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Need one-to-one practical advice on interconnect solutions, cable & wire, thermal managment, solenoids, filters ,shield components or other components? Our product managers can save you time and effort with their expertise through our Design Support service from these leading manufacturers.

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Growing your fan base
13/02/2017 13:19:08 Fan NewsNews

Failure to provide adequate cooling for an enclosure is in many instances to plan for the electrical equipment or electronics it contains to fail, with resultant cost, labour and replacement equipment implications.  Overheating can be prevented with the addition of the correct fan and with careful selection, this adds little to the overall cost. Aerco distributes fans from ADDA, Etri, Sofasco, Delta, Torin-Sifan, Comair Rotron and many others, and offers no-obligation technical advice on the best products for your application and budget.   Jason Slaughter takes a look at a selection.

For a high airflow, competitively-priced solution, the Sofasco D17051V12-HBL axial fan in a 172 x 51mm frame size is suitable for cooling many types of enclosures.  With a maximum airflow capability of 103 litres/sec (220CFM), this rugged fan features a die-cast aluminium frame, a plastic (UL94V-0) impeller and a high performance dual ball-bearing system, and is used extensively in cooling UPS systems, commercial refrigeration units and other demanding applications in the medical, telecommunication, commercial, military aviation and aerospace industries.

As well as standard axial and centrifugal design fans, many other airflow designs are available from the world’s leading fan manufacturers to meet a huge variety of applications.  Fans and fan accessories now include backward curve motorised impellers, frameless fans, tangential cross-flow blowers, flat blowers, chip coolers, CPU coolers and combined heat pipes and fan assemblies.   There have been developments and improvements to bearings – ball bearings are often the most costly component in a fan, and different types of bearing are now available from most manufacturers. In addition to conventional ball and sleeve bearing fans, some use both within the same fan assembly.  Different types of impeller are now in common use, including sickle blade, paddle blade and static outlet blade fans.

Well-known in the electronic thermal management field, particularly in the IT industry, ADDA has developed its GP Series for modern, densely packed electronics enclosures.  A high performance DC fan that delivers high airflow against high system pressure, this highly-efficient venturi design is combined with a motor delivering up to 12,000 rev/min to provide airflow up to 103 litres/sec (220 CFM).  Seven frame sizes and three supply voltages (12VDC, 24VDC and 48VDC) give 30 different combinations for design flexibility.  This series also has a quality ball bearing system, and is a cost-effective answer to cooling requirements providing maximum heat dissipation with minimum power consumption and low operating noise levels.

For enclosed electronics and equipment, Delta, the world’s largest manufacturer of fans and fan components, offers many thermal solutions based on DC brushless fan technology, to offer the maximum operating performance, with reduced downtime and optimal thermal protection.  The AFB Range of axial fans is often used for telecommunications racking, and is available in sizes from 40mm x 40mm up to 172mm x 172mm.  Varying voltages from 5VDC to 48VDC are available across the range, with airflows starting at 6 CFM up to 290 CFM.  Delta has also just announced a new line of EC (Electronically Commutated) fans, which are eco-friendly and use DC technology in AC format for AC applications.  These offer high efficiency for energy saving, combined with low vibration and low noise.

About the Author:

Jason Slaughter specialises in advising on technical issues to provide practical solutions to cooling problems.  He can be contacted at Aerco, a stockist and franchised distributor of electrical components that partners with world-class manufacturers to supply aerospace, defence, medical, industrial, rail and transportation markets throughout the world. 

Message or phone Jason on +44(0)1403 260206 and find out how he can help.


Oxley LED lamps in stock at Aerco
04/01/2017 14:02:47 NewsOxley News

Three Oxley LED lamps in various coloursNow in stock at Aerco, the distributor and stockist of electrical and electronic components servicing hi-rel markets, is the OXL/CLH/100 range of LED lamps that will find extensive applications in military and civil aircraft and vehicles.

Offering the inherent advantages of LED technology that include: greater reliability, safety and durability, improved efficiency, lower operating temperatures and operating costs, the CLH/100 series has a 10mm mounting, an 80° or 100° viewing angle and is sealed to IP66.

With an operating and storage temperature of -40 to 85°C, the range is available in standard and high intensity versions offering a luminous intensity from 34 to 1,250mcd.   Current rating is 15 or 20A and a range of voltage options provide a high degree of design flexibility.

The range is built with an aluminium black nickel body and is available in low profile or prominent format with flush mounting.

To learn more about products at Aerco, please message us  or call us on 01403 260206.

Winter Woes
04/01/2017 14:06:10 News

Two planes on a runway in the snowYou may be familiar with the film, “Planes Trains and Automobiles”, a movie starring the great Steve Martin and the late, great, John Candy. This film follows the adventures and misadventures of Steve Martin’s character as he struggles to get home for the Thanksgiving Holiday, initially hindered, but eventually helped by John Candy’s character.

This film is almost a documentary. At the end of November, the transport system of the USA goes into meltdown as everyone tries to get home for the holiday. Planes fill up with passengers, and freight tends to be pushed onto the back burner, causing delays in deliveries.

Then, we have Christmas. Obstructing the US Mail is a Federal Offence, punishable by imprisonment. I have known Freight Consignments to be taken off Aircraft to be replaced by Christmas Cards, and it is a very brave and foolish Cargo Master who objects.

And if that isn’t bad enough, we have the weather. Warm, moist air is drawn up from the Gulf of Mexico, and slams into Arctic blasts from the north, creating super cells that dump huge amounts of snow on the Eastern Seaboard, that take days to clear, exacerbating existing delays in the shipment of goods.

So, as we move into winter, if you are sourcing goods from the USA, it is a wise virgin who keeps her lamp trimmed, or in this case, it is a Wise buyer who gets his order in early.

If you have a requirement for December or January, or even February, call us now to discuss scheduled deliveries. Better that your goods are on our shelves rather than sitting on the tarmac in New Jersey. It’s all about flattening the curves.

To learn more about products at Aerco, please message us  or call us on 01403 260206.