Lin Engineering

solar panel tracking systems

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Stepper Motors and BLDC Motors for Solar Panel Tracking Systems

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Lin Engineering designs and manufactures Hybrid Stepper Motors and BLDC motors that are specifically tailored for use in Solar Panel Tracking Systems. These motors have been engineered to deliver exceptional performance, with low power consumption, high reliability (requiring minimal maintenance), and the ability to operate in a range of extreme weather conditions, including those with high levels of dust and moisture. They are also designed to operate in both hot and cold temperatures, making them ideal for use in solar panel tracking systems in a range of different climates. With Lin Engineering's expertise and dedication to quality, these motors are an excellent choice for any solar panel tracking system.

Low Power Draw - Maximum Efficiency

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Lin Engineering's hybrid stepper motors and BLDC motors are engineered to deliver optimal performance with low power consumption, making them an excellent choice for use in solar panel tracking systems. These motors are designed to keep the power draw of the system to a minimum, ensuring that the system operates at peak efficiency. With Lin Engineering's focus on energy efficiency, solar panel tracking systems can maximize their power generation potential.

Reliable solution - Reducing Overall Operating Costs

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Lin Engineering motors offer low maintenance and high reliability, making them an excellent choice for solar tracking system applications. These motors are engineered with precision and durability in mind, ensuring a long lifespan and minimal need for maintenance or repairs. With robust construction and high-quality components, Lin Engineering motors can withstand the rigors of continuous operation in solar tracking systems. Their reliable performance ensures uninterrupted tracking of the sun's movement, maximizing energy production without frequent interruptions or downtime. Solar installations can rely on Lin Engineering motors to deliver consistent and dependable performance, minimizing the need for regular maintenance and reducing overall operational costs.

IP Rated - Protected from the Environment

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Lin Engineering caters to the unique requirements of solar tracking applications by offering IP65 and IP67 rated motors. These motors are designed to provide exceptional ingress protection, ensuring reliable performance in challenging outdoor environments. With an IP65 rating, the motors are highly resistant to dust and water, safeguarding them from potential damage and ensuring their longevity. For even more stringent protection, the IP67 rated motors offer superior resistance to dust and complete protection against immersion in water up to a certain depth. Lin Engineering's IP65 and IP67 rated motors are the ideal choice for solar tracking applications, providing the necessary durability and reliability to withstand harsh conditions and maximize operational efficiency.


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High/Low temperature operation

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Lin Engineering motors are designed to excel in extreme temperature conditions, making them the optimal choice for solar trackers that endure both high and low temperatures. With an impressive operating range of -40 degrees Celsius to 80 degrees Celsius, these motors can withstand the harshest environmental conditions. Whether it's the scorching heat of a summer day or the freezing chill of winter, Lin Engineering motors deliver exceptional performance and reliability. 


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Brushless DC (BLDC) Motors

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BLDC motors are highly versatile and available both with and without gearboxes, making them a suitable choice for various solar panel tracking applications.

  • NEMA 17, 23, and 34 Mounting
  • Available with 5:1, 10:1, 50:1 and 100:1 Gearboxes
  • Wide Range Of Speed Control and Smooth Torque Output
  • Excellent Speed Stability
  • Small Size, High Power
  • Low-Temperature Rise, Low Noise, Low Vibration
  • Long Life, Low Maintenance Costs
  • Low Positioning Torque
  • Energy Efficient
  • Custom Windings and Modifications Available

View Standard BLDC Motors View Geared BLDC Motors

Hybrid Stepper Motors

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Hybrid stepper motors, offering open-loop position control and high low-speed torque, are available with and without gearboxes for solar panel tracking applications.

  • NEMA 6 to NEMA 42 frame sizes
  • Available with gearboxes
  • High reliability with little maintenance
  • Open loop operation - No feedback is required for position or speed control
  • IP65 and IP67 rated motors available
  • Cost-effective solution
  • Custom windings and modifications available

View Stepper Motors View Geared Steppers


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Lin Engineering provides an extensive selection of gearboxes ideal for solar tracker applications.

  • Geared Hybrid Stepper Motors
  • Geared BLDC Motors
  • NEMA 17, 23, 34 Frame Size
  • 5:1, 10:1, 20:1, 50:1 gear ratios in stock
  • 3:1, 4:1, 7:1, 15:1, 16:1, 25:1, 28:1, 35:1, 40:1, 100:1 gear ratios also available

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Extensive Lineup of Motors and Products


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Stepper Motors

  • Hybrid Steppers
  • PM Steppers
  • Linear Actuators
  • Integrated

BLDC Motors

  • Conventional
  • Frameless
  • Servo
  • Slotless
  • Integrated

Drivers & Controllers

  • EtherCAT
  • CANopen
  • Modbus
  • EtherNet/IP

Value Add  & Assemblies

  • Gearboxes
  • Wheel Motors
  • Encoders
  • Wire Harness

Many Configurations

  • IP Rated/Sealed
  • Vacuum
  • Low and High Temp.

Why Lin?

Find Out Why More Engineers Are Choosing Lin Engineering

Proven Supply Chain And Capacity

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Motor Production
in California

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Full Value Add Options
& Assemblies

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Over 30M motors
produced annually

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Rapid Prototypes &
California Based Kanban for Production

Unrivaled Support

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Applications Engineers
throughout the US for local support

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Full Design Engineering
out of California



• Morgan Hill, California (Silicon Valley)
• Full Production of Motors & Assemblies
• Full Staff of Engineering and CAD
• On-Site Quality, Customer Service, and Sales
• Kanban and Safety Stock
• Prototypes in 2 Weeks

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• Over 1.5M sq feet of facilities space
• Locations in Vietnam, China and Europe

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