Modular Fan Range Expanded
Horton announced that its WindShift product line now offers more fan configurations, including a wider selection of computer-optimized blades. The new WindShift WSC and WSD blades are designed to provide maximum efficiency in low-restriction airflow applications such as stationary power generation systems and auxiliary coolers. Engineered to fit in a narrower, more compact space, Horton said the new blades have less deflection, resulting in increased durability.
The fans are constructed with clamshell knuckles that clamp each blade to a 0.25 in. (6 mm) steel center disk that allows the blades to be set to a specific pitch angle for increased airflow. Other options include clockwise or counterclockwise rotation and custom center disks for virtually any blade count, fan diameter and pilot or bolt circle pattern.
WindShift modular fans are available in diameters from 18 to 60 in. (450 to 1525 mm) with 3 to 16 blades, equally spaced or staggered to modulate noise. In addition to flat plate center disc mounting, straight- and tapered-bore adapters are available, the company said and the WindShift fans are also compatible with the company’s fan drives.