Motion solutions develop pioneering SABS Hail Gun
South Africa is one of the countries that are prone to severe hailstorms as it is situated in the mid-latitudes of the north and south equator. A hail storm can easily wreak havoc on gardens, car bodywork, windows and solar panels. Over the past years, Gauteng has been lashed by heavy hail storms raising interest in products that are resilient to nature’s bullets. In a pursuit for these products, South African Bureau of Standards (SABS), whose testing activities include a wide range of testing, calibration and inspection, approached Festo to help them design and build a fully automated Hail Gun for testing solar panels against hail damage.