The Polytrough1800 is our recent development. It is derived from the Polytrough1200. The key dimensions are an aperture of 1845mm and a total mirror length of 20m. The development focussed on the following optimizations:
- Reduction of production costs
- The precision is already built-in, only the stands have to be aligned on the foundations. That means further installation can be done without demand for cost-intensive high-precision work. Also, a new tracking electronics reduces cabling needs to the central PLC
- Lower maintenance costs. The drive chain has been replaced by a worm gear drive which does not need tension readjustment.
The Polytrough1800 comes to site in standard 20” or 40” shipping containers. The mirrors are produced in-house in our workshop in Warriewood, Australia where a new production street has been installed.