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Tech up & cost down
motion plastics for the
photovoltaic industry

Strong UV radiation, heat, wind, dust: solar plants have to operate under extreme environmental conditions. igus offers different and customised solutions that meet these exact requirements. Our motion plastics impress with their long service life, freedom from maintenance and low costs. Application scenarios for dirt-resistant and lubrication-free plain and spherical bearings are, e.g. tracking systems, floating photovoltaic plants (floating PV) and cleaning systems.

Advantages of igus solutions:

  • UV-resistant, lubrication-free 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 predictable service life
  • Low cost
  • More than 17 years of experience in the solar sector



New products in 2021

4 news highlights in 3 minutes

In the video: Our photovoltaic industry highlights

This year, we are launching a total of 168 innovations. Industry Manager Richard Won presents the top innovations for the photovoltaic industry in three minutes. One example is a new iglidur® material for bearings in solar plants:

  • Internal laboratory tests confirm greater UV stability
  • Harmonised housing and bearing material
  • Individual customer parts can be manufactured

More about the solar materials

Solar pillow block bearings for edge lengths 150 x 150

Lead screws and lead screw nuts in new dimensions

Wear-resistant gears for continuous operation

Curious about more innovations? You can find the news overview here.


Products for use in photovoltaic plants

igubal pillow block bearings ESQM in solar plants

Split pillow block bearing for square profiles

  • Split version of housing and spherical balls
  • Compensation for misalignment
  • Easy assembly and disassembly
  • For long service life under high loads

More about the igubal pillow block bearing igubal ESQM
igubal metal rod end bearing KARM in solar plant

Metal rod end bearing with male thread

  • For rotating, oscillating and linear movements
  • Suitable for temperatures from -40°C to +90°C in long-term use
  • Insensitive to dirt, dust and moisture
  • Lubrication-free dry operation

More information about igubal KARM rod end
drylin lead screw nut in photovoltaic tracker

Dry-running lead screw technology

  • Lubrication-free and maintenance-free
  • Insensitive to dirt, dust and moisture
  • Temperature-resistant
  • Various designs

More about drylin lead screw technology
dryspin heavy-duty lead screw nut JGRM

Heavy-duty lead screw nut

  • Light and cost-effective alternative to metallic ball screw nuts
  • Two installation sizes for threads Ø 14/16 and 18/20
  • For axial loads up to 6MPa

More about the lead screw nut dryspin JGRM
igubal fixed flange bearing EFOM with two mounting holes

Fixed flange bearings with two mounting holes

  • Compensation for misalignment
  • Absolutely corrosion-resistant
  • Lightweight
  • Maintenance-free dry operation

More about the igubal fixed flange bearing EFOM
Rods and plates made of iglidur bar stock

iglidur bar stock

  • 100% maintenance-free and lubrication-free
  • Excellent wear resistance
  • Resistant to dirt, dust and humidity
  • No minimum order value or quantity

More about iglidur bar stock

Application areas

Tracker systems

Photovoltaic tracker systems

Floating PV

Floating photovoltaic system

Cleaning systems

Photovoltaic cleaning machine

Fixed installation

Photovoltaic fixed installation

Free sample box for solar technology

See for yourself the quality of our products and try out our maintenance-free igubal polymer spherical bearings.

Order free igubal sample box now

igubal solar pillow block bearings convince in the lab test

In the company's own 3,800 square metre igus test laboratory, the service life, wear resistance and load capacity of igubal pillow block bearings for solar modules were examined under real loads of the daily motion sequence, simulated in a time-lapse.
 
The number of movements achieved under a load of 1.5 tons corresponded to a service life of 72 years.

Find out more about pillow block bearings


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Saturdays from 8 am- 12 pm.

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