Much Ado About Direct Drive Fans

What is a direct drive blower? Do I need one? What does it do? Yes, you probably have a million questions about this blower and may not even realize you need one. Simply put, with a direct drive fan, the fan blades and motor rotate at the exact same speed. Why is that important? This results in greater efficiency with less wasted energy. Additionally, these fans require less maintenance, which saves money over time. Now, that you know the basics, let’s get into the details.


A direct drive exhaust fan boasts many advantages over a belt drive fan. Since direct drive fans have fewer parts, they require less maintenance. In fact, these fans typically consist of only a motor, fan and coupling. Additionally, these fans are usually more compact so they’re great when space is limited. With higher efficiency, your fan is more productive, which also helps save money in the long run.

Ventilate, Ventilate, Ventilate

What is a direct drive roof fan good for? It’s good for ventilation, whether in a warehouse, a commercial kitchen, equipment room or just for general ventilation. The better the fresh air is flowing, the better it is for everybody involved. These specialized fans help get rid of dirty, contaminated air and help fresh air flow in for improved air quality.

Comparison Shop

Although direct drive fans are great, you should still make sure it’s the right fan for you. Look over other fans to check out what they do, their costs, upkeep and more. Reach out to trusted professionals to seek their advice before making such an important purchase. It never hurts to get a second opinion.

If you need a quality direct drive exhaust fan, contact Brooklyn Fan & Blower Sales Company today.

Direct Drive DOMEX | FUMEX Enhanced PRV Line

PennBarry ™ is blowing away the competition by integrating 3-phase EC motor technology to our PRV line! The enhanced PRV line will have ™ motor selection up to 2 HP (available on single phase and three phase). EC motors are now available on Direct Drive (DD) up to size 24. Design enhancements to direct drive Domex and Fumex models significantly improves air performance, while Gplus, 3-phase EC motors offer higher efficiency and quieter more reliable operation. Combined with PennBarry’s patented, backward inclined, centrifugal wheel, the new fan units deliver low noise and high efficiency performance.

Enhanced performance on DD sizes 08, 10, 13, 16, and 24. New DD offering in sizes 12, 13H, 14, 18H, and 24.