AST wins integrated measurement system order from second major equipment supplier

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The DM-110 measures emitter sheet resistance inline at full production speeds. The sensor uses safe reflected infrared light to produce high-resolution characterization of emitter sheet resistance from edge-to-edge on a wafer. Image: AST

Inline solar cell measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies (AST) has secured new orders from a major China-based manufacturer of solar cell and module manufacturing automation systems.

The order comes on the back of securing and order for two DM-110 measurement systems and one AS-100 server for control of the DM-110 units from another major China-based equipment and automation firm in the PV sector.

“This order from the second of the two dominant automation providers in China is an important development for Aurora,” said Gordon Deans, Aurora’s Chief Executive Officer. “As noted previously, our DM measurement products must operate in tandem with suitable production line automation. Typically, the automation is specified and designed during the planning of new or expanded production facilities. This acquisition of our DM-110 products by the second of the two dominant automation system providers in China further increases the visibility and inclusion of Aurora’s products in that market. We expect continuing increased sales and reduced costs for the Company as a result.”

The latest order includes six DM-110 measurement systems and three AS-100 servers for control of the DM-110 units. The DM-110 and AS-100 units are planned to be shipped in August 2019. 

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