Nortek Air Solutions Announces New High Performance Fans

Fanwall
May 12 2016

New design improves efficiency and sound performance in air handlers with FANWALL® air handling units

Eden Prairie, MN (May 12, 2016) — Nortek Air Solutions (a subsidiary of Nortek, Nasdaq: NTK) announced new fan wheel and motor options for its FANWALL air handling units. These designs offer enhanced benefits while continuing their industry-leading innovations such as optimized airflow efficiency, redundancy and minimized turbulence. The improved aerodynamic shaping of the blades, shroud and cones, as well as the dampening effect of the polymer material, reduce sound tones from the impellor and motor, resulting in a typical sound reduction of 5 dB of fan blade passage frequencies on inlet and discharge.

The new high performance fan (HPF) wheel is available in seven sizes and in two configurations on FANWALL air handling units from all Nortek Air Solutions brands: Governair®, Huntair®, Mammoth®, Temtrol®, Venmar CES™, Ventrol®, Webco™.

The HPF-P200 fan wheel and cone can be used with the standard induction motor or with the permanent magnet motor for optimized performance and efficiency. This configuration offers fan efficiency improvement of up to 7% on certain fan sizes. Approved for UL 1995, this fan wheel has an operating temperature range of -31°F (-35°C) to 176°F (80°C).

HPF-P200-ECMi fan wheel has an integrated electronically commutated permanent magnet motor (ECMi) which reduces motor tones and eliminates wiring from the motor to the drive. This integrated design includes permanently lubricated ball bearings, isolated shaft for mitigation of arcing across bearings and built-in thermal management. The integrated drive on the fan wheel with ECMi is UL Listed E481280.

“This new high performance fan design is proof of our commitment to continued product improvement,” said Mark DeVincent, president of Nortek Air Solutions. “With our expertise in air movement technology, we now offer our customers higher efficiency and lower sound while building on the legacy of our patented FANWALL TECHNOLOGY® for air handling units.”

About Nortek Air Solutions

Nortek Air Solutions, LLC, a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc., offers the innovation and expertise of the largest group of custom heating, ventilation, and air conditioning brands in North America for commercial, industrial or institutional indoor environments. Nortek Air Solutions includes the following industry-leading brands of HVAC solutions: Governair®, Huntair®, Mammoth®, Temtrol®, Venmar CES™, Ventrol® and Webco™. Learn more about Nortek Air Solutions at www.nortekair.com.

About Nortek

Nortek, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTK) is a global, diversified company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. Please visit www.nortek.com for more information.

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New Nortek Air Solutions high performance fans with integrated ECMi motors are visible in the Temtrol® brand air handler on the left and the Mammoth® brand V-Cube™ vertical self-contained system on the right.