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ebm-papst's compact fans have been the standard in electronics cooling for decades.

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Our compact fans are available in various designs: axial, centrifugal or diagonal. For each type, ebm-papst offers a wide range of energy efficient fans, either AC, DC or GreenTech EC, for all voltages and in all standard sizes. They also provide numerous additional functions with pre-installed electronics, and boast smart connectivity options.

Applications of Our Compact Fans

Medical & Lab Technology

Medical Technology

Compact fans used in the medical sector – for example in sleep apnea breathing devices – have to meet particularly high standards in terms of dynamics, smooth operation, reliability and compactness. These systems and equipment use a range of blowers from ebm-papst. It is essential that they are quiet and that they ensure a perfectly constant pressure at the treatment level.

Examples: Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) Devices, CT Scanners & Incubators

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Laboratory Technology

In order to conduct accurate tests in laboratories, durable life science equipment is essential. Compact fans are used to expel heat from these devices, preventing them from overheating.

Examples: Genetic Analyzers

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Reliable cooling systems are vital for the operators of data centres  and other critical infrastructure. A failure of the cooling systems would lead to overheating of the systems and could endanger the safety of the sensitive data stored in them or disrupt activities of daily life. Therefore, equipping these cooling systems with powerful and reliable compact fans is imperative.

Examples: Server Racks in Data Centres, Cooling Cabinets in Train Control Stations & more

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Machinery & Systems

Machinery & Systems

Did you know that industrial machines and systems have to be cooled continuously to ensure that they can work reliably? This is carried out by powerful, robust and durable compact fans from ebm-papst. For example, in 3D printing machines, compact fans are used to blow a stream of cold air just under the nozzle, cooling off freshly-extruded plastic.

Examples: Printing Machines, Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and more!

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Types of Compact Fans

Axial Compact Fans

ebm-papst compact axial fans are suitable for high air performance with medium pressure increase. The air flows through the fan blades in parallel with the axis of rotation. ebm-papst can supply a wide range of AC and DC fans: from 25 to 280 mm with an extremely shallow design thanks to space-saving integration of the motor.

Voltage: 5–75 VDC, 11–440 VAC
Air flow rate: up to 1,220 m3/h
Power consumption: 0.1–275 W
Applications: up to 1,500 Pa


Centrifugal Compact Fans

Centrifugal compact fans from ebm-papst are the supreme high-pressure specialists in centrifugal design, featuring 90° air deflection and aerodynamically optimized impellers. Ideal for use in extremely compact 1U and 2U rack-mount servers. Come in many sizes and configuration levels.

Voltage: 6-72 VDC, 103-264 VAC
Air flow rate: up to 1600 m3/h
Power consumption: 1-190 W
Applications: up to 5,200 Pa

Diagonal Compact Fans

At first glance, ebm-papst’s  diagonal compact fans differ only slightly from axial fans. The air is drawn in axially, but the outflow is diagonal. With diagonals fans, the conical shape of the impeller and housing results in greater compression of the intake air. The outstanding feature of this type of fan as compared to axial fans of the same size and offering similar performance is a far lower operating noise level at high pressures. They are particularly suitable for applications involving intensive cooling with a high component concentration.

Voltage: 9-72 VDC
Air flow rate: up to 1,100 m3/h
Power consumption: 19-360 W
Applications: up to 1,500 Pa

Click To Learn About S-Panther

Ideal for frequency converters, welding machines, solar inverters, IT or telecommunications applications. 

Our new compact fans may purr like a kitten, but they really roar into action when it comes to cooling. This is why we call them S-Panther. The combination of highly efficient GreenTech EC motors and a new aeroacoustic design achieves a significant increase in efficiency and lowers noise levels by up to 9 dB(A).

With dimensions of 172 x 51 mm, the 6300 N (S-Panther) fan offers vastly improved performance at a number of operating points thanks to a new impeller with innovative winglets, a turbulator and a new strut design. It also runs much more quietly than its predecessor the 6300 (S-Force). This new product range can be divided into two categories. The first category includes high-end solutions with high speeds and high air flow. The second category offers versions with an optimized price, suitable for applications where lower speeds are sufficient. The second category will be launched at a later date, which is why details about the models in this group will be announced separately. The 6300 N (S-Panther) replaces the 6200 N in the product portfolio and is an addition to the existing product range.


DiaForce (New)

Not only strength but also brains: The new DiaForce has a conical cover plate that rotates with it. The outlet opening is larger than the intake opening. The air flows through the fan in both an axial and a radial direction, enabling a high-pressure increase. However, it retains an axial design, which is more favourable to install, combining the advantages of both worlds perfectly.

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