Fantech have chosen to manufacture the fan guard and housing from ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) plastic rather than galvanised steel. ABS plastic has a good balance of tensile strength, impact and abrasion resistance, surface hardness and electrical properties.
Plastic can also be recycled to help minimise its impact on the environment and moulded to any shape or size to maximise the efficiency of its design. The injection moulding process has enabled Fantech to create a smooth, aerodynamic superior inlet bell for minimum noise and maximum airflow.
The change in manufacture process has provided an opportunity to review the appearance of the fan and this has resulted in a stylish, ivory coloured grille. The smooth finish of the new grille means it can be easily cleaned while installed, or readily removed with a simple twist and pull action.
A prime consideration in the design of the new vogue series was to make the fan simple and quick to install. In the past, customers had to undo a whole heap of screws to remove the grille and then fix the unit to wood in the ceiling or wall. Now the grille can be easily removed, and quick fitting swing locks have been added to keep the fan in place in suspended ceilings or plasterboard walls and ceilings, while extra holes are provided for fixing to brick or concrete.
The new Vogue series feature an aerodynamic axial flow fan driven by an enclosed motor suitable for 200-240V single-phase 50H electrical supply. Precision ground ball bearings, which are greased and sealed for life within the motor, can accommodate reasonable thrust loads, allowing the fan shaft to be installed at any angle.
The motor is ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) compliant and has a Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM) meaning it will not cause radio interference. The housing is fire retardant and the grille/guard complies with regulations concerning its safety features and strengths.
The new Vogue series can be mounted at any angle in wall or ceilings and can be used as an exhaust or supply fan through ductwork using the optional duct adaptor. The fan is pre-wired and includes a lead and three-pin plug. Two speed and variable speed control switches can also be used with the Vogue fans.
The new series are available in three sizes – 200, 250 and 300mm diameters.