IMS Gear is the preferred choice in new solar panel developments.

Solar panels can track the suns movements and therefore increase energy efficiency.

Solar trackers are used to track solar modules in photovoltaic systems to improve their energy output. Within these systems the IMS Gear Planetary gearbox was installed to provide cost effective flexibility, and high performance.

Determining factors in choice of solar tracker solution is the cost and maintenance of the system in comparison to the energy
produced. For this the IMS Planetary gear box was choosen. The drive transmission determines the rack frame and performance of the tracker.

Advantages of the planetary gearbox are:

  • Compact design
  • High power density making the solution ideal for high wind loads on the solar modules
  • Reduced system backlash
  • Self locking capability
  • Flexibility of input and output mounting configurations 
  • Over 10,000 different configurations with plastic, plastic-metal or metal

The variety of configurations allows designers to match each gearbox, motor and transmission components in a given space perfectly.

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