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ZIEHL-ABEGG Fans and Ventilation Systems

ZIEHL-ABEGG Fans and Ventilation Systems

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ZIEHL-ABEGG Fans and Ventilation Systems is a German manufacturer of fans for ventilation and air conditioning applications, as well as drive technology for elevators and motors with matching control technology.

About ZIEHL-ABEGG Fans and Ventilation Systems

Emil Ziehl developed the first external rotor motor. In early 1910, the Ziehl-Abegg Electricity Company was founded in Berlin. Emil Ziehl and the Swiss engineer Eduard Abegg set up the company in Weißensee, a borough now part of the Pankow District. Emil Ziehl had big expectations for Abegg, who was to develop wind turbines. After the company’s logo (with Abegg’s name on it) was already made public, Abegg failed to bring the promised funds. The introduced patent for the wind motors also turned out to be unsuitable. Abegg left the company that same year.

The plant in Berlin was dismantled and taken to the Soviet Union after the German Surrender in 1945, following orders of the Soviet Military Administration in Germany. In 1947, the brothers Günther and Heinz Ziehl re-established the company in the Künzelsau castle mill, this time in West Germany. In 1960 began the production of an external rotor motor as a fan drive. The internalisation of the company started in 1973 and, in 2001, it became a family owned, joint-stock company.

Sales subsidiaries can be found in Poland, China, Russia, USA, Czech Republic, Sweden, United Kingdom, Finland, France, Italy, Australia, Singapore, Switzerland, Austria, Ukraine, Spain, Benelux, South Africa, Japan, Turkey, India and Brazil.
The founders of various competitors (Gebhardt, ebm-papst and Rosenberg) were employees of Ziehl-Abegg before starting their own respective companies. Wilhelm Gebhardt worked in the Development department, and Karl Rosenberg used to work in the Sales department until 1981, when he left to set up his own firm.

The biggest division is the Ventilation division, in which axial and radial fans with a diameter from 190 mm to 1400 mm are produced. Ziehl-Abegg also has two further divisions which produce drives and the corresponding control technology. Application areas are i.e. Heat, clean room and refrigeration technology.

In the late 1980s, Ziehl-Abegg became the first company in the world to introduce EC-Motors (see Brushless DC electric motor) and use them for Ventilation Technology. In the 1990s, the rotor blades were sickled and in 2006 they were equipped with a bionic profile, in order to minimize the noise emissions. In 2013, Ziehl-Abegg was also the first company in the world to develop a Bio-Fan made entirely of a Bio-Polymer (in this case castor oil). In the drives division, Electrical Motors for lifts, medical applications (i.e. Computer Tomographs) and Omnibuses are developed.

The Products of ZIEHL-ABEGG Fans and Ventilation Systems

Ventilation systems

ZIEHL-ABEGG Fans and Ventilation Systems
ZIEHL-ABEGG Fans and Ventilation Systems

Axial fans

All axial fans from ZIEHL-ABEGG have been developed to meet the highest requirements. Whether in refrigeration and air-conditioning technology, ventilation or in the field of renewable energies. Our efficient axial fans with perfectly matched drive and control technology get air moving in a targeted manner.

Axial fans have some product such as FB model range, FC model range, FE2owlet, FE2owlet-ECQ, FE3owlet, FFowlet, FPowlet, MAXventowlet, ZAplus, ZAplus+ (System components)

Centrifugal fans

ZIEHL-ABEGG stands for individual air technology at the highest level. Our centrifugal fans are powerful and offer highly efficient performance with reduced acoustics. They are developed to meet a wide range of requirements. Since they are particularly low-noise, they are not disturbing even in close proximity. Whether for cooling, temperature control, dehumidification or ventilation of industrial plants, vehicle or medical technology: at ZIEHL-ABEGG you will always find a perfectly fitting solution.

Centrifungal fans have some product such as:

  • Free running wheels for higher pressures: Cpro, C model range, ZAbluefin, ZAbluefin high-efficiency HR module
  • Motor impellers for ventilation application: L series, M model range, Vpro, ZApilot, ZAvblue, ZAvblue2
  • Housing fans: P model range, R series, S series
  • Application-specific fans: Q series, ZAcube with Premium Optimizer, ZAsilo  ZAventero
  • System components: ZAflow

Process fans

Manufacturers of industrial machines and production systems around the world rely on the high quality of ZIEHL-ABEGG process fans. Whenever it comes to extracting, separating, drying or conveying air, ZIEHL-ABEGG fans master their duties with complete reliability and absolute safety. In addition, energy and operating costs are further reduced by a system planned with the help of a specially developed piece of calculation software for process fans – both in standard use and in special areas of application. Recognised certificates (e.g. DIN ISO 9001, ATEX, etc.) confirm the high standards met by ZIEHL-ABEGG fans.

Process fans have some product such as Atex 2G/3G and 2D/3D, Baking fan, Built-in fan, insulated without housing, Plug fan uninsulated, Free-running-fans, Housing fans, Clutch-driven fan, Special applications, ZAmovevent (Roll Out)

Control technology ventilation systems

ZIEHL-ABEGG is the only fan manufacturer that develops and manufactures its own speed controllers for its fans in house. For this reason, no frequency inverter is better matched to a ZIEHL-ABEGG motor and parameterised than the Icontrol and Fcontrol. The Icontrol’s plug & play installation concept enables quick setup and easy operation. With an integrated sinusoidal filter, Fcontrol is a one-of-a-kind frequency inverter that meets the highest standards.

