Datawind Filterfans® Cool in IT Environments Without Sacrificing Valuable Rack Space

Do you need IT cooling, but struggling to find a good fit for a space restricted installation or an enclosure pre-built without cooling in mind?

The new Datawind Filterfan® has been designed for exactly this need. The Datawind Filterfan® is ideal for IT racks with rails that get in the way of a traditional filterfan, and removes the need to sacrifice valuable rack space to achieve needed cooling.

Demands of IT environments

Some enclosures, especially in IT environments or in manufacturing floor IT installations, are built without room for cooling technology to protrude into them. As the IT cabinets move closer to the machines and onto the factory floors there are unique requirements for electronics cooling.  Without standard IT clean room cooling available, this can create issues when trying to use a traditional filter fan, such as Pfannenberg’s industry-leading Filterfan 4.0™. Thanks to the new zero-protrusion design, Pfannenberg Datawind Filterfans® allow for the same unmatched enclosure cooling in these unique cases where electronics cooling is needed and space restrictions are a significant concern. Datawind Filterfans are certified for Indoor Use (NEMA 12/IP55), providing electrical enclosures with protection against water and dust.

Datawind Design

Perfectly designed for IT racks, the Datawind Filterfan’s external mounting system enables more storage racks to fit into the cabinet, all while providing the same mission-critical cooling function. The new filterfan product includes an LED indicator light to give a warning when the temperature exceeds the desired temperature inside the cabinet, or of a fan malfunction or clogged filter. What’s more, the 30° sloped top design avoids dust collection and improves overall safety.

Designed based on the proven Filterfan 4.0™ line, the new Datawind Filterfans® deliver the same benefits in restricted space environments. The product’s fluted filter mat delivers three times longer service life, and it can make use of Pfannenberg’s existing PFA exhaust filters. The filterfan’s 6-foot long IEC power cable is located on center of the fan to allow the door to hinge in both directions. Plus, the 13-foot long cable connecting the filterfan to an adjustable dual thermostat allows the fan to toggle on or off depending on cooling needs, while also controlling the LED indicator light if the temperature rises above a desired threshold.

Filterfan options

The new Datawind Filterfans are available with several different customizable options: color, Black housing (RAL 9004) with a black Filterfan® or White housing (RAL 9003) with a light gray Filterfan®; 115v or 230v power supply; and three unimpeded airflow ratings of 38, 152, or 560 CFM. Fitting into an existing standard filterfan® cutout, the Datawind line can be installed with power tools. The only need is to drill mounting holes and a 2” hole for connections.


Check out the unboxing video to learn more about the New Datawind Filterfan’s Unique Features

 

Datawind Video

 

Tips for Determining What Filter Fan Suits Your Application and Environment

Select a filter fan appropriate for the electrical equipment in use, cooling demands, and environmental conditions

By Chris Marlow, Solutions Engineer

Filter fans perform a critical task of moving the hot air from within electrical enclosures to the external environment while also protecting equipment from ingress of harmful dust, water, or other materials. Cooling is necessary to protect sensitive electrical components from overheating and becoming damaged. When appropriate, filter fans are a popular choice for this cooling task due to their low energy usage and ease of installation.

The fan component of a filter fan provides this critical thermal protection, while filters keep airborne particles like dust from getting into the enclosures and damaging the equipment inside. Filter fans also help to protect equipment from water, ice, snow, animal ingress, or vandalism, depending on the environment.

Selecting the correct filter fan for a given application requires consideration of that application’s heat load information and what temperatures need to be maintained, as well as the environmental conditions.

Which Filterfan for which application?

Invented in 1958 by Otto Pfannenberg, the original Filterfan® has evolved over the last 50 years to provide protection for electrical enclosures in a variety of applications, specifically, in indoor, outdoor, or extreme environments. Each environment has particular considerations, and so filter fan design is custom-made to match those concerns.

