Wire Forms banner

Fan Guards

A reliable source for Wire Form information and leading Wire Form Companies & Manufacturers.

Fan guards are a type of wire form that can be placed over any type of fan for safety purposes. Fan guards protect people from accidental injury by providing a physical barrier between the fan’s spinning blades and the surrounding area. Read More…

Request for Quote

Leading Manufacturers

Mystic, CT  |  800-723-7015

Acme Wire Products provides close tolerance wire fabrications using steel and stainless steel. Customized applications include a wide range of wire forms for many different applications. Acme works with wire from .050 to .500 diameter.

Request A Quote

Acme Wire Products Company, Incorporated $$$

Grand Rapids, MI  |  616-453-5463

Certified ISO 9001:2000 company, Apex Spring & Stamping, is a top manufacturer of springs. Coil springs manufactured: torsion, extension or specialty springs. Flat stock is of spring steel, aluminum, stainless, brass, copper or rolled steel. Since 1977, our goal has been customer satisfaction. We will provide products that meet or exceed our customers expectations that are delivered on time.

Request A Quote

Apex Spring & Stamping Corporation $$$

Spring Grove, IL  |  815-675-1350

All-Rite Spring Company serves a diversity of industries with an extensive catalog of springs & wireforms. We design & manufacture high quality, precision compression, extension, torsion, double torsion, spiral, and clock (flat spiral torsion) springs. A vast range of alloys, sizes & geometries. Same day shipping of new parts!

Request A Quote

All-Rite Spring Company $$$

Lake Geneva, WI  |  262-249-7854

R&L Spring Company manufactures custom spring and wire formed components for industries such as powersports, automotive, medical devices, and general industrial. Products include compression, extension, and torsion springs, as well as rings, wire forms, fourslide components, and long coils. Wire diameters available from .001" to .750" in both shaped wires and flat stocks. Their experienced team is able to meet the most demanding parts specifications. IATF16949 and ISO9001 certified.

Request A Quote

R & L Spring Company $$$

Bloomington, MN  |  800-473-8837

Quickdraw Conveyor Systems are specially designed for use in automation processes. Our flexible design is ideal for conveyance in clean-room environments, automotive component assembly, medical device and instrument assembly, microelectronics production and semiconductor applications.

Request A Quote

Activar Technical Products/Quickdraw $$$

McKees Rocks, PA  |  800-245-6200

Since 1930, General Wire Spring Company has manufactured high-quality springs for satisfied and returning customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Order yours today in quantities from 1-1,000,000,000 and within a range of .012" - .625". Quotations are given in one business day or less and lead times are usually two to five weeks. When you think springs, think General Wire Spring Company!

Request A Quote

General Wire Spring Company $$$

Santa Clara, CA  |  408-986-1020

Since 1979, our springs & metal parts have been manufactured for the aerospace, electronic instruments, & medical industries. The torsion springs, compression springs, extension springs, flat springs, & leaf springs that American Precision Spring Corporation offers are used by customers worldwide.

Request A Quote

American Precision Spring Corporation $$$
placeholder image Acme Wire Products Company, Incorporated Apex Spring & Stamping Corporation All-Rite Spring Company R & L Spring Company Activar Technical Products/Quickdraw General Wire Spring Company American Precision Spring Corporation

Fan Guard

They can also be called fan covers, fan blade guards, or finger guards. In addition to providing protective coverage, fan guards may provide noise reduction and improved airflow. Some fan guards can even improve energy efficiency.

To manufacture a fan guard, different kinds of metal wire, made of stainless steel or bright basic steel, are typically resistance or arc welded into a variety of shapes, from circular to rectangular to custom configurations and sizes depending on their intended use. Protective finishes may then be applied to the finished product, including chrome plating, zinc plating, powder coating and UV-resistant polyester or urethane finishes. Fan guards typically have an outer ring, concentric ribs and a mounting hole in the center and/or some type of brackets or fasteners around the outside to mount them to the fan or motor. They may be flat, domed and with flat or bowed sides, in addition to custom shapes and configurations. They are often used in conjunction with HVAC motor mounts.

Fan guards are essential for safety. They are manufactured in a wide range of sizes and configurations, and may be made of steel or other metals. In addition, fan guards can be anodized, painted and finished in different ways to suit the application and for cosmetic purposes. For example, for exterior or outside fan guards made of metal, a waterproof coating or other finish can help to prevent rust, oxidation and degradation of the materials over time from exposure to the elements. These fan accessories may also be plated or powder coated to protect against wear and corrosion. For fans used outside, urethane or polyester can provide resistance to UV rays and prevent materials degradation. Cosmetic finishes include nickel chrome, black or virtually any color.

Fan guards are used for many different applications that involve a fan. These applications include automotive engines, ventilation, heating, air conditioning systems, and large-scale industrial applications. Other examples include cooling towers, refrigeration unit fans, duct fans, exhaust fans, air conditioners, computers and other electronic products. In HVAC applications, fan guards maximize the flow of air to ensure effective cooling, heating and/or ventilation. Another common application is in electronic products that contain one or more fans to cool different motorized parts. Fan guards are often necessary in commercial and industrial settings to ensure compliance with safety regulations, such as those mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Most manufacturers stock a range of sizes and configurations and can also custom make virtually any size or shape of fan guard.

Fan Guard Informational Video