Renewable Energy Fastening Solutions
No matter the energy source, power and energy providers throughout the world rely on a multitude of fastening solutions every day. They include threaded inserts, standard and unique nut products, screw thread inserts, breakstem rivets, self-locking thread systems, torque tool solutions, and drawn-arc welding systems. Understand how innovation in tools and technology plays a significant role in solar installation and the production of clean energy.
With our recent use of the STANLEY® Engineered Fastening grounding locknut and bolt, we are seeing improved production times for installation and are meeting all requirements for grounding.Director of Preconstruction
Fasteners for Solar Panels
Our nuts, rivets, and lockbolts are used in a variety of solar panel applications: to secure panel assemblies to prevent shifting at undesignated times, assembly of torque tubes and torque tubes-motor joining in single axis trackers in PV plants, assembly of girders in heliostats or parabolic troughs in CSP plants, assembly of the arms in lattices in heliostats, at pivoting point to support construction, in arm to pillar joining, and in any structural assembly of the galvanized profiles.
Cordless & Hydraulic Tooling
STANLEY Engineered Fastening offers a comprehensive solution for your solar panel installation needs. The NeoBolt® PB2500N is lightweight, powerful, and cordless. Our hydro-electric AV power tool line is robust and highly durable, designed for a long working life in extreme conditions. Pair your AV tool with an Enerpac Pump for a reliable, versatile, high-pressure placement.
Roof Mounted Solar Panels
Avdel® blind rivets as well as structural blind bolts are used for the assembly of the solar panel frame. These joints, as opposed to a screw/nut assembly, can only be removed by using a grinder, for example, and thus are deterrent for a potential thief.
To eliminate welding during the assembly of the power converter, electric generator, and control equipment, one customer now uses Avdel®'s Monobolt® and Avibulb® breakstem rivets for the assembly of the external body housing and external frames. For fixing of internal frames and mounting parts, Crimptite® self-tapping screws are used. Because the welding process has been eliminated, the customer can now outsource stages of the assembly process to external work shops.
STANLEY® Engineered Fastening comes through when we need to find the most efficient value fastening solution. Innovative developments like the Neobolt fastener and their battery-powered tools help us reduce total assembly cost. Less parts, lower cycle time, and improved joint consistency all contribute to keep our customers' plant performance commitments at full capacity.Joaquin Gracia, General Director of Operations
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The availability of the products described on this site, and the product descriptions, may vary from country to country. Consult your STANLEY® Engineered Fastening Account Executive or your local distributor for specific product information.