How do Axial Fans Work?

5 05 2011

There are many different types of axial fans, and all are designed for different markets with the main aim of providing cooling solutions.

Find out exactly how axial fans work, what they are used for and where to find the best axial fan manufacturers and suppliers in the UK.

Axial Fans UK

Axial fans work by using the blades they are made with forcing air to a shaft, in a parallel direction.  This shaft is usually the part where the blades rotate from.

The air is blown along the axis of the fan typically, to produce a continuous flow of air.  Depending on how quickly the blades move, or are set to move, determine the cooling intensity of the fan.

These types of fans can be both used in industry in wind tunnels or even ceiling fans in the home.  Some axial fans are used in air conditioning applications, both for consumer purposes, and in industry.

Axial fans come in a variety of sizes to accommodate all these different settings, however standard diameters for axial fans range from 300-400 mm and 1800-2000 mm.

Types of Axial Fans

Different customers require axial fans to accommodate different functions.  Those who wish a fan to be used in a home for example may require the fan to produce minimal noise, while for those working in a factory this may not be an issue.

Ebm-papst is a well known axial fan manufacturer, known for producing high quality, energy efficient products.

Ceiling fans, table fans, compact fans, computer cooling fans, motor vehicle cooling fans can all be axial fans, depending on the manufacturer.

Fans in vehicles such as cars usually prevent the car from overheating by discarding hot air produced by the combustion in the engine.  The same thing applies to computers, where a fan is encompassed into the design of the product to prevent it from overheating.

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