The GLOBAL GX3 automatic hand dryer uses a one-piece flame retardant white ABS cover. It uses warm air to dry hands in an average of 30-40 seconds. An automatic infrared sensor allows the dryer to run for 60 seconds or until hands are removed from under the sensor. The hand dryer is hard wired to a 15A 208-240V 50/60Hz dedicated line. It has a three-year warranty covering same-day factory performed labor and repair or exchange of defective parts (at the manufacturers option). Hand dryers use warm air to dry water from hands. They are an alternative to cloth or paper towels and are often used in public facilities. American Dryer Inc. has been manufacturing hand dryers in the USA since 1952. The company is headquartered in Livonia Michigan.