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Healthier Homes: Dyson announces line up of new technology engineered to clean your home more intelligently and effectively than ever

The most powerful robot: The Dyson 360 Vis Nav robotic vacuum marks Dyson’s next generation of intelligent robotic vacuum cleaners - the most powerful robot with six times1 the suction of any other robot vacuum.

Dyson’s quietest, most powerful purifier: The Dyson Purifier Big+Quiet™ Formaldehyde delivers up to 10m projection, upgraded filtration and ultra-low noise. The Dyson Purifier HEPA Big+Quiet Formaldehyde is engineered for simplicity in commercial spaces.

Dyson’s first wet vacuum cleaner: The Dyson Submarine wet roller head, available with Dyson V15s Detect Submarine Complete cordless vacuum cleaner, provides a whole-home cleaning solution, to wash, detect and detangle, all-in-one Dyson.

Today, Dyson unveiled four new products that bring together automation, advanced software, and intelligence with best-ever cleaning performance. From St James Power Station, Singapore, Chief Technology Officer, John Churchill unveiled the new technologies whilst giving a glimpse into Dyson’s vision of the future of clean homes, borne of decades of expertise in filtration, airflow, motors, software, and robotics.

"Robotics, sensing, intelligence, these are all areas that are typically considered ‘future technology’ but at Dyson, they have long been part of product development. Our engineers have, and continue, to employ these technologies to reduce the cognitive burden on our owners, saving time, energy, and effort in maintaining a healthy home – a true set-and-forget mindset. Our future vision is of a home that can look after itself. The new technologies launched today are the embodiment of this – the most powerful robotic vacuum cleaner, intelligent, large-room purification, and, for active cleaning, new cordless vacuums and cleaner head technologies that offer adaptive, multifunctional cleaning when and where you need it."

John Churchill, Chief Technology Officer, Dyson

In the last year, there has been a significant reduction in the number of people maintaining regular cleaning schedules, yet we still spend 25 minutes a week, the equivalent of 65 hours per year, vacuuming our homes. Sensing, software and automation sit at the heart of these new machines. By understanding surroundings and the task at hand, a product, whether a vacuum or purifier, can automatically respond to tackle the challenge most effectively. This starts with intelligent, accurate sensors and relies heavily on embedded software, electronics and automation, as well as core mechanical technologies like motors, filtration and pick-up to tackle the task at hand, properly.

Core technologies

  • Enhanced sensors and software elevate the performance enabling a different, more efficient way of cleaning.

    The Dyson 360 Vis Nav robot vacuum has sensors that detect the edges of a room, and redirect suction through a side-actuator for precision edge cleaning – solving one of the biggest challenges for any robot – edge cleaning. Its high-level processor thinks and adapts, capable of pinpointing its position to within 71mm.

    Dyson cordless vacuum technology uses acoustic piezo sensors to count and categorise dust particles, informing owners via LCD screen when to move on, or continue cleaning. These readings also determine the suction power required for the task, automatically adjusting power levels.

The Dyson Purifier Big+Quiet Formaldehyde has integrated sensors. A unique Dyson algorithm cross-checks data every second, analysing the air in the room, automatically switching on purification when pollutant levels rise, and switching off once the space is thoroughly cleaned. A unique solid-state sensor precisely detects formaldehyde, without being confused by other VOCs.

Software embedded in Dyson machines can help reduce owner frustration. Sensors in the Dyson Gen5detect™ vacuum monitor the motor’s speed, power and temperature. Alongside a re-engineered UI, this helps Owners to identify and troubleshoot potential issues, maintaining their machines independently. Over-the-air software updates ensure machines automatically upgrade to the latest features and fixes.

  • Dyson has been developing its own motor technology since 2004, investing more than £350m to date into research, laboratories, specialist teams and manufacturing capabilities.

    Dyson’s fifth generation Hyperdymium motor is smaller, faster and more powerful than its predecessors, spinning at up at 135,000rpm – nine times faster than a Formula One engine. Powering the Dyson Gen5detect cordless vacuum, the fifth generation Dyson Hyperdymium motor drives powerful suction for high-quality cleaning performance, delivering 262 air watts of suction.2

Separating particles from airflow or filtration, has been at the centre of Dyson products for 30 years. During that time, Dyson has invested in laboratories and test rigs that measure filtration efficacy not only of the filter as industry standards stipulate, but also at full-machine level, developing entirely new test methods in both floorcare and air purification. Dyson vacuums offer five stages of fully sealed filtration, from cyclonic separation in the vacuum bin, to the cyclone pack, filtration mesh and pre- and post-motor filters to effectively separate different sizes of debris. In Dyson Purifiers, three filters combine for highly effective indoor purification, trapping particles as small as 0.1 microns3 in a glass HEPA media, capturing gas pollutants and absorbing NO2, and continuously destroying formaldehyde permanently4 at a molecular level.

