Axial fans are a type of fan that consists of a single-bladed impeller encased in a plastic or metal cage. They draw air in and propel it forward at the same axis, hence the name axial fan. Axial is the most common type of non-industrial fan and is the design of most floor and table fans.
Their primary purpose is as a cooling fan often included as part of a bigger system to cool machinery down during and after use. As such, axial fans come in a wide array of sizes and voltage requirements. They are also used to affect airflow, either by propelling or sucking air throughout a system.
RS Components carries axial fans for a variety of functions, including cooling fans for heavy machinery down to CPU units.
If you are building a custom server cabinet, CPU, or other units with mechanical hardware that produces a lot of heat, you will need to include at least one cooling fan in your build. Choosing the right fan for your build depends on the space available, how much heat your build generates, and what power supply is available.
Filter our selection by sizes, such as 80mm fans and 60mm fans, by power consumption, such as 5v fans, 12 volt fans, and 24v fans, or more broadly separate as DC fans or AC fans.
As the designation "axial fan" covers any type of fan by this design, they can be found in other applications beyond electronics. Rather than being used for cooling, axial flow fans are commonly used to accelerate the flow of air in HVAC systems.
Depending on which way the impeller's blades spin, axial flow fans will propel or intake air. This makes them highly versatile in HVAC systems of all sizes.