A customer is constructing a solar energy system, where its moving solar panels follow the sun. To identify a suitable pillow block bearing for the pivoting movement of bearing points, the application was reproduced on the universal test bench in the igus® test laboratory.
The goal of the test series was to determine for the customer the most wear-resistant pairing of shaft and iglide® material.
The test was carried out under the following test parameters:
Shaft material: V2A steel and galvanized steel
Bearing: igubal® pillow block bearing with spherical balls made of iglide® L280, J, and J4
Load: 725 psi
Pivoting angle: +/- 75°
Speed: 10 cycles/min