Horton introduces new WindShift swept-blade design

Parts Truck Parts and Service Staff July 30, 2014

WindShift_WSEblades_288x338Horton announces its most efficient fan blade to date, the WindShift WSE, has been computer-optimized to provide a superior combination of increased airflow and reduced operating noise.

With its new design, WSE generates greater static pressure at slower speeds. The WindShift WSE blade is ideal for Tier 4 and Stage IV agricultural, construction, industrial and power generation equipment, the company says.

The WindShift WSE Modular Fan is available in diameters of 21 to 41 in. (610 to 1040 mm) and 2.44- to 5.94-in. (62 to 151 mm) pitch widths. Other WindShift blades include WSC and WSD, which are engineered for low-restriction airflow applications and fit a narrower, more compact space.

Horton says all WindShift blades contain UV-stabilized materials with high glass content. As a result, Horton says WindShift modular fans maintain their strength and durability through a wider scope of temperatures and operating conditions.

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“OEM engineers appreciate the design flexibility and fast prototyping and testing that WindShift fans provide,” says Nels Johnson, vice president business development. “The new WSE blade is another essential component to help them meet the more stringent emissions and noise directives in a wide range of applications.”

WindShift fans also offer greater design and manufacturing flexibility for higher performance and faster, easier testing and prototyping, Horton says. The fans are constructed with innovative clamshell knuckles that clamp each blade to a 0.25-in. (6 mm) steel center disk. This allows blades to be set to a specific pitch angle for increased airflow, the company says.

WindShift modular fans are offered in pitch widths ranging from 1.88 to 6.32 in. (48 to 161 mm) and diameters from 24 to 52 in. (610 to 1320 mm). Fans are provided with 3 to 16 blades, equally spaced or staggered to modulate system noise. In addition to flat-plate center disc mounting, Horton adds straight- and tapered-bore adapters are available. WindShift modular fans are compatible with Horton fan drives. Other options include clockwise or counterclockwise rotation and custom center disks for virtually any blade count, fan diameter and pilot or bolt circle pattern, the company says.