Indoor Use

In indoor environments, filter fans can be used in applications such as test stands in manufacturing facilities, IT racks in data storage applications, or drive enclosures. Indoor filter fans are designed to protect these electrical enclosures using a fan, a filter, and louvers. This design provides needed cooling, protection against airborne particulates, and enables light washdown procedures. Pfannenberg, the company founded by the original Filterfan® inventor of the same name, remains the industry leader in filter fan design. Its indoor Filterfans 4.0 TM feature louvers with wing qualities and a lip at the end help pre-collect dust. Pfannenberg has also created a pleated filter design that provides more surface area with the same filter volume used compared to mesh filters, which allows for more dust to be collected before airflow is constricted.

Outdoor Use

Outdoor filter fans have all of the same design considerations of indoor filter fans, with a focus on cooling and dust collection, but with the added considerations of weather, solar radiation, and animal ingress. Key applications for outdoor filter fans include battery storage, such as for solar panels, and pump stations with enclosed pumps. In these and other outdoor filter fan applications, enclosures protect electrical equipment from weather, animals, and other possible damage, but introduce cooling requirements in order to keep equipment close to ambient temperatures. Outdoor filter fans must therefore be designed like indoor ones, but with added protection against outdoor hazards. Pfannenberg’s 3R Filterfans® for outdoor use protect against heavy rain with water pathways and drain holes that are designed to draw water away from the fan instead of accumulating and causing flooding. This design, along with added seals, also protects against hazardous ice formation. Finally, the outdoor-specific 3R Filterfans® are designed with UV-resistant materials to avoid the degradation than can happen to unprotected plastics in the sun.

Extreme Environments

Though the outdoor filter fan design can cope with significant weather-related hazards, some environments, both indoors and outdoors, are simply too extreme for the above filter fan designs. These cases include industrial food processing or bakery applications where high pressure washdowns are necessary. It also includes outdoor applications in regions with significant snow accumulation that could block airflow, and enclosures that might be subject to vandalism, among others. In these cases, the addition of a rainhood provides the additional protection necessary to ensure uninterrupted filter fan and electrical component operation. The rainhood’s metal shell provides solid protection against breaking, hides the filter fan from vandalism, provides another barrier against the entrance of water in washdown procedures, and prevents snow from accumulating in the path of airflow. Pfannenberg’s Filterfan® + Rainhood combination is the market-leading solution for use in extreme environments.

Tips for selecting the correct filter fan

Given all of the environmental and application considerations, there are a number of tips to keep in mind when selecting a filter fan for any given environment.

Determine if a filter fan is a viable option

The first step should always be to determine whether a filter fan is the correct cooling and protection solution for a given application. Answering “yes” to all three of the following questions means that a filter fan is likely a good cooling solution:

  • Is the ambient temperature lower than the desired temperature within the enclosure?
  • Is the environment free of corrosive airborne particulates and gases?
  • Is the heat load within the range for which a filter fan can provide adequate cooling?

This third question, of course, leads into the next tip, since it might not be possible to determine whether the heat load is suitable for a filter fan right away.

Assess application needs

The next critical step is to collect as much information as is possible about the application, the enclosure size, the components inside enclosure, the temperature these components should be maintained at, any environmental hazards (sun, rain, snow, animals, etc.), and what the environment’s temperature range is. Additionally, other considerations like clearance requirements, washdown procedures, foot traffic around the filter fan, or other similar considerations should be noted. These considerations will help to determine not only the appropriate size, flow rate, and type of filter fan to use, but also helps to determine whether a metal rainhood is required and how the filter fan(s) should be configured.

Consult an expert

It is critically important to gather the information described in the last tip because cooling experts need that information to be able to specify the correct filter fan for each application. More information translates into better overall suitability for the application, and therefore the greatest assurance of balancing protection and cooling with cost efficiency and minimal maintenance. At Pfannenberg, experts analyze this information using specialized software to determine the appropriate size, flow rate, configuration, and environmental protections for the application’s ideal filter fan. Pfannenberg manufactures Filterfans® in seven different flow rates and several different sizes, and can configure these with a single exhaust, two exhausts, or with a fan in and fan out, depending on the application’s specific demands.

