Axial fans are a type of fan that consists of a single-bladed impeller encased in a plastic or metal cage. They draw air in and propel it forward at the same axis, hence the name axial fan. Axial is the most common type of non-industrial fan and is often used in the design of most floor and table fans.
Their primary purpose is as a cooling fan often included as part of a bigger system to cool machinery down during and after use. As such, axial fans come in a wide array of sizes typically ranging from 12 inch to 24 inch and voltage requirements. They are also used to affect airflow, either by propelling or sucking air throughout a system.
RS carries axial fans for a variety of functions, including cooling fans for heavy machinery in industrial settings down to CPU units.
If you are building a custom server cabinet, CPU, or other units with mechanical hardware that produces a lot of heat, you will need to include at least one cooling fan in your build. Choosing the right axial fan for your build depends on the space available, how much heat your build generates, and what power supply is available.
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As the designation "axial fan" covers any type of fan by this design, they can be found in other applications beyond electronics. Rather than being used for cooling, axial flow fans are commonly used to accelerate the flow of air in HVAC systems.
Depending on which way the impeller's blades spin, axial flow fans will propel or intake air. This makes them highly versatile in HVAC systems of all sizes.
Axial fans offer a number of distinct advantages in both industrial and residential settings. With their horizontal windmill configuration, axial fans are capable of deeply and efficiently circulating air through spaces, allowing for precise temperature control. They also operate at lower pressures than comparable blowers yet move larger volumes of air, making axial fans an ideal choice for applications like cooling factories, vents or large equipment. Furthermore, axial fans are versatile enough to act as different types of exhaust fans such as inline exhaust fans or extractor fans. This is why axial fans are becoming an increasingly attractive option for those looking for highly efficient airflow solutions.
RS has a wide selection of axial fans, offering the most reliable brands such as Hicool. Whether you're looking for a tube axial exhaust fan, vane axial fan, or co-axial pipe fans, you can be sure to find it at RS. Our competitive prices mean that you will find the perfect axial fan for your needs at an unbeatable cost. Browse our selection of HVAC, fans & thermal management solutions today.