Mediclinics Machflow Plus Automatic Black hand dryer M09AB

M09AB

Applications: Cinema/Theatre, College, Heavy use (301 to 500 uses per day), Pub , Public attraction, Public toilet, Secondary school, Sports stadium, Swimming pool

The Machflow was one of the fastest performing dryers to come through our in house testing. It is a robust but stylish and compact unit that has become increasingly popular in the European market.

The Machflow has the ability to manually adjust the motor speed to reduce the energy expenditure and noise levels when required. It is rated at between 420 and 1500 watts depending on the motor speed. It uses under 5 watts per dry at a maximum cost of just 51p per 1000 dries when the heater element is switched off.

The Machflow is now supplied with a switch to engage an optional heater element.  The default setting is with the heater element off, therefore keeping it in its most energy efficient state.  If the heater element is switched on it will add only 400W to the rated power.

On maximum speed we did find the dryer was right up there with the fastest on offer, however at the lower speeds it does become considerably less effective which is why we found the extremeAir range to offer greater flexibility.

This is a high quality product that we would recommend this for mid to high traffic areas (300-500 uses per day) as a maximum.

This unit comes in 3 classic finishes of white steel, polished chrome stainless steel and brushed satin stainless steel and is manufactured in Europe with a 3 year guarantee provided.

An optional odour neutraliser can be purchased to add a pleasant fragrance to the washroom. The hand dryer as standard doesn’t come with the plastic cap needed to hold the neutraliser tablet.  The cap and the pack of 4 neutraliser tablets can be purchased as separate items, or together as a package. See the spares and accessories section by clicking here to purchase.

RIBA Architect classification N13-472 hand driers/hand dryers

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$AUD748.18
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Performance Rating

  • Energy Consumption

    This rating is based on the watt hours per dry of the hand dryer which is derived from the rated power and the time taken to dry the hands. We have used the figures based on either the manufacturer’s dry time, if yet to be in house tested or based on the in house testing dry time we have conducted. This will also be based on the most energy efficient setting, if the hand dryer is adjustable for speed and/or heat.

    Watt hours per dry:

    • 0 – 1.99Wh = star rating 5
    • 2 – 2.99Wh = star rating 4.5
    • 3 – 3.99Wh = star rating 4
    • 4 – 4.99Wh = star rating 3.5
    • 5 – 5.99Wh = star rating 3
    • 6 – 6.99Wh = star rating 2.5
    • 7 – 7.99Wh = star rating 2
    • 8 – 8.99Wh = star rating 1.5
    • 9 – 9.99Wh = star rating 1
    • 10Wh and above = star rating 0.5
    3.5 out of 5
  • Quiet Sound Level

    This rating is based on the manufacturers stated sound level, usually at 1m. Please see the section titled "how quiet is the." for more information and independent test results, which give a more accurate noise decibel level. These ratings will also be based on the low noise setting, if the hand dryer is adjustable for speed. Therefore at full speed the hand dryer may not be quiet, however it may be adjustable to become quiet if this is required.

    Decibels (dB):

    • Up to 68dB = star rating 5
    • 69 – 70dB = star rating 4.5
    • 71 – 72dB = star rating 4
    • 73 – 74dB = star rating 3.5
    • 75 – 76dB = star rating 3
    • 77 – 78dB = star rating 2.5
    • 79 – 80dB = star rating 2
    • 81 – 82dB = star rating 1.5
    • 83 – 84dB = star rating 1
    2.5 out of 5
  • Life Expectancy

    This rating is based on the number of motor life cycles (number of uses) the hand dryer, in theory, will last for. This is based on the motor life expectancy given to us in hours, from the manufacturer.

    The number of cycles (uses) has been calculated as follows:

    (Number of seconds in the hour / seconds per dry) x motor life hours

    For a more individualised longevity calculation based on your own usage numbers please use the life expectancy calculator on each product page.