Consulting with experts not only ensures a right-sized solution that will ideally balance airflow, protection from the environment, and cost; doing so also helps to ensure that the filter fan will keep electrical components free from water and dust, and properly cooled, in order to extend the lifespan of those components. If a filter fan is too small, the components could overheat, leading to early failures, unplanned downtime, and additional cost. If a filter fan rated for indoor use is used outside, ice buildup or sun exposure could lead to broken seals and dangerous water incursion into the electrical enclosure.

When configured properly, the only maintenance required for filter fans is regular filter replacement to ensure that a consistent flowrate and cooling capacity can be maintained. The lifespan of a filter depends on the application –a bakery with fine dust requires more frequent filter changes than most manufacturing test stand applications – so experts should be consulted to determine the ideal maintenance schedule for each application.

Conclusion

Filter fans are critical to protecting electrical equipment from overheating, water, and airborne debris so that the equipment can continue to run safely and efficiently. Finding a filter fan suitable to each particular application and environment requires careful research and the assistance of experts. By considering heat load, environmental conditions, and other factors in consultation with an expert, it is possible to reduce maintenance needs and cost while keeping electrical equipment protected.  In applications in indoor, outdoor, and extreme environments, well-designed filter fans keep electrical equipment functional and safe.

Pfannenberg Offers Next Day Delivery for Outdoor Series 3R Filterfans®

Need items fast? Don’t sweat it!

As part of the “24 Hours Filterfan Program”, simply place your order by 4:30 pm EDT and rest assured that your Outdoor Series 3R Filterfan® will ship from the factory the following day.

 

Pfannenberg’s Outdoor Series 3R Filterfan® provide electrical enclosures with protection against ingress of falling dirt, harmful effects of rain, sleet, snow and external ice formation. The Filterfan® also features UV resistance plastic to prevent premature degradation from direct sunlight. Pfannenberg’s Outdoor Series 3R Filterfan® also eliminates the component cost and labor for installing a rainhood.

The Outdoor Series 3R Filterfan® reaches a particularly high airflow with flow optimized fins and rotor blades. The fluted filter-mat provides triple service life by holding more dust before airflow is impeded, extending the mean time between maintenance (MTBM) for outdoor enclosures. The new series offers 11 patented features, including a patented 4-corner fastening system that allows toolless installation in seconds in most enclosure wall thickness.

Pfannenberg’s Outdoor Series 3R Filterfans® are offered with eight different airflows in multiple sizes and voltage (AC & DC). They are also available in two colors – black and light grey. The family includes matching exhaust filters for a complete setup for your enclosures. They are UL listed, NEMA, CE and RoHS compliant.

Now that warmer temperatures are upon us, keeping your application up and running can be a challenge. If you need your Outdoor Series 3R Filterfan® right away, don’t sweat it. For more information on the 24 Hours Filterfan® Program, visit https://www.pfannenbergusa.com/24-hours-shipping-filterfans/

Pfannenberg Announces New Outdoor Filterfan® (TYPE 3R)

High-Airflow Fan Operates Outdoors in a Range of Conditions Without Requiring a Rainhood

Lancaster, NY – Pfannenberg, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of thermal management technologies, announces the new Outdoor Filterfan®, a rainproof filter fan with an unrivaled airflow suitable for outdoor weather conditions, which makes a rainhood unnecessary for most applications.

Pfannenberg’s Outdoor Filterfans® are certified to TYPE 3R. providing electrical enclosures with protection against ingress of falling dirt, harmful effects of rain, sleet, snow and external ice formation. Further, it features UV resistance plastic to prevent premature degradation from direct sunlight. Traditional outdoor solutions would require installation of a rainhood over the filter fan. Pfannenberg’s Outdoor Filterfan® eliminates the component cost and labor for installing such a rainhood.

