Machine parts that are used for generating energy via hydropower are exposed to extreme environmental conditions: they have to withstand very high loads, be resistant to saltwater and UV radiation and continuously operate without failure. Downtime due to material wear and frequent maintenance measures can negatively affect the energy output. igus offers a large variety of customer-specific solutions that fulfil the requirements of these sources of renewable energy, and help improve the technology of the entire system. Whether wave power plants, hydropower turbines or screening plants - there are a lot of application areas for our plain and spherical bearings lead screws and energy guide systems in the hydro energy industry.
Specifically for adjusting the rotor blades of hydropower turbines
For use in point absorbers
Also suitable for underwater use
Complete system for the moving energy supply in screening plants
Higher efficiency for the energy generator specifically in point absorbers
Energy chain for wave energy converter
Wave energy converters (WECs in short) from the Swedish company CorPower Ocean obtain electricity from ocean waves. Here, the upwards and downwards motion of the buoy is converted into a rotational movement via a cascade drive, which powers an electrical generator. The secure energy supply within the buoy is ensured by two vertically installed e-chains of the series E4.1, together with chainflex servo, power and control cables.