GEN 4 solar tracking motors offer integrated electronics and inclinometer options



Dunkermotoren, a brand of AMETEK Precision Motion Control, has introduced a series of tracking motors for the solar industry. The extended STM (Solar Tracker Motor) product line from Dunkermotoren now includes All-in-One brushless DC motors with optional onboard inclinometer and optional direct inclinometer input.

The options are available on all current STM All-in-One brushless DC motors with integrated power and controls electronics, fieldbus communication, with planetary, worm or Wormetary gearing options. The motors can be mounted conveniently onto various slewing gear and linear actuator options provided by select third-party partners.

STM tracking motors are networked in groups of up to 65,535 tracking axis and interface directly with the main power plant tracking controller, eliminating the need for and costs associated with many components currently found on traditional tracking systems.

Dunkermotorens STM tracking motion solutions allow solar tracker manufacturers to achieve lower total system costs, while increasing reliability and reducing down time. Furthermore, power plant operators can reach significantly lower total cost of ownership (TCO) levels, according to Dunkermotoren.

Dunkermotoren is an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 global manufacturer with operations in Germany, the United States and China. It annually provides more than 3.5 million rotary and linear motion systems for original equipment manufacturers in the building automation, factory automation, transportation, healthcare, life sciences, semiconductor and energy industries.