Swagefast supports the growing renewable energy sector in South Africa by supplying Swagebolt Pins & Collars and installation equipment to manufacturers of large-scale Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems.
As solar technology becomes widely adopted as a viable energy investment, the production of solar plants requires an innovative fastening solution that ensures high speed assembly, resistance to vibration, consistent high clamp and tamper-proof joints. The Swagefast Fastening System offers a highly vibration resistant joint owing to its unique design in which the collar is swaged into the annular locking grooves of the Swagebolt – ensuring a permanent lock.
Thousands of heliostats (or mirrors) are mounted onto tracking systems in order to follow the sun on two axes and store the sun’s heat. This requires a fastening system that ensures structural integrity over time and eliminates loosening due to variations in temperatures.
Large-scale surface mounted photovoltaic solar systems involve the construction of thousands of solar cells assembled into modules mounted on a rack or tracking system. This requires sturdy mechanical fasteners that have high tensile and shear strength.