    Number of motor life cycles:

    • 1,000,000 and over = star rating 5
    • 800,000 – 999,999 = star rating 4.5
    • 600,000 – 799,999 = star rating 4
    • 400,000 – 599,999 = star rating 3.5
    • 200,000 – 399,999 = star rating 3
    • 100,000 – 199,999 = star rating 2.5
    • 80,000 – 99,999 = star rating 2
    • 60,000 – 79,999 = star rating 1.5
    • 40,000 – 59,999 = star rating 1
    • 39,999 and under = star rating 0.5
    4.0 out of 5
  • High Speed

    These ratings are based on the in house testing we have conducted regarding dry times. They show realistic comparisons of what to expect from each hand dryer. Please note that the manufacturer stated dry time is not always accurate when compared to the hand dryer being used in realistic conditions. The ratings are based on the hand dryer being placed at its high speed setting if it can be manually adjusted.

    Dry Speed (seconds):

    • 10 – 11 seconds = star rating 5
    • 12 – 13 seconds = star rating 4.5
    • 14 – 15 seconds = star rating 4
    • 16 – 17 seconds = star rating 3.5
    • 18 – 19 seconds = star rating 3
    • 20 – 21 seconds = star rating 2.5
    • 22 – 23 seconds = star rating 2
    • 24 – 25 seconds = star rating 1.5
    • 26 – 27 seconds = star rating 1
    • Over 28 seconds = star rating 0.5
    4.5 out of 5
  • Vandal Resistance

    Some hand dryers would not be suitable for some locations where abuse may be likely such as a train station or night club. However the same hand dryer would be suitable for an office or school location. These ratings are based on an added together scoring system where the higher the rating, the more suitable we would recommend for areas where abuse may be likely.

    Vandal Resistance score

    • Compact size = score 0.5              
    • Decreased blockage potential = score 0.5
    • Additional Backplate/ fixings strength = score 1
    • Anti-vandal extras = score 1
    • Metal / ABS = score 1    
    • Cover thickness 1.5mm or more = score 0.5        
    • No leverage points (design) = score 0.5
    4.0 out of 5
  • High speed hand dryer with fast dry times of around 14 seconds (proven by in house testing)
  • Energy efficient -– rated power between 0.42kW and 1.1kW; just 4.28Wh per dry at full speed, only costing around 90c per 1000 dries.
  • 3 years guarantee - excellent build quality
  • Long life motor - capable of withstanding up to 500 uses per day (high traffic)
  • A manually adjustable hand dryer. Noise and energy levels customisable to your own requirements
  • The dimensions of this unit are W213 x H330 x D170
  • Very vandal resistant – comes with a number of anti-vandal features
  • CE, UL, cUL, DV-GS, RoHS and Greenspec approved
  • Available in polished chrome, brushed satin or white
  • IP23
How easy is the Machflow to install?

Please note, you will need to make sure you have fuse spurs installed which are suitable for hand dryers.

The Machflow hand dryer has our install rating of:

* 1 *

1 = Easy, simple installation with no complicated considerations
2 = Easy, simple installation with a few considerations
3 = Moderately complex installation, with some considerations
4 = Slightly difficult, possibly complex installation with some complicated considerations
5 = Difficult, complex installation with complicated considerations

Please click hereto view the installation manual for the Machflow hand dryer.

Please note, our ratings above are our own for ease of comparison and are based on the assumption that a qualified electrician will be installing the hand dryer. We always recommend that a person of this calibre is commissioned to install for correct installation and health and safety requirements.

For more information regarding our install service please click here

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What is the life expectancy of the Machflow?

So how long will this dryer last?

Hand dryers can have 2 types of motor which are:

  • A digital brushless motor
  • A universal brush motor

In theory, universal brush motors do not last as long as digital brushless motors and require the brushes to be changed periodically.  They also vary in their lifespan.  Digital motors however do cost more to repair should they fail at any point.  There are variations in the lifespans of both universal brushed motors and digital motors.

The best way to choose what is right for you is to look at your facility and the amount of use each hand dryer is expected to get.  This way it can be determined if a brushed motor hand dryer would be most suitable for you or whether investing in a digital brushless motor would be more cost effective.

Type of motor in the Machflow Hand Dryer

A universal brush motor

Lifetime of brushes before needing replacing (if applicable)

Continuous Hours*

Cycles (dries)*

1,500

385,714

Lifetime of the motor

Continuous Hours*

Cycles (dries)*

3,000

771,429

* Please note: the above is for guidance only based on generalised information relating to standard figures; each location and type of usage will effect each factor.  With all high speed brush motors, they will last longer if the dust around moving parts is removed periodically.