As a system supplier, ZIEHL-ABEGG enables any version of voltage controllers, motor protection devices, control modules and active harmonic filters to be combined. Products with system expertise, be it a new construction or the retrofitting of existing systems.

Control technology ventilation systems have some product such as Active harmonic filters, Electronic voltage controllers, Frequency inverters, Motor protection, Control modules, Sensors, Transformer-based controllers, System components


As a system supplier for ventilation, drive technology and control technology, all individual components are perfectly coordinated at ZIEHL-ABEGG. Manufacturers of machines from various industries all over the world rely on the high quality of ZIEHL-ABEGG motors.

The highly efficient ECblue motor impresses with its maximum efficiency, even in the partial load range. The tried-and-tested, wear-free AC technology is the standard reliable alternative, for example for high-temperature applications. The synchronous internal rotor motors from the PMblue model range (efficiency class IE4) combined with the Cpro, C- and ZAbluefin centrifugal fans guarantee the highest potential for energy savings. Optimised for use in refrigerated counters, the ECQ energy-saving motor impresses with the best acoustics and low energy consumption.

Motors have some product such as AC external rotor motor, EC external rotor motors, ECQ internal rotor motor, PMblue internal rotor motor, M12 connector system (System components)

Explosion protected products

Explosions can occur wherever flammable gas, liquid or even dust is present and can meet oxygen (in the air). Each substance has different physical properties and characteristics that enable them to be assigned to groups. These groups are particularly important for selecting the right products for the respective area of application. The most important factors for product selection are zone/EPL (Equipment Protection Level) groups, temperature classes and explosion groups. Explosion protected fans and motors from ZIEHL-ABEGG offer the ideal solution for ensuring the safety of your systems.

The products comply with all relevant standards and are approved in accordance with the applicable directive. ZIEHL-ABEGG products thus actively contribute to the protection of material assets, workplace safety and, above all, to the health and safety of people and can be used in various applications thanks to our extensive portfolio. ZIEHL-ABEGG would be happy to provide you with active assistance when selecting the right solutions.

Explosion protected have some product such as FE2owlet-ECQ, M model range, Housing fans, FB model range, C model range, ECQ internal rotor motor, MAXventowlet, Plug fan uninsulated, AC external rotor motor, P model range, Special applications

Drive technology

ZIEHL-ABEGG Fans and Ventilation Systems
ZIEHL-ABEGG Fans and Ventilation Systems

Elevator motors

Elevator technology from ZIEHL-ABEGG moves people around the world. Be it in apartments, offices, hotels or the world’s tallest buildings: ZIEHL-ABEGG stands for maximum reliability, safety and travel comfort. Users rightly place their trust in ZIEHL-ABEGG’s intelligent high-tech elevator machines.

ZAtopx, with state-of-the-art StPUGurt (steel and PU belt) concept combines outstandingly consistent engine power with impressively low noise levels. ZAdisc and ZAsyn impress with their extremely flat design for elevators with or without a machine room. The gearless ZAtop model series is extremely flexible and impresses with its high degree of efficiency and narrow installation width for narrow shaft dimensions. With perfectly coordinated control technology from ZIEHL-ABEGG, we supply the complete system from a single source – whether for new construction or the modernisation of existing systems as a retrofit. Elevator motors have some product such as Drive systems with gearboxes, ZAdisc, ZAsyn, ZAtop, ZAtopx

Drive technology control engineering

Made by ZIEHL-ABEGG” drive technology stands for the highest quality, safety and reliability. In order to get the best possible performance from the drive system, we develop and manufacture control technology that is perfectly matched to the motors. The ZAdyn frequency inverter delivers maximum functionality in the smallest space, and is suitable for control cabinet or wall installation. The ZArec power recuperation unit reconditions regenerative energy and feeds it back into the power supply network. This taps into additional energy-saving potential for greater efficiency and sustainability.

Evacuation units from the EVAC 3 model range switch the ZAdyn into emergency operation mode and enable direction-independent travel at reduced speed for safe evacuation of the elevator. Whether you are constructing a new building or upgrading an existing one, ZIEHL-ABEGG is the right choice for you. Drive technology control engineering have some product such as EVAC (Evacuation unit), ZAdyn (Frequency inverter), ZArec (Power feedback unit), System components

Special drives

As a leading system supplier for ventilation and drive technology with tailored control technology, ZIEHL-ABEGG is the reliable innovation partner of many companies worldwide. Thanks to our strong development team, we are able to flexibly implement application-specific drive system solutions. From deep-sea applications to medical technology, machine manufacturers from an array of industries rely on the high quality and reliability of ZIEHL-ABEGG special drives. Whether internal rotor or built-in motors, rotating direct drives or alternators, in conjunction with our customers we develop the perfect solutions and optimise the machines according to the relevant application and operating point. Special drives have some product such as HYDT, FZ oil heating motor, SM985 ring motor


In the field of mobility, the electric motor is the drive technology of the future. Commercial vehicles such as trucks and buses are ideal applications for the progressive, comprehensive use of electromobility. With the high-tech ZAwheel electric in-wheel hub motor, ZIEHL-ABEGG makes a significant contribution to a better ecological footprint and reduction of exhaust gases, e.g. CO2 and other pollutant emissions. Best of all: Intact diesel buses can be easily retrofitted to the electric alternative, which eligible for funding. with efficiency of at least 90% (battery to wheel), ZAwheel sets new standards in low energy consumption as well as noise and pollutant emissions. Special drives have some product such as Generators, ZAwheel® in wheel hub drive, ZAwheel® control unit

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