Product Briefing Outline: Isopad has developed heating panels that offer equipment manufacturers of thin film photovoltaic cells the chance to make significantly larger cells – and lower the cost per watt of energy generated. Recent expansion of manufacturing capacity means shorter lead times & reliable delivery for these key sub assemblies.
Problem: The restriction in silicon supplies & the subsequent fast ramp to volume capability for thin film cells means capital equipment makers need to improve throughput, lower capital costs per watt & provide higher conversion efficiency cells. New techniques are required to move the thin film manufacturing processes rapidly to full volume as this new industry comes on stream – and to do that whilst improving yields and cell output.
Solution: With decades of work in the high vacuum industry, Isopad has developed some of the largest ‘all – metal’ panels available for high temperature, PECVD and other deposition & subsequent lamination processes. Custom designed for each equipment manufacturer, Isopad´s durable, high-quality heating solutions provide equipment manufacturers with a reliable heating solution. These large panels are used where nil outgassing, even heat, reliability in use & high throughput are required – at temperatures up to 1000°C. Isopad´s designers call on decades of expertise to ensure the large panel heaters meet the needs of the customers needing solutions for large sized deposition or lamination equipment.
Applications: Big heating plates, heater, thin film, vacuum deposition, flat panel display, photovoltaic solar cell manufacturing and lamination.
Platform: Isopad heating panels are key components of manufacturing equipment for thin film vacuum deposition and lamination. They are designed to help equipment makers provide high quality, high throughput solutions for solar panel assembly.
Availability: August 2008 onwards.