CHAD Industries has completed implementation of the CPV Welding System – its automated solar concentrator cell welding system that welds interconnects to concentrator solar cells. The system incorporates a Miyachi Unitek parallel gap resistance welder, giving the CPV Welding System a high degree of process control because of its programmability and closed loop control, the company says.
The automated solar interconnect system also incorporates an Adept Scara robot with specially tooled grippers, weld nests and vision system. Special vision and software algorithms are incorporated to meet high placement accuracy and difficult inspection requirements.
‘The keys to the successful implementation of this automated process were the handling experience gained from years working with non-standard wafers in the semiconductor market, and a quality partner in Miyachi Unitek,’ says Scott Klimczak, president of CHAD Industries. ‘Concentrator technology poses a great opportunity in the emerging renewable energy market, and we look forward to pursuing other welding applications in the concentrator and PV markets.’
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SOURCE: CHAD Industries