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Vacuum Technology for Thin-Film Modules

The main difference bewteen thin-film modules and crystalline modules with individual cells is the thickness of the individual layers of a module. The photovoltaic material is deposited on a carrier substrate while still beeing in the gaseous phase, allowing production of thin-film cells with a thickness of only approx. 10 µm. The subsequent structuring processes combine the individual layers to enable the generation of electricity.

Once the layers have been applied, the substrate glass is bonded with the front glass in a lamination process. After lamination, the edges are trimmed and the junction box is assembled. Finally, the module is framed, measured, classified by electrical power level and packed.


Schmalz Inc.
5850 Oak Forest Drive
Raleigh NC 27616
Estados Unidos de América

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Requirements for Vacuum Technology

High shear force on glass
Throughout the entire process chain, glass is handled dynamically with a wide variety of requirements. During loading of the line, the glass is often coated with separation powder. The suction plates SGF have a special structure on the suction area to absorb powerful shear forces even when working with suction plates coated with separation powder. In processes that require not only shear force, but also high flexibility and adaptability, the suction cups SAB with 1.5 folds are the optimum solution.

Non-marking handling of glass
Once the glass sheets have been cleaned, marks absolutely must be avoided. With HT1, Schmalz has developed a material that allows glass to be handled leaving no visible marks, even at temperatures of up to 170°C. In addition to the HT1 material,suction cup covers can also be used to completely avoid any contact between the suction cup and the surface of the glass.

Safe fixing/clamping glass
During production, the modules are transported through the process by conveyor belts and robots. The glass sheets and modules must be held securely for individual steps. The lift cups ISCUP-H allow workpieces to be held securely with little effort. The lift cups are pneumatically activated and extend automatically while the vacuum is activated to hold the workpieces.

Ergonomic handling – automated or manual
Throughout the process chain, glass and modules are handled automatically or manually. The modular suction spider SSP offer a turnkey solution for automated handling, from destacking the glass plates to flashing and commissioning the modules. In addition to automated solutions, manually operated tube lifters Jumbo can also be used. The tube lifter only uses vacuum to lift and lower the modules. This ensures minimal transport times and ergonomic handling.

Productos para la fabricación de capa fina

Placas de ventosa SGF

Placas de ventosa SGF

  • Diámetro: 125 a 400 mm
  • Material: EPDM, HT1
Ventosas de fuelle SAB HT1 (1,5 pliegues)

Ventosas de fuelle SAB HT1 (1,5 pliegues)

  • Diámetro: 22 a 125 mm
  • Material: HT1
  • Boquilla de conexión vulcanizada en la pieza elastomérica

Eyectores compactos X-Pump SXPi / SXMPi con IO-Link

  • Capacidad de aspiración hasta 220 l/min
  • Máx. vacío 85 %
  • Cuerpo de plástico

Innospann Hub-Cups ISCUP-H

Superficie de ventosa (LxB) 80x20 mm y 80x80 mm
Material: NK, CR

Garra de ventosas SSP

Sistema modular formado por los más diversos componentes individuales adaptados entre ellos
Combinación de principios de agarre distintos

Tubo elevador Jumbo

Tubo elevador ergonómicamente
Carga hasta 300 kg
Unidad de basculación pneumática