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At Flow Tech we pride ourselves on providing the latest, most energy-efficient and reliable HVAC systems, airflow control and air quality products directly to the commercial, healthcare, research and laboratory, institutional, industrial, education and water/wastewater markets. We are consistently researching and educating ourselves on different solutions for the HVAC and construction industry. Earlier this summer we started discussions with a ventilation and drive engineering manufacturer, ebm-papst, about their product offerings and how they could benefit our customers. After several meetings and presentations we both determined that it would be mutually beneficial for Flow Tech to become a local representative of ebm-papst’s EC fans.

Soon after this decision was made we scheduled an in-depth product training and tour at their North American headquarters in Farmington, CT. We got to meet the applications engineers and technical people behind their EC fan line, as well as, continued to build the relationships with their sales and marketing team. It was great to see their corporate office and to get a sneak peak into their engineering building and manufacturing facility. What we discovered about ebm-papst was interesting and made us proud to be their newest rep…

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emb-papst’s product model fans.

About ebm-papst North America

ebm-papst is an innovator and market leader in fans, blowers and motors with core competencies in motor technology, aerodynamics, and electronics. With over 15,000 products, they provide solutions to a wide range of markets.

Headquarters

  • 100 Hyde Road, Farmington, CT 06032
  • 250,000 square feet
  • 275 employees
  • Contract manufacturing
  • Acoustic testing chamber
  • Compete onsite air testing lab
  • ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications
  • Distribution centers in Farmington, CT and Toronto, Canada

Support when and where you need it

Knowledgeable field sales professionals are close by for face-to-face meetings. Dedicated inside sales associates fulfill all ordering needs. To assist with order management, their Customer Relations department provides automated services such as shipment notifications, reorder notifications, and invoicing.

Design and Manufacturing

Beginning with the initial product concept, their application engineers work in tandem with customers to select the best air moving solution to suit specific goals and requirements. Once the prototype has been established, it can then be tested in their state-of-the-art airflow testing chambers to optimize performance. Each chamber has been designed to meet AMCA 210 and ISO 5801 requirements. In addition to their airflow testing capabilities, ebm-papst can conduct comparative sound, temperature, and velocity tests. The electrical engineering team can design everything from simple fan controllers for monitoring fan speed to complex controllers and power supplies, filtering, and specific communication protocols.

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EC condensing fan demonstration unit in ebm-papst’s engineering building.

Logistics and Inventory Management Programs

Their facilities feature over 90,000 square feet of climate-controlled warehousing, and utilize bar coding for real-time inventory management. Supply chain management programs such as Kanban, demand/pull, safety stock, consignment, and local warehousing can be customized.

About ebm-papst Worldwide

The ebm-papst product portfolio numbers over 15,000 products. They offer the right solution for almost every air technology and drive engineering task. In addition, they work to develop very customized solutions that extend beyond their current product line. This is made possible by their extensive team of over 650 dedicated engineers and technicians out of three central locations in Germany.

World Headquarters

  • Mulfingen, Germany
  • Established in 1963
  • Manufacturing: Germany, Hungary, USA, Slovenia, India, China, Czech Republic and Italy
  • Worldwide revenue over 1.5 billion USD
  • 57 sales and distribution groups worldwide
  • 11,000+ employees worldwide
  • Ship over 46 million products annually
  • Certifications: ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & RoHS compliant
  • Over 1,000 patents held in design

Core competencies: motor technology, aerodynamics and electronics

Their innovative technologies keep turning into new industrial standards. Their advantage: They consider aerodynamic relationships as a whole. Thus they combine benchmark-setting motor technology with the intelligence of state-of-the-art electronics and aerodynamically optimized shapes.  The system solution that results from these three core competencies has a synergy that is unique in all the world and makes up the majority of their product line.

GreenTech® EC technology: Motor for the future

Nearly their entire product range is now available with GreenTech, the leading edge EC technology. GreenTech EC motors deliver unparalleled energy efficiency when compared to conventional AC Technology. With wearfree and maintenance-free performance, longer service life, lower noise, intelligent electronic control, and higher aerodynamic efficiency, GreenTech EC motors from ebm-papst are the future of air moving technology.

Three reasons for success: Passion, Quality and Responsibility

Only real passion for fans and motors makes the highest level of achievement possible. With a clear organizational structure, flat hierarchies and a high degree of personal responsibility, they create the perfect foundation – not only for technological innovation, but also for excellent service and active dedication to closely working with their customers.

Of course, their products are also produced with the highest quality – at a total of 17 facilities worldwide. Their quality management is uncompromising and is present in every process stage. This is also confirmed by their certification of compliance with the international standards ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949 and the standard ISO 14001.

manufacturing facility

Inside ebm-papst’s manufacturing facility.

Markets Served

Agriculture

Food storage, greenhouse ventilation, livestock ventilation

Air-conditioning

Air handing units, condensing units, energy recovery systems (ERV), fan coil units, heat pumps, packaged rooftop units

Alternative energy

Battery charging electric vehicle stations, battery/grid cooling, gas compressor stations, generators, power conditioning/backup/converters, solar power inverters, wind turbine cooling

Appliance

Cleaning systems, convection and microwave ovens, food preparation equipment, range hoods, refrigerators

Commercial Refrigeration

Beverage coolers & dispensers, condensers, evaporators, refrigerators & ice making equipment, supermarket display cabinets, vending machines

Data Center

Computer room air conditioners (CRAC), under floor cooling, electronics enclosures, mainframe computers, portable and modular data centers, rack cooling, routers, servers, switches

Heating

Air heaters, burners, gas fired condensing boilers, fireplace inserts, gas heaters, humidifiers, pellet stoves, commercial and residential water heaters

Industrial

CNC machinery, control cabinet cooling & ventilation, exhaust systems, inspection & test equipment, laser technology, military applications, power electronics, transformer cooling, welding/printing

IT/Telecom

Electronics enclosures, mainframe computers, portable and modular data centers, rack cooling, routers, servers, switches, telecommunication equipment

Medical

Blanket warmers, C-PAP machines, CT scanners, diagnostic equipment, MRI, X-ray machines

LED

Architectural and residential lighting, audio-visual equipment, digital signage and displays, high-bay lighting, LED active cooling, stage lighting, street lamps

Transportation

Agriculture vehicles, buses, commercial vehicle ventilation, marine, material handling equipment, railway technology, refrigerated transport vehicles

Ventilation

Commercial and residential ventilation, chilled water systems, cleanroom equipment (FFU, clean benches, air showers)

We’re very excited to start this new rep/manufacturer relationship with such an amazingly diverse and well-established company. Although they have an extensive product offering, Flow Tech will strictly be focused on their EC fan and motor product line. Stay tuned in the upcoming weeks for more on EC technology and why it’s so beneficial. For more information about Flow Tech, or our newest manufacturer, ebm-papst, please contact us today, or visit our website. Be on the lookout for industry news on our social media channels: Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube.

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