Parabolic trough – tracking in CSPs

In this system, the sunlight is concentrated by using parabolic mirrors. The sunlight, which enters the mirror parallel to its plane of symmetry, is focused along the focal line and is warming up a heat transfer media like oil. The position of the mirror needs to be guided to follow the sun‘s daily path in order to achieve the optimal energy efficiency. Inclination sensors report the actual position of the parabolic mirror to the controller. An inclination sensor which provides very high accurancy even in rough environments can be used to align and adjust the positioning of the parabolic trough.

  • Following product families can be used
    • Inclination sensor with measuring range of 360° (single-axis) or ±90° (dual-axis)
    • Compensated cross sensitivity and configurable vibration suppression
    • Freely configurable current or voltage interface or convenient CANopen interface
    • Accuracy up to ±0.02°
    • Plastic or aluminum housing
    • Programmable with the PGT-12-Pro
    • Compact inclination sensor with measuring range of 360° (single-axis) or ±90° (dual-axis)
    • Compensated cross sensitivity and configurable vibration suppression
    • Convenient CANopen interface
    • UV-resistant, impact-proof plastic housing
    • High resolution (0.01°) and accuracy (±0.1° typ.)
    • Programmable with the PGT-12-Pro
    • Compact, two-dimensional inclination sensor
    • Fixed measuring ranges: ±10°, ±45°, ±60°
    • Analog current or voltage interface
    • Resolution as low as 0.01°
    • Small and easy-to-mount ABS plastic housing
    • Protection class up to IP 67