HEPA H13 refers to a standard of filter made from HEPA media. Full-machine HEPA H13 filtration means that what goes in, stays in; it refers to the performance of the whole product – no leaky airflow pathways, no gaps allowing in dirty air, purified air exits the machine. The Dyson 360 Vis Nav robotic vacuum5, Dyson Purifier Big+Quiet Formaldehyde and Dyson HEPA Big+Quiet purifier are all tested to whole-machine HEPA H13 standard6.

Product overview

  • The Dyson 360 Vis Nav robotic vacuum marks Dyson’s next step in intelligent robotic vacuum cleaners: the most powerful robot vacuum with six times the suction of any other7. Engineered with unique Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM) technology, the Dyson 360 Vis Nav has a 360-degree, vision system with fish-eye hemispheric lens which remembers where it has been, sees where to clean, and is intelligent enough to create dust maps of your home. The high-level processor collects data from 26 sensors for a range of tasks, including dust detection, obstacle avoidance and wall detection, to clean right to the edge.

    It features a new, full-width triple-action brush bar: for hard floors, soft ‘Fluffy’ nylon for large debris pick-up and anti-static carbon fibre filaments to remove fine dust, and stiff nylon bristles to dig into carpets. Dual link suspension allows the machine to climb up to 21mm, and its low profile lets it clean under furniture up to 99mm. After its 50 minutes of run-time8, the machine will automatically return to its dock to recharge. The MyDyson app provides deep cleaning reports after each clean.

"Robotic vacuum cleaners should be highly effective machines that intelligently clean your home, so you don’t have to. Enabling these autonomous cleaners relies on highly complex algorithms, visual interpretation, dust sensing capabilities and powerful motor technology. Dyson engineers have taken everything we’ve learnt from developing our vacuum cleaners, combined it with intelligent software, to develop the Dyson 360 Vis Nav – the most powerful intelligent robot vacuum cleaner."

Jake Dyson, Chief Engineer

  • The Dyson Purifier Big+Quiet Formaldehyde is designed specifically for large, open-plan spaces, with the Dyson HEPA Big+Quiet purifier engineered specifically for simplicity in shared, commercial spaces. New Cone Aerodynamics delivers 10-metre projection and new CO2 sensor9 indicates when to ventilate. Alongside its powerful projection, the Dyson Purifier Big+Quiet is engineered to operate quietly, producing just 56 decibels of noise - making it our quietest yet most powerful purifier.

    The five-year HEPA H13 particle filter traps up to 99.95% of ultrafine particles10, whilst the new K-Carbon filter removes gas pollutants and 3x more NO25. The lifetime Selective Catalytic Oxidation filter destroys formaldehyde permanently. Sensors constantly monitor the indoor air quality, sending live data to the MyDyson app.

  • The Dyson Submarine wet roller head, available with the Dyson V15s Detect Submarine cordless vacuum cleaner, delivers just the right amount of water to effectively remove spills, stains, and small debris from hard floors. To achieve an optimum ‘clean floor’ finish without over saturating, the wet roller head has been engineered with an eight-point hydration system, using a pressurised chamber for even water distribution across the full width of the roller.

    The motor-driven microfibre roller removes spills, tough stains and small debris, covering flooring up to 110m11, thanks to a 300ml clean water tank. A durable plate extracts contaminated water from the wet roller and deposits it into a separate waste-water tank to ensure no dirt and debris is transferred back onto the floor. Designed with a low profile and full-width brush bar, the Dyson Submarine wet roller head allows for effortless manoeuvring underneath furniture, cleaning dust, debris, and spills from even the most awkward places.

[1] Suction testing based on IEC 62885-4 CL5.8 and CL5.9, loaded to bin full, in Boost mode against robot vacuums (market sales data from Jan 2021 to Dec 2021). Tested in SLG Germany in 2021.
[2] Suction tested to IEC62885-4 CL5.8 and CL5.9, tested at the flexible inlet, loaded to bin full, in Boost mode by independent third-party, SGS-IBR Laboratories US in 2022.
[3]Tested for filtration efficiency at 0.1 microns (EN1822, ISO29463).
[4] Third party full machine testing based on GB/T 18801-2015 formaldehyde cumulative clean mass testing with continuous injection until plateau of formaldehyde CADR is achieved. Results may vary in practice.
[5] Filtration tested against ASTM F3150 in Boost mode by independent third party, SGS US, in 2022.
[6] Particle challenge by DEHS oil specified in EN1822 within a chamber specified in ASTM F3150. Tested in Max Mode at IBR US, for whole machine efficiency above 99.95%.
[7] Suction testing based on IEC 62885-4 CL5.8 and CL5.9, loaded to bin full, in Boost mode against robot vacuums (market sales data from Jan 2022 to Dec 2022). Tested in SLG Germany in 2021.
[8] In Quiet mode in unobstructed environment. Actual run time may vary based on power mode, floor type.
[9] CO2 sensor included only with Dyson Purifier Big+Quiet Formaldehyde BP04 and Dyson HEPA Big+Quiet purifier BP06 model
[10] Tested for filtration efficiency at 0.1 microns (EN1822, ISO29364).
[11] Suction tested to EN IEC62885-4 CL5.8 and Cl5.9, loaded to bin full, in Boost mode.

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