Schmalz Develops Vacuum Gripper For Solar PV Applications


Vacuum technology specialist Schmalz has developed a vacuum gripper, the SWG, for the precise, non-damaging handling of solar wafers and cells.

Schmalz says the SWG handles gripping, moving, optical measurement, positioning, stacking and releasing functions. The SWG grips the entire surface of the wafer without leaving a mark, as well as meets high standards for acceleration and process speed. The SWG also provides accurate, reliable handling when working with wafers that are smaller than the contact surface of the gripper. And because air and ultra-small particles are completely extracted, production can be carried out under clean-room conditions.

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SOURCE: Schmalz

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