Fans


Fans

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High Efficiency – Performance Driven
The success of the modern pork facility depends on many variables of which longevity, efficiency and performance of the ventilation fans are a substantial part. AP’s fans stand up to these challenges protecting the health of your ventilation investments.

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Built for Durability

From resilient and aerodynamic fiberglass housings with stainless steel mounting hardware to heavy duty fan guards with a baked on finish, AP is quality unsurpassed.


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Built for Efficiency

We are designing and building fans year after year that are constantly surpassing
previous energy consumption barriers with even greater airflow performance.


 

 

Ventilation Fans: Performer Series

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Performer Series Ventilation Fans

When the design team at AP was given the challenge of developing the Performer Series fan line, three goals were paramount. Performance, efficiency and longevity all needed to be maintained while keeping the price as competitive as possible. You will find the Performer Series ventilation fans have not only met, but exceeded these goals.

 

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Performer Belt Drive Fan

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Performer Direct Drive Fan

Shown with optional fiberglass discharge cone


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Performer Direct Drive

The heart of the Performer Series is the specially engineered high efficiency fan motor. Unlike fans that use a smaller 48 frame motor, AP’s Performer direct drive fans include the larger 56 frame motor providing exceptional, higher performance while allowing for much cooler motor temperatures on variable speed applications. Warranted for three full years, Performer Series direct drive fan motors will keep your fans running smoothly.

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A. Motor Casing… The removable plastic cap at the rear of the motor houses the internal capacitor which has been placed there to provide better aerodynamics and prevent moisture from entering through the top. The 5/8″ internal shaft offers the ability to use large bearings. These double sealed ball bearings are of the highest quality and will give many years of trouble free service.
B. Easy Access… By removing the plastic motor cap the whole rear of the motor is exposed allowing very easy access to the wiring terminals as opposed to the cramped area of most motors.
C. Water Slinger… Even a double sealed bearing can have water driven into it when a fan is running. The slinger on the motor shaft ‘tosses’ the moisture away into the airstream so it never gets near the bearing.
D. Motor Mounts… Heavy 3/16″ all aluminum motor mounts provide a ridged mount to help eliminate vibration and will never rust. These mounts tend to be much sturdier that the commonly used thinner stainless steel mount.


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Performer Belt Drive

Includes the following:

Heavy duty 56 frame TEAO dual voltage motor, specially designed to match the propellers and fan for optimal performance and effciency.

‘Heavy-duty’ drive train; 1″ material drive shaft allowing for larger pillow block bearings resulting in enhanced longevity.

Automatic belt tensioner.

Large diameter pulleys with greasable pillow block bearings to promote greater belt wrap, smoother operation and extended belt life.


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Performer Efficiency

Performance Series fans outlast the competition with a lifetime warranted, carefully balanced composite fiberglass blend blade to provide smooth and efficient operation. Props are designed to complement motor efficiency and produce the highest possible air output at the lowest cost and live a much longer life compared to plastic, steel or cast aluminum props.


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Performer and Competitor Fans Include:

White PVC Shutter - A white PVC shutter with plastic rod hinges is standard equipment. Optional aluminum shutter available for 12″-36″ fans with optional motor operator where required.

Motor Mounts - All aluminum motor mounts constructed of heavy guage materials.

Fan Guards - Heavy duty fan guards with baked on finish.

Fiberglass Housing - Durable and aerodynamic fiberglass housing with stainless steel mounting hardware (limited lifetime warranty).

Belt Tensioner - All belts stretch, the question is, who checks for slippage? Don’t spend big money on a high-tech fan only to lose that efficiency months later to improperly tightened belts. All AP belt drive fans come standard with an automatic belt tensioner. Less hassle and continued performance month after month.

Competitor Series

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Competitor Series Ventilation Fans

To be a player in today’s international marketplace, the modern pork producer needs a competitive edge. AP’s Competitor Series fans are the airflow champions. Available in up to 54″ models and harnessed with high efficiency motors, they are capable of moving up to 30,000 cubic feet of air per minute. Competitor Series fans are another powerful tool to help you compete in today’s world marketplace.

Featuring stainless steel hardware and heavy guage, corrosion resistant aluminum drive train support, these fans are loaded with advanced features, such as a high performance propeller and a high efficiency 1.75 Hp motor in single phase or three phase.The fiberglass housing and discharge cone is durable and aerodynamic. An optional winter closure panel is also available.

 

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Competitor Belt Drive Fan
Shown with optional fiberglass discharge cone

 

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Competitor Direct Drive Fan
Shown with optional fiberglass discharge cone


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Competitor Direct Drive

Direct drive Competitor Series fans feature high efficiency 1/3 HP motors and durable, fiber reinforced nylon propellers. A five bladed propeller configuration provides for optimal air output while producing minimal operational load on the motor.


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Competitor Belt Drive

Includes the following:

High performance stainless steel prop.

1.75 HP Motor.

1″ drive train allowing for larger pillow block bearings and enhanced longevity.

Automatic belt tensioner.

Large diameter pulleys with greasable pillow block bearings to promote greater belt wrap and extended life.


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Competitor Pit Fans

Easy cleaning and low maintenance, Competitor Series variable speed pit fans are ideal for minimum ventilation needs and removing hazardous pit gases. Choose from the Competitor 24″ wall fan combined with a durable plastic pit transition or an economical one-piece pit unit with external shutter.


