Product Briefing Outline: The RFS and RFS-D Fast Firing Systems and the RDS 2100 and 3000 drying ovens feature Rehm Thermal Systems Visu2 software, which drives a range of advanced process features and thermal control to enable PV manufacturers to move their processes to greater levels of efficiency and yield. Visu2 incorporates process and product traceability tools, remote diagnostics and an extensive product library within an intuitively designed interface that is claimed to dramatically accelerate set up time and reduces operator training.
Problem: PV manufacturers require increasingly detailed traceability of the process steps in order to increase efficiency and yield.
Solution: Process and product traceability are supported via barcode and data recording of all relevant process parameters with time stamps. With its CCS (Capability Control System), Rehm Thermal Systems offers the ability to monitor process capability during the production process. CCS is based upon the measurement of temperatures in all of the oven’s heat zones for each individual cell, as well as measurement of conveyor speed. CCS automatically translates the data into creates control charts where both momentary results and long-term trends are displayed as graphics. Extensive system documentation is available with a few keystrokes, and Visu2 offers password protected security levels as well as multilingual operations, data recording and maintenance logging.
Applications: Solar cell metallization.
Platform: A complete lineup of thermal solutions for metallization now includes the RFS Firing System and RFS-D combination Drying and Firing System in addition to the model RDS series dryers. All feature low energy consumption and a compact footprint that are designed to optimize factory space while minimizing expense.
Availability: Currently available.