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.   ...


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...


School Fume Cupboard Fan Kit – The Educational Fan Pack

Efficient fume cupboards are fundamental systems for most schools and universities, protecting staff and students from the hazardous fumes or vapours produced by science or design & technology processes. Axair have designed the perfect package to simplify the installation of a laboratory fume cupboard ventilation system, making it easier for schools and universities to protect their users. Our Educational Fan Pack includes all of the relevant components required for an efficient, clean and safe system. Not only does it include a corro...


Why Refurbish AHU Systems with EC Fans Over New AHU Installs

To Refurbish AHU or Not to Refurbish AHU Old buildings can often feature outdated and deteriorating ventilation systems. The first opinion may be to replace the entire air handling unit, but often to refurbish ahu system components can prove beneficial beyond financial gain. This week we look at the advantages to Refurbish AHU Systems over replacing the entire air handling unit itself. One major problem in favour of refurbishment is that of the existing air handling unit system. Ductwork and max air volume delivery are often governed by...


The Production of Ethylene Gas in Anaerobic Digestion

  The production of ethylene gas in anaerobic digestion requires consideration when it comes to corrosive fume extraction systems. Corrosion resistant polypropylene extraction fans are suitable for this type of harsh environment and are efficient in vacuuming the ethylene gas out of the tank, preventing a hazardous gas build up. Ethylene is a colourless gaseous plant hormone with a sweet odour, it influences many processes within the plant life cycle. It has advantages and disadvantages depending on how and where it is produced. However...


Ecofits EC Motor Range – G9, V8 & the New F5

The range of EC Motors from supplier partner Ecofit continues to grow in size, efficiency and features as we see the introduction of the New F5 EC motor with input power up to 85Watts. Our Ecofit EC motors have many advantages: Easy driving High efficiency Low energy consumption Integrated monitoring functions Easy installation and connection Expanded functionalities: speed control, speed sensor or alarm, constant airflow, constant pressure. With their small size, EC motors F5 are interchangeable with ECOFIT A...


Protecting Care Homes with Clean Air Solutions from Axair

Advanced air and surface purification technology – Wellisair protecting care homes during the coronavirus pandemic.   Care home residents often with weakened immune systems are more vulnerable than most to infection, making protecting residents a tough challenge. Even the most diligent cleaning and disinfection routines cannot completely remove microorganisms from the air and surfaces – which are continually being replaced by coughing, sneezing and contaminated hands. In May 2020 the UK Government released Infection Control Fu...


Higher Performance Diffuser Wheel – E-Wheel Plug Fan Technology

The E-Wheel is geared for maximum performance and efficiency, to achieve this we have optimised inlet conditions by reducing the motor interaction with the airflow path as much as possible. This has resulted in increased airflow and pressure vs our non optimised solution.    ...


The Evolution of the Plug Fan

In the air handling market over the past few years there has been a fundamental shift from old scroll type fans to higher efficiency plug type fans. The older belt driven, or double inlet centrifugal models stood the test of time within ventilation systems due to their cost-effective nature and general simplicity, but as regulations evolved and the demand for higher efficiency within plant grew, they slowly became an unviable option as building owners demanded greater efficiency and a longer more efficient air handling unit life. The requir...


Rosenberg’s New, More Powerful Generation 3 EC Motor

"The Generation 3 EC motor from Rosenberg, runner up in the AHR 2020 Innovation Awards, creates 20-30% increased power in the same footprint and provides sophisticated built-in electronics for communication, control and greater reliability."   The new “Generation 3” EC motor from Rosenberg achieved runner up in the AHR 2020 Innovation Awards competition. The new fan motors are used to drive axial fans and backward curved impellers in environments where power, reliability and control are critical. Part of Rosenberg’s ...


ECFanGrid Cooling Power Delivered to Rolling Stock Yard

We have recently provided a rolling stock maintenance yard with two ECFanGrids as part of a package of works to improve the working environment. Following on site testing, we delivered the ECFanGrid solution within 3 weeks of receiving the order. The problems the facility faced, and our answers to those issues, are explained below. The Problems The temperature within the main workshop at the maintenance yard was too high. This was due to a combination of heat generated from hot works and day-to-day operations coupled with insufficient ventila...