Product Briefing Outline: 2BG srl has launched the new TP200AR, a fully automatic system for applying ribbon on the perimeter of the laminated module. With an innovative system of preparation, tensioning and formation, it’s possible to guarantee a perfect adhesion on the complete contact surface between tape and module, while doing so in short execution times. The new concept allows module manufacturers to have low maintenance and a precise repeatability in performances in order to ensure a usage time of 99%, according to the company.
Problem: Reducing cycle times, increasing overall throughput, and lowering the cost of ownership of tools used for module assembly are critical to competitive and market requirements, while maintaining the quality of the finished product. 2BG notes that the trimming of the photovoltaic module is a key area where costs and cycle times can be reduced while improving the module.
Solution: The TP200AR enables users to be free from using only one type of adhesive ribbon, while retaining consistent product quality and repeatability in production. The autocentering system enables production changes to module types without loss of time. The precise adhesion of the ribbon, effected with a control of pressure and trajectory of the modules, enables repeatable results and excellent quality. The system can easily handle modules of dimensions 500 x 1100 mm up to 1000 x 2000 mm.
Applications: The system can be used both for crystalline and thin-film modules.
Platform: TP200AR is a system is designed to enable easy changeover of module types without having to effect any mechanical operation. The system is managed by software that helps reduce production time to a minimum.
Availability: Currently available.