ACE Controls introduces drop-in replacement dampers for PV solar tracker applications

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ACE Controls has introduced a range of replacement dampers for PV solar tracking systems – the SOL-28 series. These spare parts offer the same excellent quality as OE dampers (Original Equipment) with the same sizes and specifications.

ACE Controls has introduced a range of replacement dampers for PV solar tracking systems – the SOL-28 series. These spare parts offer the same excellent quality as OE dampers (Original Equipment) with the same sizes and specifications.

The SOL-28 series is designed to protect against the effects of vortex shedding and wind gallop in strong wind events. For products with drag forces up to 12,000 N and lengths up to 44 inches, the SOL-28 Series dampers absorb the kinetic energy exerted by the wind and are designed to move according to the natural frequency of the tracker – typically between 0.8 and 1.2 Hz. Its load-limiting design includes an override function inside the damper that prevents drag force from increasing with increasing wind speed, thus protecting against seal failure or structural damage.

Units also absorb high torque forces that the solar tracker structure can be subjected to. They are passive and have little resistance during normal operation of the tracker to allow the use of a smaller geared motor. The SOL-28 has a rugged construction that can withstand harsh conditions. Additional features and specifications include:

– Ready to assemble with no additional configuration or parts required

-A wear-resistant surface coating

-Heat treated for long life

-Operating life of up to 2 million cycles

-Wide operating temperature range from -30 to + 80 ° C.

-Salt spray corrosion resistance up to 480 hours per ASTM B113

-A high temperature wiper on the packing to prevent contamination.

ACE Controls has a large inventory of SOL-28 dampers for all sizes. Customers can reference their damper at www.acecontrols.com by simply adding the OE part number to the ACE Controls part number (SOL-28-OE part number). Prices range from ~ $ 68 to ~ $ 85. Orders are dispatched within three days including ground freight.

About ACE

Ace Controls was founded in 1963 and introduced the first adjustable industrial shock absorber. Over 50 years later, ACE is the internationally recognized expert in the field of industrial damping technology. The company’s portfolio now includes automation control, motion control, vibration control and security products.




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