SEMA 2018: Revolutionary Flex-Wave Electric Fan from Flex-A-Lite Produces 20 Percent More Airflow

With high-horsepower and racing as popular as ever, it only make sense to provide racers and car builders new and improved technology in terms of their cooling system. Flex-a-Lite knows that, and that’s why they’re always looking at new ways to improve their product line for serious car fanatics.

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Just this week during the 2018 SEMA Show, our friends at Flex-a-Lite have made a big announcement regarding their latest product!

Official Release:

The Revolutionary Flex-Wave™ Electric Fan from Flex-A-Lite® Produces 20 Percent More Airflow

The revolutionary, patent-pending Flex-Wave electric fan from Flex-A-Lite has greater airflow, is more efficient and is quieter than traditional S-blade and straight-blade designs. The Flex-Wave fan moves up to 20 percent more airflow than Flex-A-Lite Trimline fans, and up to 25 percent more airflow than the comparable electric fans from the competitors!

Using advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics software, Flex-A-Lite engineers developed a blade consisting of an aerodynamic profile flowing through a sine-wave path. The design was then prototyped and tested in a wind tunnel to verify increased airflow and improved efficiency.

More than having just a different look, the Flex-Wave electric-fan blade has several aerodynamic advantages for air movement:

  • The leading edge of the fan blade is no longer a single, solid line. The sine-wave design creates leading edges that cut through the air first. This starts movement in the air around the blade with greater efficiency.
  • The wave surface of the blades creates channels for the air to move along, producing more airflow and reducing energy losses.
  • The wave surface forms a winglet at the tip of the blade, further increasing efficiency by reducing air vortices.
  • The trailing edge of the fan blade also has variations, which reduces wind noise.

 

The all-new Flex-Wave electric fan is available in the following sizes:

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Part No.          Dimensions (inch)    Air Flow (cfm)

236                  16 × 16½ × 3¾            2,660

234                  14¼ × 14¾ × 3½         1,900

232                  12 × 13 × 3½               1,325

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