Baker Solar, a division of M.E. Baker, has introduced FlexTool, an inline wet bench designed for the research and development and pilot-scale requirements of PV wafer and cell manufacturers.
With a small system footprint and wide process window, FlexTool offers batch-size testing in an inline environment, providing scalable, reproducible results that are production-ready, the company says, adding that the system also offers low chemical usage and intelligent process control. Sumps are sized and configured for rapid chemistry changes, allowing one tool to be used as a platform for testing many different processes.
Currently installed FlexTools operate both single- and double-sided processes with patent-pending Touchless transport technology. Rinsing and drying is achieved with Baker Solar's proprietary high-volume, low-pressure ViaHead module.