Workplaces cooler with a Big Ass Fan

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BAF Black Jack gallery The Big Ass Fans’ Black Jack on display at CeMAT 2016 BAF Black Jack gallery

Factory floors in Australia can be extremely hot and sweaty places. Keeping your workers cool is imperative, and the folks at Big Ass Fans (BAF) may have what you need.

Seen at the recent CeMAT expo in Melbourne, the BAF Black Jack model is a portable industrial fan designed for a wide range of indoor and outdoor uses.

The fan has a 2-metre high frame which will fit through most standard interior doors. It is mounted on rubber wheels suited to both indoor and outdoor use. The fan can be powered by any standard 240V power outlet and comes with a 7.62m power cord to extend its reach.

The Black Jack is driven by a gearless direct-drive motor that draws just 471 watts when operating at top speed — around the same power draw as an average toaster, BAF says.

The fan is quiet enough to hold a conversation right next to it.

BAF says the Black Jack can offer airflow that spans over one-third the length of a rugby field, and the fan’s speed is fully adjustable.

A steel frame and cage enclose the fan, protecting it from harsh environments and protecting workers from the blade. The steel frame has been made durable, but also lightweight to allow one person to move the fan confidently. The fan is also wet-rated so it can be easily hosed down for cleaning.


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