Vacuum Technology for the Solar Industry

Extremely Fast, Accurate and Gentle Handling


Schmalz K.K
3001-7 Odana-cho
224-0027 Yokohama

T: +81 45 565-5150
F: +81 45 565-5151

The solar industry offers solutions to convert converts solar energy into heat or electricity. Photovoltaic and solar systems are primarily located on roofs and facades, or in open spaces.

Workpieces such as wafers, cells, strings and finished modules are handled in the manufacturing process of photovoltaic modules. These extremely sensitive workpieces must be gripped gently, while avoiding any marks or contamination. At the same time, the industry has very high standards in regards to cycle times, speed and dynamics. Cycle times of less than one second for cell manufacturing processes are state oft he art. The requirements for vacuum technology are accordingly high.

乐虎体育官网 Products from Schmalz are used throughout the entire process chain: from wafer and cell manufacturing to module assembly and even in thin-film processes.


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Process steps and vacuum solutions in the solar industry


Vacuum lifters and smoothly running crane systems make manual processes more ergonomic

Vacuum lifters and cranes for manual processes in the solar industry

Vacuum Technology in Use

Automated Handling of PV Wafers with the SWGm Wafer Gripper

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Components for wafers

Schmalz Wafer Gripper SWG aids gentle handling of wafers and cells

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Components for wafer

Automated Handling of PV Wafers with the SWG Wafer gripper

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Gripping system for strings

String Gripper SSG for the gentle handling of cell strings

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Gripping system for strings

Two gripper variants for manual and automated string handling

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