Like the millions of field-installed Filterfans® 4.0, the Outdoor Filterfan® reaches a particularly high airflow with flow optimized fins and rotor blades. The fluted filter-mat provides 3x longer service life by holding more dust before airflow is impeded, extending the mean time between maintenance (MTBM) for outdoor enclosures. The new series maintains the 11 patented features, including a patented 4-corner fastening system that allows toolless installation in seconds in most enclosure wall thickness.

Pfannenberg’s new Outdoor Filterfans® are offered with eight different airflows in multiple sizes and voltage (AC & DC). It is also available in two colors – Black and Light Grey. The family includes matching exhaust filters for a complete setup for your enclosures. They are UL listed, NEMA, CE and RoHS compliant.

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3 Solutions to Protect your Electrical Enclosures From Condensation and Humidity

What is condensation?

Formation of condensation is one of the biggest dangers for electrical enclosures. Condensation is caused by hot, humid air coming into contact with a colder surface than the air dew point.

With Spring’s typical variable weather conditions, outdoor enclosures are even more exposed to the risk of condensation. Condensation can also occur indoors if the humidity is too high.

When the humidity is high is does not take a large change in temperature to cause condensate to form inside the cabinet.

How to prevent condensation?

The most efficient solution is to combine Filterfans® and Heaters with control devices such as Hygrostats and Thermostats. Fan Heaters are typically used in outdoor applications where ambient temperature can threaten sensitive electronics. Radiant Heaters are often used to reduce humidity and control condensate within the enclosure.

1. Filterfans® + Rainhoods

Filterfans® are the ideal solution for clean, non-hazardous environments with an acceptable ambient (outside the enclosure) temperature range.

Designed for use with standard Filterfans®Pfannenberg’s new Rainhoods (Patent Pending) protect your application from harsh environments like rain, water spray, snow or fluids from being drawn into the enclosure.  This product feature a robust design rated to NEMA TYPE 3R/4/4x and IPx6 when used with Pfannenberg Filterfans®.

Adding a Heater to your Filterfan® + Rainhood solution will ensure a proper humidity control. This combination is the optimum solution for the economical and energy efficient cooling of electrical enclosure components.

2. Fan Heaters

Pfannenberg Heaters prevent condensate build up and therefore protect against corrosion.

Compact fan heater with thermostatFan HeaterMini radiant heaterThe PFH-T Fan Heaters with Thermostat are designed to protect electronics from the effects of low temperatures such as corrosion, freezing or condensation, which can damage critical components within a control enclosure.

The PRH-M Mini Radiant Heaters are ideal for small outdoor enclosures, preventing condensate formation.

The FLH Heaters are ideal for use in larger electrical enclosures.

3. Thermostats / Hygrostats

Industrial ThermostatHygrostat FLZ 600

Pfannenberg’s Hygrostats allow you to effectively control the humidity level inside the enclosure. These devices are used to start the heater or filterfan® if the predetermined humidity threshold is reached.

When combining a Pfannenberg Thermostat with a Filterfan®, the fan can be controlled to turn on and off based on the temperature inside the cabinet.

The benefits to this combined system are:
• Extended fan life.
• Reduced energy consumption.
• Reduced consumables and maintenance.

As a system; Filterfans, Heaters, Thermostats and Hygrostats will ensure that the environment within the enclosure is ideal for the performance and service life of the critical electronics.

 

Filterfan 4.0 New Video

Trust in the Original

Otto Pfannenberg’s invention of the Filterfan® in 1958 was a milestone in the area of industrial thermal management. From generation to generation, our world-class engineers have been working on the continuous technological development of Pfannenberg Filterfan® products. Numerous improvements are continuously made including several breakthroughs, so valuable that they required international patents. All in all our Filterfans 4.0™ contain 11 field-proven patented features!

Discover below our New Video presenting the great features of our Filterfans 4.0™ line: quick and easy to install, to maintain or to replace and still no tools are required!

