Solar

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Schmalz Inc.
5850 Oak Forest Drive
Raleigh NC 27616
United States of America

Tel. +1 919 713-0880
Fax +1 919 713-0883
schmalz@schmalz.us
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The solar industry offers solutions to convert converts solar energy into heat or electricity. Photovoltaic and solar systems are primarily located on roofs and facades, or in open spaces.

Workpieces such as wafers, cells, strings and finished modules are handled in the manufacturing process of photovoltaic modules. These extremely sensitive workpieces must be gripped gently, while avoiding any marks or contamination. At the same time, the industry has very high standards in regards to cycle times, speed and dynamics. Cycles times of less than one second for cell manufacturing processes are state oft he art. The requirements for vacuum technology are accordingly high.

Products from Schmalz are used throughout the entire process chain: from wafer and cell manufacturing to module assembly and even in thin-film processes.

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Process steps and vacuum solutions in the solar industry

WAFER
CELLS
MODULE
THIN LAYER

Vacuum Technology in Use

Components for wafers

Schmalz Wafer Gripper SWG aids gentle handling of wafers and cells

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Components for wafer

Automated Handling of PV Wafers with the SWG Wafer gripper

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Gripping system for strings

String Gripper SSG for the Gentle Handling of Cell Strings

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Gripping system for strings

Two gripper variants for manual and automated string handling

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Tube lifter for other products

Vacuum Tube Lifter JumboErgo for Ergonomic Handling of Inverters

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Tube lifter for solar panels

Vacuum Tube Lifter JumboErgo Allows Horizontal and Vertical Handling of Solar Modules

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