Pitch Sensor In 2012 Flexxaire introduced a pitch sensor for our fan. This resulted in unprecedented control of the pitch and therefore the airflow generated by the Flexxaire fan.
Name Change In 2010 – the current owners purchased Flexxaire Manufacturing Inc. and the name changed to Flexxaire Inc.
AX Hybrid In 2008 the AX “hybrid” fan series was introduced – same overall design as the AX pneumatic but now the fan could be actuated hydraulically.
AX Pneumatic In 2002 a new product line was unveiled – AX pneumatic fan series; actuated by an air supply and could mount directly on to a customer’s existing fan drive
FX Fan In 2000 Flexxaire introduced a new model of the Flexxaire fan, named the FX fan. The FX fan was the first commercial hydraulically actuated variable pitch fan.
Manufacturing Facility In 1997 the company moved to its current location where a full manufacturing facility was built.
Mark III The fan product evolved in 1996 with the introduction of the Mark III processor based digital fan control system.
Contract signing In 1994 Flexxaire signed a contract signed with Caterpillar Inc. This event really was a turning point in Flexxaire’s history as it was the first OEM to offer a factory installed Flexxaire fan.
Flexxaire is Born The Flexxaire story begins in 1983 with Clarence Isert; a local farmer/ inventor. After working in an open cab dozer in the extremes of Alberta weather (+35C in the summer, -40C in the winter), and with his radiator continuously plugging, Clarence decided that a variable pitch fan would solve a lot of problems. After building a number of prototypes, Clarence developed a workable design for a Cat D6D. In 1989, Clarence and a group of local investors joined forces and formed Flexxaire Manufacturing.