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February 27, 2013 - Cooling fan models OA109, OA172SAP, OA172SAPL, OA180, OA225, and OA280 are available in versions for applications where dust, moisture, or other contaminants might come into direct contact with fan. Along with IP55-rated sealing for safe, reliable operation and extended service life, fans feature diecast aluminum frames and dual ball bearing system. Additional features include voltage ranges of 115 and 230 Vac, power ratings from 8–158 W, and airflows of 110–1,130 cfm.

Orion Fans Delivers IP55-Rated AC Fans Designed for Rugged Environments

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Orion Fans/Knight Electronic
10940 Alder Circle
Dallas, TX, 75238

Press release date: February 19, 2013

OA Series fans feature diecast aluminum frames and dual ball bearing system for use in rugged environments…

DALLAS, TX – Orion Fans, a leading manufacturer of standard and custom AC and DC fans, fan trays and accessories, has expanded its product offering to include IP55-rated versions of its OA Series AC fans, making them ideal for rugged, harsh environment applications. These fans feature diecast aluminum frames and a dual ball bearing system to deliver a reliable and quiet cooling solution.

“In harsh environment settings, where dust, moisture and other contaminants may come into direct contact with the fan, the IP55-rated sealing is required to ensure safe, reliable operation and an extended service life of the device,” said David Luna, product marketing manager for Orion Fans.  “With distributor inventory and the shortest lead times in the industry, these robust AC fans can be shipped quickly for new product designs or for retrofit and/or replacement.”

The IP55-rated AC fans include the following models, OA109, OA172SAP, OA172SAPL, OA180, OA225 and OA280 fans, which are available in voltage ranges of 115VAC and 230VAC and power ratings from 8W to 158W, with airflows of 110CFM to 1,130CFM.

Other sizes, as well as DC fans, and blowers with special functions such as tachometer output, locked rotor alarm, pulse width modulation (PWM) input, and thermal and constant speed controls, are also available upon request.

Pricing for the IP55-rated series AC fans in OEM quantities start at $20.60 with lead times of stock to twelve weeks.

For more information about Orion’s comprehensive line of AC and DC fans, fan accessories, fan trays, and blowers, contact an authorized Orion distributor; or contact Orion Fans at 10557 Metric Dr., Dallas, TX, 75243; call 800-323-2439, e-mail at, or visit Orion on the web at

Orion Fans, a division of Knight Electronics, Inc. is an ISO9001/2000 global manufacturer of standard and custom AC and DC fans, fan accessories, fan trays, and blowers.  Established in 1995, Orion Fans supplies quality engineered and competitively priced cooling products and assemblies to OEMs worldwide.  The company has engineering and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

For more information, call 919-872-8172, or e-mail

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