Press archive 2016

Read news and find information from the year 2016.

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20 December 2016 Fresh Ideas for Refrigerated Display Cases

The air conditioning and refrigeration plants in supermarkets are in continuous operation, so energy costs and operating safety are major concerns. From March 5-9, 2017, the gates to EuroShop, the world’s leading retailing trade show, will be open in Düsseldorf. In hall 15 at stand F55, ebm-papst will present proven and new energy-saving solutions for cold-storage rooms and refrigerated display cases.

09 December 2016 Helicopter transports NOVA air conditioners for ebm-papst in Hagenmoos

Some situations require new ways of thinking – and setting up the air conditioners on the roof of the ebm-papst location in Hagenmoos/St. Georgen was one of them! The factory hall is simply too large for conventional setup with a crane. They would have had to build an access road especially for the crane. Instead, they decided to transport the five air conditioners to the roof via helicopter.

24 November 2016 Centrifugal fans for extreme applications

Fan specialist ebm-papst has developed a patented membrane that protects electronic components in fans against corrosion that causes malfunctions – even in environments subject to frequent fluctuations in temperature and humidity. The fans are used primarily in IT and telecommunications applications.

24 November 2016 New drive controller from ebm-papst

Modern intra-logistics applications such as cross belt sorters, warehouse shuttles or driver-free transport systems, as well as the widest variety of applications in automation technology need innovative electronics solutions. The new drive controller VARIOTRONIC VTD-24.40-K4 from ebm-papst, for the position-controlled operation of BLDC engines with a distinctive overload capacity, meets exactly these requirements.

14 November 2016 Stefan Brandl is to become CEO of ebm-papst

The shareholders of the ebm-papst Group, market and technology leader for fans and motors, have appointed Stefan Brandl (48) as Chairman of the Board of Directors. He will officially take up his post on January 1, 2017. As COO, Thomas Wagner is to continue until then as spokesman for the Board of Directors of the corporate group.

20 October 2016 Jubilee Celebration in Shanghai

ebm-papst writes success story in China for 20 years. As early as 1996, the company management of the leading manufacturer of fans and motors recognized China's future potential and set up a subsidiary there.

19 October 2016 ebm-papst sets standards at key trade show Chillventa in Nuremberg

Every two years, the fan sector presents its latest product developments at Chillventa in Nuremberg. Chillventa is considered the leading trade show for refrigeration as used in supermarkets and cold storage, for example. AxiBlade from technology leader ebm-papst is a world first. Its revolutionary concept for axial fans has set another industry standard for energy efficiency, noise and design.

19 October 2016 "Best of Category" Award for CO2-efficient Fan

On October 18, 2016, the winners of the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award were honored during an awards ceremony in Munich.

14 October 2016 Fan selection made easy

Efficient operation in any assumed load condition is the aim of any fan selection. To find the optimum fan for a particular application, ebm-papst offers its FanScout selection software.

14 October 2016 A fan for any scenario

Besides the required air flow, minimal noise emission and increased energy efficiency are key characteristics for axial fans used in evaporators, condensers and heat exchangers in ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning systems. In the form of the AxiBlade, fan and motor specialist ebm-papst has developed a new generation of axial fans that exploit every last bit of optimization potential offered by the current state of the art.

13 October 2016 Efficiency with great style

Axial fans in size category 1,250 mm have been an established part of ebm-papst's product range for several years. Now axial fans of this size can also be combined with the AxiTop diffuser, which not only enables an increase in energy efficiency, but also a decrease in noise emission.

13 October 2016 A gentle giant for air coolers

Low-pressure axial fans are used when the focus is on high air flow rates at very low pressure. This is the case in air-cooled heat exchangers, dry coolers, cooling towers and condensers. Users can now benefit from a new combination of highly efficient, energy-saving EC fans from ebm-papst and special impellers.

10 October 2016 MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS completes the triple

With a successful race in Japan, the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula OneTM Team can celebrate winning the 2016 FIA Formula OneTM Constructors’ World Championship*. In the third year of the partnership, Team Partner ebm-papst extends its congratulations on the Team’s third consecutive title.

28 September 2016 ebm-papst Keeps Heads Cool on the Pit Wall

In the tricky situations that arise during a race, the Engineers on the Pit Wall need to make the right decisions within seconds. Thanks to the air conditioning system supported by fans from ebm-papst, the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula OneTM Team's Engineers have benefitted from a more comfortable environment in which to make their decisions from since the beginning of the 2016 season.

22 September 2016 Intelligent solutions from ebm-papst

The SPS/IPC/Drives 2016 in Nuremberg is the leading trade fair for electrical automation, systems and components. ebm-papst will be at the fair from 22-24 November 2016 presenting solutions for automation tasks and air conditioning in hall 1, stand 1-448.

21 September 2016 System solutions for medical technology

COMPAMED 2016 – High-Tech Solutions for Medical Technology is an international meeting point for manufacturers involved in medical preproduction. ebm-papst St. Georgen GmbH & Co. KG and ebm-papst Zeitlauf GmbH & Co. KG will be presenting their products and medical technology applications in Düsseldorf between 14 - 17/11/2016 in Hall 08b, stand H27.

