Fans & Blowers White Papers

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The following white papers have been written to provide solutions and information
to the challenges that the engineer faces when selecting the correct component for his
application. It is our intention to continue to grow the information provided here,
and we encourage you to come back to this page periodically for new published papers.
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Ball vs. Sleeve – A Comparison in Bearing Performance

When selecting a fan, the bearings might not come to play in your decision,
however, the importance on fan life, heat endurance, noise and costs can not
be ignored. The selection criteria for choosing the correct fan with the
correct bearings are discussed in this paper.

Choosing a Fan That Best Fits Your Application

To meet the consumer’s ever-increasing demand for faster, more advanced
technology, design engineers are creating systems that maximize power while
minimizing space. Yet this additional power provides design engineers with
a new problem…heat. Without a proper cooling mechanism, a system can overheat
and malfunction. To protect the design, the engineer must select the right fan
for the application.

The Heart of Your System: The Fan

Covering the importance of selecting the right fan for your CPU cooling
application, this white paper presents the fan as the heart of your system.
The fan, like the heart, helps regulate internal temperature, which is
fundamental to the preservation of both your body and your computer. If
the internal temperature of a computer rises too high, crucial components
will fail to operate properly. In fact, the fan can be thought of as the
heart of any system: if the fan fails, other critical components are at
risk of failure, thus leaving the entire system compromised and likely

DC Brushless Cooling Fan Behavior 

DC brushless cooling fans are found in many new applications today; and
are being evaluated by engineers that may not have preciously used fans in
their products. These engineers may not be familiar with all of the
“undocumented features” that are inherent to these types of fans. If the
engineer is not familiar with the characteristics of airmoving devices,
they could be in for a nasty surprise.