Today I have something really exciting to share with you, but before I do I’m going to take a moment for a quick vacuum tech history lesson.
Pre Dyson ‘ which is actually only 20 year ago – vacuum cleaners had not changed for over a century!
Enter James Dyson, who was frustrated that his vacuum cleaner didn’t do what it was supposed to do. Rather than just tossing the machine in the cupboard, he set about trying to create one that would work.
And of course he did. The DC01 was the world’s first bagless vacuum cleaner. It worked properly and set a benchmark for vacuum cleaner suction performance. I don’t think I need to tell you it was a hit.
Between then and now, the Dyson RDD team has grown from just James to a centre housing around 850 engineers all tasked with continuing to make better machines.
And they have done. Refining technology and continuing to provide customers with better machines…which leads us to Dyson’s latest innovation.
This new machine from Dyson is a massive step-change in technology ‘ redefining the no loss of suction benchmark Dyson set all those years ago.
Like other Dyson machines there is no bag, but what isn’t immediately obvious to the eye, is that there’s no filter either.
Why is this important?
Because, just like bags, all vacuum cleaner filters clog. And not everyone washes and maintains them, which ultimately results in a loss of performance. Even in a Dyson.
By developing a vacuum cleaner that doesn’t require a filter, Dyson have taken customers out of the performance equation. There is nothing a customer has to do to maintain the efficiency of the new Dyson Cinetic (well, they will need to empty the bin after they’ve cleaned but that’s it).
So how is this possible? And why did we have to wait 20 years?
Well it didn’t quite take 20 years ‘ but it did take six ‘ which in my calculation is at least 12 filter washes that may not have happened!
James Dyson shared the key to making this possible, was being able to make Dyson cyclones smaller, which means they can spin air faster, which means they can separate more dirt and dust. Makes sense!
But the smaller the cyclones became, the more easily they blocked. To overcome this and make sure they didn’t block Dyson engineers experimented with flexible tips that would oscillate and effectively keep the dust moving through the system.
Once this problem was solved ‘ the 54 ‘ yes 54 cyclones were built and the rest of machine came together around Dyson’s Ball technology.
So after 2000 prototypes and over 10,000 hours (which works out to around 10 years-worth of cleaning) testing, Dyson Cinetic is here. And in its lifetime it will never lose suction.
We invite you to test the finished machine at your closest Bing Lee!