Axair Fans For The Rail Industry & Rolling Stock

Modern rail transport technology has a great demand for high-quality fans worldwide. These specially designed fans are used in underground and suburban railways, regional and high speed trains for the cooling of traction engines, transformers, electronics and air-conditioners. Our fans have successfully been in used in these demanding applications on every for many years and meet the most diverse requirements with regard to mechanical shock, temperature range and power supply. Specific rail fan developments enable smooth operation with: v...


Noise Optimised Units for Fan Coil Units

Vibration induced noise can be a major problem in fan coil installations. It originates within the motorised impeller unit and cannot be entirely eliminated until new technology invents an induction motor that is free of electromagnetic vibration and an impeller that is perfectly balanced. Ecofit believe they have gone a long way towards solving the problem by introducing double inlet centrifugal fans that incorporate anti-vibration mountings between the fixed shaft and the scroll mounting arms. The fans, prefixed ‘GDS’, therefore achiev...


Warehouse Ventilation | Centrifugal Roof Fans

Warehouse Ventilation Is an important factor for many businesses... According to energy advisors, warehouses spend on average 15% of their budget on energy bills every year. Mechanical ventilation can contribute to a high percentage of this spend. In this update we explore the importance of effective warehouse ventilation. Like many hazards, poor ventilation poses a risk to employee health, machines and equipment as well as goods and products. To avoid negative impacts on businesses ventilation hazards must be eliminated. These include a re...


Inland Revenue Pay Attention To AC Fans…

Back in 1994, when Axair was in its early start up days, began the transformation of a brownfield site for use by The Inland Revenue to create office accommodation space for 1,800 staff. The development consisted of seven separate buildings, in the form of courtyards and L-shaped blocks which overlooked Nottingham Castle The office buildings were extensively pre-fabricated and what is now known as The Inland Revenue Centre, was a pioneering sustainable project in the UK. At night the inherent thermal mass of the concrete is exploited and pu...


Don’t lose your bottle…

New design creates problem for production engineers A change in bottle design from a simple, symmetrical shape to an asymmetrical but ergonomic shapes caused problems for a domestic product manufacturer. During the bottle filling process in many manufacturing units, empty plastic bottles are carried in single file on narrow conveyors, similar to those on airport baggage carousels and for many years those bottles have been stabilised on the line by vacuum fans beneath the belt creating a negative pressure, ultimately sucking the bottle secu...


The Eye of The Hurricane

Axair Spanish supplier Sodeca have recently supplied some fans for a prime time television programme. 'El Hormiguero' (or "the anthill') is a famous daily Spanish TV show with a live audience focusing on comedy, science & politics. Since 2008, the show has received a large number of international celebrity guests, including Sylvester Stallone, Will Smith, Formula 1 racing driver Fernando Alonso and Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal, to name just a few. Part of the programme consists of experiments set by 'El Hombre de Negro' (The 'Man in B...


Forward-Curved Flourish for Luxury British Fashion Brand

With temperatures dropping and the ice back on your windscreens, we thought we’d take you back to warmer times and tell you about a project we supported this summer for the high-end fashion retailer, LK Bennett. Back in July, we supplied fan units to every LK Bennett store in the UK and several European and Asian stores. The chain are well known for their lavish window display which often reference topical events such Wimbledon or the Chelsea Flower Show and the units would play a key role in their summer 2014 campaign. After discussing...


First Class Upgrade for Ecofit Rail Fan

Most rail fans are specifically made to comply with customer specifications and the expected harshness of rolling stock railway environments. Others are simply upgraded versions of standard fans such as the Ecofit GRF single inlet forward centrifugal fan. The GRF was primarily designed for operating with HEPA filters for pharmaceutical applications and toxic environment filtration systems. It consists of a high power external rotor motor fitted in a standard single inlet scroll assembly. In order to provide extra stability for the over-si...


Centrifugal Fans for Marine and Offshore Applications

Axair Fans offer a range of fans appropriate for marine and offshore applications. Fans used in these conditions need to be designed to withstand extremely harsh and corrosive surroundings. There is a variety of centrifugal fans available in stainless steel or marine grade finishes such as C3, C4 and C5M. These are according to ISO 12944, which describes the types of paint and paint systems commonly used for corrosion protection of steel structures. CH3 applies to urban and industrial atmospheres and production areas with high humidity wh...