Formula One fluid mechanics in our devices
"We looked at the aerodynamics of our racing cars to get ideas how to improve the airflow inside our extraction and filter units."
Above a certain speed, Formula One racing cars could even drive on the ceiling, such is the downforce generated by their sophisticated aerodynamics. The downforce is generated not only by the front or rear wing, but mainly by the complex fluid mechanics of the underbody. The powerful suction literally pulls the car onto the road.
At Fuchs Neue Technologien, this understanding of fluid engineering feeds into our continuous optimisation of Fuchs Umwelttechnik extraction and filter units. Their aerodynamics provide perfect efficiency. Their entire internal construction is designed to improve flow behaviours, ensuring maximum extraction performance with minimum energy.
Our flow engineers' insights also feature in our detection systems (extraction hoods, extraction nozzles and cabins) so that optimum extraction can be achieved for each application. Of course, effective detection also saves valuable energy.