THE SMART SUBSTRUCTURE FOR PV SYSTEMS
iFIX is the smart substructure for photovoltaic modules. What makes this system so unique?
iFIX consists of only one part instead of many individual parts. This makes iFIX a fast and easy solution for installing photovoltaic modules with cables and inverters/optimizers on flat roofs. iFIX is available for both south facing and east-west facing roofs.
ONE STEP AHEAD—A DEPENDABLE PARTNER
iFIX is made by voestalpine Automotive Components Schwäbisch Gmünd. It is not just automotive customers who rely on our superior quality standards. Large-scale production is our daily business, not the exception. And local production means short supply chains.
voestalpine is a globally leading steel and technology Group with a unique combination of material and processing expertise. The international group has around 500 Group companies and locations in more than 50 countries on all five continents. The Group is organized into four divisions.
The practical design of the iFIX modules allows them to be quickly connected using the smart click system. They are delivered with all the necessary fastening elements for PV modules.
iFIX OW: EAST-WEST
iFIX OW is the latest iFIX product from voestalpine Automotive Components Schwäbisch Gmünd. Use it on flat roofs to maximize yield throughout the day. iFIX OW starts generating electricity as soon as the sun comes up and continues until it goes down.
iFIX S: SOUTH
The product launch for iFIX S is planned for the end of 2023. iFIX S will be similar to iFIX OW, but will be developed purely for south-facing roofs. It will be just as simple and quick to assemble and extremely easy to install, with the One Part, One Click solution.
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(Note: limited availability)
THE METAL FORMERS—PROPERTIES OF voestalpine STEEL
Although steel may not be the most common material used in photovoltaic substructures, it does offer the best product properties.
voestalpine Automotive Components Schwäbisch Gmünd is a recognized player in the automotive industry, forming steel into individual parts in our pressing plants according to the highest quality and safety standards. We use the same coated steel for iFIX. We entrust our lives to this coated steel on the road every day, so why shouldn’t we use the same quality for PV substructures? We go even further. We give the PV substructures extra protection.
iFIX ASSEMBLY—ONE PART, ONE CLICK
iFIX products can be assembled in just a few steps. iFIX photovoltaic substructures consist of a single part which includes all the necessary fixation points for fastening the PV modules with screws, such as Allen screws. Other required parts are specific to the installed photovoltaic module. iFIX products can be used for mounting all conventional PV modules—you only need to know the module size. All necessary accessories are described in the product data sheet.
To the product data sheet
iFIX east-west installation manual
iFIX TOOL—SMART SOFTWARE FOR PLANNING THE iFIX MOUNTING SYSTEM
The intuitive software lets you easily and conveniently plan professional PV projects on your PC or Mac in just five steps. iFIX Tool is based on the renowned software solution Solar.Pro.Tool from Levasoft GmbH. It helps you plan your PV project with the iFIX mounting system, optimizing module allocation and mounting system design:
- Simple dashboard for efficient project management
- Integration of Google and Bing maps for fast and detailed capture of building dimensions
- Versatile graphic drawing tools and export options
- Project-specific static analysis
- Detailed project report with parts list of the required components
- Web-based application—no installation required on your PC or Mac
HAPPY CUSTOMERS—TRUST OUR REFERENCE CUSTOMERS
Whether a product really is good only becomes clear once it is working. Our enthusiasm about iFIX products from voestalpine Automotive Components Schwäbisch Gmünd is also shared by our customers. Some of our statements about the simplicity and speed of assembling iFIX photovoltaic substructures come directly from our customers. See for yourself.
I was able to completely install more than 700 modules (280 KWp installation) in just 3.5 days together with three colleagues.Installer
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION—IT IS NOT JUST THE FINISHED PRODUCT WHICH IS GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
iFIX products are part of the voestalpine Metal Forming Division’s CO₂untdown to zero program. The iFIX substructure is installed on roofs at many voestalpine sites, producing green energy right where it is needed.
We pay very close attention to where CO2 is emitted and how CO2 can be reduced along the entire value chain—by using preliminary products and purchasing materials from suppliers who, like us, pursue a carbon reduction plan. The best example is transport. As iFIX components are stored compactly stacked, transport is highly efficient—and taking up less space means fewer CO2 emissions.
OUR DEALER NETWORK
GET IN TOUCH
voestalpine Automotive Components Schwäbisch Gmünd manufactures iFIX products and distributes them exclusively through a dealer network. See our partner list to find the right dealer for you. Would you like to become a dealer? Please contact us at: iFIX@voestalpine.com
INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD
Download detailed information on iFIX products and how to install them.
iFIX EW Certificates and approvals
iFIX Ost-West Blitzschutz und Potentialausgleich Version 2021 (V2021) PDF1.68 MBger-DE
FIX Ost-West CE-Leistungserklärung PDF444.81 KBger-DE