19 September 2016 ebm-papst is expanding the S-Panther series

Efficient cooling with low energy use The world's leading trade fair for electronic components, systems and applications is taking place in Munich under the motto "inside tomorrow". From November 8 - 11, 2016, the motor and fan specialist ebm-papst ( will be presenting its products and applications from its motor and compact fan program in hall B1, stand 261.

12 September 2016 About 3400 runners weave their way through the Kocher valley

It’s an impressive sight every year when the starter’s gun fires for the various events at the ebm-papst marathon and the long chain of runners passes by between the sports center and the festival grounds in Niedernhall. All told, about 3400 people ran through the Kocher valley on Saturday and Sunday in the 21st edition of the event, which was organized by the “Polizeisportverein Hohenlohe” (a regional sports club) and ebm-papst.

06 September 2016 ebm-papst with expert presentations at Chillventa

During the Chillventa trade show from October 11-13, 2016 the very latest developments in energy efficiency, heat pumps, and refrigeration technology will be presented. It will include three specialist forums, where experts present their in-depth knowledge of current issues in the industry. For refrigeration technology, a total of 46 presentations are planned, with ebm-papst addressing two issues.

24 August 2016 EC fans on the high seas

When Royal Caribbean International ordered "Quantum of the Seas", one of its most stringent requirements was: 20 percent less energy consumption than the precursor ship. Installing EC fans from ebm-papst was enough to achieve that ambitious energy-saving target for the air conditioning. The fans also make very little noise, fulfilling passenger needs for quiet.

18 August 2016 Preview Chillventa

Chillventa, the leading trade show for energy efficiency, heat pumps and refrigeration technology, takes place this year in Nuremberg from October 11-13. ebm-papst will be presenting its latest fans and solutions for a range of applications in hall 4A at stand 313.

28 July 2016 "Impeller geometry is crucial for efficiency and noise level"

Interview with Dr. Lindl on topics such as the significance of the utilization level in fan technology, disruptive innovation and connectivity as well as the latest on the projected institute for electric drives in Künzelsau, Germany.

26 July 2016 New products for railway systems at InnoTrans

InnoTrans, the leading international trade fair for transport technology, takes place every two years in Berlin – this year from September 20 to 23. ebm-papst will be presenting its innovative fans, motors and drive solutions for railway systems in Hall 3.1, Stand 237. The highlight will be its new generation of centrifugal fans, which will be installed in the air conditioners in the new ICE 4 trains.

25 July 2016 Extra-flat fan for heavy-duty applications

The world’s most important trade fair for transportation, logistics and mobility, the IAA Commercial Vehicles, will take place in Hanover from September 22 to 29, 2016. In Hall 11 at Stand D07, ebm-papst will be presenting its new, energy-efficient solutions for commercial vehicle air conditioning, including its new and especially flat axial fan for air conditioning in vehicle cabs.

18 July 2016 ebm-papst Plans Research Center in Osnabrück

ebm-papst Group, world market leader for fans and motors from Mulfingen in Baden-Württemberg (revenues € 1.7 billion/12,500 employees), is planning to establish a research and development center in Osnabrück.

18 July 2016 Award for "Supplier of the Year"

Rational AG relies on GreenTech EC technology from ebm-papst. In June 2016, ebm-papst was designated "Supplier of the Year" for the first time by Rational AG of Landsberg in Bavaria.

15 July 2016 New sales structure ensures proximity to the customer.

The ebm-papst business unit Industrial Drive Engineering is still growing. A sales network was established in April 2016 in order to offer even more proximity to the customer in the region.

08 July 2016 Efficient cooling with low energy use

Reliable cooling of all components is essential for compact, highly integrated electronics in the fields of IT, telecommunication and network technology, as well as in inverters for the automation of solar plants. High packing density requires a high airflow rate and a large increase in pressure in order to dissipate the heat. The specialist in fan and drive technology, ebm-papst, now introduces the 8300 N, a fan which is up to 8 dB(A) quieter than its predecessor.

07 July 2016 ebm-papst helps after flood disaster

Many towns in the region were hit hard by the devastating flood in late May. In addition to the town of Braunsbach near Schwäbisch Hall, which became known throughout Germany due to the massive destruction there, towns near the ebm-papst site in Mulfingen also suffered from the effects of the flooding.

17 June 2016 International Sustainability Day

“Every Day Is a Green Day” – this is the motto of the highly successful international sustainability campaign that ebm-papst's trainees kicked off four years ago. Their goal was to raise awareness for the topic of environmental and climate protection among ebm-papst employees worldwide.

07 June 2016 Another year of record revenue at ebm-papst

Technology leader for fans and motors grows 7.0% to €1.680 billion, employs over 12,550 people worldwide.

01 June 2016 ebm-papst again receives award for research and development

For the second time, technology leader ebm-papst has been awarded the “Innovativ durch Forschung” (innovative through research) seal of approval by Stifterverband, a joint initiative of businesses and foundations promoting science and education in Germany, for its research and development work.

