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UV-resistant polymer bearings for the solar and thermal power industry

Solar plants are exposed to extreme environmental conditions. igus® offers plain and spherical plain bearings, as well as cable carriers, 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. Cable carriers with a defined torsional stop and minimum bend radius, however, can be found in photovoltaic systems.
  • UV-resistant
  • Grease-free so no oil necessary
  • 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 & movement
  • Dirt and dust resistant
  • Long service life and low-cost

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Customer Applications

Plain bearings defy dirt and extreme temperatures

Solar Photovoltaik

Dirt-resistant plain bearings that can handle extreme temperatures are used in the photovoltaic tracking system of Conergy AG.

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Cost-effective, customer-specific solar panels

solar plant

iglide plastic plain bearings are used to ensure that photovaltic tracking systems remain completely out of the shade.

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triflex R cable carriers for photovoltaic plant

renewable energy triflex R cable carriers used to product solar technology for multiaxial movements in a photovoltaic plant.
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iglide® G300 plain bearings used in solar panels

iglide® bearings
  • Extremely long service life
  • Lightweight and maintenance-free
  • Quiet, vibration-free operation
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igubal® spherical bearings in solar plants

igubal® spherical bearings
  • Insensitive to impacts and vibrations
  • Dirt-resistant
  • High vibration-dampening
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igubal® pillow block bearings in solar plants

igubal® pillow block bearings in the solar plant
  • Divided version of housing and spherical balls
  • Easy assembly and disassembly
  • For long service life under high loads
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dryspin® lead screw assemblies in solar plants

Lead screw technology in solar plants
  • Dry-running operation
  • Dirt-resistant
  • High vibration-dampening
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triflex® R cable carriers in photovoltaic systems

triflex® in solar plants
  • Defined torsion stop dog and minimum bend radius
  • Easy to extend or shorten
  • Matching torsion-resistant chainflex® cables
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Custom sliding shells made of iglide® J

Custom-made special solution in solar plant
  • Excellent properties for use with galvanized and nitrified shafts
  • Vibration dampening
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Whether you're interested in turnkey, fully assembled solutions or looking to build your own customizable project, learn more about how igus® can assist you with a solution based on your specific application and requirements.

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