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Electric motors for fans. The power of Kolmer

A fan is used to move air. That sounds like a simple application but there is more to it than meets the eye. There are different types of fans. For example, an axial fan is a motor with a fan blade mounted on the shaft, on a motor mount in a round tube. The fan can often be incorporated directly into the pipework. The air is sucked in over the motor. We often see these kinds of fans on board ships.

With radial fans, the electric motor is installed outside the air stream. These fans are often incorporated into air treatment units where they provide fresh air to buildings. All types of fans are powered by electric motors.

Our electric motors for fans are suitable for a wide range of applications

In large extraction systems, such as those of Modesta in Putten, we would find other types of fans. And the same applies to a carpentry factory, where the processing of the wood results in many wood shavings. These are extracted at the machine and collected in a container via a system of pipes. The air is purified using a dust filter. In bread ovens, fans ensure a good distribution of hot air. Fans are also used to cool the loaves of bread.

A more ‘airy’ application of a fan can be found at Indoor Skydive in Roosendaal. Here, no less than 12 fans are set up in a circle, with a total installed power of 2400kW. The fans provide an airspeed of 180kmh which makes it possible to ‘fly’.

Fans are also used for drying all kinds of products. These can be flower bulbs or onions, but also plastic crates that are used at the flower auction. Crates that must be washed before they can be reused. At the end of the washing station there is a large fan to blow the crates dry. All these fans are powered by electric motors.

Customised/custom-made solutions for fans

Each fan has its own specifications. Kolmer Electric Motors will always consult with you as to what capacity is needed. By means of a graph we can determine how many m3 of air the fan moves and what air pressure is realised in the process. Then we look at the electric motor most suitable for this purpose. As we have many electric motors in stock we can guarantee a quick delivery.

Even where specific wishes and needs in the field of air displacement are concerned, the applications are endless. Kolmer Electric Motors has experience with applications of various types of fans and their operation. Our team of specialists is happy to help you find the most efficient and effective solution. In our well-equipped workshop we can also offer you various modification options to create a customised electric motor for your fan. We can also realise custom-made products within a more than acceptable timeframe.

More information or a bit of Q&A regarding your fan query?

At Kolmer Electric Motors we are very familiar with the way fans work. This enables us to help you select the right electric motor. Thanks to our extensive stock and smart logistics, it won’t be long before you have the right power in-house.

Are you curious about our many options or do you have a specific question? Please feel free to contact us without any obligation. Our expert staff will be happy to tell you what all we can do for you.

Applications in the industry:

Fans - Recreation


Brand loyalty is our middle name. Ever since our company was established we are well disposed towards Cantoni Motor and Cemp. Our current range consists of a large variety of electric motors and related products from these worldwide operating brands.

IE1 motors

Series Sg, Sh, SIE | Three-phase squirrel-cage induction motors, suitable for general purpose

IE2 motors

Series 2SIE | Three-phase squirrel-cage induction motors, suitable for general purpose

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Series 3SIE | Three-phase squirrel-cage induction motors, suitable for general purpose

IE4 motors

Series 4SIE | Three-phase squirrel-cage induction motors, suitable for general purpose

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