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igus® Ltd.

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Northampton, NN4 7PW

01604 677240

Solar thermal energy

Change your bearing now and save costs

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
Would you like more information about igus® products used in the solar industry? Our experts will be happy to get in touch with you.
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Selected motion plastics for the solar industry

iglidur® leadscrew nuts

dryspin leadscrew nut
  • Ideal for vibration-dampening
  • Made of robust iglidur® J 
  • Resistant to dirt
  • Other material options
  • Available from stock
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Split pillow blocks

solar image
  • 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
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Applications in use in the Solar industry

Use igus® products in the Solar industry

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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triflex® R in photovoltaic systems

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

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

We offer you special solutions made of high-performance polymers, which can help you improve your technology, optimise your system and reduce costs.
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Wind Power

Severe temperature fluctuations, strong winds, turbulence and sand storms affect wind turbines so use igus® products as these will not be affected
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