After spending several years selling another HVLS brand, the founders of GFY knew there was a better, safer, and more efficient alternative. So, they set the goal of developing a better fan. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Enter Z-Tech™ Patented Technology
With the mission defined, GFY engineers took a radical approach to existing HVLS fan designs by applying the scientific principles of aerodynamics and fluid dynamics, resulting in a pitched hub, a unique stepped blade design that created more thrust and air movement, whether it’s turning clockwise or counter-clockwise, while using less energy than any other HVLS fan on the market. With the development of this Z-Tech blade configuration, GFY quickly became the innovative leader in a stagnant HVLS industry.
“We couldn’t be happier with the performance of the Z-Tech fans! They blow a ton of air and outperform your competitor’s fans by a long shot and at a slower speed!” –GFY customer
The Perfect Power Solution
Now that GFY had solved the inherent air movement deficiencies found in other HVLS fans, the next challenge was to connect with a proven manufacturer that could supply the right powertrain and controls while demonstrating a history of efficiency and unmatched reliability. Equally important, GFY was determined to develop a partnership with a company that was as passionate about the success of the Z-Tech fan series as they were. They wanted teammates, not just another vendor. After an extensive search, they chose ABB.
The ABB Difference
ABB variable frequency drive
It takes a special power train and drive to provide the flexibility to run the wide variety of fan configurations GFY offered. From 3 blades to 5 blades in several diameters from 8 to 24 feet, ABB had the gearmotor to power any Z-Tech or Z-Tech3 fan …the tried and true Dodge® Quantis® gearmotor.
The Dodge Quantis gearmotor features:
- Improved thermal protection
- Minimized gearbox running temperature
- Optimal reducer ingress protection and standard IP55 protection
- 1hp, 2hp or 3hp Baldor-Reliance® motors
- Maximum efficiency
The ABB open platform drive features:
- Easy connection to building management systems
- Customizable programming
- Ethernet compatibility
- The power to control up to 25 fans from a single keypad
“GFY’s willingness to partner with ABB made the challenge to find a value-driven solution for their application a smooth process.” – Lee Trask, ABB Account Manager for GFY
As the partnership between GFY and ABB grows stronger, the commonalities of the two companies – listening to customers, facing challenges head-on and striving to provide the best products possible, has enabled GFY to provide their customers with more solutions than ever before.
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