If you’ve ever turned on your office desktop and been met with a gentle, whirling hum, then you’re actually quite familiar with fan assemblies. Maybe you’re a dedicated gamer who has custom-built a PC for the ultimate gaming experience. High on your list of “must haves” is a fan assembly capable of keeping your system in check & operating smoothly. Even our cars have a dedicated fan assembly that allows the engine to combat the rigors of our daily drives & long-haul road-trips.
At the end of the day, fan assemblies are responsible for doing one thing — moving hot air away from important parts. Critical issues can arise when electronics & mechanical operations become overrun with high temperatures. Parts begin to lock up, grind, and ultimately fail. A well-engineered fan assembly, when properly installed and strategically integrated with other heat-absorbing components, can move hot air away from temperature-sensitive parts.
It is important to remember that a fan assembly can only do its job if it is the proper assembly for the application. When choosing fan assemblies, keep in mind the following:
Type: There are more than one type of fan assembly. While their functionality is the same, each provides a set of qualities respective to the application for which they are being used. Common types include: axial fans, blowers, and motorized impellers.
Application: A wide array of industries use fan assemblies to keep things in check. Everything from consumer electronics, medical tech, industrial manufacturing, and the food & beverage industry benefit from heat dissipation. However, each industry is slightly different. Not only is the environment different, but the voltage source (AC versus DC) needs to be brought under consideration to find the proper fan assembly.
It bears noting that while many industries can be served with fairly standard fan assembly builds, there are times when an unique set of circumstances presents an equally unique set of complications. As such, customization in fan assemblies is always a viable option. That is, at least, when the manufacturer has the proper credentials for electromechanical assembly work. Designations such as ISO9001: 2015 certification, UL registry, and ITAR compliance certainly set a manufacturer apart, but it is important that a prospective manufacturing partner maintain adherence to industry standards & certifications domestically and (if applicable) internationally.
Furthermore, the manufacturer of one’s fan assemblies should be able to provide vital input from a design & engineering standpoint so that integration of assemblies is as seamless as possible. What’s more, the right design & engineering guidance may allow companies to put in place updates & upgrades to current operations to extend operating life and be ready for technological changes in the future.
The RIGHT fan assemblies from Illinois may be exactly what your company needs to stay on top. Contact LoDan Electronics, Inc. for more info today.