Micro Fans and Blowers in the Robotics and Automation Industries

As technological devices of all kinds become increasingly compact and portable, manufacturers require small, lightweight components that will fit inside device operating systems while performing with the same efficiency as their traditional counterparts.

In thermal applications, micro fans and blowers allow compact equipment to effectively perform necessary heating and cooling operations. In addition to being smaller and more lightweight, these innovative components reduce heat generation as well as power consumption, thereby prolonging the overall service life of the device. For applications with limited space and restricted power budgets, they are an ideal thermal cooling solution.

The Importance of Micro Fans and Blowers

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Robotics and automation are among the many industries experiencing the miniaturization trend.

Depending on various advanced electronics for power, robotic and automation equipment often requires micro fans and blowers in a range of sizes for ventilation, dust collection, separation, and fume exhaust.

Increasingly popular in today’s changing landscape, micro components are now used in drones, 3D printers, and medical automation systems.

Micro Components in Drones

Drones, also referred to as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), operate under remote control of a human operator, as well as autonomously through onboard computers. Though originating in the military, civilian drones now actually outnumber military drones, and applications within other industries continue to grow.

These recreational and commercial drones, which don’t require life-critical systems, are designed to be as lightweight as possible. Therefore, unlike manned or weaponized systems that require engines and heavy-duty control systems, micro fans and blowers can be incorporated into commercial UAV design for efficient electronic operation.

Micro Components in 3D Printing

By printing smaller details at faster rates, 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, has become even more precise in recent years. Hot layers of resin and higher speeds naturally demand better fans. In this case, “larger” micro fans are available to provide higher airflow and increased cooling speeds, while still fitting into the space constraints of compact printers.

 

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These are just a few examples of how micro thermal technology is being used to increase efficiency and safety in a range of industries. From commercial goods to critical applications, micro fans and blowers can meet strict space requirements without sacrificing performance or quality.

Feel free to browse our full selection of micro fans on our online catalog. If you have questions about our micro fans, or need help selecting the right one for your application, please contact one of the experts at Pelonis Technologies today.

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