Important for the use of Filterfans®:

  • Use Filterfans® to force the surrounding air into the electrical enclosure, so that a slight overpressure builds up inside the enclosure.
  • The surrounding air enters the electrical cabinet exclusively via the Filterfans®, which ensures that it is filtered.
  • Install the Filterfans® in the lower third of the electrical enclosure and the exhaust filter as close to the top as possible. This assists the natural convection of the air and avoids hot spots within the enclosure.

Is your enclosure located in a wash-down area? Then Pfannenberg’s Rainhoods are your to-go choice! Their direct spray barrier and high air-flow baffle allow for superior protection from overspray entering the cabinet while minimizing airflow loss, more info here!

 

Pfannenberg Filterfans® to Cool the Control Cabinets for a 50 MW Photovoltaic Plant in the Philippines

PROinSENER ENERGÍA. Cooling the control cabinets for a 50 MW photovoltaic plant in the Philippines.

The application

A 50 megawatt solar power plant was built in Palo, Leyte Island, and linked to the power grid of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines in March 2016.

It is the second solar farm built in Eastern Visayas after the one in Ormoc City. Now, with three power sources of NGCP in Leyte, together with the geothermal plant at Tongonan in Kananga town of Leyte, there is enough providers for the energy needs of Leyte and Cebu.

The new solar plant consists of 188,000 solar panels built on a 70 hectar property located about eight kilometers inward from the main highway.

The customer

PROinSENER ENERGÍA is a Spanish provider for containerized solutions They design and manufacture transformer stations, solar inverted stations, electrical rooms, electrical panels and other containerized solutions for different applications: renewable energy, mining, water pumping stations, emergency units, etc.

PROinSENER has more than 400 MW installed worldwide, from the Philippines to Chile, with projects in Jordan, Morocco, Brazil, etc.

Our solution

PROinSENER has supplied 15 inverter stations in 40’HC containers. Each of them generates 2.8 MW for the 50 MW PV plant in Leyte Island. Philippines. Each control cabinet in these stations is provided with Pfannenberg’s  4th Generations Filterfans.

After evaluating different options on the market, PROinSENER’s choice fell on Pfannenberg’s original filterfans. When it comes to safe and cost-effective cooling of control cabinets with filtered ambient air, our filterfans are the first choice. Since Otto Pfannenberg invented it in 1958, they have held a leading position in the market.

The latest generation is even expanding this lead – with no fewer than 11  patent protected features as for example the closed housing, which reaches guaranteed high system of protection IP 54 and IP 55, or the fluted filter mat which, in the IP 55 model, keeps the volume flow constantly high but increases the service life (time between 2 mat changes) by 300 %.

Our εCOOL series sets standards in terms of capacity, cost-efficiency and maintenance friendliness.

PF 65.000 – 505 m3/h Outdoor filterfans IP 55 for demanding indoor and outdoor applications. UV protected.

Facts at a glance

Task

  • Control cabinet cooling in solar inverter containers.

Application

  • Photovoltaic plant in Leyte Island , Philippines.

Solution

  • N. 30 PF 22.000 IP 54 + n. 30 PF 65.000 IP 55.

Success factors

  • High quality products with the highest level of protection for extreme conditions.
  • IP 55
  • Long term agreement with Pfannenberg regarding warranty and worldwide support.

Pfannenberg’s New Nema Type 3R/4/4X Rainhoods

Filterfan Rainhood

Designed for use with standard Filterfans®, Pfannenberg’s new Rainhoods protect your application from Harsh environements like rain, water spray, snow or fluids from being drawn into the enclosure.

The New Rainhoods feature a robust design rated to NEMA TYPE 3R/4/4x and IPx6 when used with Pfannenberg Filterfans®. This product come in different sizes and is designed to be compatible with existing Pfannenberg Filterfans® and Exhaust Filters.

