Robinson FC fans are furnished with forward-curve wheels that are ideally suited for applications involving continuous operation at temperatures ranging from 70° F to 2,000° F. FC Series units are often constructed of special alloy materials for high-temperature service, but are used also for low-temperature operations. Other fan types designed and built by Robinson for high-temperature applications include axial flow, paddle wheel and radial blade series.
Robinson’s FC design is a result of thorough and exacting laboratory testing. Documented performance ratings from this work enable Robinson to provide equipment for quiet, efficient service over a broad performance range.
Dye penetrant testing, ultrasonic testing, vibration analysis, x-ray testing and, in some cases, magnetic particle inspection, are utilized to ensure that FC Series fans meet Robinson’s stringent quality control requirements. Other steps taken to ensure long fan life include dynamic balancing of the wheel and shaft assembly on independent, computerized equipment. Full-scale mechanical testing is performed on the assembled FC unit (when possible) prior to shipment.
Robinson field service representatives are available for troubleshooting, field balancing and diagnostic inspection of fans and other types of rotating equipment. These personnel supervise certain on-site repairs or, if necessary, determine whether the unit must be factory-repaired.
Robinson repairs and rebuilds FC units as well as all types of industrial fans, regardless of original manufacturer. In addition to fan repair as a cost-saving alternative, Robinson redesigns and upgrades existing air-moving equipment to increase capacity and improve efficiency.