The above information is based on the in house testing drying time of 14 seconds on maximum setting.

Based on the above information we would recommend this hand dryer to be situated in bathrooms with the following daily uses: (see recommendations with 'y') (non recommendations with 'n')

Low Traffic

Light Traffic

Medium Traffic

Heavy Traffic

Extreme Traffic

<50

daily uses

51 – 100

daily uses

101 – 300

daily uses

301 – 500

daily uses

501>

daily uses

y

y

y

y

n

To work out the annual life expectancy in your facility for the Machflow hand dryer click here

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How vandal resistant is the Machflow?

Depending upon the location, hand dryers can be damaged through vandalism. This includes being leveraged off the wall, damaging the outer casing and putting foreign objects into the openings. Locations this is likely to occur include pubs, nightclubs, transport facilities such as train stations, schools, stadiums, arenas and unattended public toilets to name a few.

The Machflow hand dryer has the following features to help reduce vandalism:

  • Compact size
  • Limited access to cause blockages
  • Strong metal cover that is greater than 1.5mm thick
  • Its shape means it is hard to get a grip on the unit to be pulled off the wall

The manufacturer is confident this unit comes with a lot of anti-vandalism features to match the needs of a location prone to this kind of abuse.

To view our full range of hand dryers with enhanced anti vandal features please click here

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How suitable is the Machflow for disabled users?

There are a few points to consider when choosing a hand dryer with disabled users in mind.  These include:

  • Wheelchair access with regard to users being able to position their hands correctly
  • The amount of moisture that will be left on the floor after drying if units are to be used by people physically impaired
  • The noise level of some high speed hand dryers may be too loud for some users, such as users with autism, multiple sclerosis etc.

Disabled areas often double up as baby changing facilities, so considerations include leaving extra space for double buggies, noise levels for children etc.

The Machflow hand dryer has the following features that may negate these concerns:

  • Adjustable motor speed which decreases the sound levels
  • “Hands under” type unit creating more accessibility and a wider range of hand positions

From an accessibility and noise level the Machflow is great for disabled users, however with no catchment for water, any excess may end up on the floor or on the user.

To view our full range of hand dryers with suitable properties for disabled users please click here

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What’s our expert view and brand comparison of the Machflow hand dryer? (Buyers guide)

Machflows are ultra cool, high speed, low energy hand dryers. The Machflow is good value when compared with the SMARTdri by World Dryer, although it doesn’t have the same level of service back up should there be a breakdown.

So this is a good investment where the washroom traffic is high and there is a potential for vandalism.  Cheaper stainless steel hand dryer alternatives would include the Turboforce, C-Force, and G-Force hand dryers.

The G-Force has additional HEPA protection and is probably the only better looking high speed hand dryer, but if your budget extends to it, this is a great all-round hand dryer.

Where have Machflow hand dryers been installed?

  • WallMart stores across the USA
  • BMW Corporate,
  • Munich Olympic Stadium

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What extra hygiene aspects does the Machflow have?

Washing hands correctly is the best way to ensure high levels of hand hygiene.  Making sure hands are completely dry is the next important aspect of hand hygiene.

Most modern hand dryers have standard hygienic properties such as fast dry times and touch free sensors to activate. However for added peace of mind some models have enhanced hygienic properties.

The extra hygiene aspects this hand dryer has are:

  • Dry time under 15 seconds
  • Touch free activation sensor

This unit doesn’t come with any other enhanced hygienic properties.

To view our full range of hand dryers with extra hygienic properties please click here – this includes our eXtremeAir CPC modelwith Cold Plasma technology, scientifically proven to kill germs including E.coli, Salmonella, Influenza A, Staph, C.diff and MRSA.

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How quiet is the Machflow?

Manufacturers typically measure sound levels in terms of decibels dB(A) @ a 1 metre distance in a sound proof chamber. This measurement does not take into account the increase in noise when hands are positioned under/in the dryer or when the sound bounces off walls. Where possible we supply manufacturer's stated dB (A), and 2 independent tests which are more reflective of 'real conditions’.

