INNOVA INDUSTRIAL DESIGN, galardonada con una mención de honor en los European Product Design Award, por su diseño del Tracker Control Box, para la multinacional SOLTEC.
– The challenge of this product was to design an anchoring system that optimized mounting and installation times, as well as withstanding inclement weather.
– Robust product oriented towards installation. The design responds to the balance between functionality and product image. Power the brand through friendly design.
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SOLTEC, world leader in Single Axis Solar Trackers, has wanted to invest in design and improve the efficiency of its installations. The Tracker SF8 is an electronic control device for the orientation of solar panels. This product is the result of SOLTEC’s commitment to design as a tool for solving challenges. The set of solutions applied to the SF8 is not only limited to the control device, but also covers the optimization in time and cost of the anchoring system to the structure.
For its installation two people and 15 min were necessary. Now it is a single person. This reduction in time takes importance when the units to be installed are 100,000 u/year.
The system is composed of Tracker, fixing magnets and gripping claws.
The design responds to the balance between functionality and product image. Power the brand through friendly design.
Reduces the installation cost by 50%. The annual calculation in saved hours is 25.000h. The device is fixed to the tube by means of two magnets, at the same time as the gripped claws rotate on their axis. These grippers are tightened with a screw and fixed to the tube. Magnets are then removed and reused for another installation.