KUKA Systems North America says it has made its entry into the burgeoning Canadian solar panel manufacturing sector.
For its first Canadian customer, KUKA Systems is installing three partially automated, post-lamination framing lines for trimming, framing, testing and packout of photovoltaic panels, a $12 million contract. Each line consists of five robots, applicators, conveyors and other handling and testing equipment. Installation began in the first quarter of this year.
This customer is building Canada's largest solar panel manufacturing plant, according to KUKA. Each line will be capable of handling 120 MW of annual production.