Mr. Bork, why did ebm-papst develop the AxiEco Plug-in?
We wanted to optimize our well-known product range so that it would also fits optimally in heat pumps. After all, heat pumps need reliable fans that convey air through the heat exchanger. Our AxiEco offers the perfect properties for this. So we have developed a special mounting with which the fan can be easily and precisely integrated into the heat pump circuit.
What makes the AxiEco so suitable for heat pumps?
Heat pumps are usually used outdoors. As a result, they should function reliably even in bad weather conditions, especially at low temperatures. After all, moist air freezes on the fins of the heat exchanger. This results in pressure loss and less air flows through it. In this case, the fan must compensate for the loss and operate under higher back pressure. The challenge is then continuing to deliver a consistently high air flow. Compared to other axial fans, the AxiEco can easily achieve this thanks to its design. It is also less susceptible to ice formation with its inlet ring and lack of air gap. In addition, the AxiEco operates very quietly even at a high back pressure.
This is ideal for use in heat pumps. After all, the systems also run in front of residential buildings. Here, loud fans would simply be too disruptive.
lighter than the previous model
more efficient than the previous model
quieter than its predecessor by up to
maximum air flow
What is new about the Plug-in?
The most striking new feature is the combination of mounting and FlowGrid, and another is that it is made of plastic. This makes the AxiEco Plug-in a real lightweight in the product range and makes the axial fan easier to install as a plug-and-play solution with a number of screw-on points and the option of fitting heating tape. We have also placed the FlowGrid on the intake side. This prevents turbulence before the air flows through the fan.
Why is this important?
We have developed the AxiEco Plug-in specially for heat pumps with little space. So there may still be components upstream of the fan that swirl the intake air and make the fan noticeably more inefficient and louder. The FlowGrid prevents this by rectifying the incoming air. At the same time, the AxiEco Plug-in is very compact, as it has no mounting on the outlet side. This makes it even easier to fit into the tight installation space of the heat pump and it can play out its strengths in this application, no matter whether it is used for heating or cooling.
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