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.
iglidur® plain bearings made of the material iglidur® J UV ensure a permanently smooth operation in around 1,000 bearing points of the Fresnel collectors from Ecotherm. The dry running material was specially developed for use in UV radiation and is therefore durable even in sunlight and maintenance-free.
The parabolic mirrors from Mithras Holding are equipped with durable igus® polymer plain bearings. Unlike rolling bearings, they do not require any maintenance due to the solid lubricants integrated in the iglidur® material and these are cheaper to manufacture.