PHOTOVOLTAIC - CONTINUOUS REALIGNMENT
Solar power is generated in a wide variety ways. Photovoltaic systems convert sunlight directly into electrical power. The individual collectors can only obtain optimal efficiency when they follow the sun’s position exactly. Electric motor driven single or dual axis solar tracking systems provide this positioning.
An impact-resistant EKL series elastomer coupling connects the gear motor and control rod. The elastomer insert serves not only as a compensating element for assembly-related shaft misalignments, but it also provides a vibration-damping effect for smooth and precise positioning. Conventional solar tracking systems adjust the collectors several times an hour to a specified angle.
In high efficiency solar power systems, this results in a permanent alignment with the of the sun’s position. Sensors measure and control these drive applications that are supported considerably by the EK series zero backlash coupling.