Exhaust Fans: Direct Drive Exhaust

Our Team of Experts will recommend you with the most suitable Direct Drive Exhaust for your specific needs.

Service Introduction

The direct drive exhaust fan is a variation on the centrifugal upblast fan. With the fan blades mounted directly to the motor, these fans are capable of achieving increased energy efficiency while reducing the maintenance cost of belts, pulleys, and bearings. With the addition of an inverter duty rated motor the speed of these fans can be digitally controlled with a VFD, ECM, POT, or even your BMS.



  • Commercial kitchens – Any commercial kitchen with a vent hood requires an exhaust fan to remove the smoke and grease from the air stream. Centrifugal upblast fans and the most economical solution while still providing excellent performance.
  • Fume hoods –Much like the Type I hoods the Type II or Fume Hoods also require an exhaust fan to pull the air through the hood and out of the building.
  • Kitchens– a typical commercial kitchen should have a direct drive exhaust fan based on the appliance usage. This aids in removing heat, smoke, and grease-laden vapor from enclosed kitchens.


The Direct-Drive exhaust fan is not only economical, reliable, lightweight, and easy to install like its belt-driven counterpart but it’s also capable of digital integration and automated speed control with the use of a VFD, ECM, POT, or BMS. Perfect for almost all situations these units come available in a vast array of sizes, voltages, and airflow rates.

Why You Should Choose Us For Direct Drive Exhaust Fans

With decades of experience designing, installing, and servicing commercial ventilation systems our knowledgeable staff can help you choose the right product for your application.

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