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Northampton, NN4 7PW

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Motion plastics for solar thermal energy

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For an ideal energy output from a solar thermal energy plant, direct sunlight and a consistently low degree of cloudiness are essential. . igus® offers various plain and spherical bearings for tracking systems that can withstand these harsh outdoor conditions and prevents downtimes. Whether standard or customised part: we will find the perfect bearing solution for your system that is resistant to dirt, UV radiation and temperature and is lubrication and maintenance-free.

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 
  • Insensitive to dirt and dust
  • Long predictable service life
  • Cost effective
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Selected motion plastics for the solar industry

iglidur® sliding shell

iglidur TX1 sliding shell

  • For mounting parabolic mirrors
  • Made of robust iglidur® J or TX1 material
  • Potential savings when used with galvanised shafts
  • Individually manufactured for your system

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Split pillow blocks

igubal pillow block bearings KSTM-GT

  • Ideal for Fresnel collectors with single-axis systems
  • Fitting is easily done on site and makes handling of heavy shafts unnecessary
  • High rigidity and durability

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iglidur® plain bearings

Metal vs. iglidur plain bearings

  • Perfect for use in solar tower power plants: iglidur® J plain flange bearings, combined with galvanised shafts result in up to 30% cost savings compared to metal bearings with chrome-plated shafts

Applications in use in the Solar industry

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iglidur® G bearings used in solar panels

iglidur® G plain bearings used in solar panels

  • Extremely long service life
  • Lightweight and maintenance-free
  • Quiet, vibration-free operation

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igubal® spherical bearings in solar plants

igubal in solar industry

  • Insensitive to impacts and vibrations
  • Dirt-resistant
  • High vibration-dampening

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igubal® pillow block bearings in solar plants


  • Divided version of housing and spherical balls
  • Easy assembly and disassembly
  • For long service life under high loads

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dryspin® lead screws in solar plants

leadscrew in solar

  • Dry-running operation
  • Dirt-resistant
  • High vibration-dampening

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Custom sliding shells of iglidur® J

Custom sliding shells of iglidur® J

  • Excellent properties for use with galvanized and nitrified shafts
  • Vibration dampening

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