We designed this material handling fan to replace a competitor fan wheel, which had been failing every week. It’s used for moving a mixture of copper and aluminum shavings in this industrial metal-making application. After months of operation, our replacement is in good working condition.
Our trim handling industrial exhaust fan uses a radial blade profile with a backplate and gussets for extra strength. It uses a crusher-duty motor and AR400 wheel blade material for wear resistance. AR400 is classified as carbon steel. It is abrasion-resistant with a minimum hardness on the Brinell scale of 360 and a nominal hardness of 400.
If you have a similar project, contact an application engineer to discuss it in more detail.