Types of Industrial Fans in South African Industries

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WingFan Africa offers a range of high-quality industrial fans designed for the various industries across South Africa.

WingFan Africa specialises in custom replacement impellers for OEM manufacturers and supplies a range of industrial fans. Its products optimise industrial processes, ensuring that your operations remain efficient and reliable.

This article explores the different types of industrial fans we offer, and where they are found within our industries. 

What Classifies An Industrial Fan?

Industrial fans maintain air quality, control temperatures, and ensure ventilation across various industrial settings.

These powerful machines can move large volumes of air or gas, providing essential ventilation in manufacturing plants, mining operations, and other industrial environments. There are two main types of industrial fans: axial fans, which move air parallel to the fan’s axis, and centrifugal fans, which move air perpendicular to the fan’s axis.

Each type has unique motor, blade, and hub features that make them indispensable in different scenarios.

Custom Replacement Impellers for OEM Industrial Fans

Impellers significantly impact the fan’s efficiency and performance.

Impellers can deteriorate over time, leading to increased energy consumption and reduced performance. WingFan Africa specialises in custom replacement impellers for OEM industrial fans, offering tailored solutions to improve equipment efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and longevity.

These custom impellers are designed to match the exact specifications of the original equipment, ensuring seamless integration and enhanced performance.

In addition to this product, we can manufacture the replacement impeller on-site while you wait.

Cased Axial Fans

Cased axial fans are well-known for their high efficiency and space-saving design.

These fans are enclosed in a cylindrical housing, which helps direct the airflow and increases the fan’s efficiency. WingFan South Africa’s cased axial fans are ideal for applications where space is limited, but high airflow is required. 

They are commonly used in HVAC systems, cooling towers, and other industrial applications where reliable and efficient airflow is essential. With their reliable construction and high-performance capabilities, cased axial fans from WingFan South Africa are a trusted choice for any industrial setting.

Where They Are Used and For What Purpose:

  • Manufacturing Plants: Ventilation and cooling of machinery and workspaces.
  • Power Plants: Cooling of generators and turbines.
  • Chemical Industries: Venting of hazardous fumes and gases.


Mancoolers are designed to provide high volumes of airflow to cool large areas and ensure worker comfort and safety.

In hot and humid industrial environments, mancoolers play a crucial role in maintaining a comfortable temperature, which reduces the risk of heat-related illnesses and improves overall productivity. 

WingFan South Africa provides powerful, durable, and efficient mancoolers to ensure your workforce stays cool, even in the most demanding conditions.

Where They Are Used and For What Purpose:

  • Mining Operations: Providing ventilation and cooling in underground mines.
  • Steel Mills: Cooling of hot work environments.
  • Warehouses: Improving air circulation and reducing heat stress for workers.

Large-volume Exhaust Fans and Air Blast Coolers

Large-volume exhaust fans and air blast coolers maintain air quality and temperature control in large industrial spaces.

These fans are designed to move large amounts of air, removing hot, stale air and replacing it with fresh, cool air. This improves the working environment and protects sensitive equipment from overheating. 

WingFan Africa’s large-volume exhaust fans and air blast coolers are engineered for maximum efficiency and reliability.

Where They Are Used and For What Purpose:

  • Manufacturing Plants: Removing hot air and fumes from production areas.
  • Automotive Industry: Cooling of assembly lines and workstations.
  • Food Processing Plants: Maintaining air quality and temperature control to meet hygiene standards.

South Africa’s Go-To For Industrial Fans

South Africa has many industries that are reliant on industrial cooling solutions.

WingFan Africa, with our extensive range of products and expertise in custom solutions, ensures that your industrial fans meet the highest standards of efficiency and reliability.

Reach out to our team for all your industrial fan needs and experience the difference in performance and quality.

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