Chroma ATE is launching phase-II of its solar manufacturing solutions by introducing its automated & completely integrated solar module assembly line for both thin film and c-Si cell technologies. The assembly line solution evolved from the flat panel display industry where Chroma has been a supplier of test and automated handling solutions.
Optimized automated manufacturing will be a key factor for growing North American panel manufacturers, especially when competing with the more established Asian producers.
Each panel assembly process may be easily integrated into an existing production line or configured as a complete turnkey automated production solution. Chroma’s solution offers flexibility from semi to full automation, low breakage, high throughput, adaptability to diverse panels on the same line and full validation as it efficiently integrates the sub-assemblies into a highly reliable and most efficient panel. Chroma’s Manufacturing Execution System will track all materials and process and provide real time metrics from incoming goods to shipping pallets and beyond.
Module assembly line for both thin film and c-Si cell technologies.
Automated Test solutions are also offered as a standalone instrument configurable to a third party solar simulator for solar cell or solar module testing. This instrument can be integrated with a Chroma solar simulator providing a complete solar cell test system. Chroma’s solar cell test system features a class AAA+ simulator and patent pending low shadow probing. All solutions perform full four-quadrant I-V testing for indoor simulated or outdoor natural sunlight. The main functions of Chroma Manufacturing Execution System (MES) includes fail-safe manufacturing process, incoming material retracing, real time productivity and yield rate analysis to help customers reduce the management cost and increase efficiency.
All Chroma solar module and turnkey panel assembly solutions are immediately available worldwide.