Application example

Azimuth bearing for solar panel

Requirements

Bearing assembly for pivoting the solar sail. Very slow worm drive to follow the course of the sun. High stiffness, as high wind pressure is possible.


Solution

Wire race bearings as bearing elements. Wire diameters of 7 mm and ball diameters of 20 mm are used to achieve the required load ratings and rigidity. Further adaptations: Special forging and full ball design.


Bearing solution used


Advantages

Low space requirement due to direct integration into the cast housing of the rotary actuator. High load ratings and high rigidity as well as attractive series price are further advantages.