PV CELL EDGE ISOLATION
Dec 2007Manz AGRequest Info
Manz Automation AG has unveiled the ILE 2400 fully automated in-line laser edge isolation system for photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing of mono- and multicrystalline solar cells. Integrated with proprietary water-jet-guided laser technology from Synova SA, the system enables isolation of the edge of PV cells to prevent short-circuits. The company says that cooling and self-cleaning provided by the system nearly eliminate heat and silicon-surface damage as well as contamination caused by processing debris.