Wellisair Transport Test Confirms its Ability to Reduce Bacteria

The growing awareness of air purification and decontamination devices has seen a rise in the number of organisations now trialling specific devices such as the Wellisair to determine just how effective this technology really is. The unit is currently being used worldwide, and has this year, received the Premis Talent award in the category for biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and scientific transference. The prize awarded by the Welcome Talent Society and the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, paves the way for further recognition and re...


Giving the Gift of Christmas Cheer

We think you'll agree that at Christmas time, there's no better sight than seeing the smile and excitement of a child upon receiving a gift from Santa or a loved one. This year the Axair team decided to help to put a smile on a child's face by donating gifts to a local charity, The Salvation Army. Millions of children and young people have benefited from the gifts donated to The Salvation Army over many years, so in 2021 by giving a gift to the Christmas present appeal the Axair team can make a real difference to a child's life at Christmas....


Low Pressure Fans Make it Snow for Christmas Adverts

Christmas adverts, retail window displays and seasonal films are always complemented by a layer of white, freshly laid snow. As many of you will know, this snow isn’t real, and artificial snow and effects are big business. As the saying goes….there’s no business like show business…. Or in this case Snow Business. Christmas adverts have become as much of a festive fixture as turkey, tinsel and turtle doves and the nations leading retailers now annually compete to produce the most tear jerking and heartfelt campaigns, all in the hope o...


The Importance of Fume Extraction Fans During Embalming Processes

Fume extraction fans are a crucial part of the ventilation equipment used in industries undertaking embalming processes. The process of embalming involves removing all the fluids from the body and replacing it with a chemical embalming solution. The body starts to decompose quickly so this process is used to provide a fuller and firmer appearance to the body so it can be displayed and is more comforting for family and friends to view. Depending on the strength of the chemicals and the methods used, embalming for funeral purposes can last from o...


Positive & Negative Air Pressure Rooms

Maintaining positive or negative air pressure is an important metric in cleanrooms located in hospitals, labs and other manufacturing facilities, ensuring a clean, non contaminated air supply. In multipurpose rooms, a well designed ventilation system can switch the flow from positive to negative, and vice versa, depending on the nature of the work being performed. Usually in multipurpose rooms indication lights on a control panel or display can show the airflow direction status; whether positive or negative.   What is Positive Air Pres...


Electric Motor Efficiency Regulations & Energy Consumption

Converting electrical energy to mechanical energy is not always very efficient so the fact that one of the biggest energy consumers of any product is the electric motor isn’t all that surprising. The most common type of AC motor, the induction motor, has been around for over 100 years but with government regulations such as the electric motor efficiency regulations demanding International Efficiency of IE3 and above on motors 0.75kW and above* EC motors, or electronically commutated motors, are now the preferred choice in many fields and appl...


ATEX Fans – Making the Right Choice

The specification and purchase of ATEX fans is difficult enough given the need to understand and meet the various directives and regulations governing their special application. Once having found an ATEX fan that satisfies a particular risk assessment there is the added problem of trying to find a sufficient choice of fan to meet other important criteria. We can help you to avoid making the inevitable compromises by providing a greater range of ATEX fans than is available from any other source. Learn more about our range here.   ...


Energy Efficient EC Plug Fans for Fan Filter Units (FFU’s)

  Optimising the performance of an FFU based system within cleanroom and containment applications offers significant energy saving opportunities. High efficiency EC technology lies at the centre of reducing energy consumption in fan filter units, even when systems vary due to airflow path and operating conditions. FFU manufacturers have risen to the challenge of reducing costs with the development of improved control and EC motor technology. A cleanroom can be up to 50 times more energy intensive than an office building because of th...


EC Plug Fans for Powder Control & Clean Room Applications

Ventilation & Energy Efficiency are the key areas to consider when designing a cleanroom for powder control. Clean rooms are vital when it comes to ensuring powdered medicines are contamination free during and after the manufacturing and packaging stages. Investing in new technology in addition to adopting hygienic handling techniques are paramount to effective clean rooms. Not forgetting air ducts and ventilation areas to facilitate the airflow and pressure required to ensure the required number of air changes per house and pressurisation ...


Our Versatile AC Compact Axial Fans Range

Axair Fans UK has the most comprehensive selection of AC Compact Axial Fans on the market. Starting with the smallest, Axair offers the Costech 60mm square x 30mm thick frame size, a popular size for DC fans but rarely seen as an AC fan product. At the top of the range is the ECOFIT 280mm square x 80mm thick frame size, again not widely available. This fan utilises an IP44 protected external rotor motor which is capable of delivering 1705m³/h airflow. The cast aluminium frame provides a choice of mounting centres. The full range of AC co...


Fandis Roof Mounted Panel Fans

The Fandis range of roof mounted panel fans provide extra cooling for temperature-critical electrical equipment. Available in T or TP Series these roof mounted panel fans provide superior top mounted cooling for enclosures that demand more than regular enclosure filter fans. The ‘T’ Series is a plastic structure with an aluminium top. Due to its smaller size the range has a low profile housing, only 90mm deep. The T range are designed for top mounting on the outside of cabinets, providing high level extraction of hot air whilst taking-up...


The Role of Industrial Fans in Pharmaceutical Downdraught Benches

Downdraught benches are an essential part of the pharmaceutical industry as they provide a safe workspace for weighing, sampling and packaging powdered medication. The sector have strict guidelines to follow to ensure the health and safety of staff in the workplace and this includes ensuring that the correct equipment is in place and an efficient ventilation system is integrated and well maintained. With the integration of mechanical fans, downdraught benches are effective in eliminating the risk of staff being exposed to potentially potent, ac...


The Schematic Structure of EC Motors

Rosenberg EC motors (EC = electronically commutated) are inverter-fed synchronous motor with permanent magnets in external rotor design. The AC mains voltage is rectified in the commutation electronics of the EC motor. A downstream inverter provides the motor with the motor voltage depending on the position, similar to the principle of a frequency inverter. In opposite to this, all parameters are already optimally matched to each other. The intelligent EC commutation electronics decide how the motor phases in the stator are supplied with cur...


Formaldehyde and Xylene Fume Extraction in Mortuaries

Formaldehyde, xylene and hot paraffin wax fumes are all chemicals used within mortuaries as a method of preserving and embalming the body. Toxic chemicals such as these pose a serious health risk to mortuary staff who face long term exposure. Having the correct fume extraction systems and equipment in place is vital to protect the health and safety of staff and visitors. There are many reports of the toxic effects of exposure to these chemicals but very little documentation on the importance of efficient fume extraction systems for their remova...


Reducing Fan Energy Consumption in Fume Cupboards

The already impressive range of corrosive fume fans from Axair Fans has now been extended to include an energy efficient range featuring B34 type IE5 EC motors located outside of the airstream. As the market demands more energy efficient systems, the introduction of the EC range of fans allows fume cupboard manufacturers to reduce their fan energy consumption by up to 20% without affecting performance, ultimately enhancing the energy efficiency of the entire fume extraction system. System designers are now keen to look at all options to redu...