Manufacturer stated

68 – 75 dB(A) (2metres)

Hands under in an anechoic chamber (sound proof)

N/A

Hands under in a normal room*

N/A

*represents maximum “real life” volume

Equivalent Examples:
Normal Conversation                      50 - 70dB(A)
Vacuum Cleaner                             70dB(A)
Busy Traffic / Alarm clock               80dB(A)
Lawn Mower / Chainsaw                 90dB(A)
*various internet sources

Please click here to read our guide to help understand what the perceived decibel level above would be equivalent to.

The manufacturers state the noise level from 2 metres, where hand dryers are typically measured from 1 metre, so the specification is slightly misleading.  However we can tell you from experience that the Machflow is among the quieter, high speed hand dryers available, certainly in comparison with the Dyson Airblade and Xlerator hand dryers.

The variation in sound level is due to the ability to reduce the motor speed manually. Also the base plate includes silent-blocks to cushion mechanical vibrations.

It is worth noting that if your noise concern relates to the noise carrying into different areas of the building then pitch will be just as relevant as sound output (loudness). Higher frequency pitches will not travel through walls as easily as low frequency pitches for example. Please contact usdirectly to discuss your specific need.

To view our full range of quiet hand dryers please click here.

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How fast does the Machflow dry your hands?

In our experience, the dry time stated by the manufacturer is not always the same in reality when used by the consumer.  As experts in our field we like to show the types of variations we have found from independent testing and in house testing so that you have all relevant information before you purchase.

Machflow

Dry Speed

Videos / References (click below)

Stated by Manufacturer*

8 – 12 seconds

Videodocument etc.

Independent testing+

N/A

Videodocument etc.

In house testing#

Approx. 14 seconds

Videodocument etc.

* As stated by the manufacturer using their own testing procedures
+ Please ask for more information
# Conducted using our own in house testing protocols (visual demonstration in “real use” as opposed to scientific protocols)

Our in house testing, the video of which can be seen here, showed that at maximum settings the dry time stated by the manufacturer of 8 seconds may be a little unrealistic however, approximately 14 seconds on maximum speed is still an impressively fast dry time.

To view our full range of fast drying hand dryers please click here

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How Energy Efficient is the Machflow?

The energy efficiency of a hand dryer is derived by dividing the rated power by the dry speed. Ultimately what is important is how many watt-hours per dry are used.

Machflow

Rated Power

Watt-hours per Dry

Videos / References (click below)

Stated by Manufacturer*

0.42 – 1.1kW

1.4 – 2.44Wh

Videodocument etc.

Independent testing+

N/A

N/A

Videodocument etc.

In house testing#

1.1kW

4.28Wh

Videodocument etc.

* As stated by the manufacturer using their own testing procedures
+ Please ask for more information
# Conducted using our own in house testing protocols (visual demonstration in “real use” as opposed to scientific protocols)

For comparison, a standard conventional hand dryer users around 25 – 30Wh per dry.

The above manufacturer rating is based on their reported dry times between 8 and 12 seconds dependent upon the chosen motor speed.  Our in house testing was conducted using the maximum setting.  As you will see both still show a very energy efficient dry time when compared to a standard conventional hand dryer.

To view our full range of our low energy hand dryers please click here.

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Carbon emissions produced by the Machflow

We are passionate about helping others reduce carbon emissions, which in turn will help slow down the negative effects of global warming.  For more information about carbon emissions and the environment click here

The following table shows the approx. amount of carbon emissions produced to complete 1000 dries

Machflow

2.31 Kg/CO2 per 1000 dries

Paper Towels*

22.5 Kg/CO2 per 1000 dries

Standard warm air hand dryer+

13.5 Kg/CO2 per 1000 dries

*Based on using 3 towels per dry
+Standard warm air hand dryer use approx 25 watts per dry

Paper towels are based on 22.5gms/Co2 per dry and standard warm air hand dryers are based on Carbon Trusts measurement of 1 kW = 0.54 kg/Co2.

To work out the annual running costs and carbon emissions in your facility for the Machflow hand dryer click here – this will also show you how many virgin trees you will be saving by using this hand dryer compared to paper towels.

