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Micro Fans & Blowers in Automation Processes

Posted by Sam Pelonis | Nov 11, 2016 12:35:26 PM | 1 Comment

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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Heating Systems Resource Page: Ebooks, Catalogs & White Papers

Posted by Sam Pelonis | Aug 4, 2014 10:30:00 AM | 0 Comments

Pelonis Technologies always has a focus on our customers.  We keep you in mind when designing new products; when we pay close attention to the quality of each of our products; and we concentrate on continually improving our customer service. 

In addition, we’ve recently updated the Resources Page on our website for you to access.  Here you can find a variety of eBooks, catalogs and white papers.  We’re continually adding resource documents to the page, so be sure to stop back to see what is new and that might be helpful to your daily business.

In particular, we have the following available on the Resources page:

These are just a few of the many resources that we’ve added to the page and have made available for you to easily download.  If you have any questions about the materials or would like to learn more, please feel free to contact us via our website contact form or by phone.  And, if there is any resource material that you’d like to see us develop, let us know, we’d be glad to consider it.

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Micro Fans: Small Cooling Fans for Electronics

Posted by Sam Pelonis | Jul 14, 2014 2:03:00 PM | 5 Comments

Many industry members will agree that miniaturization is a major trend in electronics. The popularity of small, portable devices over large and clunky ones is truly no surprise; smaller electronics are easier to handle, carry, and store. In the quest to create ever smaller devices, manufacturers have miniaturized everything from consumer electronics to highly precise medical tools.

To make these devices so small, however, they’ve also gone to great lengths to reduce the size of their internal components. Cooling fans are one such example. The fans that go inside miniaturized electronics are astonishingly compact, giving them the distinction of being the smallest fans on the planet.

Pelonis Technologies' Line of Micro Fans

micro-fansThat description seems quite apt when you take a look at some of the micro fans on the market today. The RFA1804 micro fan from Pelonis Technologies, for example, is only 18 x 18 x 4 mm big. To get a better idea of its dimensions, this particular micro fan can be compared to a quarter, which has a diameter of just over 24 mm. Though it may be small, the tiny fan has a proven ability to reduce the temperature of printed circuit boards by several degrees.

Remarkably, our RFA1504 micro fan is even tinier than the RFA1804. Measuring only 15 x 15 x 4 mm, this fan could rest comfortably on the surface of a dime, which has a diameter of less than 18 mm. The 4 mm thickness of the RFA1504 micro fan is smaller than the diameter of a single, 4.8 mm knob on a classic Lego® brick. The fan reaches speeds up to 16,000 rpm, and an airflow range between 0.3 and 0.4 cfm. It also features an IP57 rating for dust and moisture resistance.

Available Increased Speed Ratings in Larger Models

In addition to the tiny examples above, Pelonis Technologies also offers a larger micro fan with a length of 30 mm and width of 8.5 mm. Its longest side is smaller than the length of a traditional paper clip which, in comparison, is approximately 34 mm. While it still falls under the micro fan category, the BRA3008 fan reaches higher speeds than the smaller models, ranging from 4500 to 6200 rpm. It also features a higher airflow of 1.89 to 2.60 cfm. It is ideally used in larger—yet still portable—electronic devices.

In the excitement over newer, slimmer electronic devices on the market today, it’s easy to overlook the innovation behind their internal components. Micro fans keep small electronic devices from overheating, thus extending the operating life of the device and preventing premature failures, all while occupying the tiniest of footprints. They serve as proof that even the smallest innovations can have a large impact on the growth of the industry.

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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