Product Features Includes:

Multi-Dam Seal Technology
High compression, closed cell gasket w/multiple seal dams ensuring a proper NEMA Type / IP rating seal to the enclosure.  
Easy Installation
The mounting bracket can easily be installed to the enclosure around the existing cut-out.
Maximized Airflow & Superior Overspray Protection
Direct spray barrier and high air-flow baffle allow for superior protection from overspray entering the cabinet while minimizing airflow loss.
NEMA Type 3R/4/4X / IPx6 Design
This mounting system was designed to ensure a proper NEMA Type / IP rating and protection when used with Pfannenberg Filterfans® and exhaust filters.
Rugged Steel Construction
Industrial version is available in powder coated RAL 7035 light grey galvanized steel, ANSI 61 dark grey, and 304 or 316 stainless steel cover design. Sanitary version is available in a stainless steel, FDA compatible white gasket design. 
Easy Maintenance
Our tool-less design allows for easy removal of the rainhood for maintenance and filter mat replacement. Tamper-proof options also available.

 

Filterfan RainhoodNew Sanitary Rainhood

In addition to our standard painted and stainless steel designs, Pfannenberg also offers a specialty 4X stainless steel rainhood to meet the FDA compatible requirements found in Food & Beverage Manufacturing Facilities.

FDA Compatible White Gasket Design
Our white gasket design is ideal for Rainhoods that are used on enclosures in Food & Beverage applications. This gasket allows for easy detection of any contamination and is free of potentially harmful color additives.
Easy Washdown and Disinfection
With a smooth, clean and seamless design, Pfannenberg Rainhoods allow for easy washdown and disinfection. Direct spray barrier design allows for superior protection from overspray entering the cabinet while minimizing airflow loss.
Easy Maintenance
Easily remove the rainhood for maintenance and filter mat replacement. The gasket will not be  compromised due to it’s ultimate bond with high peel/shear resistance and excellent UV aging. Tool-less design comes standard, tamper-proof option available.
Robust Sealing Against Enclosure
A primary design element found within our rainhoods is the robust sealing of our gasket. Our gasket features; multiple seal dams with a high compression ratio and dense closed cell material. This gasket found in both our regular and sanitary designs.

 

The Complete Solution that Meets UL 508A / UL 50E Requirements for Environmental rated Accessories for Enclosures.

Pfannenberg tested its Rainhoods and filterfans  for NEMA 4/4X with and without the fan running which is a requirement in order to meet the UL 508A Environmental rated Accessories for Enclosures. This guarantee the high quality and superior performance that our customers expect from Pfannenberg.

UL Certification for Pfannenberg Rain Hoods:

  • UL508A – NITW2.E175229
  • UL508A / UL50E = FTTA.E489500

Don’t hesitate to consult  E489500 UL Online Certification Directory for more information.

 

Pfannenberg, the first Global Manufacturer to offer UL Listed Filterfans – Worldwide

TRUST IN THE ORIGINAL

Our invention of the Filterfan® in 1958 was a milestone in the area of industrial thermal management. Today Pfannenberg provides a wide range of different solutions for industrial thermal management and is thus one of the few specialists that can provide the appropriate devices for virtually all industrial thermal management requirements – worldwide.



With the UL Listed Certification Pfannenberg is the only global manufacturer who offers to its customers a certified robust product, dedicated to harsh environmental requirements, without further protection –  worldwide.


Easy Integration

UL Listed Filterfans® meet the demand of Pfannenberg global customers by helping them save time, efforts and money when their application needs to be UL approved.

Pfannenberg’s unique Filterfans® also feature an innovative “Click & Fit” mechanism with a patented 4-corner fastening system enabling safe and quick, tool-free installation allowing the filter medium to be replaced in seconds.

All in all, our Filterfans® 4.0™ contain 11 well-thought out patent protected features.

Recognized Quality

Being UL Listed proves that Pfannenberg Filterfans® follow industry standards and national safety standards. Pfannenberg Filterfans® are made from high quality, durable ABS plastic that stands up to shock, vibration and wide temperature ranges found in the industrial environment.

