The vacuum that took £7m and 3 years to make

Dyson unveils new high-tech way of getting bits off the floor

 

Dyson has unveiled its latest high tech vacuum cleaner, apparently designed with the space and time strapped modern world.

Digital Slim uses the firm’s Root Cyclone technology and is wireless. Hovering the floor might seem like a relatively low tech act – however this one in particular is the result of three years R&D by a team of 40 engineers, and an investment of £7 million. It cost a further £12million to design and develop Dyson’s Digital Motor.

A motorised cleaner head combines, anti-static carbon fibre filaments, while digital pulse technology means the motor spins at up to 104,000rpm – five times faster than an F1 race car.

James Dyson said: “Dyson engineers used Archimedes’ simple, but brilliant lever principle to perfect the configuration of the machine – giving it perfect poise in the hand. Power in the grip and balance in the wand has given us an agile machine that packs a punch.”

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