Dyson Launches First Cord-Free Vacuum for Hotels

CHICAGO—Dyson has unveiled the Dyson V11 Pro, a cord-free vacuum engineered as an out-of-home cleaning solution for hotels and other professional settings. The vacuum features two batteries, two filters, an intelligent cleaner head, twice the suction of any vacuum and whole-machine filtration.

“We believe that cord-free technology has an increasingly important role to play in businesses and we can utilize this technology in high-traffic areas such as restaurants, hotels and office spaces,” said Austin Speer, senior reliability engineer, Dyson. “We know that there are a lot of vacuum products out there, but we’d like to focus on spot cleaning and improving the hygiene in those high-traffic areas.”

Three microprocessors on board the vacuum brings intelligence to the clean, monitoring performance up to 8,000 times a second. The microprocessors are located inside the High Torque cleaner head, the Dyson Hyperdymium motor and the battery. These advances mean that suction automatically adjusts depending on floor type, and the user can see how much runtime is remaining.

Hotel guests do not like to hear loud vacuums coming from the hallway or other rooms, so Dyson has taken care to evaluate how noise coming from the Dyson V11 Pro can be lessened. Parts of the machine have been designed to absorb vibrations and dampen noise to keep sound levels down.

Dyson’s most powerful battery pack features seven high-capacity cells with nickel-cobalt-aluminum cathodes to help deliver more suction power. The Dyson V11 Pro comes with two batteries providing extra run time for professional users. Having two click-in batteries allows for one to always be charging for continuous cleans when needed.

“We’ve improved the runtime to about 60 minutes, and adding another battery allows you for 120 minutes of fade-free runtime,” said Speer. “So, you can spot clean as much as you want for the first run cycle of the battery, swap it out for the second one and have no loss in time for spot cleaning those high-traffic areas.”

The vacuum’s battery and monitoring system work together to gauge how much run time is remaining. The system measures the cell capacity and uses an algorithm that learns how the user’s machine works overtime to calculate the remaining runtime. The time displayed will take the cleaning mode, tool and floor type into account.

High Torque Cleaner Head
The DLS system, unique to the High Torque cleaner head, intelligently detects brush bar resistance up to 360 times a second and automatically communicates with the motor and batteries’ microprocessors to “sense the different types of floor and clean optimally to [each one],” noted Speer. “So, whether it is high-pile carpet, hardwood floor or tile, our machine adapts to all surface types and allows you to optimally clean all of them.”

The High Torque cleaner head is Dyson’s most powerful cord-free cleaner head ever. It features stiff nylon bristles that drive deep into the carpet to remove ground-in dirt and anti-static carbon fiber filaments that capture dust from hard floors and crevices. An integrated digital motor spins the brush bar up to 60 times a second.

Twice the Suction
The Dyson Hyperdymium motor spins at up to 125,000 rpm to generate twice the suction of any cordless vacuum. Suction power is also increased by the in-line configuration that ensures that the motor, bin and cyclone are aligned so air is drawn into the cyclone in a straight line.

A pressure sensor within the Dyson Hyperdymium motor reports information back to the microprocessor. This enables the on-screen blockage reporting as a sudden, sharp drop in pressure indicates a blockage.

Advanced Filtration
Exposure to dust, dirt and allergens can affect well-being. The Dyson V11 Pro’s advanced, whole-machine filtration traps 99.99% of particles as small as 0.3 microns—expelling cleaner air than the air you breathe. Fourteen cyclones generate forces of more than 79,000g trapping fine dust and dirt in the bin, so your vacuum never loses suction.

Filter maintenance is key to vacuum performance. A clean filter ensures your vacuum stays at maximum operating efficiency which is why the Dyson V11 Pro comes with an extra filter. Having two filters means no downtime between washing filters.

LCD Screen Reports in Real-Time
The on-board screen shows current performance, including selected power mode and remaining run time, giving the user more control of their clean.

The screen also reminds the user when to clean filters for optimum performance and informs them of any blockages and how to clear them. Thanks to sensor magnets embedded in the filter assembly, the screen can tell the user when the filter isn’t connected properly. The Dyson V11 Pro comes with an extra filter to avoid downtown when cleaning the dirty filter.

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