Fluted Filter Mats Reduce Maintenance in High Airflow Electrical Enclosure Cooling
Pfannenberg, a leading global manufacturer of thermal management technologies, has re-engineered the filter mat for its 4th generation Filterfans for electrical enclosures. Filterfans 4.0 spin optimized fins and rotor blades to maximize airflow with minimal energy consumption and employ high-performance louvers that expand the surface area on the filter mats. What is more, Pfannenberg’s patented click mechanism on its Filterfans 4.0 has a unique, patented 4-corner fastening system enabling safe and quick, tool-free installation, allowing the filter medium to be replaced in seconds. These unique Pfannenberg fluted filter mats extend service life by 300% vs. traditional filter media.
Figure 1: With flow optimized fins and rotor blades
Featuring an innovative fluted design, these filter mats enable increased airflow efficiency without compromising durability. While easily installed in seconds with only a single hand, Filterfans filter mats require less frequent replacement—extending service life by 300%. This efficient and capable design earns Filterfans NEMA Type 12 certification.
In all, Filterfans 4.0 combine 11 field-proven patented features for an industry-leading cooling solution. Options include NEMA Type 3R/4/4X / IPx6 Washdown Rainhoods, UV Protected Plastic for use in direct sunlight, EMC shielding to attenuate RF signals and exhausting fans for custom applications.
Figure 2: The PKS 3000 Series Air/Air Heat Exchangers use Pfannenberg’s next generation Kinetic Cooling System to exchange and remove heat from an electrical enclosure.
For dirty, dusty, gaseous, humid, or chemically-contaminated environments that require a closed loop system to protect electronics, Pfannenberg’s PKS Series Air to Air Heat Exchangers provide additional protection. These units are well-suited for cooling industrial electrical and IT components, sensors and drives on outdoor systems, and food and beverage industry enclosures.
Low maintenance and easy to install, PKS Series Air to Air Heat Exchangers feature the new Pfannenberg Kinetic System air-to-air technology, taking advantage of a cooler ambient environment to operate with approximately 1/3 of the power required by a traditional industrial AC unit for greater energy efficiency and reduced operating expense. The PKS series is an ideal technology to use when there is a temperature difference between the internal target temperature and the surrounding temperature (∆T≥10°C). An air/air heat exchanger removes heat from inside of the enclosure to the cooler environment using the least amount of energy while still providing a closed loop ingress protection.
Visit www.pfannenbergusa.com/thermal-management/filterfans/pf-series-filterfans to learn more about Filterfans filter mats, and www.pfannenbergusa.com/thermal-management/air-to-air-heat-exchangers to explore the advantages of Pfannenberg Kinetic System cooling.