Press archive 2009

26 October 2009

HyBlade® is among the winners of the 7th Materialica Design + Technology Award 2009

On 13 October 2009, the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award was presented for the seventh time on the occasion of the MATERIALICA Trade Fair. This award stands for excellent, innovative design or engineering achievements in the Material, Surface / Technology, Product, CO2 Efficiency and Student categories. In addition, the jury presented a Best-of-Student Award and a special prize, the CO2 Efficiency Award.

Mr Rainer Müller (right) accepts the prize for ebm-papst and is delighted at this honour.
Mr Rainer Müller (right) accepts the prize for ebm-papst and is delighted at this honour.

The EC HyBlade® series of axial fans from ebm-papst convinced the jury in the "Product" category by its very high energy efficiency and improved noise behaviour. Unlike conventional die-cast aluminium blades, the fan blades consist of an aluminium inlet that was sprayed with fibreglass-reinforced plastic. The metallic carrier absorbs the mechanical forces during operation and ensures a long-lasting connection to the rotor. The plastic gives the blade a shape that is optimised according to aerodynamic criteria. Winglets reduce unwanted air flows between the circumferential blade and wall ring, which improves the efficiency and the noise behaviour. The impact on the environment is significantly reduced by a resource-conserving production process and energy-efficient operation.

The renowned award is sponsored by MATERIALICA, the industry trade fair that for 12 years has stood for material-driven and supplier-oriented product innovations for materials applications, surfaces and product engineering, especially for the automotive, aerospace, mechanical engineering, medical technology, sport and consumer goods industries.

All award-winning products were on display in the Design Show at the MATERIALICA Trade Fair from 13 – 15 October 2009.

Katrin Lindner
Trade press coordinator
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