What is an axial fan and how to choose?

An axial fan uses an impeller to draw air in parallel to the shaft and pushes it out at a 90-degree angle, making it ideal for ventilation systems, air conditioning, and industrial processes. Known for its ability to move large volumes of air with minimal noise and vibration, it’s a perfect fit for noise-sensitive environments like offices and residential areas. The compact size and lightweight nature make axial fans easy to install in tight spaces, common in HVAC systems where space is limited.

Structure of axial fans
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The most mainstream way of distinguishing axial fans is based on the different types of motors, which can be divided into:

AC axial fan: driven by an alternating current motor, characterized by simple structure and low price.
DC axial fan: DC motor drive, with small size, light weight, high efficiency.
EC axial fan: driven by permanent magnet motor, characterized by high efficiency, energy saving and environmental protection.

Axial fans are distinguished according to the inner/outer rotor of the motor:
Outer rotor motor: AC, DC, EC.
Outer rotor motor models are optional:
AC motor 92/102/138/188
DC motor 92/102
EC motor 72/92/102/138
Inner rotor motor: AC.
Inner rotor AC motor by power can choose: 0.12/0.18/0.37/0.55/0.75/1.5/2.2/3/4/4/4.5 KW

Axial fans are also widely used in industrial applications such as drying, cooling, and ventilation in factories, contributing to a comfortable working environment and pollutant removal. When selecting an axial fan, consider factors like the volume of air to be moved, pressure requirements, and operating environment to ensure the fan meets the specific demands of the application.

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In conclusion, axial fans offer a versatile and efficient solution for numerous applications. They are characterized by their ability to move large volumes of air quietly and efficiently, making them suitable for various environments and industries. By carefully considering the specific requirements of your application, you can select the most appropriate axial fan to ensure optimal performance and reliability.