OEM Air Moving Blog

Video! Discover How Partnering with AMETEK DFS Can Help You Win
AMETEK Dynamic Fluid Solutions can provide you so much more than an off-the-shelf blower, motor and pump. We can become a true technology partner empowering your company to: Keep Reading
VIDEO! Why Nautilair Blowers are the Ideal Choice for Combustion Applications
For more than two decades, AMETEK Dynamic Fluid Solutions (DFS) has designed and manufactured industry-leading Nautilair® Combustion Blowers, helping engineers build high quality systems, including commercial and residential boilers, hot water... Keep Reading
Review of Nautilair® Brushless Blowers by Design World's Managing Editor
Design World managing editor, Mike Santora, examines our Nautilair® Brushless Blower line in this video. Watch and learn how the product features make Nautilair® brushless blowers suitable for many applications and help engineers design end products... Keep Reading
Not Your Grandfather's Brushed Universal Motors... Anymore
Universal motor-driven vacuums have been a staple in many industries for years. Whether it’s for vacuum cleaners, scrubbers, extractors, central vacuum systems, material transport, animal dryers, foggers or sprayers, these brushed motors are... Keep Reading
WHITE PAPER: Learn Fluid Moving Basics for Medical Device and Equipment Designs
Without doubt the medical device industry is more fluid than ever. Manufacturers must constantly move and change to deliver complex technological advancements more quickly to market. Keep Reading
AMETEK DFS and Wayne Taylor Racing: Partnering on the Track
AMETEK Dynamic Fluid Solutions (DFS) is a leading manufacturer of blowers, motors, pumps and fans. Wayne Taylor Racing (WTR) is an internationally recognized championship winning sports car racing team that competes in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar... Keep Reading
How to Prevent Bed Sores with Medical Beds
Introduction What is decubitus? How can it be prevented for loved ones and patients? These questions and other related topics are discussed in further detail in the following blog. Learn more about decubitus and preventive treatment, with an... Keep Reading
Loop Control: Open Loop Versus Closed Loop Blowers
What's the Difference between Open Loop Blowers and Closed Loop Blowers? What's the difference between open loop control and closed loop control? In simple terms, open loop control is like driving a car. As you drive, you give the car more gas to go... Keep Reading
Why are Cup Motors Used in Blowers?
Use of brushless DC motors is growing faster than any other motor type. Their application in blowers is no exception. Among the many benefits these motors offer is the ability to finely control speed — everything from fixed speed to blowers run... Keep Reading
Brushed Vacuum Motors - How to Change Their Brushes
Brushed motors have driven blower, fan, grinder and vacuum designs for more than 100 years. They remain more relevant than ever as their core strengths — simplicity in control, cost-effectiveness, reliability and high peak torque outputs — are... Keep Reading
How Do I Get a Blower to Perform Properly for a Given Application?
Engineers selecting a blower for a particular installation must have detailed knowledge — or at least estimates — of the application’s operating point as well as a plot of the system’s resistance curve; the prospective blower performance in response... Keep Reading
The Difference Between Inrush and Operating Current
Consider inrush and operating current, two values relating to a blower motor’s input capacity and output profile. Depending on the context, inrush current — sometimes called locked-rotor amps or starting inrush — is the current a motor draws upon... Keep Reading
Blower Airflow Separation: Where are Bypass Blowers Useful?
In bypass motors, the working air is independent from the cooling air. A separate fan directly cools the motor armature and field. Usually the cooling air enters and exists through slots in the equipment housing. Keep Reading
Brushed Versus Brushless Motors
When you're searching for a motor for your product designs, you may be wondering which is a better choice — brushed or brushless. Let's review five parameters that may be helpful in your decision-making process. Keep Reading
Webinar! Fluid Moving Basics for Medical Devices. Five Reasons to Attend.
We know that engineers and product professionals designing medical devices and equipment are busier than ever. We also know that they are under more pressure these days to design and deliver more quickly to market technologies that are even better,... Keep Reading
On-Demand Webinar! Fluid Moving Basics for Medical Device and Equipment Designs
Engineers and product professionals that understand air movement can drive more quality, efficiency and cost savings into medical device and equipment designs. Watch the webinar now and find out how. Keep Reading
Webinar: Extend Life, Improve Efficiency and Reduce Noise of Vacuum Motors in Floorcare Applications
This panel discussion webinar is available on demand RIGHT NOW! You can view it anytime... anywhere. Plus, you don't have to fill out a complicated registration from. Simply, click the video below to gain valuable insights from two AMETEK Dynamic... Keep Reading
Introducing the Nautilair® Enhanced 12.3" High Energy Brushless Blowers
AMETEK Dynamic Fluid Solutions (DFS) is proud to launch the Nautilair® Enhanced 12.3" High Energy Brushless Blowers to provide hydronic system manufacturers with: A magnet three times more powerful 14 dB less sound Greater efficiency And much more! Keep Reading
Helping Manufacturers Build the Medical Equipment Needed to Fight COVID-19
To help save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic, your company may be racing to expand production of urgently needed medical equipment. AMETEK Dynamic Fluid Solutions (DFS) can help. Keep Reading
How to Change the Brushes on a Lamb® Electric Standard 8.4” Motor
Lamb® Electric vacuum motors have been a staple in the commercial market for many years. Whether it’s for scrubbers, extractors or central vacuum systems, these motors are considered critical because of their durability and dependability. Keep Reading
What Makes a Motor “Universal”?
In the world of motors, one of the most-used designs is called the universal motor. Basically, these motors are wound-field DC motors, where the armature and field are in series, and the current is switched using a commutator and brushes. But what... Keep Reading
What are Brushed Vacuum Motors?
Learn more about brushed vacuum motors with this helpful infographic. The Brushed Vacuum Motors infographic covers: Keep Reading
Consider All Your Needs When It Comes to Fume Evacuation
Fume evacuation is a specialized industrial application, whether for heavy industry (soldering and metal-cutting) — or small-scale medical use such as a suction tool at a dental office. Small scale uses also include medical applications such as... Keep Reading
Finding the Right Motor for Your Fume Evacuation System
When it comes to selecting the right motor for your fume evacuation system, there are three main points to consider: operating environment, performance targets and life expectations. Without consideration of these key areas, even the best motor... Keep Reading