Press archive 2013

16 September 2013

Car seats with integrated fans

Air conditioning makes the high temperatures of summer tolerable in cars. Unfortunately, conventional seats insulate the buttocks and back from the cool air, causing sweating that can lead to tension on exposure to draughts. Ventilated seats can help by effectively conveying the moisture away from the body. Modern fans are at the heart of this air conduction system, ensuring complete in-vehicle comfort.

Compact fan for seat ventilation, with integrated electronics and communications interface
Compact fan for seat ventilation, with integrated electronics and communications interface

To avoid draughts, in ventilated seats the transported air is guided parallel to the seat's surface. The seat and the backrest have a sandwich construction made of different functional layers. Air conduction has to satisfy the usual automotive requirements such as absolutely smooth operation, long and maintenance-free service life, and electromagnetic compatibility. And of course the fan has to build up enough pressure to force the air through the fabric. Modern compact fans from ebm-papst St. Georgen with integrated electronics and communications interfaces satisfy these requirements. They communicate with the car's air conditioning system to adjust their output and also work very efficiently. Several fans are fitted into a vibration-absorbing frame to minimise the transmission of vibrations to the seat. The integrated construction also reduces logistics costs. The right design depends on the individual case and calls for the fan specialist's years of experience to achieve the optimum solution for the lowest cost and effort.

Anja Niessner
Phone: +49 7724 81-1311
anja.niessner@de.ebmpapst.com

ebm-papst St. Georgen GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
Hermann-Papst-Straße 1
78112 St. Georgen