Thomas Sauer, head of design area B and electronics at EBM-Papst accepted the design award on behalf of the company

GERMANY: EBM-Papst has received an international Red Dot Award 2017 for the design of its AxiBlade axial fan.

Based on a modular system, the AxiBlade axial fan is used in ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning systems. It features housings with aerodynamically optimised geometries complemented by profiled impeller geometry and winglets for maximum efficiency.  This combination allows AxiBlade axial fans to operate in a wide variety of applications with optimum efficiency of up to 54%.

A record number of over 5,500 products from 54 countries registered for this year’s competition. Explaining its choice, the judges stated: “AxiBlade has an impressive modular structure. Its flexibility and functionality set special standards.” Designs from a total of 47 categories received awards in the Product Design area of the Red Dot Awards.