Solar plants operate under extreme environmental conditions. igus® offers plain and spherical plain bearings as well as energy chains that precisely meet these requirements. They impress with their long service life, durability and low costs. Application scenarios for plain bearings are for instance solar tower power plants, parabolic trough power plants or the axis of rotation for panel adjustments. Dirt-repellent and lubrication-free spherical bearings are very suitable for solar plants. Energy chains with a defined torsional stop and minimum bend radius can however be found in photovoltaic systems.
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Absorption of high static (wind) loads (up to 50kN)
Angular compensation with spherical bearing (up to 9°)
Guaranteed service life of 25 years (72 years almost wear-free, simulated in the igus® laboratory at 1.5 tonnes)
Lubrication-free, therefore no maintenance required
Simple and quick assembly
Dirt-repellent and temperature-resistant plain bearings are used in the photovoltaic tracking system of Conergy AG.
UV-resistant, lubrication and maintenance-free
Quiet operation without any torque fluctuations
Extremely low coefficient of friction due to tribo-optimised polymers
For confined installation spaces and where there is very little room for movement
Insensitive to dirt and dust
Long service life
More than 17 years experience in the solar sector
Extremely long service life
Lightweight and maintenance-free
Quiet, vibration-free operation
Insensitive to impacts and vibrations
Resistant to dirt
Split 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
Excellent properties for use with galvanised and nitrified shafts
Wear-resistant igubal® pillow block bearings in a continuous pivot test with a load of 1.5 tonnes.
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