OEM Air Moving Blog

WHITE PAPER: Learn Fluid Moving Basics for Medical Device and Equipment Designs
Without doubt the medical device industry is more fluid than ever. Manufacturers must constantly move and change to deliver complex technological advancements more quickly to market. Keep Reading
AMETEK DFS and Wayne Taylor Racing: Partnering on the Track
AMETEK Dynamic Fluid Solutions (DFS) is a leading manufacturer of blowers, motors, pumps and fans. Wayne Taylor Racing (WTR) is an internationally recognized championship winning sports car racing team that competes in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar... Keep Reading
How to Prevent Bed Sores with Medical Beds
Introduction What is decubitus? How can it be prevented for loved ones and patients? These questions and other related topics are discussed in further detail in the following blog. Learn more about decubitus and preventive treatment, with an... Keep Reading
Loop Control: Open Loop Versus Closed Loop Blowers
What's the Difference between Open Loop Blowers and Closed Loop Blowers? What's the difference between open loop control and closed loop control? In simple terms, open loop control is like driving a car. As you drive, you give the car more gas to go... Keep Reading
Why are Cup Motors Used in Blowers?
Use of brushless DC motors is growing faster than any other motor type. Their application in blowers is no exception. Among the many benefits these motors offer is the ability to finely control speed — everything from fixed speed to blowers run... Keep Reading
Brushed Vacuum Motors - How to Change Their Brushes
Brushed motors have driven blower, fan, grinder and vacuum designs for more than 100 years. They remain more relevant than ever as their core strengths — simplicity in control, cost-effectiveness, reliability and high peak torque outputs — are... Keep Reading
How Do I Get a Blower to Perform Properly for a Given Application?
Engineers selecting a blower for a particular installation must have detailed knowledge — or at least estimates — of the application’s operating point as well as a plot of the system’s resistance curve; the prospective blower performance in response... Keep Reading
The Difference Between Inrush and Operating Current
Consider inrush and operating current, two values relating to a blower motor’s input capacity and output profile. Depending on the context, inrush current — sometimes called locked-rotor amps or starting inrush — is the current a motor draws upon... Keep Reading
Blower Airflow Separation: Where are Bypass Blowers Useful?
In bypass motors, the working air is independent from the cooling air.  A separate fan directly cools the motor armature and field. Usually the cooling air enters and exists through slots in the equipment housing.  Keep Reading
Brushed Versus Brushless Motors
When you're searching for a motor for your product designs, you may be wondering which is a better choice — brushed or brushless. Let's review five parameters that may be helpful in your decision-making process.  Keep Reading