AM02 and AM03 Air Multiplier fans by Dyson

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British industrial designer James Dyson has added two new models to his range of blade-less fans, the AM02 Tower and the AM03 Pedestal.

Above: AM02 Tower Air Multiplier

The new floor standing fans employ the same concealed impeller technology as the desk-top models but produce far greater power.

Above: Dyson AM03 Pedestal Air Multiplier

The new fans also come with a remote control, magnetised to attach to the fan body

See our earlier story about the desk-top models.

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Dyson fans multiply

Dyson has developed two new Dyson Air Multiplier™ fans: the AM02 Tower and the AM03 Pedestal.  Engineered for larger spaces, the floor standing machines produce a far greater airflow than the previous iteration – AM03 Pedestal generates 50% more airflow than the AM01 Desk fan.

Both new fans come with a remote control, which is magnetised to conveniently locate itself on the machine.

James Dyson says:

“Air conditioning is inefficient and gives little or no ventilation. The new machines are engineered to circulate smooth un-buffeted air in larger rooms. They draw in and multiply up to 50% more air than our desk fan.”

Dyson AM02 Tower fan specifications:

At 1 metre high and only 19 centimetres wide, the AM02 Tower is slender and running track shaped to take up limited floor space. 33 litres of air are drawn through a mixed flow impeller each second and amplified 16 times using Air Multiplier™ technology.

Dyson AM03 Pedestal fan specifications:

Offering the most airflow of all Dyson Air Multiplier™ fans, the AM03 Pedestal draws in 33 litres of air per second and amplifies the air 18 times.  Unlike other pedestal fans, which use an awkward clamp to fix the height, AM03 Pedestal uses a constant rate Tensator spring to easily push or pull the loop amplifier to set the height and angle.  The machine extends from a height of 1.2 metres to 1.4 metres for use in larger areas including living rooms and offices.  It has no spinning blades, is easy to adjust and tilt.

How Air Multiplier™ technology works:

Dyson Air Multiplier™ fans draw air in through a mixed flow impeller – a combination of the technologies used in turbochargers and jet engines.  Only 7% of the air generated by Dyson Air Multiplier™ fans actually passes through the impeller, 93% results from the inducement and entrainment of surrounding air.

Air is accelerated through an annular aperture set within the loop amplifier.  This creates a jet of air which passes over an airfoil-shaped ramp and channels its direction.  Surrounding air is drawn into the airflow in a process known as inducement and entrainment.

Conventional fans have limited settings.  Dyson Air Multiplier™ fan airflow can be precisely adjusted up or down and oscillated by controls on the machine or remotely for the AM02 Tower and the AM03 Pedestal.


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Posted on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 at 10:33 am by Brad Turner. See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • http://deleted amsam

    these are beautiful items, but for the price, what exactly is the problem they solve vs. conventional fans?

  • sluga

    im a dyson fan

  • amnotsam

    amsam did you read the text? these are revolutinary

  • Oliver

    Why would Dyson release renders of products that actually exist? Just show us PHOTO’S of the actual products. Very odd.

  • felix

    If the technology is so good why is it only being used in floor/table standing products and not as mechanical building ventilation? I’m remaining skeptical of these until I see them used in a proper HVAC system rather than as a functional ornament. These guys have become the Apple of engineering imho.

  • http://netzfx.de Oliver

    saw some of them in real and they are absolute fantastic!

  • http://www.AtelierWong.com Patrick Y Wong

    How much energy do these appliances use in comparison to conventional bladed fans? Are they rated for energy efficiency?

  • Xit

    Not a ‘fan’ of the styling,

    obviously a subjective comment, they look like they belong in a dry cleaners or an airport rather than a domestic enviroment, probably the intention ?.

    Great technology deserves great esthetics.

  • Zee

    Patrick thats the exactly the question that should be asked here.

    Although I’m sure mr Dyson wouldn’t spend so much on technology and research development without tackling its sustinability issue.

  • fish fingers

    According to the blurb they are far more efficient than conventional fans. I can think of another application for this idea

  • http://www.jefflongtin.etsy.com MrCoolTeapot

    These look really clunky to me. Maybe advanced engineering but not advanced design.

    Considering these are about “air movement” wouldn’t a more aerodynamic shape be appropriate? (on the base support that is)

  • tanya telford – T

    i like AM03 the best, seems an innate (but not clumsy) object, shame there’s no pictures/photos showing the tilt function, (they sound like they are better than air conditioning but not exactly clear why),

  • http://www.airventilator.com/ jessimen

    Hi,
    Great exposures to the products. If you have seen the price tag on one of the new Dyson Air Multiplier bladeless fans, then you may have wondered why, when comparing the Dyson fan price to that of other, more conventional fans, it costs so much more. The answer is simple: the Dyson bladeless fan is not your average fan. Utilizing some of the technology found in turbochargers and jet engines, the engineers at Dyson have created a fan that is safe, effective, efficient and thoroughly unique.

  • jerry

    are they quiet?

  • http://www.aexm.fr/ depannage mac

    what is the noise level of these device ?

    which one is the silent ?

    Sebastien

  • https://www.facebook.com/petros.bega Petros B. Hatillari