Flex-A-Lite® has now incorporated its Flex-Wave™ electric-fan blade into the LoBoy 16-inch fan to create a new, class-leading fan assembly. Making use of the aerodynamic efficiencies in the patent-pending Flex-Wave fan blade, the LoBoy electric fan produces alcass-leading 3,000 cfm of airflow.
In our testing, the LoBoy Flex-Wave electric fan had 33 percent more airflow than the leading competitor. The Flex-A-Lite LoBoy measures just 3 3/16 inch at the electric motor. This fan packs a ton of airflow into a package that will fit in tight engine bays.
Using advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics software, Flex-A-Lite engineers developed a blade consisting of an aerodynamic profile using a sine-wave path. The design was then prototyped and tested in a wind tunnel to verify increased airflow and improved efficiency.
Beyond having a different look, the Flex-Wave electric-fan blade also has several aerodynamic advantages for air movement:
- The leading edge of the fan blade is no longer a single, solid line. The sine-wave design creates leading edges that cut through the air first. This starts movement in the air around the blade with greater efficiency.
- The wave surface of the blade creates channels for the air to move along, producing more airflow through the radiator and reducing energy losses.
- The wave surface forms a winglet at the tip of the blade, further increasing efficiency by reducing air vortices.
- The trailing edge of the fan blade also has variations, which reduce wind noise.
The new LoBoy Flex-Wave electric fan is available as both a puller (Part No. 238) and pusher (Part No. 239).
Based in Fife, Washington, Flex-A-Lite has been a
leader in performance cooling products for more than 50 years. With this
advanced technology in the new Flex-Wave electric fan,
Flex-A-Lite is once again leaping ahead of the competition.
Please visit Flex-A-Lite.com or call 800-851-1510 for more information.