restrooms to the high-end design of the venue.
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Fairmont Hotel - Chicago, IL

For more than 130 years, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has cultivated a connection to the land that has grown to include 124 hotel properties on six continents with another 20 in development. Also in development is Fairmont's commitment to reducing the hospitality industry's environmental impact. Nowhere is this more evident than at Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park. Located just steps from Millennium and Grant Parks, Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile and Lake Michigan, the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park recently underwent a dramatic, five-year $60-million transformation with an emphasis on using the latest and most innovative sustainable solutions.
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Max Burger

Gourmet burger restaurant serves 1,000 daily visitors while saving money, reducing maintenance and improving the guest experience with the XLERATOR Hand Dryer. "The best investment we made when opening the second location of Max Burger was XLERATOR Hand Dryers." said Tim Taillefer, General Manager, Max Burger
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Office Depot - Nationwide

The XLERATOR® has enabled Office Depot to eliminate the use of paper towel dispensers in its restrooms altogether. Office Depot now specifies the XLERATOR in its nationwide construction prototype and utilizes a custom cover dryer that features the Office Depot logo and a message detailing the company's commitment to sustainability.

"We call them 'mini jet engines' for a reason: these dryers do the job better than anything else we tried," said Jeffrey Rosenholtz, Senior Manager of Capital Projects for Office Depot. "We plan to replace paper towel dispensers with XLERATORs in the majority of our store locations within the next couple of years."
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Bell-in-Hand Tavern – Boston, MA

The oldest and longest-operating tavern in the USA installs the XLERATOR® in their newly updated facilities.

Brian Fitzgerald, who has been a patron of the Bell-in-Hand for seven years, acknowledges that lines to the restroom can be long, especially on busy nights. However, the XLERATOR has alleviated much of the wait. "The XLERATOR is great," he says. "Your hands are clean and dry in about 10 seconds and you can get out of the bathroom quickly, making the wait outside that much shorter."
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Good Life Bar and Restaurant – Boston, MA

A popular financial district martini bar renovates - and innovates.

"The part I love most about the XLERATOR® is the response it gets," said Peter Fiumara, Owner. "Every time someone dries their hands, there's laughter and you see people exiting the bathroom with smiles on their faces, telling their friends about it. It works so well that it catches everyone by surprise."
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London Bridge Resort – Lake Havasu City, AZ

This English-style resort, with striking views of the world-famous London Bridge, provides modern restroom facilities for its patrons.

"In addition to cutting back on paper waste, the dryers also helped us decrease time spent on restroom maintenance," said Finn Hauchrog, Maintenance Director. "And the response from customers has been great."
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Crow’s Nest Restaurant – Santa Cruz, CA

A restaurant boasting a scenic view along Monteray Bay installs the XLERATOR® saving money and headaches.

"With the high volume of customers we serve, our restrooms take a lot of abuse," says Mike McClellan, partner. "When designing our restrooms, we wanted ensure our patrons had a clean, well-maintained facility to use, and we also wanted to cut down on the maintenance costs associated with blocked toilets and extra clean-up time."

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Green Benefits

Reduces Carbon Footprint Up To 70% vs. Even 100% Recycled Paper Towels.

In addition to reducing climate change impacts (carbon footprint), the XLERATOR also reduces the use of non-renewable energy, impacts on ecosystems and emissions that damage human health.

Life Cycle Assessment

A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) investigates a products total environmental impact from time of manufacture (Beginning of life) to time of disposal (End of life).

Excel Dryer had a LCA Study conducted by Quantis, an international life cycle assessment research firm, which was peer reviewed to ISO 14040 Standards. The study determined that when compared to traditional electric hand dryers and paper towels (virgin and 100% recycled content), XLERATOR reduces the Climate Changing Score (Carbon Footprint) of hand drying by 50%-75%.

{{this.show}} {{this.hide}} Green Apple cover option for educational facilities with portion of proceeds donated to USGBC

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Green Apple cover option for educational facilities with portion of proceeds donated to USGBC

Excel Dryer has partnered with Green Apple and created custom covered Green Apple XLERATOR hand dryers that are available for any facility to purchase, and a portion of all proceeds go back to support the Green Apple program. The Green Apple XLERATOR hand dryer can be co-branded to include school logos, colors, mascots, or a custom sustainability message. The Green Apple XLERATOR hand dryer is also available in the new XLERATOReco model that uses no-heat technology to dry hands quickly using only 500 watts, making it the most energy-efficient hand dryer on the planet.

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Calculate Your Savings

Converting from paper towels to XLERATOR® hand dryers represents a 95% cost savings! The XLERATOR is a one-time purchase: once installed, it requires considerably less attention than paper towel dispensers, saving you money on labor and maintenance. In contrast to paper towels, which can cost $15-$30 or more per case, the energy costs of using a hand dryer amount to pennies per day. The average cost of paper towels is 2 cents per hand dry versus 1/10th of a cent using the XLERATOR!

Use our Cost Savings Analysis to calculate how much money YOU can save by installing XLERATOR hand dryers. On average, our customers enjoy a 90-95% cost savings by making the switch.
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Next Generation Green Restroom Design

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Awards and Memberships

Excel Dryer, Inc. has grown to more than twelve times the size it was since the release of XLERATOR and manufactures the only hand dryer to be MADE IN USA Certified, the first hand dryer to be GreenSpec® listed and also helps facilities qualify for LEED® credits.

As all facilities are now looking for Green' and Cost Saving' initiatives; the installation of XLERATOR® hand dryers accomplishes both. XLERATOR® is preferred by interior designers and specified by architects more than any other hand dryer. XLERATOR® has been pursued by numerous cause marketing initiatives including the Green Apple program, an initiative of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, a global movement to put all children in schools where they have clean and healthy air to breathe and the Green Schoolhouse Series, a program leading the effort to build environmentally friendly schools around the country.

A peer reviewed (per ISO 14040 standards) Life Cycle Assessment of XLERATOR® confirmed the XLERATOR® reduces the carbon footprint of hand drying by 50-70% when compared to both traditional hand dryers and even 100% recycled paper towels. XLERATOR® is the proper specification in new sustainable commercial facility designs and, with a payback of less than a year, is also a perfect retrofit option for older facilities.

Awards include:
Most Sustainable Appliance Product 2013
Building Operating Management 2011 Top Products Award
Building Operating Management 2010 Top Products Award
Best New Environmental Safety Product 2006
Best New Product 2005 (Technology)
Innovator of the Year 2004
IAAPA 2002 Exhibitor Award Winner 2002
Top Ten Product 2002, awarded by Environmental Building News

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