San Diego-based KIC, a provider of thermal process development and control products, has released SunKIC version 1.1.0, a thermal profiler designed to help solar cell manufacturers acquire insightful data on their thermal processes.
The compact form factor (19 mm/0.75-inch tall thermal shield) enables the SunKIC to accommodate the tight width and height restrictions of the metallization furnace tunnel clearance, and the flexible, easy-to-use graphical navigation software allows quick profiling, the company says.
The analytical software is intended to help users study and improve upon all the important aspects of the time-temperature profile, and also accommodates numerous current and future needs. Additionally, it performs 20 readings per second and displays all relevant process data such as peak temperature, dwell time in various temperature ranges, slope gradients and more, KIC says.
The SunKIC software also measures the area under the curve at any given temperature level to further help users analyze the recorded profile, the company adds. Standard type K thermocouples can be used with all traditional methods.
KIC: (858) 673-6050