Advanced fan control station operates fans on wireless network
The Rite-Hite Fan Commander 2.0 control station from Rite-Hite, Milwaukee, Wid., coordinates the operation of up to 24 high-volume, low-speed (HVLS) Rite-Hite fans.
The single 7-inch color touchscreen connects to a building management system to achieve maximum energy savings and employee comfort year-round. Wireless controls also reduce installation time, as there is no need to run low voltage wiring from the fan to individual controls.
The Fan Commander 2.0 is also operable remotely, using a mobile device or PC with standard Ethernet connectivity. When connected with the building management systems, users can coordinate fan operations with other building functions. Weekly schedules can be programmed into the control station to account for work days and off days.
The Fan Commander 2.0 connects HVLS fans up to 400 feet apart. Fans can be arranged into four separate zones and operated simultaneously or independently, as well as turned on and off. Fan speeds are adjustable in 1% increments between the 20% and 100% settings.
The Fan Commander also features an internal battery, so it retains custom settings in the event of a power failure. Additionally, the control boxes used to relay signals to and from the main control station can be mounted high on walls or columns to avoid damage and minimize the cost of wiring.