Structural Design

From planning to operation and maintenance 

ZIM Track is the high quality, single-axis tracker solution for large scale PV-Systems.

Main Structural Components

From foundation to module clamps – ZIM Track components are robust, durable and form an integral part of the innovative and functional design

  • Different pile types for motors and bearings optimise costs
  • Strong and robust HEA center pile for optimum stability of drive unit
  • Project-specific design of a sigma-shaped profile for bearing piles
  • Sturdy hexagonal tubes allow large spans between bearings
  • Tapered hexagonal tube ends enable fast and accurate installation
  • Integrated shock absorber to deal with high wind events and wind gusts
  • Solid steel mounting structure protected with a unique, durable, and environmentally friendly coating
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HEA centre piles for drive unit
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Sigma piles for torque tube bearings under modules
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Adjustable bearing bracket, maintenance free bearings
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String cables and bearings completely shaded
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Shock absorbers for wind force dampening
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Integrated cable management
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Patented module holder
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Module specific hooks for fast assembly
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Various clamping options
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Flexible solutions to install electrical components underneath modules
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Bifacial optimised module holder
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Bifacial optimised cable channel
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Grounding pins integrated in module holder

Innovative Integration of Electrical Components

ZIM Track ensures optimal integration of electrical components with high flexibility

  • Compatible with any size of PV modules (M6 to M12)
  • Innovative module holder includes integrated hooks for quick assembly
  • Optimised design for bifacial modules reduces back-shading
  • Certified and integrated module grounding pins
  • Integrated cable management concept
  • All cables are shaded and protected from long-term wear and tear.

Integration of Customer Devices

ZIM Track is ready to integrate various external devices and components 

  • Specific customer requirements can be accommodated due to the flexibility of the ZIM Track system
  • Flexible integration of string inverters or combiner boxes
  • Intelligent integration of external monitoring devices
  • Other external devices can be easily integrated.
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Flexible string inverter integration: underneath modules
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Flexible string inverter integration: independent installation
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Flexible string inverter integration: central position near drive unit
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Integration of plant monitoring and control devices
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Tailored solutions for inverter or combiner box installation
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Optional inverter or combiner box mounting kits
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Inverters and/or combiner boxes shaded underneath PV modules
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Packaging optimised for on-site logistics
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3D layout planning and project specific ramming plan
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Highly flexible and adjustable system to compensate piling inaccuracies
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Simple installation without special tools
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QR codes on components for fast and easy commissioning
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Fast and easy installation process
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No on-site drilling, cutting or welding required
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High quality components throughout

Installation of ZIM Track System

ZIM Track ensures fast, safe, and easy installation 

  • Quick and simple installation of modules using the integrated hook fastening system
  • Various adjustment options available so system can be quickly adapted
  • No special tools required for installation or maintenance
  • Low overall system height aids safe installation and maintenance
  • QR codes on components enable fast and easy commissioning
  • Tracker commissioning managed through a dedicated mobile app.

Operation and Maintenance

ZIM Track guarantees low maintenance – reducing operational costs significantly

  • Components are durable for the life of the installation – eliminating the need for scheduled replacement
  • Lubrication-free bearings made from UV-resistant plastic
  • Decentralised design reduces risk of failure and reduces potential yield losses
  • V-Cleaning position enables cleaning of two rows concurrently
  • Maintenance-free shock absorbers and control unit included
  • Extended maintenance intervals reduce maintenance and repair costs
  • Track.Bloxx can be easily and independently exchanged using QR codes.
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Individual driven rows for ease of maintenance and cleaning
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Low overall system height for ease of maintenance access
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Commissioning through dedicated mobile app
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Obstacle free access through single row drives
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Cleaning V Position
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Cleaning V Position
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Drive unit simulation based on 100,000 cycles
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ZIM Track has a design life of more than 25 years
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Steel proof conformity EN 1090
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10 years warranty on the structure
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Unique, durable, and environmentally friendly coating
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Zimmermann quality management system ISO 9001:2008 certified

Quality and Warranty

The ZIM Track single-axis Tracker is the benchmark in state-of-the-art PV tracking systems

  • ZIM Track has a design life of more than 25 years
  • Risk assessment by TÜV Rheinland, a world-leading testing service provider
  • Drive unit simulation based on ~100,000 cycles – equals to approximately 90 years of operation without failure
  • 10-year warranty on the structure
  • 5-year warranty on electrical components
  • Steel proof of conformity (EN 1090: CE Declaration of Conformity) available
  • Zimmermann quality management system ISO 9001:2008 certified.

References

Lottorf – Germany23,184 Modules
10 MWp
276 trackers
Germany
Start of construction: 2021

Diego de Almagro – Chile442,179 Modules
233 MWp
5,849 trackers
Chile
Start of construction: 2021

Le Pouzin ll – France37,472 Modules
12 MWp
457 trackers
France
Start of construction: 2020

Tordesillas – BayWa r.e. – Spain71,656 Modules
30 MWp
997 trackers
Spain
Start of construction: 2020

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