02 May 2016 Rainer Hundsdörfer leaving ebm-papst

By mutual agreement, Rainer Hundsdörfer (58), CEO of ebm-papst Group, has left ebm-papst, the technology leader in fans and drives, with effect from 30 April 2016, due to different views on future corporate management and governance.

26 April 2016 EC centrifugal fans for clean rooms

Tougher product quality requirements call for production in clean or ultra-clean rooms. Even the slightest impurities in the air can compromise production processes and lead to high reject rates. Air supplies for such production environments need to be as free as possible from dust or germs. The RadiCal centrifugal fans from ebm papst are ideal for such applications.

26 April 2016 Two opposing fans with high flow rate and efficiency

Ø 172 × 132 mm counter-rotating fan with large pressure increase. Compact high-performance machines (e.g., for highly integrated electronics in the fields of IT, telecommunications, network technology and renewable energy) require cool air that reliably reaches internal components requiring cooling. In some cases, conventional single fans are too weak.

25 April 2016 “Tandem fan” for more air throughput

80 × 80 × 80 cooling cube more efficient than two single fans. Modern servers, routers, network storage and telecommunications systems with high packing density – and hence high air internal resistance – require highly efficient cooling. Even high-performance fans quickly reach their limits.

25 April 2016 Interconnected fans save energy

ebm-papst has created an interconnected refrigerator control system for the industrial and consumer sectors in collaboration with an American refrigeration unit manufacturer. This is important – especially for contents that must be cooled precisely, such as perishable food, medications, toolmaking and production machines and industrial electronics.

17 March 2016 ebm-papst at Hannover Messe 2016

The fan specialist ebm-papst will be focusing on Industry 4.0 and the interconnected “Internet of Things” at its stand (hall 15, stand F31) at Hannover Messe from April 25 29, 2016. The partner countries of this year's trade fair are the US, where ebm-papst has been represented since 1980 and currently has two locations and around 300 employees there. At its US locations, the fan specialist optimizes its manufacturing processes with interconnected production.

16 March 2016 Gas blower for large-scale applications up to two megawatts

With the new G3G 315, ebm-papst is expanding its product portfolio to include another high-performance gas blower that permits a heat output of up to 2 MW for the first time. It opens up new possibilities – especially for applications requiring decentralized heating solutions.

16 March 2016 Axial fan with integrated diffuser

Modern heating calls for new concepts based on renewable energy instead of fossil fuel. This is why heat pumps are enjoying increased popularity. Modern EC fans make a significant contribution to ensuring that they operate efficiently, economically and extremely quietly. Motor and fan specialist ebm-papst has once again set new standards in this area.

15 March 2016 NiQ - The latest generation of energy-saving motors

The NiQ, a drive motor for cool air distribution in evaporators and for cooling in condensers, is the logical advanced development of the proven iQ motor series from ebm-papst. The EC motor features an impressive efficiency improvement and optimized costs. It is even suitable for use in the food sector.

15 March 2016 Axial fans for high-performance evaporators

The axial fan family for evaporators – "AxiCool" from ebm-papst – has new members. The new sizes – 500, 630 and 800 – are designed with high-performance evaporators and air coolers in the commercial and industrial cooling sectors in mind. They are ideal for use in large cold storage facilities and the refrigerated warehouses and production rooms used in the food processing and food industries.

11 March 2016 ebm-papst opens building phase in St. Georgen

After a construction period of twelve months, ebm-papst has held a celebration to open the first new part of their building work in St. Georgen-Hagenmoos. This technological leader which produces fans and motors has invested around €5m into a new production area spanning 3,800 m2.

15 February 2016 Design award for fan by ebm-papst

At the German Design Award 2016 the energy-saving fan for evaporators by ebm-papst has been given a "Special Mention" award in the "Energy" category for its outstanding design quality. This award is given to products with a design that has especially successful aspects or solutions.

12 February 2016 German Vice Chancellor at ebm-papst

Sigmar Gabriel visits manufacturing site in Mulfingen-Hollenbach.

02 February 2016 Innovation for refrigeration, ventilation, and heating technology

At the Mostra Convegno 2016 trade fair, ebm-papst is introducing innovations for refrigeration, air conditioning, and ventilation technology at two stands. In Milan from March 15 to 18, 2016, recent developments in the field of refrigeration, air conditioning, and ventilation technology are being presented in Hall 24, Stand B21-C22, and in Hall 7, Stand E32-E40, the highlights of heating technology.

21 January 2016 Pleasant climate in MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS paint shop

An air conditioning upgrade is helping to make work quieter and more pleasant for employees in the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula OneTM Team’s paint shop in Brackley, UK – and has reduced energy consumption by 64 percent.

12 January 2016 ebm-papst buying electronics specialist IKOR

The ebm-papst Group, the world market leader in fans and motors, acquired a majority shareholding in Spanish electronics specialist IKOR on 1 January 2016. In doing so, the technology company with its headquarters in Mulfingen (Baden-Wurttemberg) is boosting its competence in the field developing and manufacturing electronics. Moreover, the acquisition is set to strengthen its market position in North America and China, among others.