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Performer and Competitor Fans Include:

White PVC Shutter - A white PVC shutter with plastic rod hinges is standard equipment. Optional aluminum shutter available for 12″-36″ fans with optional motor operator where required.

Motor Mounts - All aluminum motor mounts constructed of heavy guage materials.

Fan Guards - Heavy duty fan guards with baked on finish.

Fiberglass Housing - Durable and aerodynamic fiberglass housing with stainless steel mounting hardware (limited lifetime warranty).

Belt Tensioner - All belts stretch, the question is, who checks for slippage? Don’t spend big money on a high-tech fan only to lose that efficiency months later to improperly tightened belts. All AP belt drive fans come standard with an automatic belt tensioner. Less hassle and continued performance month after month.

Specialty Fans

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Specialty Fans
Whether winter or summer, your livestock needs to have maximum comfort levels to achieve optimum results. AP’s selection of specialty fans can improve upon otherwise marginal environments. Be it high powered cooling, gentle circultation or something in between, look to AP for a cost saving solution.

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Basket Fans

Designed for year round use, the basket fan is often run slowly in the winter to reduce heat stratification and ‘dead spots’. In the summer, it serves as a high velocity cooling fan. Basket fans are available in 24″ and 36″ single speed and variable speed models. With it’s versatile mounting options that adapt to most applications, basket fans feature heavy duty fan guards with baked on finish, high efficiency motors and propellers and nearly 8,000 cfm of circulation, making it one of the best turbulence fan values on the market today.


Circulation (Stir) Fans

Used primarily for cooling, this fan produces 11,300 cfm at 0 SP. The orifice ring increases the throw because the air stream doesn’t spread as quickly as it would with an open wire basket. Flexibility in mounting allows for the direction of air when needed. AP’s 36″ circulation (stir) fan is highly effective in reducing heat stress, increasing the rate of gain and feed conversion.


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Pump Out Pit (POP) & Duct Fans

Ideal for low air requirements of small farrowing or nursery rooms, AP’s duct fans are a simple, sensible and very cost effective solution for ventilating pits. These fans deliver more precise amounts of air under windy conditions than larger fans.

Virtually all liquid manure storage pits are equipped with pump-out ports. The pump-out pit fans are housed in foot-long, 10″ diameter PVC pipe and can be easily adapted to these existing 10″ PVC pump-out ports for pump-outs that do not extend into the manure. PVC pipe extensions and 45° elbows are avaialble.

 

Accessories

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Quality Fan Accessories
Look to AP for the finest in fans and fan accessory equipment. We offer a large selection of cost saving options to enhance your ventilation systems to help you achieve optimal ventilation conditions.

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Fan Hoods… Every ventilation fan that must function in cold weather or strong winds should be equipped with a protective hood to allow proper operation. All weather fan hoods for 14″-24″ fans save on costs by improving fan efficiency, particularly in windy or cold weather conditions. Constructed of fiberglass for long life, these hoods permit low RPM fans to deliver rated CFM volume.

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Wind Deflector Cones…Minimize the effects of head winds with minimal sacrifice of fan performance. Inexpensive and simple to install, wind deflector cones can be easily adapted to new or existing fans to improve the efficiency and performance of the total ventilation system.

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Transit Tub™… The Transit Tub™ is ideal for confinement installation applications where a full pit waste system is planned and pump-outs are not required. Made of rugged fiberglass that is guaranteed for life, the Transit Tub™ fits fans from 8″ to 24″.

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Insulated Panels… Designed for the coldest weather, these insulated panels seal out even the most extreme winter conditions (Winter Closure).


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Competitor Pit Transitions…

For Competitor and Performer 12″-24″ fans, from Performer Series wall fans to deep pit ventilation fans used to remove dangerous gases from buildings with inside manure storage, the Competitor Series pit transition is available where pump outs are required. These corrosion-proof units are constructed of heavy duty poly for years of trouble free service.
Quick-Lock Kits The quick attach fan mounting hardware simplifies cleaning and maintenance by allowing the fan to be removed quickly and easily for regular cleaning or keep fans operating at peak performance. Stainless steel pit transitions are also available for 14″-24″ fans where pump outs are not required and sidewall curtains are necessary.


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Discharge Cones…

Made of durable fiberglass, AP’s optional discharge cones boosts fan output by as much as 15% while also increasing efficincies. The 14″-36″ fiberglass cones are provided as a one-piece unit and 50″ & 54″ in an easy to ship and assemble 3- or 4-piece units.


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PVC Airfoil Shutters…

The true airfoil design of the shutter blade makes it extremely productive and allows for very little performance loss. The true beauty of a PVC shutter is the low maintenance and easy cleaning. Unlike the problem aluminum shutters have with being destroyed by bending, the PVC shutter can be twisted and wrenched without damage. All parts are replaceable, so any possible damage can be repaired for minor costs.

Aluminum Shutters…

There are no steel parts to rust on AP’s all-aluminum shutter with the only non-metallic parts being the nylon washers and sleeves. The nylon sleeves are self lubricating and only need to be cleaned to be functional. The most unique feature of the all-aluminum back-draft shutter is its ability to move to a full open position. This is accomplished by putting the shutter blade pivot pins in an off-center position. Other shutter blades are hinged at the top of each blade which does not permit full opening, creating shutter drag on the motor.

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