The above figures are based on the in house testing dry times of 14 seconds at maximum speed.  As you will see though this is still a very low carbon production when compared to paper towels or a standard warm air hand dryer.

We are seriously committed, as a Carbon Trust accredited supplier, to provide you with the most eco-friendly hand dryers available.  Please click here to see more about what we do to help improve the environment and reduce carbon emissions.

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What are the operating costs of the Machflow?

So how much will it cost you to run this hand dryer?

The below figures are per 1000 dries, please see below regarding how to calculate a more personalised annual cost for you:

Machflow*

£0.51

Paper Towels+

£12.50

Standard warm air hand dryer*#

£3

*Based on 12p per kW of electricity unit cost
+Based on 2.5 towels used per dry
#Standard warm air hand dryer use approx 25 watts per dry

Based on a 12p per kW of electricity unit cost, we would anticipate the Machflow hand dryer would cost approximately £0.000513 per average drying cycle. These and the above figures are based on our in house testing dry times.

To work out the annual running costs and carbon emissions in your facility for the Machflow hand dryer click here – this will also show you annual savings made against putting paper towels, roller towels and standard warm air hand dryers into your facility.

Not what you were looking for from a hand dryer? Have a look at our Intelligent Search Tool for a more personalised selection by clicking here.

Does it actually do what the manufacturer states? Independent testing information

At Intelligent Hand Dryers UK, our ethos is to bring you as much open, honest and reliable information as possible so you can make the most suitable and informed purchase.

We endeavour to include independently obtained results and in house testing, as well as manufacturer's specifications. This gives a true reflection of dry time performance, noise and energy efficiency of each hand dryer.

Noise level testing was conducted at the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and a leading independent testing facility.

We also provide in house video testing to demonstrate dry performance. This gives a visual demonstration in “real use” as opposed to using methodical scientific protocols.  The approximate dry time using this method was set when no spots of water could be seen on a paper towel after drying the hands.  This is over and above what is required to be classed as a “hygienic dry” which requires 95% of the hands to be dry after using the dryer.

Need more information or advice? Please contact us by clicking here where one of our dedicated experts will be able to assist you in whichever way you need.

Energy Consumption Electrical Supply Voltage 220-240 Volts
Electrical Supply Frequency 50/60 Hz
Performance Expected Motor Life 3000 Hours
Dry Time (max setting) 10-15 (manufacturer stated) Seconds
Dry Time Notes in house testing showed dry times to be 14 seconds
Universal Brush Motor
Motor Speed (max setting) 30000 RPM
Motor Speed (min setting) 19000 RPM
Air Speed (max setting) 202 MPH
Air Speed (min setting) 119 MPH
Air Volume (max setting) 111.83 CFM
Air Volume (min setting) 71.22 CFM
Operating Temperature Range 45 °C
Heater Element Power Optional 400 Watts
Motor Cutoff Time 60 Seconds
Motor Class Class 1
Rated Power Rated Power (max settings) 1100 Watts
Rated Power (min settings) 420 Watts
Rated Power Notes Unit has an adjustable motor. Optional - If heater element is switched on the rated power increases the above rated powers by 400W
Energy Per Dry (max setting) 4.28 Watt-hours (Wh)
Energy Per Dry Notes Based on in house dry time at max speed without heat settings
Noise Operating Sound Level (max setting) 67 dB
Operating Sound Level (min setting) 74 dB
Sound Level Notes at 2m - As yet not independently tested to verify dB
Sensor Sensor type IR
Guarantee 2 Years
Inc. Labour
Guarantee Notes Made in Europe, warranty 3 yrs labour – 7 yrs parts.
Construction Materials Steel cover on ABS base
Net Weight 5.1 kg
Finishes White Steel
Other Finishes White or Black Stee
Electrical & Safety IP rating IP23
Dimensions Product Height 330 mm
Product Width 213 mm
Product Depth 170 mm
Mounting Instructions Men 1170 mm
Women 1120 mm
Children 4-7 Years 810 mm
Children 7-10 Years 910 mm
Children 10-13 Years 1020 mm
Children 13-17 Years 1120 mm
Disabled 940 mm
Certification CE
CUL
UL
Other TUV-GS, Greenspec
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