In addition to UL certification, Pfannenberg Filterfans® carry an out-of-the-box IP55, NEMA Type 12 system of protection. Optional Filterfan® models include an EMC and UV resistant designs.

Performance, Installation & Maintenance – YOUR ADVANTAGE

Pfannenberg Filterfans® offer an enormous degree of service, mounting and maintenance-friendliness due to:

  • Industry Standard integrations: Filterfans® can be seamlessly integrated into industry standard enclosure cut-outs.
  • Reduced Installation Costs: The patented 4-corner fastening system allows a tool-free installation in seconds and guarantees a secure hold.
  • Easy Maintenance: The design cover’s fastening system with grill supporting hinge requires only a single hand to replace the filter mat in seconds.
  • Optimized airflow: Airflow optimized fins and rotor blades guarantee maximum airflow with minimal energy consumption using high performance louvers and more surface area on fluted filter mats.
  • Extended Lifetime: With our fluted filter mats, Filterfans® reach NEMA Type 12 protection. Additionally, the fluted mats extend service life by 300% requiring less frequent replacements.
  • Additional Accessories: Filterfans® can be used with thermostats to reduce energy & maintenance costs. NEMA TYPE 3R/4/4x and IPx6 Rainhoods (see below) are also available in steel and stainless steel for outdoor and wash down applications.

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Industry First UL Listed Rainhood Solution

Pfannenberg Rainhoods (Patent Pending) feature a robust design rated to NEMA TYPE 3R/4/4x and IPx6 when used with Pfannenberg Filterfans®.

Options include painted galvanized steel, stainless steel and FDA compliant food and beverage grade versions.

NEW Sanitary Rainhood: In addition to our standard painted and stainless steel designs, Pfannenberg also offers a specialty 4X stainless steel rainhood to meet the FDA compatible requirements found in Food & Beverage Manufacturing Facilities.


With the UL Listed certification, Pfannenberg proves once again that The Original Filterfan is the best choice to guarantee trusted Thermal Management, for all applications, worldwide.

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Pfannenberg – Global Solutions and Support for OEMS


When it comes down to the final decision on whether or not to purchase new equipment for a plant, the decision tends to fall down to three major concerns:

  1. What preventative yearly/monthly/weekly/daily maintenance is required?
  2. Is it able to withstand the environment?
  3. How much time and money will it save?

For OEMS to be competitve and meet the needs of their end use customers, there are 3 main areas that are looked at when choosing the supporting components for their equipment.

Components that are Built to Last

For more than 60 years, we have been helping guarantee production safety for OEMs and end users throughout the world.  Sensitive control technology needs to be protected from many environmental conditions. With NEMA Type 4/4X, IP 56 protection, our cooling units satisfy the toughest environments.

Support and Accessibility

Pfannenberg innovation has made it one of the largest globally operating manufacturers of thermal management and process cooling equipment today.  Our wide product range includes complete system solutions for machine and enclosure cooling along with visual and audible signaling devicesfor events that require alarm, warning or indication notifications.

Support… when and where it’s needed – In addition to manufacturing facilities location on three continents, Pfannenberg has developed a worldwide network of local subsidiaries and sales/service partners eager to meet your service needs and help you select the correct solution.

If maintenance of your enclosure cooling system is required you can expect immediate assistance from Pfannenberg. Our repair service affords you the fastest possible response – nationally or internationally. We ensure that your cooling system is returned to optimal condition – even if it’s not a Pfannenberg product.  Our on-site service gets you back on-line faster, eliminating the transit time associated with factory repair programs.

Experts in Industry Group Solutions

As a leading thermal management solutions
company, we can develop products quicker than the competition while optimizing the solution for that specific industry group’s requirements. The high performance of our products comes from years of research and design experience. Trust us to be the experts in your industry to provide you  with the proper cooling solution.


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