• Industrial-Grade Motor and Gearbox

    • Inline helical-cut gears for efficient, reliable and durable operation
    • Ball bearings designed to accommodate hanging and thrust loads of Powerfoil 8
    • Double lip seals to prevent any potential oil leakage
    • Vented and lubricated for life with synthetic oil
  • Patented Aerofoil System

    • Patented aerofoil system includes eight aerofoils and winglets that provide maximum airflow and efficiency
    • Unique aerodynamic design enhances both energy efficiency and airflow by eliminating vortex formation at the aerofoil tips
    • Cuffed winglet design eliminates wind noise
    • Patent-pending AirFences™ redirect the fan’s air velocity profile, contributing to a 28% improvement in coverage area
  • Controller

    • IP65-rated controller employs an easy-to-read LED display in a compact, wall-mounted package
    • EMI/RFI filter limits interference with other electronic equipment
    • Rotary switch disconnect for lock-out/tag-out requirements
    • Easy integration into building automation systems
  • Hub System

    • Patent-pending hub system includes hub, aerofoil retainers and hub clips that offer tough and reliable performance
    • Machine-cut precision components result in uniform load distribution to promote overall longevity and durability
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    Fire Control Panel Integration

    • Standard, power-on shutdown fire relay included for seamless fire-control panel integration
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    Control Options

    • Be the master of your domain. Powerfoil®8 has several control options available—check them out!
    • Easily control Powerfoil 8 with the digital keypad, touch control and LED display of the wall controller.
    • Integrate Powerfoil 8 into your facility’s fire suppression system and keep employees safer.
    • Add SmartSense™ to automatically adjust your fan’s speed based on temperature changes and seasonal conditions.
    • Integrate Powerfoil 8 into your building automation system for automatic centralized control of all your building’s systems.
  • Plus Hybrid Aerofoil

    • Pushes air at an angle, moving it over and around obstructions
    • Unique, aerodynamic aerofoil and winglet designs enhance both energy efficiency and airflow by eliminating turbulent airflow at the aerofoil tips
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    SmartSense

    SmartSense is an automated system with three user modes: Winter, Summer and Manual.

    • Winter Mode: Automatically adjusts the fan’s speed to minimize the temperature differential between the floor and ceiling
    • Summer Mode: Increases fan speed as the floor level temperature rises
    • Manual Mode: Takes the system off autopilot and gives the user full control of fan operation

Featured Case Study: Paul Cates Stable

"Summers down here can be tough. Before buying Big Ass Fans, there wasn't much we could do about the heat, but this summer has been a different story. The fans help a lot and are worth every penny." Paul Cates, Owner, Round Rock, Texas

Summary

Cates installed two 24-ft (7.3m) Powerfoil®8 fans by Big Ass Fans®, greatly relieving his patrons, horses and himself. The fans work with the arena’s exhaust system to generate a consistent, cooling breeze throughout the space, keeping lessons and training sessions comfortable. “The horses and I have to deal with the heat the most, and Big Ass Fans help me get through the day,” Cates said. He noted his particularly willful horses, which were once especially affected by soaring temperatures, now rarely experience fatigue.
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