The simplest way to the best result. 
ebm‑papst FanScout

With FanScout, your complex search for the right fan solution will have a quick and happy ending. Because as soon as you open FanScout, you're already practically where you want to be. All you need for the perfect result are the requirements of your application – for example, air flow, static pressure, and the planned operating time.

FanScout then guides you through an overview of the best possible fan and FanGrid solutions, which you can compare with each other clearly and intuitively. And to make your decision even easier, FanScout also takes life cycle costs into account – from acquisition to operation and service. 

The proven selection software is now available as a completely redesigned, browser-based version, so you can access the data from anywhere with no need for time-consuming installations or updates.

The most important functions at a glance: 

The new FanScout has been significantly improved in terms of usability, delivering the right results even more easily and clearly. You can now design your product without any time-consuming installations or updates. Simply log in and always access up-to-date data.

What our users say
about the ebm‑papst FanScout

Just brilliant, the intuitive interface!
A very clear and easy to understand tool!
Incredibly practical! I can use FanScout wherever I am.
R&D Director

The new FanScout: Sign up for go-live

Before you can access the FanScout data, we would like to give you a brief demonstration of the software. To do this, we just need a few brief details from you. We will then be in touch again. 

Here you can find all information about the FanScout previous version

Accurate data. Better decisions. 

With ebm‑papst FanScout, you get reliable and highly accurate data because our software is based on real measured values. Not only is the performance of the individual fan components measured but also that of the fan as a complete system.

TÜV SÜD, a German technical service organization, also confirms that FanScout’s calculations are top class compared to real measurements.

Validation measurements have shown that the FanScout does not exaggerate when stating the efficiency. For this purpose, 15 reference points were selected for the measured fans and recorded on the certified chamber test rig. Comparing the measured air performance data with the data from FanScout shows that the calculated values from FanScout are almost identical to those measured under real conditions. And this means that ebm‑papst fans as delivered tend to have even higher efficiency than shown in FanScout. This gives you real planning certainty.

Selecting and documenting fans:
super-fast and extremely reliable

We’re driven by a desire to provide our customers with the right solution for every challenge. With our proven ebm‑papst FanScout selection software, you are can quickly and reliably find the ideal product for your exact requirements from our extensive product range. Fans operated in parallel, FanGrids, are also included in the selection. Test it yourself: A demo version of FanScout is available for download. The software can be easily integrated into your device configuration program using the DLL interface.

We would be happy to supply you with product ranges tailored to the challenges you face. Just contact your ebm‑papst representative. We will then narrow down the selection of products that are suitable for your application. This will help you to reach your goal even faster.

Find out more in our brochure "ebm‑papst Fanscout - the perfect solution  ist just a click away"

Correct FanGrid design

In the past, FanGrids were often designed based on the operating point with the highest air flow (maximum operating point). However, since this is seldom reached, with ebm‑papst FanScout you can specify up to five different operating states (operating points). For each operating point, you provide the operating time in hours per year.

Other information includes the required static pressure increase of the fans and the overall system air flow, followed by the desired redundancy. The redundancy specifies how many fans can be switched off without falling below the required air flow. The remaining fans compensate for the difference by adjusting their speed.

Finally, you specify the amount of space available for installation of the fans.

ebm‑papst FanScout also offers optional search parameters: the fan type and the number of fans installed.

Based on the parameters entered (operating points, desired level of redundancy, installation space, etc.), ebm‑papst FanScout determines the most energy-efficient FanGrid combination. The list shows the performance and efficiency of annual energy consumption, sorted in ascending order. The most efficient combination is listed first and displayed in green.

The fan combination selected in the results list is displayed as a characteristic curve at maximum modulation. The specified operating points are also displayed, with their size representing the proportion of operating time.

For the selected fan combination, the sound level of the individual operating points is shown for a fan; you can specify whether at the intake or outlet side.

Both the power consumption and the static efficiency at each operating point are shown in the diagrams so you can quickly get the overall picture.

The calculated operating points are supplemented by the operating time in years and the energy cost per kilowatt-hour, which are used to determine the basic operating costs. After you enter the costs for purchase, installation and service, the overall costs of the FanGrid over time are displayed: reliable information for better decisions.

How the ebm-papst FanScout works

You want to get to know the possibilities of the FanScout better? Then take a look at our tutorial videos to learn all about the features and use of the software.

Set up and install

Basic Search

Basic LLC

FanGrid Search


You still have questions about the previous version?
Our specialists would be happy to get in touch with you.