Product Briefing Outline: KUKA Systems can provide automation solutions for all stages of production in the solar industry. Thin film production is characterized by the need for full automation and low cost production that requires careful planning and engineering to ensure production targets per line are met or exceeded. Full service planning and engineering coupled to flexible and customized automation solutions are a key part of KUKA Systems product offerings.
Problem: The manufacture of thin film modules is particularly demanding: high temperatures, clean-room conditions, extremely stringent requirements with regard to positioning accuracy and technical availability. A key aspect is the need for greater levels of automation throughout the process flow as thin film manufacturing has to be on a larger scale than conventional crystalline silicon solar cell production.
Solution: A multitude of details must be considered, analysed and simulated before the perfect layout can be prepared. The key to meet thin film production goals is thorough engineering to ensure a constant production output and the foundation for this is laid in the planning stage. As a world-wide operating supplier of flexible turnkey installations, KUKA Systems has the expertise to design and build complex production systems while offering flexible turnkey installations.
Applications: Thin film and c-Si production.
Platform: KUKA offers modular systems, which are designed specifically for use in the photovoltaic industry that can be deployed as part of a KUKA turnkey installation.
Availability: Currently available.