Solar tracking motors
The Gen 4 Solar Tracking Motors (STM) by Dunkermotoren features integrated electronics and inclinometer options and can interface directly with the main power plant tracking controller.
Dunkermotoren's Gen 4 Solar Tracking Motors (STM) include All-in-One brushless DC motors with optional onboard inclinometer and optional direct inclinometer input.
The STM All-in-One brushless DC motors feature 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.
Dunkermotoren’s STM tracking motion solutions allow solar tracker manufacturers to achieve lower total system costs, while increasing reliability and reducing down time.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey