Solar plants are exposed to extreme environmental conditions. igus® offers plain and spherical plain bearings, as well as energy chains, that operate successfully in solar applications and their environments. igus® products have long service lives, are very durable and are low in cost. Application scenarios for plain bearings include solar tower power plants, parabolic trough power plants or the axis of rotation for panel adjustments. Dirt-resistant and self-lubricating spherical bearings in particular are very suitable for solar plants. Energy chains with a defined torsional stop and minimum bend radius, however, can be found in photovoltaic systems.
UV-resistant, self-lubricating and maintenance-free
Quiet operation without any torque fluctuations
Extremely low coefficients of friction due to tribo-optimized plastics
Suitable for confined installation spaces and where there isn't much room for movement
Dirt and dust resistant
Long service life
igus®: More than 17 years of experience in the solar sector
Dirt-resistant plain bearings that can handle extreme temperatures are used in the photovoltaic tracking system of Conergy AG.
Extremely long service life
Lightweight and maintenance-free
Quiet, vibration-free operation
Insensitive to impacts and vibrations
Divided version of housing and spherical balls
Easy assembly and disassembly
For long service life under high loads
Defined torsion stop dog and minimum bend radius
Easy to extend or shorten
Matching torsion-resistant chainflex® cables
Wear-resistant igubal® pillow block bearings in a continuous pivot test with a load of 1.5 tonnes.